Hyundai To Add IONIQ 5 Camera Mirrors, Larger Battery in Europe

by Feb 10, 2022All News, Europe, Hyundai, Slider0 comments

Hyundai Motor enhances its award-winning IONIQ 5 with the introduction of the 2023 model year. The updated IONIQ 5 will be equipped with a new 77.4-kWh battery.

Additionally, the car will offer a series of new features to further improve the driving experience of its award-winning fully-electric midsize CUV, including battery conditioning and video-based digital mirrors.

Hyundai launched IONIQ 5 globally in February 2021. The first model based on Hyundai Motor Group’s first dedicated BEV platform, Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), it has proven popular with journalists and Hyundai customers alike. Last year, IONIQ 5 won a number of industry awards, with 30 overall victories across Europe, including the prestigious German Car of the Year. It is also a finalist in the upcoming European Car of the Year 2022.

IONIQ 5 has proved to be highly successful in the 12 months since its launch, both in terms of sales and brand building. The segment is growing increasingly competitive, and we will be offering enhanced features to defend our position as technology leader in the automotive industry.

Andreas-Christoph Hofmann – Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe

For the first time, the updated IONIQ 5 will also be equipped with video-based digital interior and exterior mirrors. The Digital Centre Mirror (DCM) optimises visibility by providing an unobstructed, panoramic rear-facing view of the car. The DCM camera is installed below IONIQ 5’s rear spoiler.

Hyundai’s enhanced fully-electric midsize CUV will also offer Digital Side Mirrors (DSM). Already available for Korean-spec IONIQ 5 models, this high-tech feature will be available in Europe for the first time in a Hyundai Motor Group vehicle. The DSM reduce air resistance and will provide IONIQ 5 customers with a clear rear view, even in bad weather.

Meanwhile, the new battery conditioning feature will enable IONIQ 5 to automatically adapt its battery temperature while travelling to ensure optimal charging conditions when reaching the charging point. This guarantees improved real-life charging performance in cold ambient conditions. This function activates automatically when a charging point is entered into the vehicle’s navigation system using connected routing.

Smart Frequency Dampers (SFD) function will improve the response of front and rear axle suspensions to increase ride comfort.

In terms of design, the updated IONIQ 5 will feature new combination options. These include non-painted black bumpers with black garnishes in combination with Projection LED lighting.

The updated IONIQ 5 will be available to customers in Europe in the second half of 2022.

Written by Jose Antonio Lopez

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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