Ioniq 5 starts from $44,999, arrives in Canada in December
Hyundai EV offers up to 480 km range
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes to Canada with the longest wheelbase of any vehicle the brand has sold here. Despite that size, and that it offers an estimated range of up to 480 km, it won’t be the brand’s most expensive. Instead, the concept-car styling of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 will hit dealers next month starting from $44,999.
That base price is just a dollar under what’s needed to ensure it qualifies for the most possible government incentives, but it still offers an impressive 354 km estimated range in the Essential trim. Preferred offers 354 km while the longest range model is the Preferred Long Range with the estimated 480 km for $51,999. Move to the top of the range and Preferred AWD LR is $54,999 (415 km) and adding Ultimate Package to that brings it to 400 km and $59,999.
Differing ranges come from two battery packs, 58 kWh and 77.4 kWh, though only the larger pack can be ordered with all-wheel drive. The default is driving the rear wheels. Single-motor cars offer 225 hp and dual-motor cars 320.
Hyundai says that thanks to 800v multi-charging, the Ioniq 5 can charge from 10 to 80 percent in as little as 18 minutes on the proper fast charger. It will also offer onboard plugs that can power small appliances or even charge other EVs in a pinch.
Other new features include Highway Driving Assist 2 with radar cruise and lane centering. It will also have Hyundai’s first head-up display with augmented reality mode.
Hyundai says that the first units of the Ioniq 5 will hit showrooms in Canada in December, with priority going to the more than 2,000 Canadians who have placed pre-orders.