Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (2020-2022)
- Sold in Pakistan = 2020-2022
- Status = Discontinue
- 1st Generation = (Present)
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Hyundai Ioniq Last Price in Pakistan in 2022
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Hyundai Nishat returned back into the automotive industry in Pakistan after a long time. During the year 2018-19, Hyundai Nishat launched multiple vehicles targeted to meet the market gap in Pakistan. Hyundai launched an SUV by the name Santa FE followed by a mini-van Hyundai Grand Starex. However recently there was speculation about Hyundai launching other vehicles from their lineup and the company did so.
Hyundai Ioniq is recently launched by Hyundai Nishat as 1st gen regular Hybrid version. Ionic was launched as a completely imported CBU unit. Hyundai Nishat plant is being constructed in Faisalabad, Pakistan. However, we now have local production and manufacturing from the late 2020s and onwards. Along with that Hyundai assembled and produced all the vehicles from the lineup or just some off-the-list, we are not quite sure. As the CBU imported units obviously cost more after taxes and duties but the current scenario of the Automotive Industry in Pakistan and the way pricing is fluctuating rather than increasing with every month, it’s hard to say that the local production will cost less.
Engine & Performance:
Hyundai Ioniq is offered in a 1.6-liter Plug-in hybrid engine paired with a 32kW electric motor. The engine and electric motor combine to make about 139hp. The 1.5L engine is married to 6-speed automatic Dual-clutch Transmission. Therefore it shifts pretty fast between the gears maintaining the pace for Ioniq.
Comparing the performance specs and referencing it with what we have in local production, the Hyundai Ioniq doe the jobs pretty well in that department. For example, Honda Civic X with a 1.8-liter engine does 139 hp same as the Ioniq. Toyota Corolla Grande 1.8 does the same 138-139 mark. So power-wise Hyundai Ioniq is not far behind its local industry competitors.
Specs & Features:
Hyundai Ioniq comes with a Macpherson suspension in the front and a multi-link rear suspension at the back. On the inside, the Hyundai Ioniq is the best in its league. A 5-inch touchscreen infotainment panel is positioned right between the two AC vents. Right beneath the infotainment panel, you get buttons and knobs in form of bars for various cabin functions followed by climate control beneath. Gear and driving modes are situated on the central console. The steering wheel for Hyundai Ioniq has a flat-bed ending at the bottom which enhances the look of the interior. There is plenty of space for cup holders and putting stuff around in the middle just in front of the center console. The black-on-black interior actually gives it a premium look.
Mileage and driveability:
Hyundai Ioniq claims one of the best hybrid averages in its league. Hyundai Ioniq in real-world testing claims a score of the highway and local combines 25 km per liter. Given that it’s a daily-use compact sedan without electric or plug-in charging, the 25 km per liter is what most of us desire to achieve.
Hyundai Ioniq comparison to the rest of the world:
Hyundai Ioniq is launched at a price of 6.4 million PKR or 64 lacs (Now the current price is 70 lacks PKR). In the USA Hyundai Ioniq starts at $22,400 which translates to 3.5 million PKR.
In the UK the Ionic starts at £24,795 translating to 4.3 million or 43 lacs roughly.
This massive gap of almost double or two-thirds of the price is subjected to heavy duties and taxation along with importers’ urge to make money off the vehicles. In other words, the Ioniq costs twice more as it does internationally, hence the price justification to me doesn’t make sense. With that being said, none of the prices currently do make sense which explains why consumers aren’t buying brand-new vehicles from any manufacturer at the moment.
As of the current market pricing, the rivals of Hyundai Ioniq include the Toyota Prius launched by Toyota Indus Pakistan at a price of 8.4 million, which to a normal human mind seems absurd. However in the 6.4 million range, what Hyundai Ioniq costs the list of vehicles is very short. Kia Sportage is the top competitor even though an SUV and hybrid sedan doesn’t make much of a comparison price-wise.
Pros & Cons:
- Impressive Mileage
- Larger Touchscreen Display
- Costs Less Than the Competitors
- Quick Acceleration in Sports Mode
- Hard Ride on Rough Road Surfaces
- Slow Response Time in ECO mode
- Loss of Efficiency in Sport Mode
Hyundai Ioniq Price starting at the 7 million PKR range seems odd, however, Hyundai Nishat is just keeping the brand name in eyes of the public.