Hyundai stops production of the “first” IONIQ in July

Hyundai is preparing to retire IONIQ. We are not talking, of course, of the IONIQ 5 but of the first IONIQ, a model proposed in the hybrid, plug-in and electric versions which had a good commercial success. The automaker has made it known that the production of this car it will end in July 2022. Sales will continue until the end of stocks available to dealerships.

The Korean manufacturer recalls that at European level, between the end of 2016 and December 2021, 135,692 IONIQs were sold. This model was highly appreciated in its 100% electric version. In particular, the variant with a 28 kWh battery has always been praised for its efficiency (also thanks to a CX of 0.24) so ​​much so that it can have a good real autonomy despite the accumulator with a not particularly high capacity.

Hyundai also points out that over the years, the IONIQ has also garnered several awards such as the Red Dot Design Awards and two consecutive Good Design Awards. The car was based on the i-oniq concept car that the Korean brand had shown in 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show.


It is therefore time for this vehicle to end its career. Hyundai, as we know, is focusing heavily on electrification and has already started launching new battery-powered models. IONIQ, meanwhile, from model has become the brand that will identify Hyundai’s new generation electric based on the E-GMP platform. The first model that we have already got to know and try was the IONIQ 5 crossover.

As we already know, the next model of the IONIQ family will debut very soon. It will be of the IONIQ 6, production version of the Prophecy concept car of which we already know several things thanks to a series of spy photos that have emerged over time. Although there is no date yet, this car is expected to be presented in the course of the summer.

And in 2024 it will be the turn of the IONIQ 7a large electric SUV whose shapes have already been anticipated by the Hyundai Seven concept car that the Korean manufacturer had unveiled towards the end of 2021.

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