Hyundai IONIQ 5 to start from £36,995. Longer range model from £41,945
Hyundai has revealed full specs and pricing for its highly anticipated IONIQ 5 electric car.
The IONIQ 5, the first model from Hyundai’s now EV-exclusive sub-brand, will be priced from £36,995. It means it just misses out on the £2,500 Government plug-in car grant, as the upper limit for the incentive is £35,000.
The IONIQ 5 was fully revealed earlier this year and drew widespread acclaim for its sleek looks and how closely it resembled the 45 EV concept.
It’s the first vehicle from Hyundai to be built on a dedicated electric car platform. Called E-GMP, Hyundai says the platform has opened the doors to new design options and unique proportions, such as a longer wheelbase for added interior space.
Three trims, two battery sizes
We’ve known for some time the IONIQ 5 would be available with two battery options – a 58kWh pack with a range of up to 240 miles and a larger 73kWh pack with up to 300 miles of range.
You can also choose from rear-wheel and all-wheel drive options.
The IONIQ 5 is divided into three trim levels – the entry-level SE Connect, Premium and Ultimate.
IONIQ 5 SE Connect
This base model is only available as rear-wheel drive and with the smaller 58kWh battery pack.
Starting from £36,995, it includes 19-inch alloys, cloth interior, rear-view camera and sensors Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Unfortunately, some of the standout features at the reveal of the IONIQ 5 are not available for this entry-level model. These include the sliding centre console and vehicle-to-load (V2L) which allows the vehicle to power external items.
IONIQ 5 Premium
The mid-level entry is available with either the 58kWh battery pack and rear-wheel drive or the larger 73kWh option with both rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The max range differs slightly depending on what you choose here. The 73kWh batter pack with rear-wheel drive will deliver the most range theoretically at 300 miles, but opt for all-wheel drive and this drops a little to 287 miles.
Starting from £39,295, the IONIQ 5 Premium adds electronically adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats and steering wheel, LED lights, powered boot opening and some additional safety features.
The Premium trim gives you the option to the V2L pack to charge or power other electrical devices, providing up to 3.6kW of power.
IONIQ 5 Ultimate
The Ultimate trim starts from £42,295 for the rear-wheel drive 58kWh option; £44,945 for the longer range 73kWh option with rear-wheel drive; and from £48,145 for the 73kWh pack with all-wheel drive.
This range-topper adds leather seats, privacy and solar glass (which helps top up the battery), heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, Bose sound system, head up display, plus the V2L feature comes as standard.
If you want to warm up the interior without using the main battery pack, you’ll want to add the optional Eco Pack which adds a battery heating system and heat pump although it’ll set you back an extra £1,195 to the cost.
Unfortunately, the Eco Pack is only available on the Ultimate trim.
All models receive a one-year subscription to the IONITY charging network, five-year unlimited mileage warranty, and eight-year/100,000-mile battery warranty.