Those looking to purchase the new Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, take note – having been launched in November, the petrol-electric hatchback has seen an upwards price revision on the range-topping HEV Plus variant.

Initially retailing at RM110,828 on-the-road without insurance, it is now priced at RM114,008, a premium of RM3,180. Mind you, it’s still good value for a car that comes with features such as blind spot detection, autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control (Smart Cruise Control). The standard HEV’s pricing is unchanged at RM100,328.

To recap, the Ioniq Hybrid is powered by a 1.6 litre Kappa GDI four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle direct-injected engine, which produces 105 PS at 5,700 rpm and 147 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. It’s paired to a six-speed dry dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) as well as a 44 PS/170 Nm electric motor.

Total system output stands at 141 PS and 265 Nm, sent to the front wheels. Performance figures include a zero-to-100 km/h sprint time of 11.1 seconds and a top speed of 185 km/h, while fuel consumption is rated at just 3.4 litres per 100 km.

Standard kit includes LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels (with a full-size spare), keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone auto climate control, cruise control, a 4.2-inch TFT LCD Supervision multi-info display, a five-inch touchscreen infotainment system with rear-view camera, rear air-con vents, seven airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, stability control, hill-start assist and ISOFIX rear child seat tethers.

Step up to the HEV Plus and you’ll gain bi-xenon headlights, LED tail lights, leather upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a 7.0-inch TFT LCD digital instrument cluster, a larger 7.0-inch touchscreen, Qi wireless smartphone charging and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, in addition to the aforementioned driver assistance systems.