Prices announced for new Hyundai IONIQ 5

Prices announced for new Hyundai IONIQ 5

The new EV is the firm’s first bespoke electric car and is available from £36,995

Hyundai has announced prices and specifications for its new IONIQ 5 – the first EV from its new model line. 

The production model shares much in common with a concept car revealed in 2019 through its funky lighting, sharp crease lines and bold alloy wheel designs. The new crossover is also the first model built on the Hyundai Motor Group’s new E-GMP platform, which has specifically been designed for battery-powered cars. The firm says this platform allows for ‘unique proportions’ and an ‘elongated wheelbase’. 

The IONIQ 5 will be available with two battery options – 58kWh and 73kWh. The former is available just with rear-wheel-drive, with an 168bhp electric motor being used. Hyundai says it allows for a range of up to 240 miles.

The 73kWh battery option is available with a choice of a 214bhp rear-wheel-drive version or a 301bhp twin electric motor all-wheel-drive setup. These offer an electric range of 300 miles and 287 miles respectively. 

Both versions are equipped with 800V charging as standard, which means they can use the full capability of a 350kW rapid charger, meaning an 80 per cent charge could take as little as 18 minutes. 

Prices start from £36,995 for the SE Connect model, which comes as standard with 19-inch alloy wheels, a 12.3-inch media system and LED lighting. A reversing camera, adaptive cruise control and a driver attention alert is also included. This version is only offered with the 58kWh battery.

Next up is the Premium model, which is priced from £39,295 and is available with both battery options. It adds an electric tailgate, heated front seat and an upgraded driver assistance package. 

At the top of the range is the Ultimate, which is available from £42,295. This brings leather upholstery, solar and privacy glass, ventilated front seats, a head-up display and Bose sound system. A ‘Vehicle 2 Load’ pack is also included, which allows customers to use the car’s power to charge electric devices with up to 3.6 kW of power. Hyundai said this means that high-power electrical equipment can be charged, while the car’s power can even be used to charge another EV. 

First deliveries of the IONIQ 5 are expected later this year, with all versions coming with a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

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