2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile

What’s new in the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq?

At the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show today, Hyundai introduced five new vehicles! Three of them were the refreshed versions of the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq lineup, which we’re happy to finally learn about (now we’re only in the dark regarding the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid). Here in Brevard County, the plug-in and electric versions of the aren’t available as of yet, but the regular 2020 Ioniq Hybrid certainly is! So, we figured we’d focus on what’s new in that model and be sure to fill you in on the others if we learn that they’ll be available here in Cocoa!

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Exterior Driver Side Front Angle

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid Interior Cabin Dashboard

For the 2020 model year, the Ioniq Hybrid isn’t getting a total overhaul, but it has received some fresh design cues outside and in as well as new technologies in terms of infotainment and advanced safety features. Thanks to these changes, packaging has undergone a shakeup as well, with different features being standard and available at different trims.

Design & Technology Enhancements

On the outside, a new grille was designed for the Ioniq Hybrid adopting a mesh style, complemented by a new front bumper – as well as a redesigned rear bumper to boot. The headlights, taillights and daytime running lights have all been upgraded to LEDs, while the side sill moldings and wheel designs are new as well.

Moving to the interior, an available 10.25” widescreen infotainment system was added in addition to a new center LCD information screen and upper & lower instrument panels. The console’s upper cover is new, and they also added a dark chrome trim around the instrument panel. Heating and cooling controls are now touchscreen, while other controls are piano key style. Finally, a high-tech customizable ambient lighting system was added.

As for the standard infotainment system, it was upgraded from 7” to 8” and now features the Blue Link connected car system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other technology improvements include the addition of an electronic parking brake, Qi wireless charging, power-folding side mirrors featuring puddle lamps and regenerative brake level control paddles. Plus, the Infinity sound system that was available at higher trim levels last year has been replaced by a Harman Kardon premium audio system.

New Hyundai SmartSense Features

Finally, let’s quickly touch on upgrades to the Hyundai SmartSense features available in the Ioniq Hybrid. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Lane Follow Assist, Highway Driving Assist, front parking sensors and pedestrian detection were all added with the addition of Smart Sense. Plus, Stop & Go was added to the Smart Cruise Control technology.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any further information regarding the 2020 Hyundai Ioniq, so be sure to stay glued right here to our blog!