Hyundai Ioniq 5 – Do We Think it's The Best Modern-Day Car?

Hyundai Ioniq 5 – Do We Think it's The Best Modern-Day Car?

Inspired by the 1970s Pony, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is anything but retro. It houses all the latest technological features, but it doesn't forget its foundations. Instead, this clever family car offers up a balance between handy touchscreens and panels alongside sturdy materials and practical functionalities.

As the brand's first model in a new sub-brand, the Ioniq 5 is an impressive SUV. Based on the Korean brand's most retro model, it contains enough forward-thinking qualities that push its striking good looks well into the modern arena.

As a compact crossover SUV whose commanding driving position puts you eye to eye with fellow van drivers, there is so much more to explore with this smart SUV. Let’s get to grips with its flexible powertrain and find out what else lies underneath its futuristic hood…

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Parked

Meet the Hyundai Ioniq 5

It’s impossible to ignore the unique good looks of the Ioniq 5. But beyond its sharp angles and boxy exterior, it houses advanced features, notably in its EV technology. The Ioniq 5 is the first Hyundai car to use its brand new Electric Global Modular Platform, also known as E-GMP.

Running solely on electricity instead of fossil fuels, the Ioniq 5 rivals the Kia EV6 and marks a significant push forward from the Korean brand from an EV standpoint. This rivalry is important as the Kia EV6 is rated as one of the best EV Cars of 2022. Inspired by the futuristic design of the Concept 45 EV, the Ioniq 5 is an impressive offering from Hyundai, and its forward-thinking mindset really helps to set it apart from its rivals. Think faster charging, a further driving range, and more engaging handling.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Stock

Hyundai IONIQ 5

Specification

  • Range: 298 Miles
  • 0-60 MPH: 8.5 Seconds
  • CO2: 0 g/km
  • Luggage Capacity: 527 Litres (Seats up), 1587 Litres (Seats down)

Hyundai IONIQ 5 leasing prices start from £298.57 exc. VAT per month

Performance

Similar to the Skoda Enyaq, the entry-level model - the RWD 170 - is fitted with a 54kWh battery and a 168bhp motor. This means the Ioniq 5 can go from 0-60mph in 8.5 seconds. If you opt for the AWD 305 model, this comes with a second electric motor on top of a larger 70kWh battery, which not only makes it a four-wheel-drive but a pretty powerful drive at 302 bhp. This makes it slightly quicker than the Ford Mustang Mach-E. Read more about the impressive all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E 2022 SUV here.

The softer suspension of the Ioniq 5 provides a comfortable city drive, but it still handles itself well on those windier country roads. It’s a pretty quiet drive, so you can focus on its agile steering and reassuring braking in the absence of any wind noise. Hyundai has also been careful to keep some retro touches, such as rearview mirrors instead of cameras, to make you feel more at one with your fellow drivers.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Back

Aesthetics

Hyundai has come a long way in the looks department, and the Ioniq 5 is genuinely one of a kind. Striking, with its square LED lights and aero-optimised wheels. It provides a futuristic-looking ride while maintaining a cool, retro look. And once inside its progressive exterior, you’ll find more features than you can shake a stick at.

Utilising the flush door handles, open up the Ioniq 5. You’ll find a 12.3” infotainment screen housing all of the standard driving, safety and entertainment options to make family journeys as enjoyable as possible. Smart Cruise Control helps to ease the stresses of the daily commute, while the autonomy of the "Highway Driving Assist 2" or HDA2 sets the Ioniq 5 apart from its rivals.

And this super-smart SUV doesn't hold back on comfort, with the front seats offering fully reclining relaxation for premium pleasure. As the size of a family SUV, there’s enough room for all your luggage needs, meaning the Ioniq 5 can cater for any journey. Stretch out into comfortable leather seats with plenty of headroom and useful storage spaces around. There’s even some extra space under the floor should you require it.

There are three trim levels depending on preference, each offering their own unique touches. From chrome wheel arch mouldings and leather steering wheel to heated front seats and even a Bose sound system when you bump up to the Ultimate trim, there's something for everyone.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Interior

Sustainability and driving

Depending on your requirements, there are two battery sizes on offer. The smaller of the two - the 58kWh - provides a range of up to 238 miles, while the 73kWh battery can reach a driving range of up to 298 miles.

With super-speedy charging times, Hyundai claims that the Ioniq 5 can go from 10 to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes, courtesy of a 350 kW DC charger. And for added convenience? Ioniq 5 owners can carry out their charging needs via a smartphone app, simply with the touch of a button.

Conclusion

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a clever family SUV. Providing an aesthetically pleasing ride with a focus on the top of the range technology without compromising on comfort, it won’t let you down. Talking of aesthetically pleasing, did you know that the famous DeLorean is back?

If you’re seeking a progressive compact crossover SUV, such as the Ioniq 5, give us a call on 01273433480 to discuss car leasing. Alternatively, you can request a callback for a time that is convenient for you! The Ioniq 5 is only a click away.

 

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