The Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s first-ever dedicated battery-electric vehicle and is now in Australia.

“It is our great pleasure to introduce the futuristic Ioniq 5 battery-electric medium SUV, the first model from our Ioniq EV sub-brand,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer Jun Heo said.

“The powerful, long-range, ultra-fast charging Ioniq 5 represents the leading edge in zero-emissions battery-electric vehicles and is certain to delight our customers,” he said.

Ioniq 5 is available in one flagship grade, with the option of a 2WD, rear-driven motor layout, or a dual motor (rear and front) and 4WD.

The range has according to WLTP measurements is 451km for the single motor and 430km for the single motor..

Charging time ranges from six hours and six minutes from home power to as little as 17 minutes from an ultra-fast charger.

The Ioniq 5 has a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, as well as a 12.3-inch Multimedia navigation unit featuring Android Auto/Apple CarPlay smartphone compatibility and a BOSE eight-speaker premium audio system.

The seats are trimmed in sustainable eco-processed leather. The 12-way power adjustable front seats have ‘Relaxion’ (zero gravity) mode.

Ioniq 5 has a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a vision glass roof with a powered sunshade. The tailgate is also powered.

The LED headlights, front guide lights and taillights, and striking 20-inch alloy wheels complement Ioniq 5’s progressive style to create an attractive, high-tech image.

Every Ioniq 5 provides the safety of seven airbags and features an extensive suite of SmartSense advanced active safety and driver assistance technologies.

We will arrange to borrow a Hyundai Ioniq 5 for our usual weeks road test and get back to you with our opinions.

Ioniq 5 160 kW 2WD: $71,900
Ioniq 5 225 kW AWD: $75,900
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Hyundai dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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