Toyota has had the ‘green car’ market pretty much sewn up with its Prius – the world’s best-selling hybrid car. But a little competition is a good thing, so it’s great to see the Koreans elbowing themselves into this market with the Hyundai Ioniq.
It is sold with three states of electrification: a hybrid model with a petrol engine combined with an electric motor, a plug-in hybrid – that’s basically the same as the hybrid but with a bigger battery for more range that you can charge externally – and a pure electric vehicle (EV).
What they all have in common is low or even zero CO2 emissions, meaning cheap company car tax.
Read on over the next few pages for our in-depth review of the Ioniq. We’ll tell you how it compares with rivals and regular family cars, and we’ll give our recommendations for which versions make the best buy.