What used Hyundai Ioniq saloon will I get for my budget?
You can pick up the hybrid now for around £15,000. This will buy you a 2016 car with an average or below-average mileage, a full history and bought from an independent or franchised dealer. Expect to pay between £16,000 and £22,000 for 2017 models. Plug-in hybrids start at about £20,000, at the time of writing, while fully electric ones are still rare and start from at least £22,000.
How much does it cost to run a Hyundai Ioniq saloon?
On paper, the EV model should be the cheapest to run, even if it will probably be the most expensive to buy. If the plug-in hybrid variant fits in with your lifestyle – meaning that you use it for short journeys of less than 30 miles and have access to charging facilities – it should also prove cheap to run. However, if it's registered after April 2017, it'll not benefit from free road tax, instead costing a flat rate of £130 per year to tax.
The hybrid model will also cost you £130 a year to tax and you don’t get the advantage of extended electric-only driving, but an MPG figure in the mid-to-high 60s should be easily achievable – that's good for a comfortable five-seat family car with a reasonably big boot.
Hyundai has one of the longest standard warranties available; the Ioniq gets the usual five years and unlimited miles. Just as impressive is the battery warranty, which is eight years and 125,000 miles. Servicing cost will be comparable to that of rivals, but certain work, such as re-gassing the air conditioning, can be costly because Hyundai uses a more environmentally friendly refrigerant gas that's not widely available at third-party garages yet.