Along the current Ioniq Hybrid, Hyundai is also introducing the electric version, which is also available to be ordered by the UK clients. Of course, this version is a little pricier than the Hybrid version.

The Ioniq Electric, which boasts a 174-mile range starts from £24,495 (inclusive of the Government Plug-In grant of £4,500) for the Premium specification, mirroring Hybrid Premium, with specific equipment including Automatic Windscreen Wipers with Rain Sensor, 16 inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps and rear combination lamps and Advanced Smart Cruise Control. Integrated satellite navigation is standard across the range.

The Premium SE, available from £26,295 (again inclusive of the Plug-In grant), features standard equipment such as leather seats with heated/ventilated front and heated rear seats, heated leather steering wheel and a driver power seat with Integrated Memory System, Blind Spot Detection, front Parking Sensors and EV-specific 16 inch alloy wheels.

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All models feature a standard rapid charge compatibility, ensuring an 80 percent charge capability in just 33 minutes from a 50kW CCS Combo Rapid public charger, whilst a standard ICCB Charging Cable will allow charging from a domestic three-pin supply. Ioniq Electric also boasts adjustable regenerative braking, via steering column-mounted paddles.

The Ioniq Electric is available in 6 different exterior colours; Polar White, Phantom Black, Platinum Silver, Marina Blue, Phoenix Orange and exclusively for Ioniq Electric, Blazing Yellow. The lava stone interior trim features copper accents throughout the cabin and control surfaces.

The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid 1.6 GDi prices and specifications will be announced prior to the on sale date in 2017.