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More power and better range for updated Hyundai Ioniq 5

As if the Hyundai Ioniq 5 didn’t have enough admirers, the all-electric award-winner now boasts more power and a better range than ever before.


The state-of-the-art EV has been heavily updated by the Korean manufacturer and can now be had with a larger battery than previously available.

And that doesn’t just mean that the range between charges has increased, the power on tap has also shot up.

Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK, says: 

“IONIQ 5 has set the benchmark for both design and real-world electric vehicle usability and these range enhancements for model year 23 will ensure that this remains the case for some time to come.”

The Ioniq 5 - recently crowned World Car of the Year 2022, no less - used to be available with a choice of two battery sizes, either a 58kWh or 72.6kWh unit. Not sure how that converts? Our kW and kWh guide has you covered.


The largest of that duo could deliver a power output of around 306 PS and a range of up to 298 miles before you need to stop and plug it in again.

But now Hyundai has made a new 77.4kWh battery available. That means an additional 11 PS of power as well as a boosted range of 315 miles. The acceleration time is a rapid 0-62mph in just 5.1 seconds.

Meanwhile the Ioniq 5 update also includes some other nice tweaks, further improving a car that was recently crowned ‘Car of the Year’ in the Auto Express New Car Awards 2021.

A Hyundai spokesperson explains: 

“Along with the new 77.4 kWh battery, the updated IONIQ 5 will be available with video-based digital interior and exterior mirrors. Mounted in the IONIQ 5’s rear spoiler, the Digital Centre Mirror (DCM) optimises visibility by providing an unobstructed, panoramic rear-facing view of the car.”


A new battery heater and conditioning feature is also standard across the range, which means optimal charging conditions when you need them most, and which should also stop your maximum range being stunted by cold weather.

For lease customers who love their goodies, there’s also a new ‘Namsan Edition’, named after a famous mountain that towers over the city of Seoul, Korea.

There’s a full-length ‘vision roof’, leather upholstery, relaxation seats and digital side mirrors that help to reduce air resistance and increase range.


The base ‘SE Connect’ 58 kWh model is now available from £39,400, and has a range of up to 238 miles. Those entry-level versions are also really well-specced, coming with smart cruise control, a 12.3 inch infotainment touchscreen, autonomous driving tech and a suite of other sophisticated safety systems.

The new 77.4 kWh battery is available with Premium, Ultimate and Namsan Edition trim models.

And that Namsan Edition variant costs from £52,900 to buy outright


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