Restart – Hyundai Ioniq 5 Test – Car Engine

It is easy to drive, but the government could give more feedback. The storage between the two front seats is versatile. Photo: Gergely Lővei

Hyundai’s first electric car, built on the basis of e-GMP, is both retro and futuristic, evoking the model with which the brand began to go its own way that year. It is difficult to categorize based on its size: 4.6 meters is typical of large compacts today, but the 3-meter wheelbase is typical of luxury cars. The reason for the strange proportions is that the battery is placed between the axes, which needs space.

The designers have meticulously crafted each body element, the 20-inch-diameter rims fit into the work of art, and then there’s the LED lights for a unique look during the day and especially at night – Executive features include a sawtooth V-shaped under-black nose panel decorative lighting. The design in the passenger compartment is almost traditional, there is a dual display on the instrument panel and there are also some physical switches that give you quick access to the menu, such as the seat / steering wheel heater can be activated from the touch screen. Useful of the length-adjustable storage between the two front seats, which is large enough to hold women’s handbags, and offers multiple USB ports for phone charging. Equipped with all the extras available in the First Edition, even the front seats, which turn into a footrest-comfortable seat at the touch of a button, were there to help you relax while you were forced to charge. In the second row of seats, the angle of the backrest and the position of the seat can be adjusted manually. The latter is designed to increase luggage space, the 587-liter value sounds nice on paper, but it doesn’t look good: it also includes a compartment under the cargo floor and in the nose of the car – the latter is so small that it can’t even hold a charging cable.

The second row is spacious, there is a backrest (mechanical) and longitudinal adjustment (electric) switch on the edge of the seat

All you have to do is use the control lever hidden behind the steering wheel, otherwise the operation of all the controls is familiar, though new functions can sometimes be accessed. Take the tabs behind the steering wheel, for example, which can be used to adjust the energy recovery by default (engine braking effect), but by permanently pulling the left tab, the car can be slowed to a stop and only start when the accelerator pedal is depressed; a single-pedal solution is triggered by a handbrake. It is advisable to handle the 306-horsepower system carefully, the car jumps forward with astonishing force to the floor gas, you have to be sensible and grip the steering wheel firmly, driving out of roundabout, for example, following the tangent. On a corrugated road surface, the electronics limit the drive / energy recovery, which can be felt as a momentary stagnation, otherwise the steel spring suspension with electronically controlled damping handles road faults well. On the steering wheel, which looks like a rotary switch, but in fact you can choose between the car’s modes with a push button, Eco mode has a restrained throttle response with comfortable suspension, Sport mode changes the throttle response and suspension – the cornering properties are not very good governance is insensitive.

A large hole will form in the floor when the rear seat is pushed forward, where small objects may fall. The front compartment above the drive motor is very small

With a base price of 58 kWh battery and rear-wheel drive, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes with a starting price of HUF 15 million, a surcharge of HUF 1 million for the 72.6 kWh battery, and a surcharge of 1.3 million for all-wheel drive. It is an expensive car in absolute terms, but electric cars with similar knowledge are also given for that much in the competition. Equipped with a large battery and all-wheel drive, the tried-and-tested car promised a range of roughly 350 km on a single charge, but realizing that requires the use of Eco mode.


The front and rear LED lights are spectacular

• appearance, mood
• spacious cabin
• Powerful, twin-engine drive
• Lack of rear wiper
• Drive-sensitive drive
• luggage compartment in several details

At the same time, we find the details of the 80s and the imagined future on the Ioniq 5, which stands out from the field of electric cars with this style.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 72,6 kWh AWD
Max. Power: 70 kW / 95 hp
Max. Torque: 255 Nm
Max. Power: 155 kW / 210 hp
Max. Torque: 350 Nm
System power: 225 kW / 306 HP
Max. Torque: 605 Nm
Hossz./szél./mag.: 4635/1890/1647 mm
Wheelbase: 3000 mm
Track front / rear: 1628/1637 mm
Turning distance: 12.0 m
Net weight / load capacity: 2020/520 kg
Luggage compartment: 527-1587 l
Battery capacity: 72.6 kWh
Acceleration 0-100 km / h: 5.2 s
Maximum speed: 185 km / h
Average consumption (WLTP): 19.0 kWh / 100 km
Test consumption: 22.1 kWh / 100 km
Base price of the model: HUF 14,999,000 (58 kWh, RWD)
The price of the tested version: HUF 17,299,000

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