Hyundai Ioniq 5 (77kWh): kW-gold
Autonomy: 507 km
Voted “Car of the Year” on the newest New York Auto Show, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has modified its choices initially of 2022. Previously geared up with a 73 kWh battery, probably the most highly effective of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 now will increase this capability to 77 kWh. This enchancment is said to the Ioniq 5 HTRAC 4-wheel drive that develops 325 hp of energy, and our check model is provided with a 229 hp engine that drives the rear wheels alone. It is probably the most environment friendly configuration within the marketed vary with a mixed vary of as much as 507 km (relying on tools) as per the WLTP cycle.
To afford the companies of a 77 kWh battery, at the very least 51,200 € have to be invested This check model, geared up with a 229 hp engine, was billed at €60,000 for the top-of-the-range “Executive” end.
Previously out there from €46,800 with a 73 kWh battery in “Inuitive” end, the Ioniq 5 is priced sky excessive. Today, the identical configuration with a 77 kWh battery sells for €51,200, or a further €4,000, which now excludes it from the environmental bonus. Our trial model of the high-end “Creative” end retails for €60,000. A worth that brings the Korean nearer to the Tesla Model Y Grande Autonomy (€64,000), extra environment friendly (533 km) and extra highly effective (298 hp) and provided solely in 4-wheel drive. In change, the Korean has a battery like warmth pump, stage 2 autonomous driving, combined leather-based/cloth upholstery, 4 heated seats, and so forth. Not to say the 5 12 months guarantee.
The inside remains to be pleasing. It is fashionable, glossy, brilliant and practical. It is a automotive that could be a pleasure to journey in. The high-performance central contact display screen provides many options together with Android and CarPlay connectivity and a devoted charging system (terminal location, charging energy and programming). In the again seat, two tall adults will likely be completely comfy. Plenty of sensible space for storing is complemented by a good-sized trunk (525 litres) and a further 24-litre compartment below the bonnet to retailer charging cables.
The everlasting magnet motor is positioned on the rear axle. It delivers an on the spot torque of 350 Nm and an influence of 229 hp. 0 to 100 km/h is claimed for 7 seconds. The neck just isn’t glued to the headrest however open and linear acceleration is greater than enough for our roads. Just as the highest velocity is proscribed to 185 km/h. Hyundai has applied a whole arsenal to maximise autonomy. Starting with three driving modes, together with an “Eco” that tempers engine warmth and minimizes energy-consuming tools. Added to this can be a intelligent vitality restoration system with various ranges of depth that go from freewheeling to i-pedal (stopping with out making use of the brakes). Depending in your driving type, it’s attainable to get better lots of vitality this manner or spend little or no. Some fashions in the marketplace provide such a complete restoration system.
Average consumption of 18.1 kWh/100 km
We carried out our exams in “Normal” mode below opposed situations (temperature 8°C and wind) on a combined route of about 500 km consisting of equal components motorway, secondary street and metropolis. Without training eco-driving and utilizing all consolation elements, we noticed a mean of 18.1 kWh/100 km. This glorious rating permits for a spread of about 425 km in observe. 500 km on a single cost is sort of achievable for those who mess around with totally different modes and do not take the freeway an excessive amount of. In reality, at 130 km/h, consumption is nearer to 24 kW/100 km.
With a 77 kWh battery, it’s thus simpler to plan lengthy journeys as a bonus that the Koreans have an asset up their sleeve: its quick charging. This model is provided with an 800 volt system able to receiving direct present (DC) hundreds as much as 350 kW. Theoretically sufficient to permit a recharge from 0 to 80% in simply 18 minutes. To date, just about no quick terminal is able to offering such energy in France. However, the ready time at an Ionity terminal (if the latter is operational) will hardly ever exceed half-hour as we noticed throughout this check the place the Korean simply dealt with a 170 kW load. On alternating present, the Ioniq 5 provides as much as 11 kW of charging energy.
Despite being penalized by its appreciable width (1.89 m) within the metropolis and within the automotive park, the Ioniq 5 is especially nice to drive. The damping completely compensates for the additional weight and the massive diameter rims assure an excellent stage of consolation. This good tourer additionally enjoys good soundproofing at excessive speeds which makes motorway journeys a pleasure. On a secondary street, the physique takes virtually no heel in assist and faithfully follows the directed trajectories.