Here’s your best look at what colours and equipment you can have with the brand-new Hyundai Ioniq 5.
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is stirring public interest in a way not quite achieved by electric cars before it. Perhaps Australians have taken a liking to the Ioniq 5’s retro styling, its slew of impressive kit, or could even see it as their first-ever electric vehicle, but we’re tipping the initial local run of 400 cars will be snapped up immediately once they go on general sale from October 13.
As a bit of background, the Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s new-generation electric vehicle and exists in a sole five-door, medium SUV body style. Don’t let the hatchback-inspired styling fool you, this is no i30-sized runabout. It can be had with a selection of electric powertrains, though Australians will initially only get the choice between a rear-wheel-drive configuration and an all-wheel drive one.
To keep things simple Hyundai will only be importing a single high-specification model grade for now, simply named ‘Ioniq 5’. The RWD and AWD variants will cost $71,900 and $75,900 before on-road costs, respectively.
The rear-wheel drive Ioniq 5 scores a 160kW/350Nm electric motor on the rear axle, while AWD models upgrade to two electric motors (155kW/350Nm rear and 70kW/255Nm front), for total outputs of 225kW/605Nm.
Hyundai’s dedicated E-GMP electric architecture offers 400- and 800-volt charging capacity, the latter translating to a 17-minute 10-80 per cent charge time using a 350kW DC fast charger.
It’s already a known quantity in regards to what we can expect spec-wise, as detailed through our thorough pricing and specifications story, but headline equipment includes two 12.3-inch screens in the dash, 20-inch aerodynamic-style alloy wheels, electrically-adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation, eco-friendly leather trim, panoramic roof, a power boot release, and a Bose sound system.
A confirmed list of six subdued, but technical, colours is available from launch including Atlas White, Phantom Black, Lucid Blue, Digital Teal-Green, Galactic Grey, and Gravity Gold. The Gravity Gold is a matte-effect colour and will cost an additional $1000.
There are three ways you can specify the interior upholstery, though it Hyundai says the final combination depends on the exterior colour. Choices are Obsidian Black, two-tone Dove Grey/Dark Pebble Grey, or two-tone Dove Grey/Dark Teal leather.
That said, reading about and seeing are two different things so – until we can can see a local configurator – we’ve put together a little visual taste test of how you could have your 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.
What does your ideal 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 look like? Let us know in the comments below.
Tom started out in the automotive industry by exploiting his photographic skills but quickly learned that journalists got the better end of the deal. He began with CarAdvice in 2014, left in 2017 to join Bauer Media titles including Wheels and WhichCar and subsequently returned to CarAdvice in early 2021 during its transition to Drive. As part of the Drive content team, Tom covers automotive news, car reviews, advice, and holds a special interest in long-form feature stories. He understands that every car buyer is unique and has varying requirements when it comes to buying a new car, but equally, there’s also a loyal subset of Drive audience that loves entertaining enthusiast content. Tom holds a deep respect for all things automotive no matter the model, priding himself on noticing the subtle things that make each car tick. Not a day goes by that he doesn’t learn something new in an everchanging industry, which is then imparted to the Drive reader base.