Hyundai Ioniq 5 re-opening orders, 68 tanks to pick up
Hyundai is preparing to open orders again for Ioniq 5 electric vehicle (EV) on May 18, 2022 at 1pm AEST.
A spokesperson for Hyundai Australia has confirmed that there are 68 vehicles in the batch and said pre-orders will be available “countrywide” through the existing online portal.
The Ioniq 5 It can be ordered from Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide, although a Hyundai Australia spokesperson said large numbers will be on the east coast.
All Ioniq 5 models in this batch are already built and are expected to ship in May and June 2022.
There won’t be any custom orders in this batch. A spokesman for Hyundai Australia said the company is choosing popular exterior paint colors and interior combinations.
No price or spec changes for the Ioniq 5, with single-motor starting at $71,900 before on-road costs and dual-engine full-time four-wheel drive models starting at $75,900 before hitting the road.
Both are connected to a 72.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack, with single-engine variant manufacturing 160kW power and 350Nm of torque and dual-engine four-wheel drive variant manufacturing 225kW and 605Nm.
As detailed in more detail here Hyundai Australia is selling Ioniq 5 directly to consumers, skipping the wholesale step for its franchise system, due to the tight supply.
It was originally intended to yield 400 but ended up being only guarantee the original 240 cars for Australia in 2021, sold out in just over two hours.
The company then opened orders for customers in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory in December 2021. Around 100 vehicles have already been delivered.
In January, about 70 more were made available to buyers in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
In March 2022, another 100 were made available to buyers in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
Hyundai has sold a total of 335 Ioniq 5 models since its launch in September 2021.
The Kia EV6 with which the Ioniq 5 shares its e-GMP platform is currently sold throughout the brand’s national dealer network.
Kia Australia has entered the confirmed record about 500 EV6 . units will be made available to Australians in 2022, comparable throughout the year.
Looking to the future, the Ioniq 5 has been treated to some Upgrades are running in Europe and the UK could serve as a guide to what’s coming to Australia in the form of the MY23 update.
Hyundai Australia cannot confirm if or when we will see similar changes to the Australian-specific Ioniq 5 models.
As previous reportHyundai’s first dedicated EV is now available with a larger 77.4kWh long-range battery, increasing the maximum driving range to 506 km.
Other changes include a new heating and air conditioning system, digital side mirrors and electrically adjustable side mirrors.
One Ioniq 5 N high performance are also in the works with camouflage prototypes being tracked during testing.