Launch Report: Hyundai Ioniq 5 – futuristic design and features

23 July 2021

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 sports an original and fresh design, mixing a neo-retro look with futuristic lines. Its three-metre wheelbase means a lot of space in the rear and a boot that boasts a volume of 527 litres. Inside, the Ioniq 5 creates a zen atmosphere with lots of light. This is enhanced by the sliding centre console and rear seats.

Ride comfort is good, with soft suspension, comfortable seats which recline in the front, and excellent soundproofing. Several modes of regenerative braking are available as well, including the ‘i-pedal’ one-pedal mode.

The car features good ergonomics, which balances physical and tactical controls, plus there are two large displays. The equipment level is high, even on entry trim, and features the latest tech, such as advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and a 3D augmented-reality head-up display and electric rear seats.

SUVs are still largely popular, despite a growing supply on the market, and coupé/crossover versions are increasingly trendy. There are also opportunities for longer-range BEVs in the company-car sector. The fast-charging advantage that the Ioniq 5 offers will be very tempting to these users who regularly make long journeys.

The official range of up to 479km is excellent, but the real strength comes from the car’s capability to accept up to 220kW. This means the battery can recharge to 80% in 18 minutes at a fast-charge station. The Ioniq 5 also features bidirectional charging and can be fitted with a solar power roof.

Click here or on the image above to read Autovista Group’s benchmarking of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in Austria, France, and the UK. The interactive launch report presents new prices, forecast RVs and SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis. Andreas Geilenbruegge, head of valuations and insights at Schwacke (part of Autovista Group), also recently wrote about the Ioniq 5. Read his article here.