Skip advert
Advertisement

New Hyundai Ioniq 5 facelift spotted on the road

Hyundai’s popular all-electric family car will soon gain a mid-life refresh

While it still looks futuristic in design, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is fast approaching its third birthday so will soon be pencilled in for a mid-life refresh - and we’ve spied a facelifted Ioniq 5 already testing out on the road.

It’s the first time we’ve seen the facelifted Ioniq 5 and as such it’s unsurprisingly clad in heavy camouflage to hide the bodywork changes in store. We crowned the Ioniq 5 our 2021 Car of the Year, and it’s still a hugely tempting offering within the all-electric family car market. But we’ve recently seen Tesla drop a facelifted Model 3, BMW launch its iX1 SUV and Fisker planning on bringing its Ocean to the UK, so the competition is stronger than ever.

Advertisement - Article continues below

What the Hyundai Ioniq 5 will continue to bring is its jaw-dropping exterior style. Judging by these spy shots, we don’t expect the revised version to stray too far from the outgoing car visually, but a new headlight signature, reshaped bumpers front and rear, plus a new selection of wheels could be on the cards. 

Hyundai replaced the Ioniq 5’s 73kWh battery with a 77.4kWh unit in late 2022. This bumped up range for the single-motor version from 280 miles to 315 miles, while the dual-motor variant is now capable of covering up to 298 miles on a single charge - up from its previous 267-mile limit.

Given that the new Hyundai Kona Electric has an overall range of up to 305 miles thanks to its K3 platform, the Ioniq 5 with its E-GMP platform might receive a slight boost to help it stand out from the cheaper, smaller model. Some aerodynamically-optimised tweaks to the bodywork wouldn’t be too much of a surprise in this regard. 

The cabin is still a real plus point for the Ioniq 5 and we expect the impressive dual 12.3-inch screens to be retained for the facelift, perhaps with improved responsiveness and functionality. 

Pricing for the Ioniq 5 kicks off at £43,445 for the 58kWh battery model, although it’s unclear if this variant will make it through to the facelift. We expect a marginal price raise anyhow, perhaps bringing the Ioniq 5’s starting price up to the £45,000 mark.

Looking to buy an electric car? Discover our best electric car list to find out which is currently the best on the market...

Skip advert
Advertisement
Senior news reporter

A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

New Hyundai Ioniq 5 N 2024 review: sets the standard for performance EVs
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N - front
Road tests

New Hyundai Ioniq 5 N 2024 review: sets the standard for performance EVs

The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is a stunning electric car, offering sensational performance wrapped up in a family-friendly package
20 Mar 2024
Best new cars coming in 2024
Best new cars coming in 2024 - header image
Best cars & vans

Best new cars coming in 2024

There are some big new models from the likes of BMW, Citroen, Dacia, Ford, MINI, Skoda and more on the way in 2024
12 Mar 2024
Hyundai Ioniq 5 gets sporty new N Line version in mid-life update
2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 - front
News

Hyundai Ioniq 5 gets sporty new N Line version in mid-life update

The award-winning Hyundai Ioniq 5 is set to become even better with a set of revisions
4 Mar 2024
Hyundai Ioniq 5 review
Hyundai Ioniq 5 Namsan Edition - front
In-depth reviews

Hyundai Ioniq 5 review

The retro-modern Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a supremely talented all-electric family car that’s hard to fault
29 Feb 2024

Most Popular

Tesla slashes Supercharger membership cost with 42 sites now open to all EVs
Tesla Superchargers
News

Tesla slashes Supercharger membership cost with 42 sites now open to all EVs

Tesla has cut the costs of its Supercharger Membership, which grants access to lower charging rates, by £2 per month
19 Apr 2024
The average UK car is now 9 years old, as drivers delay replacements
Ford Fiesta Titanium front
News

The average UK car is now 9 years old, as drivers delay replacements

41.4 million vehicles are on the road, but they’re getting older faster than they’re getting cleaner
19 Apr 2024
Best small SUVs to buy 2024
Best small SUVs - header image
Best cars & vans

Best small SUVs to buy 2024

There's a huge range of small SUVs out there, so we’ve picked out the very best
19 Apr 2024