The Hyundai Ioniq has arrived in Ireland, with pricing starting from €28,495.

The new Ioniq is the world’s first car to be offered with three electrified powertrains on one platform. It takes the form of a five door hatchback, and has a highly aerodynamic body.

At launch a hybrid Ioniq will be available alongside an electric version, while a plug-in hybrid will join the range by March 2017.

The Ioniq Electric is priced from €28,495, with grant support already factored into that list price. On a full battery charge the Ioniq has a claimed range of up to 280km, and being a zero emissions vehicle, motor tax is just €120 per year.

Standard equipment on Ioniq Electric includes 16″ alloys, twin LED headlights, dual zone climate control, auto lights, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, heated front seats, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, rear parking sensors and rear view camera, wireless phone charging pad, 8″ touchscreen infotainment with Bluetooth, navigation and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and keyless entry.

The Ioniq Hybrid is priced from €30,495 including the VRT rebate of €1500 and combines a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electric motor to produce 141hp. Emissions of 92g of CO2 per kilometre mean that motor tax is €170 per year and the claimed economy is 70.6mpg.

The Ioniq Hybrid has the same equipment as the Ioniq Electric but with the addition of 17″ alloys and a heated steering wheel, and there are bi-xenon headlights fitted.

All Ioniq models come with Hyundai’s 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, with battery cover of 8 years.

Pricing for Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid will be announced when it arrives in 2017.

The new Hyundai Ioniq is available as a hybrid or EV from Hyundai’s Irish dealer network.

Caroline Kidd