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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Review

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 44.95 lakhs.



Introduction



With EVs gaining popularity in India, Hyundai has introduced the Ioniq 5 SUV in the country - its second electric vehicle for the Indian market after the Kona. While the Kona is a competent vehicle, it has not managed to sell in as many numbers as its competitors such as the MG ZS EV. The Ioniq 5, however, takes the game to a whole new level in terms of technology and performance.

The Ioniq 5 comes with a 72.6 kWh battery pack and a claimed ARAI range of 631 km. Itís powered by an electric motor that develops 214 BHP and 350 Nm that allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a claimed 7.6 seconds. These figures are way superior to the Kona and the demand for the new SUV seems to be a lot more as well. Hyundai launched the Ioniq 5 in December 2022 and claims to have received over 650 bookings already.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Price & Brochure


Hyundai has priced the Ioniq 5 at a price of Rs 44.95 lakh (ex-showroom). This price though is applicable only for the first 500 customers. Technically, itís a standalone product in its class as the BYD Atto 3, MG ZS EV, Kona EV and Tata Nexon EV Max are priced much lower. Also, cars like the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the Kia EV6 cost a lot more. If you had to describe the pricing of the Ioniq 5, it is on the higher side. You are also paying for the electric technology and being an early adopter of the same. Still, considering the technology on offer, we would not call it overpriced. Individuals can avail of income tax benefits under section 80EEB (only applicable for vehicles registered by individuals) - click here to read a detailed article on the same.

You can download the Hyundai Ioniq 5 brochure here - Hyundai Ioniq 5 Brochure.pdf

Running Costs



The Ioniq 5 has a 72.6 kWh battery pack which translates to ~73 units of electricity for a full charge. The per-unit cost of electricity depends on the slab that you are in & your location, but on average, itís about Rs 8 per unit. This translates to ~Rs 584 to charge to 100%. Hyundai claims a range of 631 km (ARAI) and while we were not able to do a range test, you should be able to get a realistic driving range of 450 km. You might get more range if you drive very conservatively. Thus, you can expect an approximate running cost of Rs. 1.3 per km which is an impressive number.

Want to know more about EVs?



Be sure to read GTO's excellent article (Electric Cars...through the eyes of a diehard petrol-head) on the topic.

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Exterior




Design & Styling



According to Hyundai, the name Ioniq 5 is taken from 5 attributes of the car: Impress exterior, Opulent Interior, Novel technologies, Incredible performance & safety and Quenching convenience.

The design of the Ioniq 5 is based on 'Concept 45', which was unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show. It draws inspiration from the Pony - Hyundai's first passenger vehicle and has a retro and timeless appearance. The car is built on Hyundai's EV-specific E-GMP architecture (which is used even in the Kia EV6) and despite it being called an SUV, it resembles a large hatchback. Itís sleek and has very good proportions overall. In my opinion, is one of the best-looking EVs on sale.

It's only when you see the Ioniq 5 in person that you realise how big the car really is. It measures 4,635 mm in length, 1,890 mm in width, and 1,625 mm in height with a massive wheelbase of 3,000 mm!

Notable features on the outside include parametric pixel LED headlights, LED DRLs, LED from accent lighting, parametric pixel LED tail lamps, active air flap, 20-inch alloy wheels and flush-fitting door handles. There are 3 colour options: Gravity Gold Matte (our test car), Optic White, and Midnight Black Pearl.

Build Quality, Fit & Finish



The build quality of the Ioniq 5 is quite impressive with very little flex in the body panels. The panel gaps are tight and consistent and the fit & finish is pretty good too.

Wheels & Tyres



The Ioniq 5 gets 20-inch parametric pixel design alloy wheels shod with wide 255/45 section tyres. Our test car had Michelin Pilot Sport EV tyres which provided excellent grip in the corners. The recommended tyre pressure is 36 PSI all around. While this is on the higher side the ride quality is surprisingly good.

Ground Clearance



The Ioniq 5 has a laden ground clearance of 163 mm, which is good enough for most driving conditions in India.

Standard & Extended Warranty



The Ioniq 5 comes with a standard warranty of 3 years / unlimited km, which can be extended up to 5 years / 1,40,000 km. The battery has an 8-year / 1,60,000 km warranty. You also get 3 years of roadside assistance, 1 home visit within 15 days of delivery, 2 complimentary home chargers (3.3 kW & 11 kW) and service vehicle-to-vehicle charging support in 4 cities. There are iCare maintenance packages that can be purchased as well.

Safety



The Ioniq 5 is loaded with 60+ safety features including 6 airbags, TPMS, traction control system, ABS + EBD, electronic stability control and vehicle stability management, hill-start assist control, multi-collision avoidance brake, front and rear parking sensors, electric parking brake with auto hold, TPMS, virtual engine sound system and ISOFIX child seat anchors. You also get Level 2 ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistance System) with 21 features which Hyundai calls SmartSense. This includes features like forward collision warning, forward collision avoidance assists - car, pedestrian, cycle and junction turning, blind spot collision warning, blind spot collision avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, driver attention warning, 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control, high beam assist, and more.

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Interior




Cabin Design & Quality



The Ioniq 5 has a flat dashboard with a pebble grey theme and silver and piano black inserts. The 12.3-inch instrument cluster and the infotainment head unit are integrated into one large display that sticks out from the dashboard.

Soft touch materials have been used at places on the dashboard and door pads. There's also a magnetic portion on the right side of the instrument cluster. The quality of materials used is great in most areas and average in some areas like the switches for the electric adjustments of the seats. Overall, the cabin quality is very good and most owners will be impressed.

Space & Comfort



Getting in and out of the Ioniq 5 is quite comfortable. It’s not as tall as some SUVs though, so you have to duck slightly as you would in a crossover. Once inside, there’s a good amount of space. You can especially feel the width of the car on the inside. The front passengers don’t sit too close and the wide centre console gives you a good sense of space. HVAC components have been relocated to the engine bay, which has resulted in the crashpad being slimmed down and this, in turn, has increased interior space. What also adds to this sense of space are the light-coloured interiors, big windows, and vision sunroof. The cabin feels nice and airy.

Front passengers get wide "relaxation" seats that are very comfortable. They’re finished in eco-processed leather upholstery and dyed using flaxseed oil. They’re perforated and get seat ventilation (heating and cooling). The cushioning is on point and they provide ample support as well. There’s a healthy amount of side bolstering to keep you in place. Additionally, they get ottomans, sliding headrests and the armrest is also placed at a nice height. Besides, the floor is flat and the centre console can be slid back & forth. It has a travel range of 140 mm.

Driving Position & Ergonomics



Frontal visibility is excellent. Both front seats can be electrically adjusted in 8 ways. A lumbar adjustment has also been provided. Finding the perfect driving position is easy as the steering gets tilt & telescopic adjustment. The flat bottom steering wheel has a two-spoke design and is wrapped in leather. It’s nice to hold and has thumb contours as well. The horn is easily reachable with one's thumbs and not hard to press. The cabin is well laid out and all the functions are ergonomically placed.

Cabin Storage



There is a good amount of storage space for the front passengers. The door pockets can accommodate a 1-litre bottle and other small items. The glove box is large and can hold a lot more than just the owner’s manual and other documents. You also get a wide but shallow storage bin under the central armrest, two cupholders, an open storage compartment in the centre console and a wireless charging pad / phone holder. The base of the centre fascia also has a small soft-lined storage space for keeping a smartphone.

Rear passengers get seatback pockets that accommodate a 1-litre bottle and small articles. The seatbacks of the front seats have storage nets to keep magazines and there is also a place to keep a phone near the centre console. It comes with USB charging ports. The rear centre armrest houses two cupholders.

Air-Conditioning



We drove the Ioniq 5 in Goa, which was considerably hotter than Mumbai. Even during the afternoon, when the temperatures were high, the car’s dual-zone climate control system did an excellent job of cooling the cabin. There’s not much of a drop in the performance of the air conditioning while driving in Eco mode.

Features


Unique & Noteworthy Features



As we have come to expect from a Hyundai car, the Ioniq 5 is loaded with features. There are a few unique features like the Vehicle-to-Load mobile power supply function, which transforms the car into a power bank. It supports power up to 3.3 kW, which is good enough for most high-power electrical appliances. Additionally, there’s ambient lighting a vision roof, a hands-free tailgate, adaptive headlamps, smartphone connectivity, wireless charger, relaxation front seats, ventilated front and rear seats, memory function for all seats, auto headlamps and wipers, connected car technology and an 8-speaker Bose sound system with a subwoofer. On the other hand, a rear wiper, spare wheel a sunroof with glass that slides and wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay have not been provided.

Audio System & Sound Quality



The 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment head-unit has a crisp display. There’s no lag and jumping through different options and screens is pretty seamless. The interface is very user-friendly and finding the right function is easy. It’s paired with an 8-speaker Bose sound system that includes a sub-woofer.

Rear Passengers




Rear Seat Comfort & Space



Just like the front seats, getting in and out of the rear seats is easy. You get 3 adjustable headrests and 3-point seatbelts for all 3 passengers. Due to the sheer width of the cabin and the flat floor an adult third passenger in the middle won’t be very uncomfortable. The hard backrest (due to the centre armrest) isn’t something one would look forward to experiencing, but for short journeys, seating 3 in the back shouldn’t be a problem.

There’s a good amount of knee room and headroom for rear passengers and to help matters, both the rear seats can get fore & aft adjustment. Even tall occupants will have enough legroom, but one can't slide his feet under the front seats as there is just no space. The backrests also get a healthy reclining range. The cushioning is spot on and should be comfortable over long drives. However, the high floor results in a knees-up seating position which can get irritating. Rear passengers get a centre armrest with two cupholders, seatback pockets air-con vents mounted on the B-pillars, and USB charging ports.

Boot Space



The Ioniq 5 has a very healthy boot space of 527 litres with the rear seats up. The 60:40 split rear seats can be folded down to increase cargo space to a massive 1,587 litres. As mentioned earlier, the Ioniq 5 doesn’t get a spare wheel. Instead, you get a tyre puncture repair kit. We’d suggest you invest in one as it is always better to have a spare wheel in case of a tyre blowout.

Additionally, the frunk can hold 57 litres of luggage.

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Driving the Ioniq 5


Bonnet has liquids and \electricals on either side of the frunk:


Before we get to the driving part, letís get some basics right. There are 3 main components in an EV: battery, motor and controller/charger. The battery is what stores the energy and the motor is what uses that energy to move the car. The controller/charger converts the energy from the battery into a usable form to power the motor. In more technical terms, the power grid from your house or a charging station is usually an AC. The lithium-ion battery can store electric energy in DC form. So while charging, thereís an AC/DC converter that will convert the power grid's AC into DC and store it in your carís battery. The DC fast chargers that you see usually have the AC/DC converter inbuilt, which is how they can charge your carís battery faster.

It's important to note that the Ioniq 5 is built on an EV-specific platform and is not based on an IC engine platform like many other EVs. Hence, the design of the batteries and powertrain has been done keeping the EV-specific requirements in mind. The 72.6 kWh battery pack is compact and consists of high-density battery cells mounted on the floor of the car between the front and rear axles.

The Ioniq 5 is powered by a rear-mounted Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor with a silicon carbide-based inverter. It also gets a cooling feature in which an electric oil pump sprays a mist of cooling/lubricating oil onto the coil inside the motor.

Start the car, shift to ĎDí mode, take your foot off the brake pedal and the car gets off the line in a smooth manner. It will crawl forward at 6 km/h without any accelerator input. The power delivery till part throttle is linear and predictable. There are no jerks from gearshifts and no sound from the engine sound means it is an extremely refined experience. We preferred to use the Eco mode while driving in the city. It felt more than adequate for driving in the city and keeping up with the traffic. Also with the regen set to its strongest level, the Ioniq 5 can be driven by just using the accelerator and without using the brakes in bumper-to-bumper traffic. All these factors make the Ioniq 5 easy to use in the city traffic. However, one has to keep in mind the size of the car. It is long and wide and so, you need to be careful when driving through narrow lanes. Thankfully, the all-around visibility is decent and a 360-degree camera system has been provided.

On the open road, the Ioniq 5 provides instant acceleration when you touch the accelerator. The instant acceleration will see you leaving most ICE cars behind, left in the dust. Hyundai claims that the Ioniq 5 will do a 0-100 km/h sprint in 7.6 seconds. If you enjoy instant acceleration and are experiencing an electric car for the first time, this car might just make you a convert. If youíve driven some of the other EVs, you will notice that the acceleration is very similar to others in this range.

The Ioniq 5 can easily cruise at triple-digit speeds on the highway and when you need to overtake a slower vehicle quickly, just floor the A-pedal and fly past the vehicle. However, the harder you drive, the faster the range drops. This is also why you will see EVs that are driving longer distances sticking to the middle lane and cruising at 80-100 km/h (which is the best cruising speed for the current lots of EVs).

There are 4 driving modes to choose from and unlike some other cars, these aren't gimmicky. They're mapped specifically for different driving styles and also change the steering weight.

ē Normal Mode: This is the default mode to drive in and works well in the city as well as the highway. It is a good balance of power and economy.

ē Eco Mode: When you want to extract maximum range, this is the mode to engage. The throttle response is dumbed down which results in a smoother drive. However, you never feel that the car is lacking power. Thereís still enough power on tap to keep up with traffic and even overtake quickly. We found this mode to be the best for driving in the city.

ē Sport Mode: Want to show your friends the EV acceleration, scroll down to this mode and off you go. The throttle response is sharp and the car feels ready to fly. It feels a little too jerky for day-to-day city driving and also eats up battery faster. The difference between Normal and Sport modes is greater than that between Normal and Eco modes.

ē Snow - This mode is hidden. One needs to press and hold the mode button to activate it. It is useful for tricky, slippery conditions that you find in cold countries during the winter.

Regenerative Braking



The Ioniq 5 comes with 4 levels of regenerative braking. The first level is barely noticeable and if you have the car in this mode, you might end up using the brakes a lot. On levels 2 & 3, the braking gets progressively stronger. On level 4, it is very strong and if you lift off the accelerator, the car will ultimately come to a halt. Engine-braking lovers will appreciate driving with regen at the maximum level. You can also turn off the regenerative brake if you want.

Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH)



As is the case with EVs, the Ioniq 5 is also super quiet. Thereís no engine or gearbox to make any noise, so the overall driving experience is silent. At low speeds, the carís pedestrian warning system music (or virtual engine sound system as Hyundai calls it) is heard on the outside. It's not as loud as the BYD Atto 3's warning and cannot be heard inside the cabin.

Cabin insulation is top class and wind noise and tyre / road noise is well controlled. Overall, the cabin of the Ioniq is a quiet and comfortable place to be in.

Range



The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has an ARAI-claimed range of 631 km. In real-world driving conditions, you can expect a range of ~ 450 km. Given the rising demand for EVs, there are plenty of charging stations popping up everywhere, which ought to take care of range anxiety as well. There are many apps and websites like pulseenergy.io, plugshare.com, etc. that list out all the charging stations near you. At the end of the day though, remember the golden rule = EVs are best charged where they are parked (either at your office or home).

Charging



Hyundai provides 2 complimentary home chargers: 3.3kW and 11 kW. If youíre travelling and need a quick refill, a 350 kW DC fast charger can juice up the battery from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. 400V and 800V chargers can also be used to charge the car.

Suspension


Ride Comfort



The Ioniq 5 gets a MacPherson strut suspension at the front and a multi-link suspension at the rear. The carís suspension is set up on the softer side. Low-speed ride is good and the car absorbs small to medium-sized bumps quite well. The roads in Goa are good for the most part we couldn't find Mumbai-like craters to go through. The recommended tyre pressure is a rather high 36 psi. But even with this pressure and 20-inch alloy wheels, the ride is very absorbent. Dropping the pressure to 32 psi might help improve the ride further.

Handling & Dynamics



In a straight line, the Ioniq 5 feels stable, at least till 100 km/h. In the corners, though the suspension is soft, the body roll is well-controlled. The low centre of gravity helps matters here. At the moderate speeds that we managed to drive at, the car felt stable while tackling corners with the 255 mm tyres providing great grip. That said, a better picture of the driving dynamics can be presented only after driving on roads with undulations and mid-corner bumps.

Steering



The electric power steering is a nice unit and easy to operate as well. It is light at city speeds which makes it very user-friendly. The steering weighs up well on the highways. Overall, it feels connected and inspires confidence.

Braking



The Ioniq 5 has discs at the front and rear. All in all, the car has good stopping power. In our short test drive, the car stopped without any drama when the brakes were slammed.

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Exterior Images


Retro, yet futuristic design with angular surfaces. Front-end features parametric pixel LED headlamps, LED DRLs, LED accent lighting and an active air flap in the bumper:


Sharp angles at the rear as well. "IONIQ 5" lettering in the middle with parametric pixel LED tail lamps. Surprisingly, no rear wiper has been provided:


Z shaped character line on the side. The Ioniq 5 has excellent proportions. Overhangs are short:


Check out the pixelated detailing in the headlamp cluster. LED DRLs double up as turn indicators. LED accent lighting on the top of the bumper consists of transflective coating:


Front bumper holds 4 parking sensors and a flap on the skid plate (active air flap) that opens to cool vehicle parts. Front camera is well concealed in the pixelated glossy black panel above the bumper:


Fully protected and absolutely flat undercarriage. 163 mm ground clearance (laden) should be adequate:


ORVMs get integrated turn indicators. Side cameras for the 360-degree viewing system are placed below:


20-inch parametric pixel design alloy wheels shod with 255/45 section Michelin Pilot Sport EV tyres. Grip levels are of a high order:


Flared wheel arches with grey plastic cladding that comes with interesting detailing. A thin glossy black insert runs just above the silver body cladding on the side:


Wheel wells get full cladding whether it is at the front...


...or rear:


Flush fitting door handles...


...that automatically pops out when the keyfob is in the vicinity:


Inside of the door handles get grooves for your fingers:


Driver's door gets a keyhole inside the door handle:


Powered recharge flap. Those pixelated lines indicate the charge level and charging:


Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) outside can be used after securing a V2L connector in the charging outlet:


Fixed glossy black sunroof with a sharkfin antenna at the rear:


Aerodynamic roof-mounted rear spoiler with integrated HMSL:


A look at the funky parametric pixel LED tail lamps with all the lights in action. The brighter red units in the middle are for the brakes. Thin LED light strip runs from end-to-end under the tail-lamps and the IONIQ 5 lettering:


Rear bumper houses 4 parking sensors and a silver skid plate. Camera is mounted just above the number plate:

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Interior Images


Interiors feel well put together. The white portion to the right of the instrument cluster is magnetic. Door trim and crashpad are painted with bio paint that includes oil extracted from plants such as corn:


Chunky two-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel is wrapped in leather and has thumb contours. It has a large horn pad in the middle with a silver ring around it and piano black inserts on the spokes:


Touch-sensitive buttons on the spokes to scan through the MID, the infotainment, telephony and ADAS features:


Normal, Eco, Sport and Snow drive modes can be selected using this button:


Level of regeneration can be adjusted using paddles on the steering wheel. While pulling the one on the left increases the level, the one on the right can be used to decrease it. There is also an Auto mode that adjusts regeneration according to the speed and distance of the vehicle in front:


Steering wheel gets tilt & telescopic adjustments:


12.3-inch instrument cluster is fully digital. Notice how the colour and range change with the driving modes:


MID provides a plethora of information including driving information, a compass, TPMS and break reminder:


Auto headlamps and wipers have been provided in the Ioniq 5:


Column-mounted shift-by-wire gear selector needs you to twist the silver bit to engage D or R. P is engaged by pressing a button on the side of the stalk:


Switches for the traction control system, tailgate, headlight leveller, auto hold and electric parking brake are placed to the RHS of the steering wheel, just below the A/C vent:


Door pads get 100% recyclable paperette, while recycled bottles are shredded into plastic chips that are used in the seatbacks and door armrests. Ambient lighting is fitted around the speakers and armrests:


Seats get leather upholstery with fabric on the sides. Leather is dyed using flaxseed oil. Seats are electrically adjustable with sliding headrests and provide great support. Plastic buttons from seat adjustment don't feel as good to touch as the rest of the fittings in the car:


Front seats get ottomans for calf support:


Centre armrest has a leather top and is placed at a comfortable height. It is attached to the centre console and moves forward and backwards with it. It also gets a shallow storage bin underneath:


Front seatbelts are adjustable for height:


Spacious footwell gets a large and useable dead pedal. A & B pedals are finished in aluminium and look sporty:


ORVMs are well-sized and give a good view of the road behind. It is heated and with the blind spot detection feature switched on, it also gives you a warning when a vehicle behind is trying to overtake you:


IRVM is of a good size and covers the entire windshield. Headrests and D-pillars do not restrict the rear view as much as in some other cars:


View out of the rear is at par with, if not better than most cars on sale today:


In all, the Ioniq 5 is equipped with 8 speakers - one on each door, a tweeter on each of the front doors, a subwoofer in the boot and this central speaker on top of the dashboard:


12.3-inch touchscreen head unit comes with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay connectivity, navigation and Bluelink-connected car technology. Multiple functions related to the car can be explored through it:


Seat ventilation is available for all seats and can be controlled through the head unit. While the front seats get both cooling and heating functions, the rear ones, shockingly, get only heating!


360-degree camera setup is useful and allows you to view the car from various angles. There are multiple options that you can explore to understand your surroundings better:


Effective dual-zone climate control system comes with an auto defogger. Touch-sensitive buttons take some time to get used to. The start/stop button is located next to the climate control panel, while physical buttons for the 360-degree camera system and infotainment are placed above it:


At the base of the centre fascia is a small cubbyhole. A 12V power outlet and a USB port are located just above it:


Sliding centre console houses two cupholders with USB charging ports:


Large, open storage compartment in the centre console. Located just ahead is a wireless smartphone charging pad with another space next to it for keeping small items:


Glovebox is spacious and comes with illumination but no cooling vent. It slides out like a drawer. I found this arrangement inconvenient compared to the regular system:


Both sun visors get vanity mirrors with flaps and illumination:


Sunroof is fixed. It gets a cover that opens from the middle. Hyundai calls it "vision roof". Headlining and carpet fabric includes bi-components extracted from sugarcane and corn:


Rear windows get useful manually operated sun-shades:


Rear seats get 3 individual adjustable headrests and 3-point seatbelts for all passengers. ISOFIX child seat anchors have been provided as well. While the seats are comfortable overall, under-thigh support is lacking due to the slightly raised floor as batteries as located in it:


The leather-wrapped centre armrest is wide and useable. It comes with two cupholders:


Knee room is sufficient even for taller passengers. But there is no space under the front seats to slide one's feet into. The floor is flat:


Rear seats get fore & aft adjustments. Travel range = 135 mm. Problems with legroom in the rear are going to be rare. Front seat backs get nets for rear passengers to store items in:


Boss control on the side of the front passenger seat allows the occupant of the rear left seat to adjust the position of the front passenger seat as well as both the rear seats:


Rear seats recline individually. Here's the difference between the backrests at the fully upright and reclined positions:


Power outlet for V2L is placed under the rear seat. 250V, 16A socket is a rare phenomenon even at homes as it is used only for heavy appliances. You can set up a full-fledged office with this:


A/C vents with silver finish are located on the B-pillars:


Spring-loaded grab handles with reading lamps. Only the RHS unit gets a coat hook:


USB charging ports and mobile phone holder for the rear passengers to use:


Boot space is a healthy 527 litres - enough to hold luggage for a family's vacation:


12V / 180W power outlet along with a boot light are placed on the left. Four cargo tie-down points for a cargo net have been provided as well:


Charging cable, puncture repair kit and V2L connector other items are stored under the boot floor:


Subwoofer is bolted onto the boot floor under the carpeting. No spare wheel has been provided:


Rear seats can be folded in a 60:40 ratio. With the rear seats folded down, the boot space increases to 1,587 litres. The boot floor is flat with the seats folded down:


Hands-free powered tailgate gets height adjustment, which can be adjusted through the infotainment head unit:


Frunk has a carrying capacity of 57 litres:


Disclaimer: Hyundai invited Team-BHP for the Ioniq 5 test-drive. They covered all the travel expenses for this driving event.

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Fantastic review. Car seems like a solid contender for people looking at EV
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Re: Hyundai Ioniq 5 Review

It’s an excellent car. Certainly the most well rounded and complete EV to be had, and it so happens to be very well priced as well. An ideal showcase of the future of green mobility.

The only issue that I see is the lack of a space saver spare tire. This single addition would have made the car infinitely more practical for Indian conditions. Hope the RSA people maintain stock of these 20 inch tires.

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Re: Hyundai Ioniq 5 Review

Looks great and I'd say well priced for those states who have waived road tax for EVs. Exterior is a bit of an acquired taste & interiors are too light in colour.

Wonder how it'll compare with the incoming BYD Seal /Atto 4?
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Is it only me, or does the dashboard layout look really off and boring? Rest of the car seems to be an excellent package though!

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Re: Hyundai Ioniq 5 Review

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Even tall occupants will have enough legroom, but one can't slide his feet under the front seats as there is just no space. However, the high floor results in a knees-up seating position which can get irritating.
A lot of reviews are complaining about the knee-high sitting or lack of under thigh support. How close to a being deal breaker is this?
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Is it only me, or does the dashboard layout look really off and boring? Rest of the car seems to be an excellent package though!
Iíve the car in person. The pictures donít do justice and shows the interior as plain vanilla but you have to sit inside it to understand it.

It has that Ďback to the futureí vibe and looks very chic from inside. One thing which I was really impressed with was the seats, very comfortable and knee room at the back was really good
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Re: Hyundai Ioniq 5 Review

Any idea on why Hyundai is limiting Ioniq to selected showrooms only?
Over here in Kerala, only Ernakulam and Calicut showrooms will host the vehicle. Am aware of their 'select' showrooms, but even those (the ones that carries the Tucson for example) donot have access to either display model or test drive.
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Any idea on why Hyundai is limiting Ioniq to selected showrooms only?
Over here in Kerala, only Ernakulam and Calicut showrooms will host the vehicle. Am aware of their 'select' showrooms, but even those (the ones that carries the Tucson for example) donot have access to either display model or test drive.
Ioniq 5, Kona, Tucson etc are sold only in Signature showrooms - hence!
These are CKD (Kona is PxP) cars and they are not produced in local assembly lines. They don't target these cars to sell in huge numbers. The technicians in signature showrooms and related service centers only get the training on these cars. Other service centers can provide service if required with assistance from Hyundai technicians. Non-signature service outlets won't even stock the regular required parts for these cars.
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