Hyundai IONIQ 5 launching soon in Australia

Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 electric vehicle is about to go on sale in Australia with its different style, fast charging, large power, pretty good range, and a high price.


There’s a two-wheel drive version with one electric motor at the rear and driving the rear wheels 160kW, its priced at $71,900 plus on roads.

Then there’s an AWD with two electric motors –a powerful one at the front (155kW) and one at the rear (70kW). The total torque figure is a massive 605Nm. Its priced at $75,900 plus on-roads.


Both come with a 72.6 kWh battery, bigger than the Hyundai Kona, but results in a slightly smaller range of 430-450 km.

To start with IONIQ5 will only be sold on-line, firstly to the 120 who have put down a deposit, then to those who are keen from the 11,000 who submitted an expression of interest, then to the general public.

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ComparisonIONIQ 5
Electric motor – rear160 kW / 350 Nm155 kW / 350 Nm
Electric motor – front70 kW / 255 Nm
Total system output160 kW / 350 Nm225 kW / 605 Nm
Battery & recharging  
Battery capacity72.6 kWh Li-ion Polymer72.6 kWh Li-ion Polymer
Charging compatibility400 V / 800 V400 V / 800 V
Plug-in standard charging (AC)up to 10.5 kWup to 10.5 kW
Standard charging time (AC)6 hr 6 min*6 hr 6 min*
Plug-in fast charging (DC)up to 350 kWup to 350kW
Fast charging time (DC) – 50 kW56 min 30 sec*61 min 42 sec*
Ultra-fast charging time (DC) – 350 kW17 min 16 sec*17 min 16 sec*
Efficiency & range  
Combined Wh/km (kWh/100km)179 (17.9)190 (19.0)
Combined CO2Zero emissionsZero emissions
Electric range (WLTP)451 km430 km
Top speed185 km/h185 km/h
0 ~ 100 km/h7.4s5.2s
80 ~ 120 km/h4.7s3.8s

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto