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Car Review

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N review

£64,945
910
Published: 29 Nov 2023
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Buying

What should I be paying?

It's £65,000. A lot for a hot hatch. Not a lot for a car that's got the size and power to outrun the fastest Porsche Macan on sale.

Every bit of kit mentioned so far is standard. The only extras are paint that isn't metallic reddish-orange, and a glass roof.

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On Hyundai's own three-year PCP at 8,000 miles a year the balloon payment is about half the initial price. With a £15,000 down-payment it's £765 a month.

The 84kWh battery takes about an hour and 10 minutes to get to 80 per cent on a 50kW charger. If you find a unit that can take full advantage of the car's high-voltage system, that can fall to as little as 18 minutes with a peak draw of 240kW – which we have seen in reality.

We drove quite a long way in many conditions, and each charge gave us a real range of 200-220 miles. OK that didn't include the track portion, but even so if you go easy you'd do better. A heat pump is standard, as is battery preconditioning.

Warranty is five years unlimited mileage for the whole car, plus 12 years anti-rust and eight years/100,000 miles for the battery to maintain 70 per cent capacity.

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