Hyundai’s 2025 Ioniq 5: A Multitude of Upgrades Now Available

Upgrade: Top EV gets even better, securing spot at the forefront of electric car market.

Hyundai has unveiled the updated version of their electric car, the Ioniq 5, which features some subtle changes to its exterior design and various enhancements. Notably, the vehicle now boasts a bigger battery pack, allowing for a longer driving distance on a single charge.

One of the major updates involves the battery, as it is the most significant component of the vehicle. The latest fourth-generation battery has a capacity of 84 kWh, which results in a better range for the car. The manufacturer claims that the RWD model now has an impressive combined range of 301 miles. In comparison, the previous Korean version could only go 285 miles on a single charge.

At present, consumers in the United States are able to select from either a 58 kWh or 77.4 kWh battery pack. The most noteworthy range offered by the current lineup is 303 miles, although we predict that the new battery will exceed this estimate once the EPA publishes their official evaluations.

The battery module still has the ability to recharge from 10-80% within a span of 18 minutes while connected to a 350 kW rapid charging station.

While not necessarily faster, the revamped Ioniq 5 promises a smoother driving experience. Hyundai has equipped the electric model with updated shock absorbers that are sensitive to frequency, utilizing transmissions to the tires in order to reduce any bothersome vibrations caused by uneven roads. These shocks analyze both road conditions and driving velocity to guarantee a more relaxing journey.

Additional improvements have been made to enhance the refinement of this vehicle, such as reinforced rear wheel housings and lower body materials that effectively reduce low-frequency noises. The once audible hum of the electric motors has now been muffled with the use of extra sound absorption materials. As a vehicle already known for its safety, Hyundai has taken it a step further by strengthening both the front and rear doors, as well as making the B-pillar even more rigid. Additionally, second-row side airbags have been added to provide an extra layer of protection.

In addition to this, the Korean brand has also implemented subtle revisions to the exterior design.

Hyundai has made some updates to the bumpers on their latest model, both front and rear. These changes include updated skid plates and more aggressive design elements. According to Hyundai, these enhancements give the impression of a wider position. The front lighting signatures have also been subtly modified, while the spoiler at the back has been extended by almost 2 inches (specifically, 1.96 inches). This improvement not only enhances aerodynamic performance but also adds a touch of athleticism to the overall appearance. In addition to these changes, new color options will also be available, such as Ultimate Red and Ecotronic Gray Matte.

An announcement affecting only American buyers is the downsizing of digital side mirrors. In a move that will surely please fans of the Ioniq 5, Hyundai has at last included a wiper for the back window.

The N Line variant will take its cues from the design of the Ioniq 5 N, and will come equipped with its own unique bumpers, 20-inch wheels, matching body-colored accents, and sleek black side mirrors. On the interior, customers can expect to find N-Line seats adorned in black leather with eye-catching red stitching, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and stylish metal pedals.

If this trim gains popularity, Hyundai may consider releasing additional cost-effective electric N models in the future.

When it comes to the minimalist interior, the standard Ioniq 5 boasts a fresh climate control layout, a three-spoke steering wheel, and enhanced infotainment controls. The center console, known as the “Universal Island,” has been revamped to accommodate a wireless device charger in a more convenient position, instead of just holding cupholders.

Commonly utilized controls (like those for the warmed seats, wheel of steering, and assistance with parking) are now conveniently situated on the central console.

The updated Ioniq 5 maintains its ccNC infotainment setup and Blue Link streaming service. However, enhancements have been made to the infotainment system, which can also be continuously improved through over-the-air updates. In terms of driver assistance features, the Ioniq 5 has received upgrades to its lane-keeping and remote smart parking assist systems.

The Korean market version of the Ioniq 5 comes equipped with advanced headlights, Digital Key 2 technology, a digital rearview mirror, and remotely foldable rear seats as part of its standard features.

Updates tailored for the US market are likely to be released soon.

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