Hyundai Ioniq 5 available to order now 03 | 06 | 2021

    HYUNDAI’S HEAD-TURNING all-electric Ioniq 5 is now available to order from dealerships across the UK. With a range of up to 298-miles on a single charge, prices start at £36,995. First deliveries are scheduled for the middle of summer. (Related: All-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5)

    And if that doesn’t sound sweet enough, worth bearing in mind the Ioniq 5 also boasts eco-friendly materials, including those extracted from sugar cane. Ok, more importantly, the electric Hyundai is able to charge from 10%-80% in just 18 minutes, and accelerate from 0-62mph in as little as 5.2 seconds.

    The first Hyundai built on a new dedicated E-GMP battery electric vehicle platform, the Ioniq is available with a choice of three  battery and drive types; a 58kWh rear wheel drive, a 73kWh rear wheel drive, or a 73kWh all-wheel drive.


    Featuring 800V charging as standard, it means that when combined with a 350kW ultra-rapid charger the Ioniq can receive an 80% charge in just 18 minutes. That’s equivalent to 62 miles of driving range in five minutes.

    Available in three specification levels — SE Connect, Premium, Ultimate — these join the comprehensively equipped special launch edition Project 45. Such has been the appeal of the Ioniq 5 that the Project 45 edition was oversubscribed by three times just 24 hours after reservations first opened. (Related: Hyundai's hot Kona N SUV)


    The entry-level SE Connect 58kWh RWD, costing £36,995, comes with a 12.3in LCD audio, visual and navigation system with DAB, Apple Car Play and Android Auto; LCD driver’s instrument cluster, wireless phone charging for compatible devices, rear view camera and smart navigation-based cruise control. (Related: Bold new look for Hyundai Kona electric)

    Next up is the Premium, which starts at £39,295, and adds luxuries like a power tailgate and heated seats, alongside innovations including Highway Drive Assist Level 2 with automatic lane changing function. The £42,295 range-topping Ultimate model adds a head-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. (Related: Hyundai lifts wraps from i20 N)


    “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,” Ashley Andrew, managing director, Hyundai Motor UK, said. “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 to our customers.”

    Related: Hyundai reveals all-electric Kona

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    Jim McGill


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