While we only got the Ioniq Electric in the Philippines a few months back, Hyundai’s electric vehicle has been on sale elsewhere in the world as early as 2016. Now, three years since its global debut, Hyundai has decided to give the EV a refresh with the 2020 model getting powertrain and styling upgrades.
Originally offered with a 28kWh battery pack, the 2020 Ioniq Electric now sports a 38.3kWh battery. While the previous model had a 200km range, the new Ioniq now has around 294 km of range based on the more optimistic WLPT standard. The electric motor has been upgraded as well, producing 136 PS and 295 Nm torque. It is also fitted standard with a new 7.2kW onboard charger, upgraded from the previous 6.6kW unit. Hyundai says that the 2020 model can charge from 0-80% in just 54 minutes when plugged into a 100kW fast charger.
Aside from the powertrain upgrades, Hyundai has also refreshed the interior and exterior styling of the Ioniq. The most significant change would be seen on the EV’s front end featuring an updated bumper design and a new distinct pattern on the closed grill. There are also new LED daytime running lights as well as LED headlights which give the Ioniq a more modern look.
At the rear, the bumper molding is finished in a new anthracite color. New LED taillights and new fan-shaped 16-inch wheels complete the Ioniq’s styling update.
Inside, the cabin has also been updated featuring a new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The center console has been redesigned as well featuring new touch buttons to adjust the air-conditioning system. In front of the driver is a new 7-inch LCD display which shows more vehicle parameters. Rounding up the interior changes is the blue ambient lighting on the dashboard and center console.
With the updated Ioniq Electric going on sale later this year, hopefully, Hyundai Philippines will also be offering the 2020 model soon after.