Hyundai Ioniq 5 facelifted: bigger battery, better interior

Three years after its launch, Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 EV gets an extensive update, which adds a bigger battery, improved aerodynamics, ergonomic changes to the interior, better safety tech, and a new N Line model, adding some sportiness to the ‘regular’ model range.

Strictly speaking, this is the Ioniq 5’s mid-life facelift, but not much has changed regarding looks. The cross-over does get new bumpers, adding 20 mm in length and an extended roof spoiler to improve aerodynamics.

New wheels with aero covers are also part of the update, while an N Line trim has been added, blending some of the Ioniq 5 N‘s looks with the regular model. A rear wiper is now also present.

Better ergonomics

On the inside, though, the quality of life has been improved. More physical buttons have been added to quickly access frequently used settings like the heated/ventilated seats or the heated steering wheel.

The steering wheel has a new design, and the hands-on detection for the semi-autonomous driving functions has also been updated.

The new interior of the Ioniq 5 MY24 gets improved ergonomics, an updated infotainment system, and better safety tech /Hyundai

More range

Technically, the Ioniq 5 gets the N’s 84 kWh battery pack, replacing the previous 77.4 kWh pack in the Long Range models. Together with the improved aerodynamics, this should add some range compared to the current model’s 507 km WLTP figure, but there is no confirmation yet.

Lastly, the suspension and chassis stiffness have been improved, providing more stability and better dynamics. Better sound insulation for the rear motor also improves cabin noise.

Coming in the summer

The facelifted Ioniq 5 is already available for the South Korean market. A European launch is expected by the summer of 2024.


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