Rather unexpectedly we think the Hyundai Ioniq 5 pure electric hatch is the most un-Hyundai thing Hyundai will ever do. The styling is spot on and that is a great selling point. Although the pricing is rather high, as the headlines reveal £36k too high. That kind of price point puts you into premium territory. For example, the fossil-feuled Mercedes GLB is similarly priced and far more practical. The Ioniq 5 will be offered in three trim levels with top specs retailing for £48k. You really have to be foolish to pay Hyundai £48k for first-generation electric car technology.
First-generation anything is always expensive and always inefficient. The third generation, of anything, will be much better. Always let early adopters take the pain and expense so you don’t have. Anyway, the Ioniq 5 will be available in three trim levels. Standard features include 19-alloys, ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a smartphone-friendly 12.3-inch infotainment system.
Cloth upholstery is standard, and Hyundai is using some sort of recycled crap to pretend a mass-manufactured car is built using sustainable materials. How much pollution occurred when the car was shipped from South Korea to the UK? Anyway, two electric powertrains will be used throughout the range, 53kWh for entry to mid-range models and 73kWh for top-spec editions. Fast charging will allow 80-percent of electric charge to be reached in just 18-minutes.
The entry-level SE Connect uses a 58kWh powertrain to feed 167hp to a rear-mounted electric motor. Real-world range is around 190-miles. The top-spec Ioniq 5 Ultimate is powered by a 73 kWh battery which sends power to 302hp twin-electric motors mounted on the front and rear axels. The real-world range is an estimated 225 miles. But you will have to fork out £48,000 for this spec.
For people who have a no-budget limit philosophy, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is available with optional interior packs. We’re not a car dealership, you do the asking. But the Ioniq 5 has a problem. The Hyundai UK Press office whose task is to lead the communications and publicity of this step into a very interesting direction.
From our experience, the Hyundai UK Press Office is lead by a rude, and out of touch with reality individual. The only competence this induvial posses is non at all. Feckless, belligerent, and deceitfulness, these are the qualities leading Hyundai UK PR. Qualities honed and duplicated during employment with the dysfunctional Jaguar Land Rover UK Press office.
Are we surprised? fuck no.