2017 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid and Electric models are priced for success

Hyundai IONIQ release dates in USA

Below we have the most important parts of Hyundai’s press release.


“Hyundai Motor America has provided pricing details for its Ioniq Hybrid and Electric models as it offers its first U.S. media drives in the Santa Barbara region of California. The Ioniq is the first vehicle in the world to offer three distinct electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated vehicle platform. Hyundai’s 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. The Hyundai Ioniq is an important milestone in Hyundai’s global sustainability strategy.”



Model Engine Transmission Drivetrain MSRP
Blue 1.6L GDI 4-Cylinder 6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission w/ SHIFTRONIC® FWD $22,200
SEL 1.6L GDI 4-Cylinder 6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission w/ SHIFTRONIC® FWD $23,950
Limited 1.6L GDI 4-Cylinder 6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission w/ SHIFTRONIC® FWD $27,500

Freight Charges for the 2017MY Ioniq Hybrid are $835.



Model Engine Transmission Drivetrain MSRP
Electric 88kW Electric Motor Single-speed Reduction Gear FWD $29,500
Limited 88kW Electric Motor Single-speed Reduction Gear FWD $32,500

Freight Charges for the 2017MY Ioniq Electric are $835.


“Ioniq will attract an entirely new group of eco and efficiency-oriented buyers in the U.S. market,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “With outstanding powertrain flexibility, design, connectivity, and advanced technologies, Ioniq meets the needs of a large and growing group of buyers needing a highly efficient, enjoyable to drive and low-emissions vehicle without compromise to their daily lifestyles.”


It’s clear which are Hyundai’s targets. The IONIQ Hybrid version with a starting price of 22.200 USD is cheaper than the Toyota Prius, which has a starting price of 24.685 USD. While the IONIQ Electric with a starting price of 29.500 USD is cheaper than the much less eficient 2017 Nissan Leaf, which has a starting price of 30.680 USD.


First deliveries in the USA are scheduled for next month and if Hyundai does make both models widely available, Toyota and Nissan will have some rethinking to do. The easiest way to boost sales is always a nice price cut, let’s wait and see…



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  1. Ioniq hybrid is much less efficient than the Prius, so it is no menace for the Prius.

    As for the EV, time will tell.

      1. Thanks for sharing.

        It’s a shame that they used 17-inch wheels in the Prius and the IONIQ. I would rather see the results with smaller and more efficient wheels.

  2. Pedro, Pedro… You got to stop believing in what the manufacturers say..

    Has you probably know, those values are given by the manufacturer and it is not the first time that Hyundai lies about those values.

    Look for real tests on the net and you will see that the Ioniq HEV consumes about more 1l/100km than the Prius 4G

    1. “real tests” on the net are often just two cars tested at different times under different conditions. Cheating on EPA ratings could literally cost billions and the EPA retests a fair share of the numbers to confirm them. I believe the Prius with 15″ is more efficient in stop and go driving in the city but the Ioniq seems more efficient on the highway.

    2. If only Hyundai had fitted a more powerful battery say 41kWh in the IONIC electric as Renault have done with the Zoe ZE40 I would have purchased an IONIC electric in a heart beat,. Real shame as I think Hyundai have missed the boat great car not enough juice.

  3. The Ioniq is not available nationalwide, its compliance. In Europe Ioniq don’t reach the top 20 sales chart. Hyundai plans to producde 5000 – 10000 Ioniq EV units and they will produce. Thats likes Kia with the Soul, great car but no availability, no dealers behind the car, no manufacturer pushing product into the market. You will see it after first 6 months in 2017, than the rest is no doubt where it will go.

  4. Only seen a couple for sale in the UK.

    1. Your not looking to hard as there are loads on Auto-trader right now

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