World Car of the Year 2022

Welcome to a new era of Electric SUV's

The IONIQ 5 marks the beginning of a new era of clean mobility for Hyundai.

Blurring the line between digital and analog, the new battery-electric SUV is the flagship model behind Hyundai’s new signature dedicated EV architecture. 

Get into an IONIQ 5 with $0 deposit, 0% interest and zero worries with this amazing Hyundai Assured Future Value offer*. And don't worry about those road user charges either; we'll cover your full RUC for your first 30,000km.

Experience the New Zealand Car of the Year for yourself - book a test drive of the IONIQ 5 at your local Hyundai dealership today. 

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Feeling pain at the pump?

Looking to make the switch to an EV? There are many reasons why you should consider making the switch and EECA has provided 6 reasons to purchase an electric vehicle. One reason EECA highlights is the cost of charging an EV versus filling up a car with petrol. Charging your EV during off-peak hours is equivalent to paying 41 c/litre of fuel*. The average charging rate (during the day) works out to be the equivalent of 80 c/litre*. Over the lifetime of your vehicle, this adds up to significant fuel cost savings. 

Discover what EECA has to say

IONIQ 5 Awards

The IONIQ 5 has been racking up awards both locally and globally, formally recognising the exceptional product seen in this Electric Vehicle and symbolising what's to come for the Hyundai brand. Its long list of accolades includes the New Zealand Car of the Year, the most prestigious industry award in the country, presented by the New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild, and the World Car of the year, judged by a jury of 102 automotive journalists from 33 countries around the world. See more on IONIQ 5's awards below.

The future of electric mobility is here

With the IONIQ 5, future mobility will no longer be something to look forward to, but a reality of everyday life. This ground-breaking electric SUV will put you in charge – without compromise, helping you to decide about your way of life and your impact on the world.


Eco-materials are extensively used in the interior of IONIQ 5. For example, raw materials extracted from sugar cane are used on the headliner, carpet and seat covers. A solution that is both recyclable and beautiful 


Advanced technology is abound in the IONIQ 5, ranging from the latest in-car connectivity, SmartSense active safety features and much more. IONIQ 5 will change the way you travel.

Ultra-fast charging

The IONIQ 5 is one of the few in its category with an 800V battery system*. It charges ultra-fast, performs consistently high, and is optimised for weight and space. 

Distinctive. Iconic. Pure

The IONIQ 5’s pure design is a refreshing take on electric vehicles, stripping away complexity to celebrate clean lines and minimalistic structures. The unique clamshell hood spans the entire width of the car, minimising panel gaps for a clean, high-tech look. The LED lighting showcases its signature Parametric Pixels – unique jewel-like design elements that will feature on the exterior of all future IONIQ models.

From night to bright in 256 pixels

See and be seen – the crown jewels of the iconic front-end presence are the distinctive LED headlamps with their 256 cubic pixels.

Bold and bright in the back

The innovative LED lighting design can be found in the back as well, with IONIQ 5’s signature Parametric Pixels highlighted in the unique rectangular rear light signature.

Exclusive alloy wheels

The aero-optimised wheels further echo the design theme, exuding an exclusive electric flair, harmonising beautifully with the sleek profile.


Gravity Gold Matte

Atlas White

Ecotronic Grey

Shooting Star Matte

Abyss Black

Cyber Grey

Lucid Blue

Digital Teal Green

Speciality colours and matte finishes

Choose from a special range of colours and finishes, all have nature-inspired hues which complement the unique body lines and exterior features.  


Spacious, sustainable living

Inside the IONIQ 5, the lines between living space and moving space are being blurred. Our new EV platform gave us the opportunity to re-create the interior as a whole new in-car experience. A larger flat floor, highly adjustable front seats that can be fully reclined, and a flexible centre console that can be moved throughout the cabin, make for an extraordinary experience.

Relaxation seats

Enjoy premium comfort with the available two fully reclining relaxation seats in the front. Lean all the back for a refreshing break while charging – at the push of a single button. 

Sliding centre console

Customise the interior layout to your needs. You can slide the centre console back to the rear seats, so your kids can use it as a picnic table or desk.

Wide-screen digital cockpit

The 12.3” infotainment screen is seamlessly integrated with the 12.3” cluster for a high-tech look that comes standard – for easy access to all driving, safety and infotainment functions. 


Eco-friendly lifestyle without limits

Environmentally friendly materials are used extensively in the IONIQ 5, like eco-processed leather and recycled yarn. What’s more, raw materials extracted from sugar cane are used on the headliner, carpet and seat covers. A solution that is both recyclable and beautiful. The innovative use of natural materials is another contribution to sustainability in our manufacturing processes, making the IONIQ 5 less reliant on oil-based products.

Eco friendly fabric

Up to 32 plastic bottles are shredded into plastic chips. These chips are melted and spun into threads that makes an inviting woven upholstery fabric. The fabric made from recycled PET bottles are used on the seats and door armrests.

Eco friendly leather

The seat, headlining and carpet fabric includes bio components extracted from sugar cane and corn, while the leather used in the IONIQ 5’s interior is dyed using flaxseed oil.

Bio paint

The IONIQ 5’s surfaces such as the dashboard, switches, steering wheel and door panels are coated with bio paint that includes oil extractions from plants such as rape flowers and corn.


Making life as connected as you want it to be

The IONIQ 5 is equipped with a stellar range of intuitive smart tech to make life inside as connected as you want to be. 

Fully digital 12.3" cluster

The fully digital 12.3” instrument cluster displays driver centric information, it has a day and night mode as well as a different colour scheme linked to the drive mode selected.  

12.3" touchscreen

The 12.3” infotainment touchscreen gives you access to a comprehensive menu from connectivity to preference settings. This is supplemented with new generation voice activation control for most common requests such as heated seats and steering wheel settings. 

Wireless charging & USB ports

There’s a high-speed wireless charger port in the moveable centre console Universal Island – that can slide back as much as 140 mm, which means second-row passengers can also enjoy access to the cup holders, USB ports and phone charger. The 15-watt unit features a cooling function that prevents smartphone overheating for added safety.

BOSE premium sound system

The available BOSE premium sound system delivers stellar performance with eight high-performance speakers optimally tuned to deliver amazing sound. 

Vehicle To Load charging (V2L)

 V2L External Adaptor allows you to use the stored energy from the IONIQ 5 to recharge or power other electrical items. Recharge your e-bike, power electrical camping equipment, or even some domestic appliances. This is even possible when the vehicle is turned off. 

The V2L system can supply AC power of 230V / 50 Hz which is the same as a standard wall socket. Drawing a maximum of 3.6kW (or 15 Amps) of power consumption.

V2L usage instructions and tips can be found here


Leading the charge into the electric era with E-GMP

IONIQ 5 is the first vehicle built on Hyundai’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This dedicated battery electric vehicle platform enables faster charging, increased driving range, more interior space and better handling. The battery pack’s position within the wheelbase ensures ideal weight distribution between the front and rear and a low centre of gravity for improved handling performance. 

Designed for safety

E-GMP embraces unique Electric Vehicle design characteristics such as short overhangs and a long wheelbase with collision safety, maximised passenger space, and battery safety.

Electric performance

E-GMP embraces unique Electric Vehicle design characteristics such as short overhangs and a long wheelbase with collision safety, maximised passenger space, and battery safety.

A modular concept

E-GMP accommodates a wide range of vehicle types, driving distances, and lifestyles through a standardised battery system equipped with technology optimised for Electric Vehicles.

E-GMP means more room for passengers

E-GMP enables the creation of innovative interiors designed uniquely for Electric Vehicles to provide a new electrified mobility experience for our customers. The space-consuming AC system has been moved from inside the car to the extra space created by replacing the engine with an electric motor – leaving more room for passengers in the front. 

E-GMP means more legroom

The low-mounted battery and the flat floor from removal of the centre tunnel result in much more legroom for passengers.

E-GMP means flexible seat arrangements

The flat floor also allows front and back seats to be arranged in numerous ways to accommodate lunch breaks and road trips and anything else you'd like to do – providing an innovative electrified experience.


Next level electric performance

Battery and range

Pick your power and preferred range. The IONIQ 5 is available with three battery options: 58 kWh (Standard Range), 72.6 kWh (Extended Range) or 77.4 kWh (Long Range). The 58 kWh IONIQ 5 offers up to 384 km of range whilst the 2WD 72.6 kWh model with 19" alloy wheels will travel up to 481 km.

Furthermore, you can choose an all-wheel-drive version (AWD) with dual electric motors or a rear-wheel drive version (2WD) with a single electric motor. The 72.6 kWh battery delivers 160 kW in 2WD and 225 kW in AWD, whilst the 77.4 kWh Limited provides 239 kW in AWD dual motor format. The 58 kWh battery provides 125 kW in a 2WD powertrain. 

Regenerative braking

Equipped with cutting-edge technology for intelligent driving, the IONIQ 5’s regenerative braking system charges the battery while driving by using the electric motor to slow the vehicle. You can control the level of energy that the system regenerates and stores in the battery by adjusting the level of regenerative braking with the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The higher the level, the more the car slows and charges the battery when you take your foot off the accelerator.

Holding the left paddle shifter activates maximum strength of regenerative braking and you can slow the car to a complete stop in this way without having to press the conventional brake pedal.

Ultra-fast charging / Fast charging

Enjoy the speed and convenience of best-in-class charging times. No time to wait? Don’t worry, you can add 85 km of range in 5 minutes at an ultra-fast charging station – and charge from 10 to 80% in just 25 minutes!

Hyundai’s world’s-first patented technology supports both 400V and 800V charging infrastructure without the need for additional components or adapters. Which means you can get in and out of rapid charging stations faster, because you have the flexibility of using a different charger if one type is occupied. 

Home charging / AC charging

Depending on your grid connection at home or the type of charging station you have access to, the IONIQ 5 gives you a range of flexible charging possibilities aside from ultra-fast DC charging. You can charge at home overnight to take advantage of off-peak rates or top up at the grocery store when you’re shopping – the powerful 10.5 kW on-board charger gives you a range of flexible possibilities. 


Hyundai SmartSense safety features

The IONIQ 5 provides peace of mind with a full suite of active and passive safety features resulting in a 5 star ANCAP safety rating under 2021 criteria. The IONIQ 5 also was able to produce the best score observed in the ‘Crash Partner’ category, protecting occupants of other vehicles. 

Hyundai’s SmartSenseTM technology provides active driver assistance. Through the use of powerful sensors and cameras, SmartSenseTM is able to constantly monitor your surrounding environment for hazards or danger. Should a collision be detected the system will alert and then aid the driver to defuse the dangerous situation.  In addition, IONIQ 5 also includes seven airbags as standard, providing the ultimate protection for occupants.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)

Stops your car fast, even if you’re distracted. FCA alerts you to slowing or stopped vehicles as well as cyclists and pedestrians in your path – and automatically applies full braking power if you don’t react in time.

Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)

Delivering more safety in dense traffic, BCA will warn you and automatically apply the left or right brakes and control the steering when a vehicle is detected in your blind spot and you begin to change lanes.

Lane Following Assist (LFA)

Keeps you centred and safer. When activated, it keeps the vehicle centred in its lane at speeds between 0 and 185 kilometres per hour on highways and city streets.

Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA)

This clever feature for city driving alerts the driver when the vehicle in front departs from an idle state, like at a stoplight or in a traffic jam.

Driver Attention Warning (DAW)

When a pattern of fatigue or distraction is identified, the system gets your attention with an alert and pop-up message suggesting a break.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)

Perfect for parking lots. When reversing out of areas with low visibility, the system not only warns the driver if vehicles approach from the side – it also applies the brakes automatically

Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)

This semi-autonomous driving feature recognises road speed signs and adjusts vehicle speed to match the speed limit (when activated).

High Beam Assist (HBA)

Less stress and maximum visibility. Detects oncoming vehicles and vehicles in the same lane ahead and switches to low-beam as appropriate, reactivating the high-beam when no vehicles are detected.

Meridian EV Plan

We’ve teamed up with Meridian Energy to offer all Hyundai EV owners a $200 account credit + 12 months of free charging on Zero, or a $250 power credit* when you join their EV Plan.  

Their EV Plan is a day/night plan, meaning that between 9 pm and 7 am, your power is up to 50% cheaper than the day rate ^, making charging your EV (and any other power usage during this time) more affordable.

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IONIQ 5 Specifications

IONIQ 5 58 kWh 2WD

IONIQ 5 58 kWh 2WD

IONIQ 5 77.4 kWh Limited AWD

IONIQ 5 77.4 kWh Limited AWD


Recommended Retail Price (RRP)
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Rear Traction Motor

Motor type
Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM)
Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM)
Maximum power
125 kW
165 kW
Maximum torque
350 Nm
350 Nm

Front Traction Motor

Motor type
Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM)
Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM)
Maximum power
74 kW
Maximum torque
255 Nm

Drivetrain and Transmission

Drivetrain system
Rear wheel drive
HTRAC All Wheel Drive (AWD)
3-levels of brake regeneration including smart mode
Paddle shifters for brake regeneration levels

High Voltage Battery

Battery capacity
58 kWh
77.4 kWh
Battery type
Lithium-ion polymer with water cooling
Lithium-ion polymer with water cooling
On Board Charger (OBC)
10.5 kW
10.5 kW
Heat pump air-conditioning system
Battery pre-conditioning system

Chassis and Aerodynamics

Front suspension
MacPherson strut suspension with coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and anti-roll stabiliser bar
MacPherson strut suspension with coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and anti-roll stabiliser bar
Rear suspension
Multi link with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers
Multi link with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers
Aerodynamic drag (Cd)

Wheels and Braking System

Wheel size & type
19" x 7.5J alloy
20" x 8.5J alloy
Michelin 235/55 R19
Michelin 255/45 R20
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Tyre Mobility Kit (TMK)
Braking system
Power assisted braking system with ventilated front disc and solid rear disc brakes with ABS, EBD and BAS
Power assisted braking system with ventilated front disc and solid rear disc brakes with ABS, EBD and BAS
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with auto hold


Electric motor driven power steering
Manual tilt and telescopic adjustment
Minimum turning radius - kerb to kerb (m)

Safety Features

Safety rating
5* ANCAP (2021 Criteria)
5* ANCAP (2021 Criteria)
ABS braking with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist System (BAS)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
Blind-spot Collision Avoidance assist (BCA)
Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM)
Rear Cross-traffic Collision Avoidance assist (RCCA)
Forward Collision Avoidance assist (FCA) with Junction Assist (JX)
Parking Collision Avoidance assist - reverse (PCA)
Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with stop & go
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
High Beam Assist (HBA)
7 Airbags (dual front, side, curtain & front seat centre airbag)
Front seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters
3-point tether child seat anchor points
ISOFIX child seat anchor points
Height adjustable seatbelts (front)
3-point lap diagonal (ELR) seatbelts
Child safety rear door locks
Electro Chromatic rear-view Mirror (ECM)
Automatic dusk sensing headlights
Remote Smart Park Assist (RSPA)
Rear park assist system
Front park assist system
Surround View Monitor (SVM)
Reversing camera
First aid kit

Exterior Features

Vision roof
Smart power tailgate
Electrically adjustable side mirrors
Electric folding side mirrors
Heated side mirrors
Pixel type LED head lights
Multi Faceted Reflector (MFR) type
Dual low and high projection
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
LED front centre garnish light
Pixel type LED tail lights
Rear spoiler with high mounted LED stop light
Privacy glass (rear doors and tailgate)
Solar UV protection glass

Interior Features

Full leather interior trim **
Cloth trim
Leather steering wheel **
Full relaxation one-touch 'lie flat' mode for both front seats
Driver seat 8-way electric sliding, reclining, height and lumber adjustable
Integrated Memory Seat (IMS) system for driver and front passenger
Heated front seats
Heated rear outboard seats
Ventilated front seats
Heated steering wheel
Heads Up Display (HUD) - augmented reality type
Power windows
Wireless smart phone charging ***
Sliding centre console
Interior mood lighting
Rear seat 60:40 split folding function
Rear seat electric sliding operation


Proximity key and engine start / stop button
Keyless entry with anti-theft alarm
Automatic opening flush door handles
Engine immobiliser
Hyundai Active Locking Operation (HALO) including speed sensing auto door locking

Comfort and Convenience

12.3" touch screen audio system
Satellite navigation
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility
Bose premium audio system with 8 speakers including subwoofer
4 speakers and 2 tweeters
Bluetooth handsfree phone system
Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls
4 USB inputs (2 x front, 2 x rear)
Internal Vehicle to Load plug (V2L)
Dual zone automatic climate control air-conditioning with pollen filter
Automatic windscreen defog
Trip computer including distance to empty, average energy consumption, average speed and outside temperature display
12.3" colour full TFT driver information display
Illuminated vanity mirror in driver and front passenger sunvisors

Weights and Capacities

Boot capacity (VDA litres) - 2nd row seats down
Boot capacity (VDA litres) - 2nd row seats up
Front trunk capacity (VDA litres)
Kerb weight (kg) lightest / heaviest
1,830 / 1,910
2,045 / 2,125
Towing capacity (unbraked kg)
Towing capacity (braked kg)

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (mm)
Overall length (mm)
Overall width (mm)
Overall height (mm)
Wheel track - front / rear (mm)
1,638 /  1,647
1,628 /  1,637
Overhang - front / rear (mm)
845 / 790
845 / 790
Minimum ground clearance (mm)


Combined energy efficiency (kWh / 100km)*
Combined fuel economy (litres / 100km)*
Co2 emissions (g/km)
Driving range (WLTP)*
384 km
454 km


10 year / 200,000 km anti perforation corrosion body warranty
3 year / 100,000 km mechanical warranty
3 year / 100,000 km roadside assistance package
8 year / 160,000 km high voltage battery warranty
Not available

Specifications, features, equipment and colours shown on this website are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Prices shown do not include on road costs.

*Energy consumption figures are based on WLTP tests and factory information. These figures are provided to assist you in comparing the energy consumption of the IONIQ 5 range with other vehicles. The actual energy consumption will depend on many factors, including your driving habits, the prevailing conditions and your vehicle’s equipment, condition and use.

**Finishes specified as leather contain a combination of genuine leather, polyurethane leather (leather substitute) and man-made materials.

***Compatible smart phones only.

****Vehicles used for commercial purposes such as taxi vehicles, the high voltage battery warranty is limited to 3 years/ 100,000km (whichever comes first).


Read full Meridian offer terms and conditions, and eligibility criteria here.

^Comparing the night vs day rates on Meridian’s EV plan. Savings vary by network.