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HI guys!
I'm new to this forum,
I'm about to install an hitch for my Ioniq PHEV 2019, did somebody already did this?
I think this is a new feature for the 2019 because every year before, the towing wasn't recommended.
It allows 75kgs
This hitch is going to be used for a bike rack only.
I'm gonna pay 275$ tx included.
Thanks for the info!!
 

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Where did you all buy your hitches? I see one of you went to UHAUL. I'm trying to find a hitch that works and Curt doesn't fit the PHEV or EV, just the Hybrid. I have the 2019 PHEV.
 

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Where did you all buy your hitches? I see one of you went to UHAUL. I'm trying to find a hitch that works and Curt doesn't fit the PHEV or EV, just the Hybrid. I have the 2019 PHEV.
Hi,
i read the comments from ETRAILER dot com and they confirmed that the Draw-Tite 24963 fits the Ioniq 2019 PHEV altough many sites says it does not fit. Now, in real life, did any one installed the Draw-Tite 24963 on their Ioniq Hybrid PHEV ? Is the frame the same as the Hybrid ? I am kind of torn between some seller that say that the hitch does fit and other sellers that says nah!!
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Hi,
i read the comments from ETRAILER dot com and they confirmed that the Draw-Tite 24963 fits the Ioniq 2019 PHEV altough many sites says it does not fit. Now, in real life, did any one installed the Draw-Tite 24963 on their Ioniq Hybrid PHEV ? Is the frame the same as the Hybrid ? I am kind of torn between some seller that say that the hitch does fit and other sellers that says nah!!
Thanks.
I don't see the comment saying the 2019 PHEV would fit, just the comment saying the 2018 PHEV would fit. I bought the Curt hitch and cannot get it to fit. In the installation video for the hybrid, they should pushing the hitch up onto the frame rails of the car and matching the holes on the hitch to the bolt holes in the frame. On my 2019 PHEV, that works on the driver's side, and then on the passenger's side the frame rail has a molded metal piece that isn't in the hybrid installation video and that is in the way of the hitch matching up with the bolt holes. The Draw-tite doesn't look much different, so I don't have high hopes.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. I will double-check with ETrailer comments. Their answer to someones question was: "The Curt Class I Trailer Hitch # C11486 referenced in your question is confirmed to fit your 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid.". I will crawl under the car and check for that molded metal piece... More info later..
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I will crawl under the car and check for that molded metal piece... More info later..
Thanks again.
I have attached a picture of the Curt hitch on the 2019 PHEV. As you can see, the hitch is below where it would match up with the bolt hole. Above the black hitch is a piece on the frame rail that is in the way. I am currently trying to figure out how to get the hitch up and over that piece on the frame so that the bolt holes line up.
 

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Huh, I see that comment on E-trailer now. I bought mine from Curt via Amazon. I wonder where E-trailer "confirmed" that information.
 

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Yup! I will have (hitch not ordered yet) the same problem. I will most probably grind the top portion of the hitch plate so it will fit nicely. With the big washer holding the bolt firmly in place, i doubt this will move.
 

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Yup! I will have (hitch not ordered yet) the same problem. I will most probably grind the top portion of the hitch plate so it will fit nicely. With the big washer holding the bolt firmly in place, i doubt this will move.
So, my hitch is successfully installed! A mechanic friend used an air hammer to pound down the offending spot on the frame rail. I also had to spread the hitch a bit because it was a veryy tight fit to get the two sides of the hitch up on the frame rails.

Also, I finally got someone from Curt on the phone. They said that the Curt hitch only fits the hybrid at this time. They are working on a hitch for the PHEV, but they have no timeline for it and they do not know if it will be approved by DOT.
 
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So, my hitch is successfully installed! A mechanic friend used an air hammer to pound down the offending spot on the frame rail. I also had to spread the hitch a bit because it was a veryy tight fit to get the two sides of the hitch up on the frame rails.

Also, I finally got someone from Curt on the phone. They said that the Curt hitch only fits the hybrid at this time. They are working on a hitch for the PHEV, but they have no timeline for it and they do not know if it will be approved by DOT.
@humblpirate - I have been searching long and hard for a hitch for my recently purchased 2019 plug-in. Looks like it's going to be a waiting game for an official release. Is your current setup working out well for you? Maybe I should give Curt a call to give them a little nudge :)
 

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@humblpirate - I have been searching long and hard for a hitch for my recently purchased 2019 plug-in. Looks like it's going to be a waiting game for an official release. Is your current setup working out well for you? Maybe I should give Curt a call to give them a little nudge :)
Hi there, yes, my current setup is working well. The Curt hitch for the Ioniq Hybrid was a bit of a tough fit which required some finagling that required specialized tools in order to install it on the 2019 PHEV.

Curt was very busy and it took days of extreme persistence for me to get a support person on the phone. His remedy was to allow me to return the hitch as it only official fits the hybrid. I went to a mechanic friend instead ...
 

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I got a hitch on my Phev. Delivered and mounted by Hyundai. I can pull 750kg with brakes. But before its possible the car has to be bought from factory with upgraded brakes and cooling system.
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I got a hitch on my Phev. Delivered and mounted by Hyundai. I can pull 750kg with brakes. But before its possible the car has to be bought from factory with upgraded brakes and cooling system. View attachment 30502
Hi there, where do you reside? My local dealership never mentioned those options, but it also likely that they never bothered to ask Hyundai.
 

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Hi Everyone. I just installed a hitch on my 2019 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid this weekend and it looks awesome! It took less than two hours between me and another mechanically inclined friend and a couple of modifications, but nothing that was too difficult.

I called a few local places and the estimates I got were from $450 for a custom fabricated hitch from a muffler shop to ‘can’t do it.’ Thanks to this forum I found the drawtite 24963 but wasn’t entirely convinced by one random answer from eTrailer that contradicted their own site as well as drawtite’s (which was that it only fit the hybrid and NOT the PHEV or EV models). I called drawtite and spoke to a rep there who confirmed the 24963 fit the 2017 PHEV. I decided to take a chance and ordered the drawtite 24963 from eTrailer for about $140.

Prior to ordering I watched a video from eTrailer on the Curt model (it's my first post so it won't let me post the link) and installation was essentially the same on the PHEV with the drawtite model, minus that car lift. We used a corded angle grinder to cut out a small notch from the hitch on the passenger side to account for a frame rail brace (see the picture), but it fit perfectly on the drivers side. We also removed and modified the panel on the driver side. Just to make moving the hitch around under the vehicle a little easier, we temporarily detached the muffler from one pin/bolt thing on the passenger side that we easily reconnected once we were done.

One more note about the notch we cut from the hitch; we did spray paint the cut portion to cover up the exposed metal. Here in Southern California, rust isn’t a big concern, but if you live somewhere that it is, you will definitely want to make sure you don’t have any exposed metal.

All and all it was a pretty straightforward process, we actually spent the most time getting the cutout on the panel just right. Both of us are pretty handy and used to doing things ourselves. The angle grinder is really the only specialized tool needed; there’s no way my little dremel would have cut that hitch. Other than that, just a flathead screwdriver and a ratchet. Probably doable with only one person, but was nice to have a second person since we were lying on the ground under the car rather than having it lifted up in the air. I only intend to use this with a hitch mounted bike rack, I’ve got a small SUV that I can use if I ever needed to tow anything. I attached a few pictures to clarify, feel free to ask questions if I missed anything.
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Probably sufficiently strong enough, but that sharp right angle that you cut into the plate is a huge stress riser. There is an easy fix, just braze or weld a piece of steel over that right angle, but you would have to remove it first.
 

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Probably sufficiently strong enough, but that sharp right angle that you cut into the plate is a huge stress riser. There is an easy fix, just braze or weld a piece of steel over that right angle, but you would have to remove it first.
We debated that exact thing, but finally came to the conclusion that since it's not going to be used for actually towing anything we could live with the tradeoff. Also, neither of us are welders. Definitely will keep an eye on it over time to see if anything looks questionable though.
 
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