The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid continues to improve its product offering for the 2019 model year, with new and broader applications of active safety features, enhanced voice-recognition features and standard remote charge management for Plug-in and Electric models. Hyundai approach for the Ioniq line delivers an uncompromising design and driving experience coupled with the latest in safety and convenience technologies, making it an appealing choice for a wide range of buyers.
NEW FOR 2019:
Driver Attention Alert and High Beam Assist safety features now available
Enhanced, natural-language, server-based voice-recognition and POI-search database provided by HERE
Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Smart Cruise Control added to SEL
Standard remote charge management for Plug-in and Electric models via Blue Link
The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid powertrain combines the Electric and Hybrid powertrains without typical eco powertrain compromises. The Plug-in Hybrid features a Kappa 1.6L direct-injected Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine with an unsurpassed thermal efficiency of 40 percent and delivers an estimated 104 horsepower and an estimated 109 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine has been specifically tailored to the hybrid application and is combined with a quick-shifting six-speed dual-clutch transmission, differentiating Ioniq from its key competitors with a more dynamic and engaging driving experience. The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid 44.5 kW (60 horsepower) electric motor is coupled with a 1.6-liter direct-injected Atkinson four-cylinder Kappa engine. The high-efficiency electric motor can operate at speeds up to 75 MPH and delivers instantaneous torque at low speeds, with available power-assist at higher vehicle speeds. The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid provides an estimated all-electric range of 29 miles, 119 MPGe in EV mode and 52 MPG in hybrid mode, powered by a potent 8.9 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery.
The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid feature a six-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission (DCT), which boasts best-in-class transfer efficiency through the use of low-friction bearings and low-viscosity transmission oil, and is able to achieve a unique mix of driving performance and fuel efficiency for a spirited and fun-to-drive character. This is an important differentiator from the majority of other Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid cars that use Continuously Variable Transmissions, often criticized as having ‘rubber-band-like’ acceleration.
Enhancing the car’s fuel efficiency and dynamic driving characteristics, the driver can select either SPORT or ECO modes. The SPORT function holds lower gears longer and combines power from the engine and electric motor for maximum performance. Also in SPORT mode, the gasoline engine remains on and the electric motor acts as a power assist for maximum responsiveness. In ECO mode, the DCT optimizes gear selection for efficiency, upshifting earlier to achieve class-leading fuel economy. The Plug-in Hybrid also have steering-wheel paddle shifters for an even more engaging driving experience.
1.6L GDI Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder
Aluminum block and head
104 hp @ 5,700 rpm
109 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Valves per Cylinder
Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
44.5 kW Electric Motor
Total System Combined Horsepower
Battery System Capacity
6-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission with steering wheel Mounted Paddle Shifters
Zero to 60 mph
Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) column mounted, Rack-and-Pinion, Power assisted
Brakes/ Tires/ Wheels
16” Eco-spoke alloy wheels
Michelin Energy Saver A/S 205/55R16
Tire Mending Kit (in lieu of temporary spare tire)
Coefficient of Drag (CD)
Front: 42.2 in.
Rear: 35.7 in.
Front: 56.1 in.
Rear: 55.0 in.
96.2 cu. ft.
Cargo (Trunk) Volume
23.0 cu. ft.
Total Interior Volume
119.2 cu. ft.
Front, without sunroof: 39.1 in.
Front, with sunroof: 38.2 in.
Rear: 37.4 in.
52 combined (119 MPGe)
All Electric Range (AER)
3,318 - 3,417 lbs.
220/240V (Level 2)
2 hours 18 minutes
110 / 120V (Level 1)
~8 hours 30 minutes
TRIM LEVELS & FEATURES
The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is a five-passenger hatchback. Its is available in two trims: the standard base trim and the Limited, which includes more luxury and technology features.
Standard feature highlights for the base trim include 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlights, keyless entry with push-button start, heated front seats, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a USB port and satellite radio.
The Limited adds LED headlights, a power-adjustable driver's seat, leather seating surfaces, a larger driver information display, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear-seat air vents, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, a drowsy driver warning system, and automatic emergency braking.
The optional Limited Ultimate package adds turn adaptive headlights with high-beam assist, a sunroof, a larger 8-inch touchscreen display with Hyundai Blue Link connected services, a navigation system, LED interior lighting, rear parking sensors, a wireless phone charging pad, and an Infinity Premium eight-speaker audio system.
The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is equipped with a high-definition 7-inch TFT information cluster. With a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, it displays all gauge functions (speedometer, drive mode, fuel level). Even more, the seven-inch TFT instrument cluster displays all key driver information with outstanding resolution. Depending on the selected drive mode, background color and gauges are adapted to always provide the most important and useful information. Within SPORT mode, the display changes into a revolving digital speedometer that is surrounded by an analog-type tachometer, showing engine rpm in red. When choosing ECO mode, the TFT-information cluster simulates the classic speedometer needle.
For 2019, navigation-equipped Ioniq use an enhanced, natural-language, server-based voice-recognition technology with a new POI-search database supported by HERE that includes charging station locations for driver convenience. The driving experience inside Ioniq is enhanced by connectivity features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Blue Link, as well as wireless charging for smartphones. Both systems enable users to connect their devices to activate music, telephone or navigation functions. Ioniq also offers a wireless inductive-charging pad for Qi-compatible devices.
Behind the wheel, Smart Cruise Control allows a constant speed and following distance to be maintained from the vehicle ahead without depressing the accelerator or brake pedals; it is automatically cancelled when speed drops to 5 mph or below.
For 2019, the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid adds Driver Attention Alert and High Beam Assist to its available safety features. Further, Ioniq offers the very latest in advanced safety, including Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist function, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, for high levels of both active and passive vehicle safety. Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert help to warn the driver of surrounding vehicles that could lead to a collision. Lane Keeping Assist sounds an alarm as the car moves over lane lines if the driver did not signal for an intended lane change and helps keep drivers in their intended lane with small steering corrections. Additional safety features include rear parking sensors and headlights with Dynamic Bending Light (DBL).
The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is also available with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, an advanced active safety feature that helps alert drivers to potential emergency situations, including braking automatically. For 2019, AEB is standard for the high-volume SEL trim, making this enhanced safety feature even more accessible to Ioniq buyers. With sensor-fusion technology that utilizes the front radar and camera sensors, AEB operates in three stages. Initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, it can modulate braking force according to the collision danger stage, applying braking before an imminent collision.
Hyundai is also working with ChargePoint to further enhance the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid ownership experience. ChargePoint has the world’s largest electric vehicle charging network with more than 32,000 locations at which to charge, including more than 400 Express DC fast-charging sites. ChargePoint locations are rapidly expanding, with customer ease of use as a primary goal at every location.
The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid owners will receive welcome kits, informing them with key information and benefits in the use of the ChargePoint charging network, and ChargePoint access cards that are easy to activate. In addition, owners will have the capability to conveniently locate ChargePoint chargers on their mobile devices using the MyHyundai/Blue Link app.
2019 HYUNDAI IONIQ PLUG-IN HYBRID PRICING
The Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid starting price is $25,350, with the vehicle tax credit up to $4,543 depending on his/her individual tax liability and other factors.
*Prices excluding freight charge of $920