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Hyundai has released details of its facelifted Ioniq model, which offers multiple powertrain options.

As before, the model comes with full-electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid options and the Korean company claimed it has sold 60,000 vehicles worldwide since its introduction in 2016.

The new Ioniq Electric’s battery has been upgraded from 28 kWh to 38.3 kWh – a 36% increase in additional energy storage capacity, offering a total of over 182 miles of range, while its onboard charger has been upgraded to 7.2-kW from current the 6.6-kW for Type 2 AC charging. Using a 100-kW fast-charging station, the battery can reach 80% charge in 54 minutes, Hyundai said.

Inside, the vehicle features the company’s Blue Link connected vehicle system which features a telematics system. The telematics tool allows owners to remotely lock or unlock vehicles, control air conditioning and – on the pure electric and plug-in hybrid versions – remotely check the progress of charging and remotely control it via a smartphone app.

New Hyundai IONIQ Electric (1)

In addition, the new Ioniq adds with lives services available when customers include satellite navigation. Drivers receive a five year free subscription for this feature, which offers up-to-the-minute information about weather, traffic, speed camera placements, on- and off-street parking, live nearby-dealer information as well as identifying nearby charging stations.

Outside, the facelifted model features an updated front grille design, as well as a redesigned front bumper, as well as introducing daytime LED running lights and the Ioniq Plug-in and Electric are available with redesigned 16-inch alloy wheels, while customers of the Ioniq Hybrid can choose between a new 15-inch or 17-inch wheel design.

“Our new Ioniq models build on the success of the first generation thanks to a range of upgrades both in terms of connectivity features and design,” said Hyundai Motor chief operating officer Thomas Schmid. “When it comes to Hyundai’s eco-mobility vehicles, the Ioniq is leading the way by offering our customers all they need thanks to life-enhancing, easy-to-use technologies.”