Hyundai IONIQ 5 | Winter review | Impressive EV
Well, it is now 2022 and a lot of things have changed for sunday, theyre now a really solid brand to choose. When you want something a bit more upscale, perhaps and the latest in the lineup, is this: the hyundai ioniq 5 sharing the same base plate as the kia ev6. Well, the question is, then: can the ioniq 5 compete in the new generation of electric vehicles? This looks like a smaller car, but to get you some perspective, this is longer and wider than the volkswagen id4. So this car is not a crossover and i would argue that this is more of a sedan or estate or a large small car. Because if you look at it, it looks like a bigger and more aggressive. Honda e and thats a good thing, because the exterior of this ionic 5 is, unlike anything ive seen before it is modern, while still contemporary in a really really nice way. And if you consider this or compare this with the kia ev6, i think that the ev6 is more of a love or hate type of car hows, the model lineup well, this is in the middle, but to simplify everything. You have the small battery and the small engine, you have the big battery and a bigger engine in the back, but you have also the top dog the big battery, an engine in the rear and an engine in the front. So this is in the middle, which means that you have a 72.
6 kilowatt hour battery and an engine that produces 217 horsepower. It gives a claim range of 480 kilometers, and if you want to charge it, you have a maximum output of 220 kilowatts and everything is based on 800 volt architecture, which is the latest in that type of platform and technology. Underneath this cover is not an engine, it is a front with a decent capacity, but that also means that the engine is in the rear. So this is a rear wheel, driven car, which means that, with the instant torque from the electric engine, you can do this. It is crazy. What i did just now might look fun and it is fun and the ionic 5 can do fun, thats, not what its meant to do, but because you have an electric engine, you can put it almost everywhere. You want, which means that you dont, have to put it in the front to make as much space as possible. You can put it in the rear and have a whole new way of designing and building the car as a buyer value. How comfortable a car is, how quiet it is, how much electricity it consumes and much more an electric car is often quite stiff in the springs, because electric cars are quite heavy. This is a bit stiff, but the engineer sachendai has spent some thought and know how into making this a really comfortable driving experience. Yeah the steering is not that communicative, but all in all, it feels like a premium driving experience, but one of the most important things that i need to talk about is the consumption and with winter driving conditions theres a big problem, because right now i have 70 Battery and 186 kilometers of range, when i pick this car up with 100 battery, it stood about 310.
That is not kilometers of claim ranged. While this car has a heat pump, which im grateful for which helps keeping the battery under safe conditions and increases the life cycle length of it, it affects the range – and this is not unique for this car almost or i would argue that every other electric car Will have this problem or has this problem? It is still sad and pretty stressful to see that range going down so quickly when its winter conditions, but with the claimed sharding speed of 22 kilowatts charging. This car up will take just about 40 minutes and 5 minutes. Will give you 100 kilometers of range, and that is really impressive. The volkswagen id4 has a maximum charging speed of just above 100 kilowatts, so this is in a completely different league and now to some positive and some negatives. One big positive is that if i want to change lane, theres a camera underneath the side view mirror – and i get a picture of that camera on the side here, which means that if there is a bicycle, pedestrian or whatever, i will see it really nice to Have that extra safety feature, however, the font size on these screens and the icons is really small, which means that i have to strain my eyes to see – and i cant even see whats on here right now, without having to take away my focus completely from the Road – and here i think they can done that – a bit better manual controls or at least viewable controls for the temperature, the ac i know where i need to press.
I can see it with a simple look. I just increase the temperature simply and responsive, even when my fingers are cold or i use some gloves. Really. Nice and theyve used a button philosophy throughout the interior, even though its a simplistic interior, which i also like its easy to navigate, even though the sub menus are a bit complicated. The active cruise control with lane assist the lane assist is really aggressive, but if the lines arent 100 clear, it would just steer directly to the sides. Once again, if you have an aggressive system, you need to be faultless. This isnt, this car is filled with tech features and things that you can talk about when youre at the pub, and one of these features is the vehicle to load feature here. You can see how much charge you have for this vehicle to load feature. You can use maximum of three kilowatt and you need to use an adapter which is a bit annoying since, if you lose that adapter, you cant use this feature, and the thought process is that if you need to use something that is electrical, you should be able To charge it from the car and from a theoretical standpoint, thats fine, but when i go through my head of what i can do with it, i cant find that many things maybe jump start a car but thats kind, eight in the real world, but cool to Have and of course, its cool to open and close it at the rear compartment of diane x5, and while the approachability of this storage area is massive, the problem with this really angled rear.
Is that the being able to store everything here and backwards is almost impossible, because you have a lot of plastic that covers this little extra room and also going above this view. Cover is also a bit difficult because of this highly anglered rear. So in terms of storage and usability, i dont think that this is at the top of its game and at the rear, seats of townik5 youll find heated seats and electrically adjustable seats, and they are even possible to change like this. So let me demonstrate i can sit like this or i can have a very relaxed sitting position and actually this is a position that can find myself going for really long distances. Of course, it hinders the rear compartment, but of course you can move the seats forward and give some more rear compartment nice with the two tone layout and all in all, a great seating position in the rear, nice choice of materials. All in all really nicely this car has a really flat floor, which means that it is really easy to move in the rear from side to side easy. If you have children in complaints where they sit, but in the front shenai has used a really open design philosophy. So you dont have anything here, so you can theoretically move really easily in front as well, but you have cup holders and an armrest that is in the way other than that. Its evident that sunday has taken on the simpler is better design philosophy that tesla has spearheaded a bit, but theyve done their own twist, and i, like you nice way of thinking, you still have buttons for the majority of things and those that arent buttons are still It up so you can see them in the night and they respond really well.
For example, the controls for the ac buttons are, as i said before, located in the interior, and what i like is that they have dedicated buttons for the front and rear side windows. So you can use them with with the car started, i can show you the digital gauge cluster and the multimedia infotainment system. The digital gauge cluster has a font size that is too small and too much information packed into one single frame, or at least the design. It feels a bit clustered and its difficult to see without straining the eyes. If you go to the infotainment system. It is the same as in the new i30 and i20, but it has a slightly different layout and design usable works. But when you go into a menu, i think that is a bit cloud cluttered and what i mean by that is that. Why did i use this layout couldnt? They made it cover the entire screen, with bigger buttons or bigger areas. To push on feels very weird. One of the best things about the interior is the steering wheel, the quality feel and the gauges the action of them is super. Super premium theyre really been able to nail this feeling thats, not something that even premium car manufacturers can do. So. This is a really really big step up for sunday base price is 48 000 euros this with the advanced package. The bigger battery means that this is about 55 56 000 euros, and what is my conclusion of this shundai ionic 5? Well, it is competing with everything else on the market is a definitely unique, exterior, a unique driving experience and a unique car in it itself.
Do i like it yeah, do i enjoy it? Yes, would you choose it or should you choose it yeah its a solid competitive product from shundai and the price point is bang on on the competition as well. So, all in all, if you want to look at a car at 55 000 euros, that is an electric car, a bit bigger and maybe it doesnt have that typical crossover stance.