The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is due for minor changes for the 2020 model year. The most noteworthy update will be a slightly reworked exterior featuring a new mesh grille plus new wheel designs. The model will also offer an expanded range of trims that include SE, SEL, and Limited variants (as opposed to just Base and Limited). The result will be a greater range of choices in terms of features and tech.
The SE trim will benefit from an updated adaptive cruise control system with stop & go capability. In addition, drivers will get an electronic parking brake and a larger infotainment screen 8-inches wide with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Next up, the SEL will get standard LED headlights, Qi wireless charging, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, power-folding side mirrors, and more.
Finally, the Limited gets a 10.25-inch navigation system, Harmon Kardon audio, parking sensors, and the full range of driver assistance features like Highway Driving Assist (essentially melding adaptive cruise control with a GPS-based system that maintains a safe following distance on the highway).
For 2020, the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid will offer 29 miles of driving on electric power. That's the same as last year, continuing to offer a slight advantage over the Toyota Prius Prime (25 miles).
As before, Hyundai also offers the Ioniq Electric and Ioniq Hybrid. The Electric will offer up to 170 miles of range (up from 124) thanks to a larger battery pack, while the Hybrid will gain an expanded range of driver assistance features in the base model.
Pricing & Release Date
Prices for the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid will start at $27,230 including destination for the SE trim and range up to $33,680 for the Limited.
At the entry-level, that represents a substantial price increase of $950 compared to the previous year's MSRP of $26,280.
As usual, plug-ins like the Ioniq are eligible for a federal tax credit as well as applicable state incentives. Although the IRS has not yet posted the credit for the 2020 Ioniq, last year's model qualified for as much as $4,543, plus a $1,000 Clean Vehicle Rebate in places like California.
Pictured: 2020 Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid