The car: Hyundai Ioniq HEV Premium SE
- Run by: Will Williams, photographer
- Why it's here: The Ioniq is three cars in one - it's available as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and as a fully electric car. With sales of EVs and hybrids growing fast in the UK, its time to see what Hyundai's first effort is like to live with
- Needs to: Accommodate all of my camera gear, be comfortable over long distances and offer impressive fuel economy hybrid drivers are looking for
9 June 2017 – Hyundai Ioniq second report
The driving position is good in the Ioniq, but because of the shape of the car the roofline slopes at the rear. Although this makes it look attractive from the outside, it means the roof encroaches into the rear window. As a result, on motorways all I can see out of the rear view mirror is the grille of the car behind.
There’s also a bar across the screen that splits it in two and hampers visibility. There’s also no rear wiper which isn’t a problem for the top half of the screen because the air flow helps clears itself at speed, but the bottom bit gets covered in grime in bad weather.
Apart from that, visibility is generally good and makes it easy to place in parking spaces. It’s helpful it has decent sized wing mirrors, and the blindspot warning system works well too.
Hyundai Ioniq HEV Premium SE
Price as tested £24,160
Options Metallic platinum silver paint £565.00
Official combined mpg 78.5
True MPG 46.9
Mileage to date 13,198 (2000 already at start of test)
Insurance group 11
Top speed 115mph
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