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Hyundai updates Ioniq 5 with new battery and higher specification

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Hyundai has updated its Ioniq 5 electric car with a larger battery and revised specification.

The 2023 car is available to order now, priced from £39,400 with a 58kWh battery or from £45,345 for the new 77.4kWh unit.

Hyundai announced the new battery in February. It replaces the existing 73kWh unit and increases the car's maximum range to 315 miles.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 was named UK Car of the Year 2022, by a panel of 29 motoring journalists last month.

The updated Ioniq 5 is available with video-based digital interior and exterior mirrors. Mounted in the car's rear spoiler, the Digital Centre Mirror (DCM) provides an unobstructed, panoramic rear-facing view of the car.

A new battery heater and conditioning feature is also standard across the range and will enable the Ioniq 5 to adapt its battery temperature while travelling to support optimal charging conditions when reaching the charging point, improving real-life charging performance in hot or cold ambient conditions. This function activates automatically when a high-power charging point is entered into the vehicle’s navigation system using connected routing.

Buyers can choose from three battery and drive types; a 58kWh rear wheel drive with a range of up to 238 miles, a 77.4kWh rear wheel drive with a range of up to 315 miles, or a 77.4kWh all-wheel drive with a range of up to 298 miles.

The Ioniq 5 is offered in four trim levels: SE Connect, Premium, Ultimate and Namsan Edition.

Starting at £39,400 the SE Connect features a 12.3” audio and navigation system, wireless device charging and adaptive cruise control. Vehicle dynamics benefit from the addition of smart frequency dampers to improve the response of front and rear suspension and increase both handling response and ride comfort.

Premium models (from £41,900) are equiped with the Vehicle to Load (V2L) system, previously a cost option, part leather upholstery, upgraded soft touch interior including 64 colour ambient lighting and sliding centre console. The Premium specification level also includes the full display mirror that uses a camera positioned inside the vehicle spoiler to project a real time display onto the interior mirror. Also available on the Premium is the optional heat pump.

The Ultimate trim (£48,400) offers blind view monitor and surround view monitor as standard, along with 20-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, heated and ventilated front seats, with heated rear, Bose premium sound system and augmented reality head up display. Options include the Heat Pump as well as a revised Tech Pack that features Remote Smart Park Assist (RSPA), Parking Collision Avoidance (PCA), Automatic flush door handles, driver seat position memory function and relaxation seats on both driver and passenger seats.

The Namsan Edition is available from £52,900. As the range topping version it features digital side mirrors, a full length vision roof with integral sunshade and both the Heat Pump and Tech Pack.

The retro-styled hatch is the spearhead for Hyundai’s new Ioniq sub-brand, from which will launch an entire range of standalone electric models over the next few years.

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