Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV Review – The New Rear-Wheel-Drive From Hyundai | @AUTOMOTIVE NEWS #HyundaiIoniq5
Music, this more affordable, rear drive. Ionic 5 has all of the high tech strengths of the dual motor range topper, but adds extra value for money into the mix. You lose a little performance, but its still more than quick enough has excellent real world range and blazingly fast charging, while it mixes polarizing, looks with decent practicality and a roomy cabin factor in fantastic infotainment enough comfort and strong quality inside and in this spec. At this price it receives top marks. Music hyundai has really stirred things up with its first electric car on a bespoke platform, the ioniq five. Indeed, the oversized hatchback made enough of a splash to earn our coveted car of the year title. It did so in range. Topping project 45 specification, though so weve been curious to see whether more modest versions have the same appeal. Nows our chance to find out. There are seven versions of the ioniq five on offered to uk customers with a choice of three powertrains. This 73 kilowatt hour premium spec car features a rear mounted electric motor with 215 bhp and 350 nm of torque, which means that it also offers the longest official range of any ionic 5 at 300 miles. This cars 7.4 second zero to 62 miles per hour time. Isnt as fast as the dual motor models 5.2 seconds, but it does bring a useful saving of just over 6 000 pounds on list price Music in a weird way. That drop in price might well shift perception of the ionic five from thats a lot of money for a hyundai unfair, though that is to thats a lot of car and battery for that amount of cash, and the good news is that rear drive, ionic fives, even Those with the smaller battery still have cutting edge 800 v tech find a fast enough public charger and you can replenish the battery at up to 350 kilowatts.
So you can go from 10 to 80 percent in less than 18 minutes. Kias forthcoming ev6 aside, nothing else at around this price offers that level of tech Music on the road. This ioniq 5 feels almost as impressive as the full blown version. Instant electric motor punch means that it feels quick from rest and while its only brisk at best beyond that point, losing one motor doesnt save much weight, so it still weighs more than 1 900 kilograms. Its perfectly acceptable in most situations, the lack of a front motor means that sheer geography places you further away from any electric wine too. So if anything, its more refined Music, the chassis setup is fundamentally the same as before, which is to say it feels inherently stiff and heavy, but that it still does a good job of soaking up low speed, bumps and potholes and theres a nice tendency to float Along once, youre up to speed theres a bit of patter from beneath, but in general its a comfortable experience in a straight line. This is more than acceptable. Indeed, its refreshingly focused on something other than nurburgring lap times. Wed argue and premium specs 19 inch wheels help further with this in corners, though the light steering and more relaxed body control mean that the ionic 5 requires a second step at sorting itself out. If you start throwing it around, the switch to rear drive also means that you can find yourself scrabbling for traction if youre particularly violent with the right pedal, but it does require real provocation.
Apart from dropping from 20 inch to 19 inch wheels, premium, speckness is out on such niceties as alloy pedals, electric adjustment on the front passenger seat, leather upholstery, rear privacy, glass, a sliding center console and vehicle to load technology, which allows you to run a laptop off. A three pin plug between the rear seats or even to charge another ev via the cars type 2 socket. The last of these elements can be added as a 365 pounds option Music. It still feels a special place to be, though, with pleasing fabric upholstery and the same feeling of space, especially in the rear. The widescreen 12.3 inch infotainment system is present, along with a digital instrument panel of the same size encased in a white surround. These displays. Do a fair job of brightening up the cabin which would be dominated otherwise by admittedly high quality, dark plastics. Boot capacity remains unchanged at 527 liters. This is achieved through width and length, mostly because the space itself isnt particularly tall you, can lower the rear seats to free up a 1587 liter load bay and theres, also a useful cubby beneath the floor for cables. But there arent any hooks on the walls to secure shopping bags.