Interest in Hyundai's IONIQ 5 shows Kiwis are ready for new era of electric vehicles

5 March, 2021 - Following the global unveiling of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 last week there has been significant interest here in New Zealand with pre-orders already reaching double digits.

IONIQ 5 is the first model built on Hyundai Motor Group’s new dedicated architecture for battery electric vehicles, called Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). It is also the first model in the new IONIQ product line-up brand, redefining the electric mobility lifestyle with sustainable and innovative features – from the eco-friendly materials of its interior design, to ultra-fast charging and Vehicle-to-Load function.

“We are really pleased by the initial interest in the IONIQ 5. Our team and dealer network are really excited about bringing this EV into New Zealand, and it seems many other EV enthusiasts are too. In a matter days we’ve had a large volume of people register their interest to hear more about this vehicle, as well as pre-orders,” says Andy Sinclair, Hyundai New Zealand General Manager.

Those interested in being the first to secure an IONIQ 5 are able to pre-order online at A $500 deposit is required which is fully refundable should the customer not wish to proceed once the New Zealand specification and price for the IONIQ 5 is released.

Estimated launch date for IONIQ 5 in New Zealand is in the second half of 2021.