Australian News - September 20, 2021

IONIQ 5 – Power Your World

Introducing the futuristic IONIQ 5 battery-electric medium SUV, set to go on sale in Australia in September.

IONIQ 5 will be offered initially as a highly equipped ‘IONIQ 5’ launch variant, with a choice of 2WD (rear) or AWD powertrain, up to an initial allocation of 400 units.

The first release of IONIQ 5 will be sold by Hyundai directly to customers to provide a fair allocation of a high-demand model, with limited initial supply.

This new online process is unique to IONIQ 5. The rest of the Hyundai range – including Kona Electric and IONIQ Electric – will continue to be sold through the dealership network in the traditional manner.

IONIQ 5 redefines the electric vehicle through innovative and sustainable cutting-edge design. Built on Hyundai’s dedicated Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), IONIQ 5 makes the most of the architecture’s design freedoms with its unique proportions and spacious, flexible and fully-featured interior.

Strong pure-electric performance and world-first patented ultra-fast 400V and 800V charging make IONIQ 5 a uniquely appealing EV proposition, while a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function gives customers essentially a powerful mobile charger on wheels.

“It is our great pleasure to introduce the futuristic IONIQ 5 battery-electric medium SUV, as the first model from our IONIQ EV sub-brand,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer Jun Heo said.

“The powerful, long-range, ultra-fast charging IONIQ 5 represents the leading edge in zero-emissions battery-electric vehicles and is certain to delight customers,” he said.

“Furthermore, by offering IONIQ 5 via an online direct-to-customer sales model, we aim to provide a fair allocation of the limited initial supply in response to overwhelming demand for this vehicle.”

IONIQ 5: Range Overview

From launch, IONIQ 5 will be available in one flagship trim, with the option of a 2WD, rear-driven motor layout, or a dual motor (rear & front) HTRAC AWD layout.

Other trim grades of IONIQ 5 will be introduced at a later date, with timing yet to be confirmed.

Every IONIQ 5 provides the safety of seven airbags and features an extensive suite of SmartSenseTM advanced active safety and driver assistance technologies.

A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster headlines the in-cabin technology, along with a 12.3-inch Multimedia navigation unit featuring Android Auto/Apple CarPlay smartphone compatibility and a BOSE eight-speaker premium audio system.

Luxuries include leather appointed seats trimmed in sustainable eco-processed leather, 12-way power front seats with ‘Relaxion’ (zero gravity) mode & memory function, and two-way power rear seats (60/40) with memory.

There is also a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a vision glass roof with power sunshade, and a smart power tailgate.

LED headlights, front guide lights and taillights, and striking 20-inch alloy wheels complement IONIQ 5’s progressive style to create an attractive, high-tech image.

Smart regenerative braking, a safety-enhancing Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS) and an ‘i-Pedal’ mode that allows one-pedal driving, lets customers enjoy the full benefit of IONIQ 5’s progressive powertrain.

Direct-to-customer sales model

The initial batch of IONIQ 5 EVs will be ordered and sold online directly to customers.

This sales process has been chosen in light of unprecedented high demand for IONIQ 5 in Australia and limited initial supply.

Hyundai Motor Company Australia has had more than 120 deposits placed with dealerships over the last eight months, and over 11,000 expressions of interest submitted. This level of interest is unprecedented for a Hyundai vehicle.

The new direct-to-customer sales model aims to provide a fair allocation of IONIQ 5 to customers across Australia based on demand.

Currently the sales model is only planned to apply for the introduction of IONIQ 5, Hyundai will continue to sell the electrified vehicle range – Kona EV, IONIQ Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid and Electric – through the Hyundai BlueDrive dealership network.

Online Sales Process

The online sales process will be rolled out in three phases via the Hyundai Australia public website:

  1. Those customers who have already placed deposits with Hyundai dealerships over the past eight months will have first priority to secure a vehicle during the initial period of online ordering, starting from 27 September.
  2. From 12 October, any customer who has previously registered their interest in IONIQ 5 will be giving 24-hours early access to place a vehicle order.
  3. Then, from the 13 October ordering will open up to the general public.

IONIQ 5 orders are secured with the $2,000 deposit, on a true first come first served basis.

After the initial allocation of 400 vehicles is exhausted, expressions of interest will continue to be taken and Hyundai will remain in close contact with all interested customers.

Delivery Partners and Servicing

The initial allocation of IONIQ 5s will be delivered to customers through approximately 10 Delivery Partners chosen from the Hyundai dealer network.

IONIQ 5 aftersales support and servicing will be provided by all 32 Hyundai BlueDrive dealerships across Australia.

Exterior Design

IONIQ 5’s progressive design is made possible by the freedoms of a dedicated EV platform. By evoking the daring attitude of Hyundai Pony, the company’s first production car, IONIQ 5 highlights Hyundai’s 45-year design journey whilst simultaneously looking ahead to the future.

IONIQ 5’s unique exterior design is characterised by the Pony-inspired profile over a 3,000mm wheelbase. This extended wheelbase requires a more sophisticated approach to translate this new proportion into a contemporary EV typology.

The frontal styling is defined by an eye-catching V-shape incorporating distinctive daytime running lights (DRLs) that provide an unmistakable light signature unique to IONIQ 5. These small, ‘Parametric Pixel’ clusters are echoed at the rear of the vehicle.

Also featuring at the front is Hyundai’s first clamshell bonnet, which is designed to minimise panel gaps for optimal aerodynamics.

Aero-optimised wheels continue the Parametric Dynamics design theme and are offered in a super-sized 20-inch diameter, the largest ever fitted to a Hyundai EV.

The front and rear forms merge on IONIQ 5’s flanks in a distinctive Z-shape, as part of the ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design theme, first seen on the all-new Tucson, While the strong C-pillar shape, inspired by Hyundai’s ‘45’ EV concept, gives IONIQ 5 a commanding and distinctive presence clearly identifiable from a distance.

Automatic power operated flush door handles complete a clean surface styling treatment and enhance IONIQ 5’s aerodynamic efficiency.

Customers can choose from a palette of six exterior colours incorporating nature-inspired hues exclusive to IONIQ 5. These include solid Atlas White, Galactic Grey Metallic, Phantom Black, Digital Teal-Green and Lucid Blue Mica, and the Matte Gravity Gold.


IONIQ 5’s underfloor battery and compact EV powertrain give rise to an uncommonly spacious cabin with a flat floor, allowing for superb freedom of movement.

A ‘Living Space’ theme runs through IONIQ 5’s interior, centred on a sliding universal island centre console that can be slid fore and aft by up 140mm, for maximum versatility.

Additional clever design touches, such as power adjustable front seats that are some 30 per cent slimmer than conventional units, further optimise IONIQ 5’s cabin space and versatility.

IONIQ 5 complements its eco-friendly powertrain through the use of sustainable materials in the cabin, such as seats, headliner, door trim, carpets and armrests manufactured using recycled PET bottles, plant-based (bio PET) yarns and natural wool yarns, and bio paint with plant extracts.

The upholstery in IONIQ 5 is stitched from eco-processed leather and is offered in a choice of Obsidian Black, or two-tone Dove Grey/Dark Pebble Grey or Dove Grey/Dark Teal, each with a contrasting 100 per cent biodegradable & recyclable paperette insert.


IONIQ 5 is offered initially with a high-voltage 72.6kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, driving either a single, rear mounted electric motor (rear-wheel drive), or dual rear- and front-mounted electric motors (all-wheel drive), to offer a zero-emission electric vehicle experience without compromise on range or performance.

Comparison IONIQ 5
Electric motor – rear 160 kW / 350 Nm 155 kW / 350 Nm
Electric motor – front 70 kW / 255 Nm
Total system output 160 kW / 350 Nm 225 kW / 605 Nm
Battery & recharging    
Battery capacity 72.6 kWh Li-ion Polymer 72.6 kWh Li-ion Polymer
Charging compatibility 400 V / 800 V 400 V / 800 V
Plug-in standard charging (AC) up to 10.5 kW up to 10.5 kW
Standard charging time (AC) 6 hr 6 min* 6 hr 6 min*
Plug-in fast charging (DC) up to 350 kW up to 350kW
Fast charging time (DC) – 50 kW 56 min 30 sec* 61 min 42 sec*
Ultra-fast charging time (DC) – 350 kW 17 min 16 sec* 17 min 16 sec*
Efficiency & range    
Combined Wh/km (kWh/100km) 179 (17.9) 190 (19.0)
Combined CO2 Zero emissions Zero emissions
Electric range (WLTP) 451 km 430 km
Top speed 185 km/h 185 km/h
0 ~ 100 km/h 7.4s 5.2s
80 ~ 120 km/h 4.7s 3.8s

*Based on 10 per cent ~ 80 per cent charge

Ultra-fast charging & Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) Function

The E-GMP platform underpinning IONIQ 5 supports both 400V and 800V charging infrastructures without the need for additional components or adapters.

A world-first patented technology, the multi-charging system operates the motor and inverter to boost 400V to 800V for stable charging compatibility.

With a DC 350kW public charger, IONIQ 5 can charge from 10 per cent to 80 per cent in less than 18 minutes; with a five-minute charge boosting range by 100km, based on WLTP figures.

IONIQ 5 also provides an innovative Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function, which allows customers to charge electric devices, such as electric bicycles, scooters, camping equipment. or even another electric vehicle from IONIQ 5, making it a powerful charger on wheels.

Using the supplied V2L adapter, customers can charge high-power electric equipment via the vehicle’s charge port, where the vehicle can provide up to 3.6kW of power.

SmartSense™ Safety

IONIQ 5 features an extensive standard suite of SmartSense™ advanced active safety and driver assistance technologies.

There are also seven airbags, including Hyundai’s pioneering front centre side airbag.

Mounted in the left side of the driver’s seat backrest, this airbag is designed to prevent or reduce the severity of injuries caused by collisions of front passengers with each other, or with interior components, in the event of a side impact collision.

IONIQ 5’s SmartSenseTM suite includes the following technologies, including some firsts for Hyundai:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist;
    • Car / Pedestrian / Cyclist detection
    • Junction Turning & Crossing (new for Hyundai)
    • Lane Change Oncoming & Side (new for Hyundai)
    • Evasive Steering Assist (new for Hyundai)
  • Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor
  • Driver Attention Warning, including; Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
  • High Beam Assist
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
  • Lane Following Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist – Line/Road-Edge
  • Manual Speed Limit Assist
  • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist – Rear
  • Parking Distance Warning – Front/Rear
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control, including: Stop & Go function and Machine Learning function (new for Hyundai)
  • 3D Surround View Monitor


Powertrain Transmission IONIQ 5
160 kW 2WD Reduction gear $71,900
225 kW AWD Reduction gear (f/r) $75,900

Option Pricing IONIQ 5
Matte Paint $1,000

Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs.

Colour and Trim

Trim Interior Exterior
    Solid Metallic Mica Mica Mica Matte
IONIQ 5 Obsidian Black

Eco Processed Leather (NNB)

Dove Grey / Dark Pebble Grey

Eco Processed Leather (YGN)

Dove Grey / Dark Teal

Eco Processed Leather (VKE)

*Gravity Gold matte paint will not be available at launch (due in Q4 2021)

Specification Overview

IONIQ 5 2WD   160kW electric motor
Key specification summary:    
7 airbags – inc. front centre side airbag i-Pedal mode (one pedal driving) 12-way power front seats – inc. lumbar
SmartSense™ including: Smart regenerative braking 2.0 2-way power rear seats – fore/aft (60:40)
– Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist; Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS) ‘Relaxion’ front seats – zero gravity
  Car / Pedestrian / Cyclist detection Voice notification of charging status Memory driver & all passenger seats (f/r)
  Junction Turning & Crossing Vehicle To Load (V2L) function – outside Heated & ventilated front seats
  Lane Change Oncoming & Side 20” Alloy wheels Heated rear seats
  Evasive Steering Assist LED headlights Heated steering wheel
– Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist LED front light guide Rear door sunshades
– Blind-Spot View Monitor LED taillights 12.3” digital instrument cluster
– Driver Attention Warning, including: Acoustic laminated windscreen Adjustable ambient lighting
  Leading Vehicle Departure Alert Acoustic laminated side door glass (f/r) Sliding centre console
– High Beam Assist Privacy rear door & tailgate glass Remote start – via Smart Key
– Intelligent Speed Limit Assist Vision glass roof w/power sunshade Smart Parking Assist (SPA)
– Lane Following Assist Power door handles Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)
– Lane Keeping Assist – Line/Road-Edge Smart power tailgate 12.3” Multimedia navigation unit
– Manual Speed Limit Assist Leather appointed eco processed seats Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
– Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist – Rear Premium bio PET carpet BOSE premium audio w/8 speakers
– Parking Distance Warning – Front/Rear   Dual zone climate control w/auto defog
– Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance    
– Rear Occupant Alert    
– Safe Exit Assist    
– Smart Cruise Control, including:    
  Stop & Go function    
  Machine Learning function    
– 3D Surround View Monitor    

IONIQ 5 AWD 155kW + 70kW electric motors
Key specification differences from 2WD: