Hyundai is introducing a new 77.5kWh battery for its retro-styled Ioniq 5, replacing the existing 73kWh unit.
The updated car will be available to order from April, although deliveries won’t take place until 2023.
A new battery conditioning function is also being introduced, which, combined with the extra capacity, improves range to 315 miles.
Hyundai will continue to offer the Ioniq 5 with a 58kWh battery, alongside the newcomer.
“Ioniq 5 has proved to be highly successful in the 12 months since its launch, both in terms of sales and brand building,” said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, vice president marketing and product at Hyundai Motor Europe. “The segment is growing increasingly competitive, and we will be offering enhanced features to defend our position as technology leader in the automotive industry.”
For the first time, the updated Ioniq 5 will be available with video-based digital interior and exterior mirrors. The Digital Centre Mirror (DCM) uses a camera installed below IONIQ 5’s rear spoiler to provide an unobstructed, panoramic rear-facing view of the car.
Digital side mirrors will also be available, using cameras mounted on the side of the car.
Video: Hyundai Ioniq 5
The new battery conditioning feature will enable the car to automatically adapt its battery temperature while travelling to ensure optimal charging conditions when reaching a charging point. Hyundai says this will improve real-life charging performance in hot or cold ambient conditions.
Smart Frequency Dampers (SFD) will improve the response of the rear axle suspension to increase ride comfort as well as improving both body control and handling.
Prices and specifications for the new Ioniq 5 will be released when order books open in the spring.
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