2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 gets bigger battery, now with rear wiper


Whether you realize it or not, it has been three years since Hyundai launched the Ioniq 5 electric crossover in 2021. For the South Korean market, the EV has now been updated with several changes in terms of exterior design, a larger battery pack, and the introduction of the new N Line variant.

The intended design changes are not very significant. What has changed are the front and rear bumper units that have been revised, more aerodynamic alloy rims, the addition of a rear wiper, and a larger rear spoiler. Due to the bumper design, the length dimensions of this EV have also increased by 20 mm to 4,655 mm.

Regarding the cabin space, the layout of the dashboard seems to have remained largely unchanged, except for the addition of physical control buttons on the center console for functions such as seat heating and steering wheel heating, as well as parking assistance buttons. Meanwhile, the control panel for the air conditioning system has also been redesigned for easier operation.

If you’ve noticed, the Ioniq 5 now comes equipped with a side view camera system, where the images from the camera are displayed through two screens at the end of the dashboard.

The facelifted Ioniq 5 also received a larger 84 kWh battery pack compared to the previous 77.4 kWh unit, which is seen to have a positive impact on the driving range compared to the pre-facelift model. As a reference, the previous Ioniq 5 was able to travel up to 507 km using the 77.4 kWh battery pack (WLTP data).

Behind the fresher exterior appearance, Hyundai engineers have reworked aspects of the suspension for smoother driving, as well as increased the rigidity of the cowl crossbar component to reduce steering wheel vibration.

The facelifted Hyundai Ioniq 5 is also now safer, thanks to the reinforcement of the rear wheels, underbody, doors and B-pillars, as well as the addition of airbags on the second-row sides – making a total of eight airbags!

Finally, Hyundai has improved the sound insulation of the rear electric motor, making the NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) levels quieter.

As for the new variant, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is now available in the N Line trim, offering specific body kits, N Line badges, new 20-inch alloy wheels, a different steering wheel design, sports seats, new accents on the dashboard, and steel pedals.

Hyundai also mentions a more dynamic driving experience, indicating that the Ioniq 5 N Line has received special tuning on the chassis for an enhanced driving experience.

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