First drive: 2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 prototype review Car News

As for the price, if a model in the range is to drop below £ 40,000, it will be the 58kWh version in RWD form, of which 168bhp will be enough to send it from 0-62mph in 8.5sec. All versions will have this 800V electrical system and therefore a charging capacity of 350 kW, giving the Ioniq 5 the potential to choke around 60 miles of range for every five minutes it spends plugged in.

The driving experience isn’t quite what the hard-hitting exterior suggests, in truth, but it’s compelling in a different way. The Ioniq 5 has an easy going character, with light but precise controls, high chairs and excellent visibility. It’s definitely not an electric summit hunting mega-hatch; but, given the family car’s record, that shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Perhaps Hyundai could tighten up the slight longwave rebound in the (passive) suspension before the car is fully approved, but, in general, the ride quality is luxuriously detached for this price.

And yet that wide nose, with its oversized Hyundai badge, is simple enough to guide even back roads via the minimalist two-spoke steering wheel. The Ioniq 5 also seems to like highways: it’s quiet on the go, despite the 20-inch wheels, and even a bit of a fix.

This softer personality type is found in the interior, many touch points in which are made from recycled or sustainably sourced materials and whose characteristics are all related to comfort and convenience.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-25 23:01:23