Hyundai NZ officially launches Ioniq 5 electric SUV

With the Government’s recent Electric Vehicle Scheme announcement that means customers purchasing the $79,990 58 kWh will be entitled to the full $8625 subsidy.

20 October 2021

Liz Dobson
AutoMuse Reviewer

Hyundai New Zealand has officially launched the first-ever Ioniq 5 midsize SUV, after plenty of interest from Kiwis when the brand announced it was adding to its electric lineup.

The Ioniq  5 is built upon Hyundai Motor Group’s dedicated BEV architecture called Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), enabling it to have unique proportions on an elongated wheelbase. 

With E-GMP, Ioniq 5 offers innovative interior design with eco-friendly materials in many touchpoints, strong performance mated with ultra-fast charging as well as advanced connectivity and driver assistance features that will offer the ultimate in-car experience while ensuring safety.

“Since announcing we would bring Ioniq 5 to New Zealand we have had a flood of inquiries and pre-orders, so it’s great to finally be in a position to announce specifications and price to our dealer network and customers,” says Andy Sinclair, Hyundai New Zealand General Manager. 

“The Ioniq 5 is a really exciting addition to our existing EV line-up. We’re proud to be able to give Kiwis more choice when it comes to going electric.”

The Ioniq 5 is available with a range of power electric (PE) configurations to fit the mobility needs of every customer, with no compromises on performance. Customers can select from two battery pack options, either 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh, and two electric motor layouts, either with a rear motor only or with both front and rear motors. All PE variations provide outstanding range and deliver a top speed of 185 km/h.

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