2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 orders to re-open tomorrow


Hyundai’s in-demand electric car will become available again tomorrow – but only for buyers in certain areas, and all available cars have already been built.


Another batch of 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric cars will become available to order in Australia on Wednesday 18 May – though only for buyers in seven of the the country’s eight capital cities.

The fourth round of orders since Ioniq 5 pricing was revealed in September last year, another 68 examples of Hyundai’s in-demand electric cars will be available to purchase on Wednesday, 18 May at 1pm AEST (Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart time).

Buyers in seven state capitals – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart – will be allowed access to the latest batch, with Darwin excluded, along with “all regional areas”, according to a Hyundai Australia spokesperson.

Unlike some past allocations, all 68 cars in the latest batch have already been built, and have arrived or are soon to arrive on Australian shores – designed to ensure short wait times.


While the move means buyers can’t custom order a specific colour and drivetrain combination, Hyundai Australia says it has “ordered a good variety of commonly-chosen spec options”, which will “[work] very well in accommodating customer needs”.

All vehicles in the new allocation are expected to be delivered before the end of June – representing a wait of no more than seven weeks.

Hyundai’s online, allocation-based sales strategy compares to that of sister brand Kia, which has elected to sell its new EV6 electric car through its dealers – but with only 500 cars allocated for Australia annually, has seen wait times blow out to three years for new orders.

In total, 564 examples of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 have been made available to Australian buyers since launch around nine months ago in September 2021 – extrapolating to 752 cars per year.


No changes have been made to pricing or specifications, meaning a choice of a rear-wheel-drive model from $71,900 plus on-road costs, or an all-wheel-drive variant from $75,900 – both with identical standard equipment levels.

Both share a 72.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which is connected to one rear-mounted 160kW/350Nm electric motor in the ‘base’ model, or two motors (one on each axle) for 225kW/605Nm in the flagship. Driving range according to European WLTP testing falls between 430km and 451km.

oniqUpdates are expected later in 2022, with the option of a smaller and cheaper 58kWh battery, and a new suspension tune debuted in Europe.

Every Hyundai Ioniq 5 allocation in Australia so far

Date States/cities included Number of cars Read more
Late September All states and territories 240 Details
16 December 2021 Sydney and Canberra 90 Details
27 January 2022 Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne 66 Details
23 March 2022 NSW, ACT, Victoria, Queensland, WA, SA and Tasmania 100 Details
18 May 2022 Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Hobart 68 N/A

Total cars sold since launch: 564

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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