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2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 gets bigger battery and new N Line trim

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 gets updated with new sporty N Line trim and longer range

  • Larger battery with longer range
  • Subtle styling changes
  • Revised infotainment

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been one of our favourite electric family cars since we first tested it in 2021, and it’s now been updated with a bigger battery, new bumpers and a refreshed interior. Along with changes to the existing Ioniq 5 lineup, Hyundai has introduced a new N Line trim, which slots in between the standard car and the high-performance Ioniq 5 N. The UK release date for the revised Ioniq 5 is unconfirmed and we expect a modest price increase over the current model.

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The electric car landscape has changed dramatically in just three short years since the Ioniq 5 was released. Family EVs with ranges of over 300 miles are now commonplace and newcomers from China are undercutting more established brands on price. Hyundai will be hoping that these changes to the Ioniq 5 will help it fend off these rivals in this fiercely competitive and ever-expanding market.

What’s new for the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5?

The headline change for 2024 – and probably the most important for EV buyers – is the increased battery capacity from 77.4kWh to 84kWh. Hyundai claims that the larger battery will bring a longer range, although a specific figure hasn’t yet been revealed. The outgoing Ioniq 5 could manage up to 315 miles on a single charge, so expect the new model to achieve somewhere closer to 350 miles. It’s unclear whether Hyundai will continue to sell the Ioniq 5 in the UK with the smaller 58kWh battery at a more affordable price.

Changes to the Ioniq 5’s boxy, angular bodywork are minimal, with a pair of new front and rear bumpers and longer rear spoiler added. There’s a new set of wheels, too, designed for aerodynamic efficiency. More importantly, Hyundai has improved the stiffness of the Ioniq 5’s body in an effort to boost stability and agility. Extra sound deadening around the rear motor should reduce cabin noise, as well.

You’ll need a keen eye to spot the interior changes to the Ioniq 5. The infotainment and driver’s displays run a ‘next-generation’ operating system and sit above a redesigned row of physical buttons. The steering wheel has been slightly changed but retains the four LED lights in the centre that indicate battery charge level.

What about the Ioniq 5 N Line?

Sitting above the regular Ioniq 5 but below the rapid Ioniq 5 N is the new N Line model. Changes are purely cosmetic, with more aggressive bumpers and a unique set of 20-inch wheels. The cabin gets some sporty styling touches, too, with sport seats, an N Line-specific steering wheel and red stitching for the upholstery.

How much will the 2024 Ioniq 5 cost and when can I order one?

Hyundai is yet to confirm UK pricing for the new Ioniq 5, but a small increase over the outgoing car’s £44,145 starting price would be expected. South Korea will get the new model from March, with Hyundai planning to introduce the car to global markets over the course of the year – a UK release date has not been confirmed.

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