Hyundai has announced a range of updates for its electric IONIQ 5, which now gets a larger battery option alongside more technology. 

The striking EV was launched last year, with this Hyundai already winning a whole range of awards, most notably the World Car of the Year 2022 prize. 

But now the IONIQ 5 is benefiting from further tweaks as part of a 2023 model year update. Perhaps most notably, Hyundai is kitting out top versions with a larger 77.4kWh battery – up from 72kWh. This sees the claimed electric range increase from 300 to 315 miles, alongside a more powerful dual-motor setup in top-spec models, which now produces 322bhp (11bhp more than before) which allows for a 0-60mph time of under five seconds.


An entry-level 58kWh battery model remains available, with this still delivering a claimed electric range of 238 miles. 

Hyundai is also introducing a new flagship Namsan Edition, named after the mountain in Seoul, South Korea. Additions to this model include a new full-length ‘Vision’ glass roof, alongside digital side mirrors (DSM) – a feature already available on Korean-spec cars, but this will be the first time they’ve been offered in Europe. These DSMs are said to ‘reduce air resistance’ and offer an ‘enhanced rear view, even in inclement weather’. 

Elsewhere, the IONIQ 5 gets a new battery heater and conditioning feature, which is able to adapt the battery’s temperature ahead of reaching a charging point – helping to speed up charging times in hot or cold temperatures. 


Prices for the updated IONIQ 5 start from £39,400 for the SE Connect model, which comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, full LED lighting and a wireless smartphone charger. Priced from £41,900, the Premium trim brings the new addition of Vehicle-to-Load technology – which essentially lets you use the IONIQ 5’s battery to charge other electrical equipment – with this feature previously being optional. Other standard kit includes 64-colour ambient interior lighting, part leather upholstery and a sliding centre console. 

The high-spec Ultimate model then adds 20-inch alloy wheels, heated and ventilated seats and a Bose sound system, and is priced from £48,400. 

Ashley Andrew, managing director of Hyundai Motor said: “IONIQ 5 has set the benchmark for both design and real-world electric vehicle usability and these range enhancements for model year 23 will ensure that this remains the case for some time to come.”