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    Hyundai announces battery enhancements and spec changes for 2023 IONIQ 5 electric vehicle (EV)

    Hyundai will enhance its award-winning IONIQ 5 electric car with the introduction of the 2023 model year. The updated IONIQ 5 will be available with a new 77.4kWh battery, along with several range enhancements. Other new features include optional battery conditioning and video-based digital mirrors.

    Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Hyundai Motor Europe vice president of marketing and product, said: “IONIQ 5 has proved to be highly successful in the 12 months since its launch, both in terms of sales and brand building.

    “The segment is growing increasingly competitive, and we will be offering enhanced features to defend our position as technology leader in the automotive industry.”

    While Hyundai haven’t mentioned the exact range of the new 77.4kWh battery, we expect it to hit the 310 mile (500km) mark. The current 58kWh and 72kWh models deliver ranges of 238 miles (383km) and 298 miles (480km) respectively.  

    For the first time, the updated IONIQ 5 will be available with video-based digital interior and exterior mirrors. The Digital Centre Mirror (DCM) optimises visibility by providing an unobstructed, panoramic rear-facing view of the car. The DCM camera is installed below IONIQ 5’s rear spoiler.

    Hyundai’s electric midsize cross utility vehicle (CUV) will also offer Digital Side Mirrors (DSM). Already available for Korean-spec IONIQ 5 models, this high-tech feature will be available in Europe for the first time in a Hyundai Motor Group vehicle. The DSM reduce air resistance and will provide IONIQ 5 customers with an enhanced rear view, even in bad weather.

    A new battery conditioning feature will enable IONIQ 5 to automatically adapt its battery temperature while travelling. This feature means it can ensure optimal charging conditions when reaching a charging point, which improves real-life charging performance in hot or cold ambient conditions. This function activates automatically when a charging point is entered into the vehicle’s navigation system using connected routing.

    Smart Frequency Dampers (SFD) will also improve the response of the rear axle suspension to increase ride comfort as well as improving both body control and handling.

    The 58kWh battery pack model will continue to be available, with UK range prices and final specifications to be confirmed. The new 2023 model year IONIQ 5 will be available to order from late spring.

    Ian Osborne
    Ian Osborne
    Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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