The Hyundai Ioniq 5 receives a new battery, its autonomy reaches a milestone

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Buyers of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in 2023 will be able to cover a few tens of additional kilometers. As expected, the electric compact sedan actually improves its autonomy for the start of its 2023 model year. Hyundai equips the Ioniq 5 with a new battery that unleashes its full potential in the two-wheel drive version.

With a capacity of 77.4 kWh, this new battery pack allows the autonomy of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 to exceed the 500-kilometer mark. At the wheel of the 2023 version of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, according to the manufacturer, no less than 507 kilometers can be traveled on a single charge. This autonomy is only valid with 19″ rims. With 20-inch rims it goes down to 476 kilometers. The new battery is available with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 engines, developing 229 and 325 hp respectively. The base model – which produces 170 hp – is not affected by this development.

It conditions the battery on the way to the terminal

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As previously announced, the Ioniq 5 will also receive a preconditioning system that “automatically adjusts the temperature of the battery while driving to create optimal charging conditions”. The device activates automatically when a charging station is selected on the GPS navigation system.

To hell with the mirrors, long live the cameras

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In addition to these notable improvements, the 2023 version of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes with cameras instead of the exterior mirrors. More aerodynamic than traditional rear-view mirrors, they should allow to maximize autonomy. The interior mirror is also replaced with a camera to improve rearward visibility. Finally, Hyundai adds a new intelligent frequency damping system to “optimize front and rear suspension response.” The goal ? Of course, passenger comfort improves.

The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be marketed in France from June 2022. The starting price of the compact electric sedan with the 77.4 kWh battery is 49,700 euros.

Prices of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 58 kWh 170 hp (2022)

COMPLETION Price of)
Intuitive €46,500
creative €49,300

Prices of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 77 kWh 229 hp (2022)

COMPLETION Price of)
Intuitive €49,700
creative €52,500
executive €58,500

Prices of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 77 kWh HTRAC 325 hp (2022)

COMPLETION Price of)
executive €62,400

In summary

507 kilometers. This is the new autonomy of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 in its 229 hp two-wheel drive version after installing a 77.4 kWh battery in the base of its 2023 vintage. Launched in June 2022, this version of the Ioniq 5 will also receive cameras in place of its traditional mirror.

Quentin Gueroult

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