TThe first batch of Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 electric SUV will go on sale in Australia for 2023 at 1pm AEDT on January 19, the brand revealed today.
All vehicles have now landed in the country, with customer deliveries expected in two to four weeks.
A total of 250 cars will be available – 44 Dynamiq 2WD, 143 Techniq AWD and 63 new top-of-the-line Epiq AWD.
This is the largest shipment of Ioniq 5s since the vehicle’s initial launch in 2021.
Unlike previous allocations, the group will go on sale across the country rather than individual states and territories and is also the first time the car will go on sale in the NT.
According to Hyundai, it has increased the number of dealerships offering the model to 25.
The last lot of Ioniq 5s sold out quickly when they were made available in the latest slot in November, although there were seven previous occasions where the car was released in phases – from October 2021 to November 2022.
In total, 756 were sold in 2022, with the largest amount – 140 – coming in September. That compares with 1,096 for the brand’s smaller Kona EV and 580 for the now-discontinued Ioniq electric sedan.
The Ioniq 5 range is now headlined by a new flagship grade Epiq, which gains digital side mirrors, a heat pump and battery conditioning – all features previously unavailable in Australia.
Debuting before the Ioniq 6 electric sedan, the digital side mirrors use a pair of OLED displays in the cabin, improving “the driver’s view in all conditions” and reducing aerodynamic drag.
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Australian Price
|Ioniq 5 Dynamiq RWD||$72,000|
|Ioniq 5 Techniq AWD||$79,500|
|Ioniq 5 Epiq AWD||$85,000|