The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is available to order now, priced from £36,995. It is the first car in the new EV-exclusive Ioniq sub-brand, and the first Hyundai built on a new dedicated E-GMP battery electric vehicle platform.
Hyundai says the Ioniq 5 is rich in eco-friendly materials, including those extracted from sugar cane. It is able to charge from 10 per cent to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes, accelerate from 0-62mph in as little as 5.2 seconds and travel up to 298 miles on a single charge.
E-GMP provides Ioniq 5 flexibility in powertrain options, with customers having the choice of three battery and drive types; a 58 kWh rear wheel drive, a 73 kWh rear wheel drive, or a 73 kWh all-wheel drive. The Ioniq 5 features 800V charging as standard, which when combined with a 350 kW ultra-rapid charger will provide 80 per cent charge in just 18 minutes and 62 miles of driving range in five minutes.
Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK said: “The Ioniq 5 is a watershed moment in the history of Hyundai, as the very first model built on our new Electric Vehicle-dedicated platform. Demand for Ioniq 5 in the UK and across the world has been staggering, and we’re excited to be able to open order books today to our customers.”
Ioniq 5 will be available in three specification levels, SE Connect, Premium, Ultimate, which join the special launch edition Project 45. Hyundai says the Project 45 edition was oversubscribed by three times just 24 hours after reservations first opened.
The range kicks off with the Ioniq 5 SE Connect 58kWh RWD at £36,995, packed with advanced technologies like a 12.3-inch LCD audio, visual and navigation system with DAB, Apple Car Play and Android Auto, LCD drivers instrument cluster, wireless phone charging for compatible devices, rear view camera and smart navigation-based cruise control.
From £39,295, the Ioniq 5 Premium adds luxuries like a power tailgate and heated seats, alongside innovations like Highway Drive Assist Level 2 with automatic lane changing function. The Ultimate model adds a heads-up display with augmented reality, BOSE premium sound system and leather seats, heated rear seats and ventilated front seats, sliding centre console and V2L, among numerous other equipment.