Hyundai have announced the introduction of a 2023 model year version of their IONIQ 5 electric crossover in the UK. The new updated variants will now also be available with a 77.4kWh battery, which increases range, and several new features.
Along with the new 77.4 kWh battery, the updated IONIQ 5 electric vehicle (EV), which was launched in February 2021, 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.
The updated version will also feature a new battery heater and conditioning feature as standard across the range and will enable IONIQ 5, which we test drove and loved, to adapt its battery temperature while travelling.
This helps to support optimal charging conditions when reaching the charging point, improving real-life charging performance in hot or cold ambient conditions. This function activates automatically when a high-power charging point is entered into the vehicle’s navigation system using connected routing.
Hyundai will still offer the 58kWh battery version of the IONIQ 5 with prices starting from £39,400, while the new Premium 77.4kWh version will start from £45,400.
A new addition to the IONIQ 5 range is the Namsan Edition, named after Namsan Mountain in the city of Seoul. This version offers customers the choice of the highest possible equipment and powertrain specifications.
The Namsan Edition is available from £52,900, with a range-topping specification. This includes digital side mirrors replacing the traditional door mirrors with externally mounted cameras that project their image onto OLED monitors for better visibility and improved safety. The Namsan Edition will also introduce a standard full-length vision roof, with an integral sunshade, to maximise the available cabin light.
Ashley Andrew, Hyundai Motor UK managing director, said: “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.”