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Should you buy a Hyundai Ioniq?

We like the Hyundai Ioniq. It's a good value alternative to the established opposition, drives well, and is pleasing on the eye – not a given with eco cars. All versions deliver punchy performance and relaxed cruising, and aside from the interesting dashboard display, you'll be hard pushed to tell you're driving an unconventional car. There's bags of equipment, a great warranty and plenty of interior room too.

The fact you can have one with a hybrid, PHEV or all-electric drivetrain might make the buying process simpler but in reality it's not that different to what other manufacturers offer, albeit it over a number of different cars. That said, if you like the styling and practicality offered by the Ioniq, it is simpler to just pick whichever engine combo suits you best, rather than having to swap into something different just because you want an EV.

The Hybrid will suit those who either don't want the faff of recharging a car or simply want an eco-concious vehicle that will slot straight into their lives. While we've covered it elsewhere, it's worth pointing out the value and moderate range of the Electic model means it'll be a realistic choice for more drivers than you'd imagine.

However, for those not ready to take the full plunge, the PHEV version offers the best of both worlds, with an admittedly reduced range but the option to extend your journey easily using the petrol engine.

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