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

26. april. 2021
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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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Jonny Smith
Creative content maker, car presenter & car pervert for hire since '98
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

#hyundaiioniq5 #ioniq5 #newhyundaiev

  • 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!

    Ben GullyBen Gully12 dager siden
  • Don’t forget local Hyundai dealers that can service these electric vehicles. This is where Tesla falls short.

    NapsNapsTime siden
  • 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.

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

    Mark TownsendMark Townsend7 timer siden
  • So... it’s a praticá-lo car, but there’s no roof racks for it?

    Ricardo GradeRicardo Grade8 timer siden
  • Time for Tesla to up it's game

    YodaandhislightsabreYodaandhislightsabre9 timer siden
  • We all know that Hyundai electric vehicles are pretty bad. Just like at the Kona battery issues.

    Pedro Luis Polanco JrPedro Luis Polanco Jr12 timer siden
  • It is a little expensive unfortunately......

    coldu decoldu de14 timer siden
  • Indeed a pretty car!

    migisha boydmigisha boyd14 timer siden
  • Why so important to be a TESLA better. over the air software updates. So meh.

    Drew - AZURE Perth West AustDrew - AZURE Perth West Aust18 timer siden
  • Terrific!

    William ClarkWilliam Clark20 timer siden
  • 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 :,(

    rokkorokko21 time siden
  • This feels like a paid commercial. Comes off quite cringey.

    Flaw3dGeniusFlaw3dGenius23 timer siden
  • 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.

    Billy BoyBilly Boy23 timer siden
  • Definitely getting this vehicle. Great review!

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

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

    Bob StradeBob StradeDag siden
  • 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! 🤔

    265265Dag siden
  • 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?

    Julian PlantJulian PlantDag siden
  • What a great looking machine ☺️

    David PrinceDavid PrinceDag siden
  • 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.

    DGdoubleUDGdoubleUDag siden
  • Tesla rival... common :D

    Andrius KliukasAndrius KliukasDag siden
  • unaffordable

    V KV KDag siden
  • 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.

    Douglas JamesDouglas JamesDag siden
  • Very informative, and hilariously presented, cheers Jonny!

    Robert KingiRobert Kingi2 dager siden
  • Struggling to like the design of this car. Nice review though.

    Jon-Lennart LandaasJon-Lennart Landaas2 dager siden
  • Sorry Tesla fanboys but the Koreans and Japanese can easily catch up. Your stock prices are going to fall spectacularly.

    Bk6346Bk63462 dager siden
  • All i need now is some friends :(

    Per LethPer Leth2 dager siden
  • A paradigm shift as significant as the Honda in the late eighties.

    Mike WilcoxMike Wilcox2 dager siden
  • Excellent review. Tell me, what is the little light that was on in the roof console above the interior mirror?

    thebarleymowthebarleymow2 dager siden
  • 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...

    Marcin NadziejaMarcin Nadzieja2 dager siden
  • Is there a problem with GPS accuracy or maps?

    Bojan CvetkovićBojan Cvetković2 dager siden
  • hatchback are not my cup of coffe, neither estates or suvs

    Kzn NznKzn Nzn2 dager siden
  • Looks like a modern mg Maestro turbo

    bawgixerbawgixer2 dager siden
  • 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.

    Philippe OrlandoPhilippe Orlando2 dager siden
  • Is it just me, or does it look a lot like an Alfa Romeo SZ?

    InfernalStateMachineInfernalStateMachine2 dager siden
  • Why not mention the Model Y? Model Y has more interior space ....1904 l to be exact. Are you a troll on Hyundais' payroll ?

    Pete MillerPete Miller2 dager siden
  • Of course, E-GIMP will need changing to E-Raspberry-Ripple for the British market.

    Alex Wilson PotteryAlex Wilson Pottery2 dager siden
  • Sorry it's FUGLY.

    Frank RIZZOFrank RIZZO2 dager siden
  • Hyundai are crap, 5 bucks this is recalled for catching fire like most Hyundai's.

    Kygamer7Kygamer73 dager siden
  • Man you just killed me with that bouncy castle use-case at the end ... ROTFL

    Ralf HenkeRalf Henke3 dager siden
  • 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... :-((

    Ralf HenkeRalf Henke3 dager siden
  • Brilliant review 👍👍

    John NeeshamJohn Neesham3 dager siden
  • Brilliant! Running a bouncy castle!

    C GrierC Grier3 dager siden
  • Lancia Delta? Alfa Romeo SZ front end, Audi A3 side profile. Wow, what a car!

    Ian Joberns Driving InstructorIan Joberns Driving Instructor3 dager siden
    • All of the above!

      The Late Brake ShowThe Late Brake Show3 dager siden
  • E-GIMP. I'm definitely not doing a google image search for that.

    David HeatonDavid Heaton3 dager siden
  • *Amazing*

    GrrMeisterGrrMeister4 dager siden
  • Awesome 👍

    Will SaysellWill Saysell4 dager siden
  • loved it!

    Jaunty JJaunty J4 dager siden
  • 이 차를 여기 채널에서 리뷰 해주다니!!! 대단해요!!!!

    봉렌트카봉렌트카4 dager siden
  • Great! Ionic5!

    KY LeeKY Lee4 dager siden
  • I thought this was the new VW GTI at first lol

    H BoogieH Boogie4 dager siden
  • 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

    tbilisicentralv2tbilisicentralv24 dager siden
  • That stupid white interior is a big turn off

    Shahram TorkiShahram Torki4 dager siden
  • 7:20 What about Kia EV6?

    psymonbakerpsymonbaker4 dager siden
  • 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 ...!

    Boyan TringovBoyan Tringov4 dager siden
  • The Peugeot 205 GTi is back!

    Fragile CrystalFragile Crystal4 dager siden
  • “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.

    Noah AbramsNoah Abrams4 dager siden
    • @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.

      Noah AbramsNoah Abrams4 dager siden
    • 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.

      The Late Brake ShowThe Late Brake Show4 dager siden
  • Can I get one without a glass roof?

    snaplashsnaplash4 dager siden
    • Yes

      The Late Brake ShowThe Late Brake Show3 dager siden
  • 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.

    Mammad YusubovMammad Yusubov4 dager siden
  • 🇦🇺👍🏾 I’m very excited about the future

    SS AASS AA5 dager siden
  • Hola Jonny! Congrats on 250k + subscribers. Any chance to do a segment on the 4th generation Toyota Supra. Why so highly coveted? Cheers!

    Dee PlatoDee Plato5 dager siden
    • Good idea Dee, cheers 👌🏽

      The Late Brake ShowThe Late Brake Show3 dager siden
  • Lovely review! 10/10 I might get this car

    FallenShamsielFallenShamsiel5 dager siden
  • Wow! He knows Pony.......

    Jason ChoiJason Choi5 dager siden
  • It's probably the thousandth car how will rival to tesla. But now, i see nothing in my tesla model 3 rear mirror.

    Stéphane MitraudStéphane Mitraud5 dager siden
  • The looks reminds me so much of a Lancia Delta Integrale. I really like it.

    NovoNLNovoNL5 dager siden
  • So they have tried to take the Mercedes style dashboards and make them look bland and boring.

    welshjim22welshjim225 dager siden
  • Great review. Have to say they clearly had separate design teams (that didnt talk) styling the inside and the outside. Exterior is cutting edge and a little bit overstyled for me while the interior harks back to the 2000s and looks ..... - sorry. Even the interior is sending mixed messages.....

    Andy LAndy L5 dager siden
  • Can’t believe you can say “e-gimp” so many times with a straight face 😂

    Adam BurnsAdam Burns5 dager siden
  • still far too expensive & poor mileage per charge. only they get a few thousand miles per charge will there be change . there are not enough charging stations for a large fleet of electric cars on the roads as yet

    V KV K5 dager siden
  • YES! at last! manufacturers utilising solar power on body panels (ok, only for the limited first few... for now at any rate) Every time you make one of these (brilliant) episodes on new EV's, I'm always thinking, WHY oh why are manufacturers not making solar roofs, solar bonnets etc, anything to aid self charging just that little bit, then I see this. Ok, I can relax now :D

    Adam HarrisAdam Harris5 dager siden
  • "I-onic, I-onic, put your hands all over my body"

    Adam HarrisAdam Harris5 dager siden
  • The best Ioniq 5 review hands down!

    Habib ChoueifatyHabib Choueifaty5 dager siden
  • 4:51 WHYYYY? Why would you limit such an amazing thing to only 3000 units - that were pre-sold before most of the world had even heard of the model? /sigh Well, I know what's going on my shopping list for 2025... Gently Used Ionic 5 First Edition at 50% off O-MSRP! =)

    Jonathon BartonJonathon Barton5 dager siden
  • they are not my children :D

    PersonPerson5 dager siden
  • amazing

    PersonPerson5 dager siden
  • Looks like a volkswagen car

    PicturesPictures5 dager siden
  • E-GIMP? Lol, that's fucking hilarious

    zilfondelzilfondel5 dager siden
  • I love the editing, the pauses are on point!

    SprunglerSprungler5 dager siden
  • Didn’t Honda just come out with a throw back ev hatch? Any ways this is sweet! I’m loving this post modern ev trend

    1fnfigi1fnfigi5 dager siden
  • I also have HUD right now showing....and not actually showing in the video...editing and shooting was not very good lad...Show what you say...good effort..

    Joel PefoubouJoel Pefoubou5 dager siden
  • This is not a Tesla beater. The competition are ICE cars. I love the Ioniq 5 and think it will be successful. The world needs more EVs like it in order to comply with government regulations.

    NickBallNickBall5 dager siden
  • What's wrong with the door handles that remain open?

    Alejandro Fernandez de la Reguera BenitezAlejandro Fernandez de la Reguera Benitez5 dager siden
  • I skip past when the background music starts! Am l wrong?

    piston popperpiston popper5 dager siden
  • Very interesting. Thanks

    Philip TPhilip T5 dager siden
  • This Hyundai will steal sales from Tesla, no doubt about that. And, being a Hyundai, there will be considerably less worry about quality issues, plus there's that 5 year warranty.... Tesla will need to raise their game....

    BrianBrian5 dager siden
  • I've always wanted a tesla, but the ioniq5 looks a whole lot better than the model 3... I'm loving those 80's video game headlights and brake lights... damn this is a tough one for me...

    John KimJohn Kim5 dager siden
    • @Iriaka Stanley sound advice

      John KimJohn Kim5 dager siden
    • Wait for the second generation

      Iriaka StanleyIriaka Stanley5 dager siden
  • Bad camera angles

    angelo guzmanangelo guzman5 dager siden
  • Why are car reviews always so stupid :D

    Andrei RAndrei R5 dager siden
  • 8:51 No rear wipers? What about when you are reversing?

    clsmanclsman5 dager siden
  • Hyundai has come a long way from the Excel

    Joe KerningJoe Kerning5 dager siden
  • Ugly electric car That gets you to the shop and back Well done human race

    John HawthorneJohn Hawthorne5 dager siden
  • Very attractive looking vehicle, sadly too large for my needs but really impressed with the range. I look at range as I would be solely reliant on public charging infrastructure as I wouldn't be able to have a home charger, so not so much for long journeys but for daily commuting and being able to recharge say once a week

    Andrew GageAndrew Gage5 dager siden
  • This car has a lot to offer, except proper looking interior. Shame.

    Nils Peter LundenNils Peter Lunden5 dager siden
  • If it comes 2ft longer in wagon form - I'm sold.

    Mark MilanesMark Milanes5 dager siden
  • Unfortunately if you're on an average wage. .you're walking to work in the future. Buying a second hand five hundred pounds shi**er that would last you a couple of years will be over. Dread to think what damage we will do to the Earth when we've mined the hell out of it for battery materials?

    KarlosKarlos5 dager siden
  • So... 400km or 300 miles of range; which is it?

    James EnglandJames England5 dager siden
  • I think Jonny's made me want a new car...

    luckystrikerluckystriker5 dager siden
  • Hyundai freakin killed it with this car

    Andrew G.Andrew G.5 dager siden
  • Is the massive big tablets screens distracting when driving?

    waggaclintwaggaclint6 dager siden