New Hyundai Ioniq 5 full review - the 300-mile Tesla EV rival styled by Minecraft

Publicerades den 26 apr 2021
Welcome to The Late Brake Show's full review of the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 - the 300-mile true Tesla EV rival styled by Minecraft. We say Minecraft, but any 8-bit video game really. So is this really as good as electric car enthusiasts had hoped? Jonny seemed convinced by the Korean EV efficiency, the retro-future bold styling, massive cabin and boot space, and the charging/power output versatility.
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E-GMP is the codename for Hyundai's Electric Global Modular Platform that the Ioniq 5 is based upon. This is dedicated EV as opposed to shared with piston models, like the Kona and Niro models previously (good as they are). Don't get confused with the existing Ioniq either - that's a much smaller car that can be purchased in petrol hybrid, PHEV or full EV form.
4635mm long
1890mm wide
1605mm high
3000mm wheelbase

Longer than ID.4, shorter than Mustang Mach-e and 78 mm longer wheelbase than a full size Range Rover!
Boot space 531L + 57L froot (24L if AWD optioned)
Boot space rivals:VW ID.4 = 543L, 1575L seats down
Ford Mach-E = 402L + 81L (froot), 1420L seats down
Nissan Ariya = 468L (2wd model)
Much of the interior is eco-friendly (saw this many years ago on the first generation Kia Soul EV) and uses sustainable sourced materials, recycled PET bottles, plant based (bio PET) yarns and natural wool yarns, plus eco-processed leather with plant based extracts and bio paint with plant extracts.
400 or 800v charging capability supported (world first), The IONIQ5 also can rapid charge up to 380kW, so although much of the UK isn't there yet it is ready. Theoretically it can can charge 10-80% in 18 mins at this level. Or get 100km of range from 5 mins of charge.
Two batts, two or 4wd:
Two battery choices (similar to its competitors): 58kWh or 72.6kWh
Two electric motor layouts - either RWD or AWD, the latter having two motors.
Best performance is the 72.6kWh AWD with 225kW and 605nm of torque = 5.2 0-62
Longest range car obviously has bigger battery and 2WD for up to 480km range - or 300 miles WLTP.
All cars have a top speed of 115mph or 185km/h.
Hyundai's V2L (Vehicle 2 Load) means you can use an external or internal plug socket to power things, charge e-motorbikes, or even other electric cars. This could be just what we need for some distanced entertainment in 2021 (and beyond?) 3.6kW output sockets. There's also a socket inside the Ioniq 5 (between rear seats) and a 15w fast charger for mobile devices.
Prices are not confirmed yet, but the ballpark is looking incredibly promising. Expect the Ioniq 5 to start around £36k and for the big battery 4wd launch edition (as tested) to be £47k. With all that space, charging innovation, unique styling and performance (not to mention unlimited mileage 5 year warranty) Jonny may have whispered that he would have an Ioniq 5 more than any other EV right now.
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0:00 Intro
1:36 E-GMP new platform
2:25 Don't confuse with the Ioniq
2:57 Dimensions
3:18 Interior space
5:25 Rear passenger space
7:20 Main rivals
7:36 Boot space
9:04 Charging info (up to 380kW)
10:05 Driving impressions
11:06 8-bit Lancia Integrale
12:57 2 x battery options
13:15 Specs
13:30 Performance stats
14:45 Heritage Pony Concept
15:10 0-62 mph launch
17:21 Prices
18:50 External power sources (V2L)
21:25 Verdict and outro, proudly supported by Continental Tyres

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  • thank you Jonny for years of excellent auto journalism, a refreshingly honest & quirky personality, and last but not least for bringing electric vehicles to the people in a fun and cool way. as we say in the south, you're doin the lords work!

  • Great video, thanks for mentioning the efficiency, 4.4 miles per kWh is very good for a car of that size. Lots of EV reviews don’t mention the efficiency, just range and zero to sixty. The bouncy castle was brilliant, does the air dancer come as an option?

  • Would never have considered a Hyundai, but this is a cool car and I’d have one over a Tesla 3 or I-Pace.

  • I think the only thing that will hurt this car and other EVs, the cost. Now they say you get a Federal Tax Credit, which will off set the cost, but a lot of people are not eligible for this tax credit, so who will benefit the upper middle class and the rich. So car manufacturers why can’t you take the tax break and pass it on the buyers.

  • I think the only thing that will hurt this car and other EVs, the cost. Now they say you get a Federal Tax Credit, which will off set the cost, but a lot of people are not eligible for this tax credit, so who will benefit the upper middle class and the rich. So car manufacturers why can’t you take the tax break and pass it on the buyers.

  • Hyundai needs to change its icon, it looks horrendous in my opinion.

  • Hi Jonny great review. The vehicle to load function is really exciting, can you confirm that you could plug the car into your home solar/battery supply and increase a home's battery storage? In todays world where many people work more from home and the car is used less frequently, boosting power storage at home with the car seems a sensible step in the right direction. Take care D

  • The disparaging comments to the Diesel Pick up Jonny, is it really necessary? My Tyrannosaurs has lasted me 14 years without a problem.... and it didn't cost anywhere near 45 thousand quid! In fact where I live diesel pick ups are the life and blood of the people. I'll wager my Hilux is still going when your car is being recycled!

  • 12:52 I like the way the low angle side mirror appears when you indicate.... should help protect those fancy wheels!

  • What a brilliant review! I’ll keep and eye on this car stateside. It’s nearly perfect!

  • A little disappointed they don't all get the solar panels. Sweet car.

  • Can you just admire this excellent and beautiful car without the F@cking comparison to Tesla...!? Stop being so biased!

  • Great to see this channel finally getting the respect it deserves. Fantastic review of a very accomplished seeming car.

  • “Look at that diesel pick up truck, looks like a T. rex compared to this” - agreed!

  • E-GIMP?!?!? Uh, ya might want to rethink that bit of marketing branding, lol. Like, has nobody at Hyundai any knowledge of English/American idioms? Or ever seen "Pulp Fiction"?

  • What a funky looking car I really like it, apart from the body colour. I do wonder about the huge wheel sizes on these new EV's coming out though? Can't be fun trying to change a wheel and cost of new rubber! Plus it's great to see an EV that's not a damn SUV! (sort of)

  • (Edited) I want to note that this car has an 11 kW 3-phase AC charger. The normal Ioniq only does upto 6.6 kW single phase on a 22 kW 3-phase charger and 3.7 kW on an 11 kW charger. Where I live about 90% of all public chargers are 3-phase chargers.

  • You're great Jonny

  • Make me think of the Austin Allego.

  • why is there a separate adapter instead of just having an outlet on the car? different adapters depending on country?

  • Amazing

  • Lancia Integrale? Yeah I see it now, initially I thought it looked like a miniature Dodge Challenger, very nice

  • Why is it that 90% of people can't say Hyundai properly? It's pronounced "Hyun-deh", not "Hi-un-die" or "Hi-un-day".

  • Could someone make an electric car totally free of gadgets, and sell it to a decent price instead. I know exactly nobody that asks for recliner seats with ottomans and sliding backseats, but a fair few who would go electric if they could find a cheap car with decent range. It's not like you need to recline the seat and take a nap if it charges that quick anyway. I want the Suzuki Jimny but electric and to the same price as the gasoline one with 400km range (and for gods sake, keep the transfer case)

  • Hate the rims but I like this more than My 2019 Honda insight

  • Wow, that's great. What Tesla couldn't do in modern times. Now Tesla is dead.

  • The air dancer was inspired. A+ work Johnny.

  • That was a really great review man

  • @ 4:20 "You can move the center console electrically". Really?

  • Who the fk is going to spend £41k on this instead of a Tesla Model 3.

  • Very impressed with this. As Jonny said I'd say this is the best allround BEV package at the moment. Depending on final price, I might be tempted.

  • everyone thinks that all these EV going beat Tesla but that not the point. The point is get rid of ICE cars, not worry about beating Tesla they manufacture are aiming too low they need aim much higher.

  • hey is this the carpervert channel :P ...yeah that name is not that advertiser friendly lol

  • Was thinking it looked like the Lancia just before you said it

  • Congratulations to Hyundai on making the ugliest car of the millennium so far. Fiat Multipla would beat it easy, but it was launched in 1999.

  • Great video, an interesting electric car and an awesome speaker, thank you :)

  • E-GIMP

  • The car is inspired by the hyundai model PONY!!!!

  • Don’t forget local Hyundai dealers that can service these electric vehicles. This is where Tesla falls short.

  • I found the single screen on the Tesla Model 3 very tiresome to constantly be looking down-right (America left hand drive) just to check my speed. A heads-up display is BADLY needed on Teslas imo.

  • Keep your E bike and very large carbon footprint EV I’ll stick with my old car

  • So... it’s a praticá-lo car, but there’s no roof racks for it?

  • Time for Tesla to up it's game

  • We all know that Hyundai electric vehicles are pretty bad. Just like at the Kona battery issues.

  • It is a little expensive unfortunately......

  • Indeed a pretty car!

  • Why so important to be a TESLA better. over the air software updates. So meh.

  • Terrific!

  • they should put E-ink screens in the dash. the benefits are numerous, including no glare or blinded by sun reflections. some manufacturer will steal this brilliant idea and not pay me royalties :,(

  • This feels like a paid commercial. Comes off quite cringey.

  • To think that the old-school auto manufacturers can catch up to Tesla overnight is amusing. It's probably going to take them 4 or 5 years. To recommend these first gen products to consumers is just wrong. Buy the real deal.

    • @Neal Roche 👍

    • This is not first gen EV. I’ve had Ioniq EV for 4 years and it’s a great vehicle

  • Definitely getting this vehicle. Great review!

  • Hyunda/Kia seems to be copying merc alot which is a good thing really

  • Another fantastic review. Thanks Jonny, you have a very special talent, all the other reviewers I have watched are just boring by comparison.

  • Nice one Jonny, keep the EV’s coming. Funky mopeds and bouncy castles aside, yesterday I spent the day at Inch Perfect Trials riding the Electric Motion trials bike. A serious bike, on par with IC bikes and easily capable of lasting a full days trialling. However, if you were a bit ham fisted, which is easily done when practicing rather that competing, with the IONIQ5, a half time sandwich and re-charge could be just the thing. Maybe even have a toasted sandwich! 🤔

  • Well planned, well researched, informative and funny. No wonder there are so many views I have watched it 5 times. Did anyone else notice Jonny power up his e-chimp from the E-GIMP?why would you choose an ICE car other than initial purchase price?

  • What a great looking machine ☺️

  • As always so many talk about "killing" tesla. Yet, it's not about killing tesla, it's about transitioning from old ICE tech to new Electric. The competition for Tesla is not other electric brands or models, it's old fashioned gasoline and diesel. We've seen and heard of tesla killers for a decade now, yet they're still here.

  • Tesla rival... common :D

  • unaffordable

  • Here in the colonies, these will give Tesla 'marketeers' nightmares. I'm a dedicated gearhead...this the first EV I'd seriously test drive., consider adding to my stable. Brilliant.

  • Very informative, and hilariously presented, cheers Jonny!

  • Struggling to like the design of this car. Nice review though.

  • Sorry Tesla fanboys but the Koreans and Japanese can easily catch up. Your stock prices are going to fall spectacularly.

  • All i need now is some friends :(

  • A paradigm shift as significant as the Honda in the late eighties.

  • Excellent review. Tell me, what is the little light that was on in the roof console above the interior mirror?

  • I love this car! Only concern is its maneuverability... Found somewhere online it has a turning circle of 12m! For comparison, id4 turns in about 10...

  • Is there a problem with GPS accuracy or maps?

  • hatchback are not my cup of coffe, neither estates or suvs

  • Looks like a modern mg Maestro turbo

  • I guess now all we have to plan is to colonize Africa, again, to make sure we keep getting all the metals needed for those batteries.

  • Is it just me, or does it look a lot like an Alfa Romeo SZ?

  • Why not mention the Model Y? Model Y has more interior space ....1904 l to be exact. Are you a troll on Hyundais' payroll ?

  • Of course, E-GIMP will need changing to E-Raspberry-Ripple for the British market.

  • Sorry it's FUGLY.

  • Hyundai are crap, 5 bucks this is recalled for catching fire like most Hyundai's.

  • Man you just killed me with that bouncy castle use-case at the end ... ROTFL

  • The retro/future design is a true masterpiece - like the design of many Hyundai/Kia these days is. Peter Schreyer is a genius! But speaking of retro: Why doesn't anyone ever mention the BBS-cross-spoke design of the wheel centers (my first car had those in 1986). Blending that look with a through-and through 2021 design of the outer part of the wheel is just plain awesome. This car is just SO cool. Now if only I had a charging point anywhere in our underground car park... :-((

  • Brilliant review 👍👍

  • Brilliant! Running a bouncy castle!

  • Lancia Delta? Alfa Romeo SZ front end, Audi A3 side profile. Wow, what a car!

  • E-GIMP. I'm definitely not doing a google image search for that.

  • *Amazing*

  • Awesome 👍

  • loved it!

  • 이 차를 여기 채널에서 리뷰 해주다니!!! 대단해요!!!!

  • Great! Ionic5!

  • I thought this was the new VW GTI at first lol

  • The looks remind me of a Lancia Delta Integrale... love it.. posted before he got to the part of mentioning it in a video, lol

  • That stupid white interior is a big turn off

  • 7:20 What about Kia EV6?

  • My borther has TUCSON HYBRID 2021 and i have to say, i driove it and this car is off the chain with 230HP, with the battery and it lunch like a SUV Rocket ...! Hyundai are now TOP 3 of my favorite brands ...!

  • The Peugeot 205 GTi is back!

  • “The only thing that Tesla outdoes them at is charging infrastructure.” Really? What about range? Performance? Software? Autonomous features? “Froot” size? It seems like the only thing this car wins on is probably price and the V to L is very cool too. I do like this car and I like Hyundai but be honest if you are going to compare and use Tesla as clickbait.

    • @The Late Brake Show I hear you. Hyundai’s warranty has always been stellar. I used own an Elantra and enjoyed it. I am not sure about build quality, Tesla’s issues have been almost entirely cosmetic and mostly a thing of the past as they continue to make massive improvements in this area. I see dealer networks as more of a negative a than a positive and I guess autonomy is more of a personal preference although I enjoy the safety benefits that I get from it. Thanks for your review and input. I look forward to seeing these on the road soon.

    • Warranty. Build quality. Dealer network. The aesthetics. I'm far less bothered with Tesla's auto pilot than their Superchargers. Autonomy will become the norm on certain roads in 10 years, but as a driving enthusiast I'm not convinced this is sensible.

  • Can I get one without a glass roof?

  • Great content! However, your camera operator could do a better job capturing some of those details you emphasize, such as the real spoiler and inside the boot.

  • 🇦🇺👍🏾 I’m very excited about the future

  • Hola Jonny! Congrats on 250k + subscribers. Any chance to do a segment on the 4th generation Toyota Supra. Why so highly coveted? Cheers!

  • Lovely review! 10/10 I might get this car