Although the change has been known for a few months, Hyundai has just removed in Europe the 72.6 kWh battery that until now crowned the IONIQ 5 offer, replacing it with a new 77.4 kWh capacity pack identical to the one we can find in the Genesis GV60 and KIA EV6, models that also sit on the E-GMP platform.
Thanks to this update, the autonomy of the rear-wheel drive model increases from 470 to 507 km WLTP; If we opt for the all-wheel drive configuration, the range is increased from 432 to 481 km WLTP. The 58 kWh access model and rear-wheel drive for its part remain unchanged, homologating a maximum of 384 km WLTP.
The power of the IONIQ 5 has also been increased compared to the 72.6 kWh versions: with the new pack, the rear-wheel drive variant goes from 160 to 168 kW (228 hp), while the all-wheel drive model has 225 to 239 kW (325 hp). Again, these figures are identical to those of the rest of the Hyundai Motor Group models based on the E-GMP architecture.
The Hyundai iONIQ 5 2022 starts at 46,220 euros with the 58 kWh battery, while the new 77.4 kWh versions go respectively 49,770 (rear-wheel drive) and 63,270 euros (all-wheel drive). It should be noted that, in its official configurator, Hyundai contemplates a discount of 9,460 euros on the rear-wheel drive variants, which lowers its rates to 36,760 and 40,310 euros. The all-wheel drive model is satisfied with 2,460 euros of promotion, staying at 60,810 euros.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 now has digital mirrors
Another change of interest is the thermal preconditioning of the battery, a system designed to accelerate fast charging that will be activated automatically when we include a point within the route set in our browser. This system, similar to the one found in Tesla vehicles, will improve the user experience when traveling.
The IONIQ 5 will also include digital mirrors (center and side) via cameras, an option that until now was only available in South Korea, as well as an intelligent damping system that should improve the successful crossover’s ride comfort.
Next Friday, July 15, Hyundai will probably present the IONIQ 5 N, a high-performance variant that, while maintaining the 77.4 kWh pack, will see the power of its two-motor powertrain increase to 585 hp, matching the figures of the KIA EV6 GT. It will feature a specific body kit and a revised chassis.