Study confirms high residual values of top-ranked Hyundai All-New IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Electric

  • IONIQ Hybrid ranks first in residual value in almost all European countries
  • Best-in-class high-voltage battery warranty contributed to positive forecasts
  • High quality, spacious interior and low energy consumption that ensures a class leading driving range are strong arguments for the IONIQ Electric


October 26, 2016 – Recent studies by independent automotive intelligence organisations across Europe reveal that the All-New Hyundai IONIQ scores top rankings in residual value forecasts. Launched at the beginning of October in Germany and the UK, the IONIQ Hybrid and the Electric have been evaluated by EurotaxGlass’s in Germany, Italy, France, Spain and The Netherlands and by CAP in the UK. The IONIQ Hybrid ranks first in residual value in almost all European countries. The electric version is second-best and on average almost equal in residual value and depreciation to the top-ranking car.
The All-New Hyundai IONIQ is the world’s first car to offer hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric powertrains in a single body type. This innovative new approach by Hyundai Motor democratises e-mobility, making low-to-zero emission driving more accessible to everyone.

Especially advantageous for the IONIQ Electric are its low energy consumption, its high quality, spacious interior, enhanced visibility and superior acceleration and deceleration compared to competitors.

For both models, Hyundai Motor’s industry-leading Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty combined with an 8-year and 200,000 km warranty for the high-voltage battery that is best-in-class was noted favourably. Furthermore, the IONIQ Hybrid’s driving dynamics were ranked higher than those of diesel or hybrid competitors.

Perfect choice for fleets

“Our best-in-class warranty for the high-voltage battery takes away uncertainty, and provides peace of mind, supporting and setting our IONIQ clearly apart from competitors,” explains Thomas Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe. “The IONIQ Electric is a perfect alternative for fleets, with its practical driving range of 280 km on a single charge and its short charging times providing greater flexibility for drivers.”

As well as high residual values and low depreciation, another strong argument for fleets is the electric vehicles’ low maintenance costs. Together with the class-leading warranties and its competitive price, the IONIQ is one of the best-value Eco cars. Among the technical highlights of the product family, the IONIQ Hybrid provides class-leading fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions of just 79 g/km.

Residual value (RV) figures


EV Models RV (%)
Hyundai IONIQ 47
BMW i3 49
Volkswagen e-Golf 43
HEV Models RV (%)
Hyundai IONIQ 48
Toyota Prius 49
Toyota Auris 46


EV Models RV (%)
Hyundai IONIQ 31
Volkswagen e-Golf 29
Nissan Leaf 27
HEV Models RV (%)
Hyundai IONIQ 47
Toyota Prius 47
Toyota Auris 46


EV Models RV (%)
Hyundai IONIQ 42
Volkswagen e-Golf 44
Mercedes B-Class 39
HEV Models RV (%)
Hyundai IONIQ 47
Toyota Auris 42
Lexus CT200 42


EV Models RV (%)
Hyundai IONIQ 27
BMW i3 29
Renault ZOE 18
HEV Models RV (%)
Hyundai IONIQ 49
Toyota Prius 48
Lexus CT 34


HEV Models RV (%)
Hyundai IONIQ 50
Toyota Prius 53
Toyota Auris 50


HEV Models RV (%)
Hyundai IONIQ 41
Toyota Prius 41
Toyota Auris 37

*Source: Eurotax, 36 months / 60,000 km (September 2016 data)

**Source: CAP, 36 months / 60,000 miles (September 2016 data)


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