The all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be sold to Australian customers directly, offering one highly-specified trim level and two powertrains.
It goes on sale in September 2021, with prices starting at $71,900 before on-road costs.
There’ll be an initial allocation of only 400 units, and Hyundai says this limited supply but high demand led to the new direct-to-customer sales model.
The company will introduce additional trim levels at a later date.
Customers will order and buy their Ioniq 5 online. Those who have already placed a deposit with a dealership over the past eight months will have first priority to secure a vehicle during the initial online ordering period, which opens on September 27.
From October 12, anybody who has placed an expression of interest will get 24 hours of early access to order a vehicle before online ordering opens to the general public.
A $2000 deposit is required to order a vehicle.
Hyundai says it has received more than 120 deposits through its dealerships over the last eight months plus 11,000 expressions of interest, which it says is unprecedented for one of its cars.
The company hasn’t announced plans to extend its direct-sales model to other vehicles.
Once the initial allocation is exhausted, Hyundai will still take expressions of interest and will remain in contact with these customers.
Ioniq 5 after-sales support and servicing will be available for all 32 of Hyundai’s ‘BlueDrive’ dealerships in Australia.
The Ioniq 5 will be available in 160kW single-motor rear-wheel drive and 225kW dual-motor all-wheel drive variants, both with the same level of specification and a 72.6kWh lithium-ion battery.
It has 400V and 800V charging capability, plus a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function that allows you to provide up to 3.6kW of power to charge devices like electric bikes, scooters and even other electric vehicles using the supplied V2L adapter.
The Ioniq 5 is left wanting for little when it comes to standard equipment.
Until other trim levels arrive, all Ioniq 5 models will come standard with 12-way power front seats with ‘zero gravity’ mode, plus two-way power rear seats.
All seats feature memory and are finished in ‘sustainable eco-processed leather’.
There’s also a glass roof, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a power tailgate and 20-inch alloy wheels.
The cabin features a sliding ‘universal island’ centre console that can be slid fore and aft by up to 140mm, plus slimmer front seats to maximise packaging efficiency.
The interior features seats, headliner, door trim, carpets and armrests manufactured using recycled PET bottles, plant-based and natural wool yarns, bio paint with plant extracts and biodegradable and recyclable paperette inserts.
- 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 2WD: $71,900
- 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 AWD: $75,900
All prices exclude on-road costs.
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is available with a single-motor rear-wheel drive powertrain producing 160kW of power and 350Nm of torque or a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain with 225kW and 605Nm.
Both powertrains use a 72.6kWh lithium-ion battery.
The rear-wheel drive variant has a 0-100km/h time of 7.4 seconds, while the all-wheel drive model does the sprint in 5.2 seconds.
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has an electric range of 451km on the stricter WLTP standard in rear-wheel drive guise and 430km with all-wheel drive.
It uses 17.9kWh/100km in the rear-wheel drive variant and 19.0kWh/100km in the all-wheel drive model.
It has 400V and 800V charging compatibility and can be charged at up to 10.5kW with AC power and up to 350kW with DC fast charging, the latter allowing you to charge it from 10 to 80 per cent in 17 minutes.
It also features a vehicle-to-load function that can provide up to 3.6kW of power.
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 measures 4635mm long, 1605mm tall and 1890mm wide, excluding the mirrors, and has a 3000mm wheelbase.
According to Hyundai UK, it weighs between 1910kg and 2100kg (kerb).
Hyundai covers its range with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
The Ioniq 5’s battery is covered for eight years of 160,000km, whichever comes first.
Servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first. The first five services are capped at $220 for both variants, but for the fourth service which costs $804.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has yet to be tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.
Standard safety equipment includes:
- Blind-spot assist
- Blind-Spot View Monitor
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go and machine learning
- Automatic high-beam
- Intelligent speed limit assist
- Lane-keep assist
- Lane-following assist
- Rear occupant alert
- Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist
- Rear cross-traffic assist
- Safe exit assist
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Surround-view camera
- Driver attention warning
- Leading vehicle departure alert
- Seven airbags, including a front-centre airbag
The autonomous emergency braking feature, which Hyundai calls Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, includes the following functionality:
- Car, pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Junction turning and crossing assist
- Lane-change oncoming and side assist
- Evasive steering assist
The Ioniq 5 comes standard with:
- 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Satellite navigation
- Bose eight-speaker sound system
- 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
- 12-way power front seats with memory
- Two-way power rear seats with memory
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Heated rear seats
- Glass roof with power sunshade
- Power tailgate
- 20-inch alloy wheels
- LED headlights and tail lights
- Rear privacy glass
- Rear door sunshades
- Eco leather upholstery
- Heated steering wheel
- Colour-adjustable ambient lighting
- Keyless entry and start
- Semi-autonomous parking assist
- Remote Smart Parking Assist
- Dual-zone climate control
The Ioniq 5 is available in the following paint finishes:
- Atlas White (solid)
- Galactic Grey Metallic
- Phantom Black
- Digital Teal-Green
- Lucid Blue Mica
- Gravity Gold (matte)
Matte paint is a $1000 option but won’t be available until the fourth quarter of 2021.
The interior is available in the following colourways:
- Obsidian Black
- Dove Grey/Dark Pebble Grey two-tone
- Dove Grey/Dark Teal two-tone