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Let’s get things straight first, the 2021/22 Hyundai IONIQ 5 was a pretty sensational car and now Hyundai have gone and added a whole host of upgrades for the 2023 model year! Starting with the technology, a heads up display with AR (augmented reality), in-car household socket, larger battery and more powerful motor headline the upgrades.

Rear three quarters view of the new 2023 Hyundai IONIQ 5
IONIQ 5 swept automotive awards all around the world at launch

Remember that the first iteration of this car won the New Zealand Car of the Year, World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle of the Year and World Car Design of the Year! Built on Hyundai’s E-GMP platform, the 2023 model comes with three battery choices. Buyers can choose between 58 kWh, 72.6 kWh and 77.4 kWh powerplants. There are four different power outputs and two drive layouts to be had as well!

A person sitting in the rear seat of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 charging their device from the household socket
An in-car household socket is just one of many upgrades added to the 2023 model

The range topping model offers either a 72.6 kWh or 77.4 kWh battery coupled with AWD to produce 239kW and 605Nm with the resulting 0-100 time being just over 5 seconds! Max driving range comes from the 2WD 72.6 kWh option, resulting in a 481km WLTP range.

Another feather in Hyundai’s cap is that despite the rising cost of living, the 58 kWh option remains at $79,990 as does the 72.6 kWh with its $89,990 price tag. The top spec 77.4 kWh model with the vision roof is priced at $117,990!

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Words by Matthew D’Souza, pictures courtesy of Hyundai Motors New Zealand.

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