This week we are reviewing the Hyundai IONIQ 5 Ultimate AWD. Our vehicle was assembled at the Ulsan Plant in South Korea and had an MSRP of CAD $60,199.00.
When we first saw the Hyundai 45 EV in 2019, we didn’t imagine Hyundai would have the audacity to release a vehicle that looked like it belonged in another century. Yet, they did and stayed true to the concept. Some might find it a little too extravagant, but it opens a new book for Hyundai. When we stopped at the NYC auto show, the IONIQ 5 did not only win one prize; it won 3. World car of the year, world electric vehicle of the year and world car design of the year.
The version we tested had a 77,4 kWh battery; currently, this is the largest battery you can find inside the IONIQ 5. In the AWD version we evaluated, the announced range is 414km, and the RWD (Rear Wheel Drive) version has an announced range of 488km. As for the smaller 58 kWh battery rated up to 354km, it’s only offered in an RWD in our market. Hyundai presents the Hyundai IONIQ 5 as an SUV, although we feel it’s more of a hatchback from the outside. In the SUV segment, it rivals the VW ID4, The Mustang Mach-E, its cousin, the EV6 and the Model Y. If you look at the competition, you have the best value for your money and get the most comfortable ride.
Hyundai has lent us this vehicle for one week as a press vehicle. We have no affiliation with Hyundai Canada. The above is a recollection of our personal opinion of the car referred above.
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Author: Alain Kuhn Von Kuhnenfeld