The battery-electric IONIQ 5 competes with the Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDi Plug-in Hybrid, Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, Lynk & Co 01, Peugeot 308 Hybrid 225 and SsangYong Korando e-Motion. Specialists from KampeerKampioen and ANWB Experts selected six finalists. Attention is paid to, among other things, technical innovation, market importance, permitted towing weight (minimum 1350 kg based on ANWB towing vehicle recommendation) and price (based on base version).
According to the judges of the Trek Car of the Year 2022 selection, the IONIQ 5 got the win mainly because of its driving characteristics and smart gadgets for (caravan) camping. The selection committee referred to, among other things, the Vehicle to Load (V2L) technology that can be supplied by electric Hyundai, for example for camping in the wild. The IONIQ 5 can supply 220 volts to the caravan.
With the IONIQ 5 caravan, the campers can also drive electrically, the jury said. Even the trailer weight category can be set, the expected mileage is adjusted before the trip. Due to its low construction, width and favorable center of gravity, it has good stability.
The IONIQ 5 is the first model of Hyundai’s new generation, the IONIQ, which focuses exclusively on 100 percent electric cars. The IONIQ 5 is available with a choice of two battery packs and rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. There are four versions in total: Style, Connect, Connect+, and Lounge.
The IONIQ 5 recently received an update with a new 77.4 kWh battery pack and adjustments in terms of comfort and ease of use, such as interior and exterior digital mirrors. For better charging performance, the IONIQ 5 is equipped with battery preconditioning. This ensures that the battery temperature is automatically adjusted while driving to ensure optimal charging conditions once it arrives at the charging point; even in bad weather conditions.