Hyundai has announced the next ‘drop’ of its supply-limited electric flagship, the Ioniq 5.
A total of 135 vehicles will be available to order on August 10 at 1pm AEST.
They’ll be available for all states and territories except the Northern Territory, and will consist of a mix of rear-wheel drive Dynamiq and all-wheel drive Techniq models, the latter with the optional fixed panoramic Vision Roof.
This follows a batch of 119 all-wheel drive Techniq models in July, none of which had the optional Vision Roof.
Hyundai announced last month it had rejigged the local Ioniq 5 line-up. It had previously offered a single, unnamed trim level with a choice of single-motor rear-wheel drive or dual-motor all-wheel drive electric configurations.
They’ve been replaced with rear-wheel drive Dynamiq and all-wheel drive Techniq models, with the former now positioned more overtly as a base model.
Compared to the old rear-wheel drive version, it gets smaller, more efficient 19-inch alloy wheels and misses out on features such as the premium relaxation front seats, ventilated front seats, rear door sunshades, and heated rear seats, among others.
The top-of-the-range Ioniq 5 Techniq retains all the previously standard features except for the Vision Roof fixed glass roof with electric sunblind, which has been made a $1500 option.
All Hyundai Ioniq 5 models now also gain an augmented reality head-up display, as well as a vehicle to load (V2L) function inside the cabin.
Pricing has changed as well. The entry-level Ioniq 5 Dynamiq starts at $69,900 before on-road costs, which is $2000 cheaper than the previous Ioniq 5 RWD.
The flagship Ioniq 5 Techniq on the other hand is priced at $77,500 before on-road costs, which is $1600 more expensive than the previous Ioniq 5 AWD.
The electric drivetrains remain the same, with the Ioniq 5 Dynamiq only available with the 160kW/350Nm single-motor rear-wheel drive setup and the Ioniq 5 Techniq only available with the 225kW/605Nm dual-motor all-wheel drive setup.
To the end of July, Hyundai has sold 346 Ioniq 5s – exactly the same number as the mechanically related and also supply-limited Kia EV6.
The range will soon be bolstered with a performance flagship, with Hyundai confirming it will introduce an Ioniq 5 N next year. Local launch timing has yet to be announced.
Confirmed for Australia in early 2023 is the Ioniq 6, a shapely four-door coupe that shares the dedicated E-GMP architecture with the Ioniq 5.
The large Ioniq 7 crossover will be the third E-GMP-based model for the Hyundai brand, and is set to launch in 2024. It was previewed late last year in concept form.
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