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 Gully9 dager siden
  • Man you just killed me with that bouncy castle use-case at the end ... ROTFL

    Ralf HenkeRalf Henke25 minutter 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 Henke34 minutter siden
  • Brilliant review 👍👍

    John NeeshamJohn Neesham48 minutter siden
  • Brilliant! Running a bouncy castle!

    C GrierC Grier8 timer siden
  • Lancia Delta? Alfa Romeo SZ front end, Audi A3 side profile. Wow, what a car!

    Ian Joberns Driving InstructorIan Joberns Driving Instructor8 timer siden
    • All of the above!

      The Late Brake ShowThe Late Brake Show7 timer siden
  • E-GIMP. I'm definitely not doing a google image search for that.

    David HeatonDavid Heaton11 timer siden
  • *Amazing*

    GrrMeisterGrrMeisterDag siden
  • Awesome 👍

    Will SaysellWill SaysellDag siden
  • loved it!

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

    봉렌트카봉렌트카Dag siden
  • Great! Ionic5!

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

    H BoogieH BoogieDag 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

    tbilisicentralv2tbilisicentralv2Dag siden
  • That stupid white interior is a big turn off

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

    psymonbakerpsymonbakerDag 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 TringovDag siden
  • The Peugeot 205 GTi is back!

    Fragile CrystalFragile CrystalDag 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 AbramsDag 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 AbramsDag 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 ShowDag siden
  • Can I get one without a glass roof?

    snaplashsnaplashDag siden
    • Yes

      The Late Brake ShowThe Late Brake Show4 timer 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 YusubovDag siden
  • 🇦🇺👍🏾 I’m very excited about the future

    SS AASS AADag 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 PlatoDag siden
    • Good idea Dee, cheers 👌🏽

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  • Lovely review! 10/10 I might get this car

    FallenShamsielFallenShamsielDag siden
  • Wow! He knows Pony.......

    Jason ChoiJason Choi2 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 Mitraud2 dager siden
  • The looks reminds me so much of a Lancia Delta Integrale. I really like it.

    NovoNLNovoNL2 dager siden
  • So they have tried to take the Mercedes style dashboards and make them look bland and boring.

    welshjim22welshjim222 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 L2 dager siden
  • Can’t believe you can say “e-gimp” so many times with a straight face 😂

    Adam BurnsAdam Burns2 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 K2 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 Harris2 dager siden
  • "I-onic, I-onic, put your hands all over my body"

    Adam HarrisAdam Harris2 dager siden
  • The best Ioniq 5 review hands down!

    Habib ChoueifatyHabib Choueifaty2 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 Barton2 dager siden
  • they are not my children :D

    PersonPerson2 dager siden
  • amazing

    PersonPerson2 dager siden
  • Looks like a volkswagen car

    PicturesPictures2 dager siden
  • E-GIMP? Lol, that's fucking hilarious

    zilfondelzilfondel2 dager siden
  • I love the editing, the pauses are on point!

    SprunglerSprungler2 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

    1fnfigi1fnfigi2 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 Pefoubou2 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.

    NickBallNickBall2 dager siden
  • What's wrong with the door handles that remain open?

    Alejandro Fernandez de la Reguera BenitezAlejandro Fernandez de la Reguera Benitez2 dager siden
  • I skip past when the background music starts! Am l wrong?

    piston popperpiston popper2 dager siden
  • Very interesting. Thanks

    Philip TPhilip T2 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....

    BrianBrian2 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 Kim2 dager siden
    • @Iriaka Stanley sound advice

      John KimJohn Kim2 dager siden
    • Wait for the second generation

      Iriaka StanleyIriaka Stanley2 dager siden
  • Bad camera angles

    angelo guzmanangelo guzman2 dager siden
  • Why are car reviews always so stupid :D

    Andrei RAndrei R2 dager siden
  • 8:51 No rear wipers? What about when you are reversing?

    clsmanclsman2 dager siden
  • Hyundai has come a long way from the Excel

    Joe KerningJoe Kerning2 dager siden
  • Ugly electric car That gets you to the shop and back Well done human race

    John HawthorneJohn Hawthorne2 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 Gage2 dager siden
  • This car has a lot to offer, except proper looking interior. Shame.

    Nils Peter LundenNils Peter Lunden2 dager siden
  • If it comes 2ft longer in wagon form - I'm sold.

    Mark MilanesMark Milanes2 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?

    KarlosKarlos2 dager siden
  • So... 400km or 300 miles of range; which is it?

    James EnglandJames England2 dager siden
  • I think Jonny's made me want a new car...

    luckystrikerluckystriker2 dager siden
  • Hyundai freakin killed it with this car

    Andrew G.Andrew G.2 dager siden
  • Is the massive big tablets screens distracting when driving?

    waggaclintwaggaclint2 dager siden
  • It's uglyyyyy as hellll, I'll pass

    Tax0311 Tax0311Tax0311 Tax03112 dager siden
  • So in the U.S. we say 'Hun-day' are we wrong?

    Greg PellerinGreg Pellerin2 dager siden
  • No offense to the presenter who’s doing an amazing job. But those electric cars look dull and bland to me. No emotion, no real engine noise, no smell of fuel, screens everywhere instead of good old analog dials. And V2L is practical, but I’d rather have the Ford F-150 hybrid: 7.2 Kw of power and a big gas tank so you don’t end up without enough juice in the battery to make it home. Not to mention spending 30+ minutes to “fill up” a car when it can be done in less than 5 with a conventional or hybrid solution is a big no for me

    20lffd20lffd2 dager siden
  • I hope that it does not have the same battery issues as the Kona.

    Shawn MarmerShawn Marmer2 dager siden
  • Reminds me of my volvo c30

    Conner McCainConner McCain3 dager siden
  • Didn’t like they way video is made . You need to change your camera man

    Today’s UpdateToday’s Update3 dager siden
    • Righto. Thanks.

      The Late Brake ShowThe Late Brake Show3 dager siden
  • Thr front end reminds me more of the alfa SZ than the Integrale.

    Ben DaviesBen Davies3 dager siden
    • @The Late Brake Show I didn't, I will go watch it after this, thanks for another great video.

      Ben DaviesBen Davies3 dager siden
    • I can see that. Cool car. Did you see my video of an SZ last year?

      The Late Brake ShowThe Late Brake Show3 dager siden
  • My 2003 xsara picasso also has a full flat floor ! just sayin'

    a Ca C3 dager siden
  • looks ok, but the plastic colour arround the wheel case looks so bad i wanna vomit:( atleast freaking colour it in so you can´t see it... if you cant change the Hyinday chrome shit either then no thanks... NOI chrome.. it looks so freaking bad..

    ZaikyZaiky3 dager siden
  • "Oh look, there are some children." haha

    Anardo CuelloAnardo Cuello3 dager siden
  • This car looks so good and seems so well thought out it should be a hit. Very well done Hyundai. It really has an "instant classic" look so far ahead of any other EV.

    jeanpeupjeanpeup3 dager siden
  • Sweet ending

    Angus GiorgiAngus Giorgi3 dager siden
  • Is it just me or does anyone else see that this vehicle resembles/inspired by the mk2 VW Golf? Even with its rectangled dashboard lol I wonder if VW noticed that too?

    Nikkimillion springNikkimillion spring3 dager siden
  • I want to see Delta Integrale, but the more I look the more I see Austin Maestro.... Vanden Plas maybe!

    James WhiteJames White3 dager siden
  • Wow... The most boring review in motoring history. Yawn fest

    Steve CoffeySteve Coffey3 dager siden
  • They ripped off Honda's Urban EV design.

    Ammar AlasadiAmmar Alasadi3 dager siden
  • You have not got any friends, they are all virtual NOtown watcher friends 🤣😂🤣

    latitudelatitude3 dager siden
  • Who thinks this car would look completely different if VW golfs never existed.

    K StarK Star3 dager siden
  • Looks as ugly from outside as Leaf :(

    Andrej SpilevojAndrej Spilevoj3 dager siden
  • How can it be called a Tesla rival with close to no FSD capabilities?

    David RabanusDavid Rabanus3 dager siden
  • Are the Tesla models so far out in front, this car can not compete with it and hence was not mentioned?

    latitudelatitude3 dager siden
  • How do aerodynamics help with not getting rain on the back window when you're sitting at a traffic light?

    Marko MrdjenovičMarko Mrdjenovič3 dager siden
  • This car is really nice but pretty expensive.. not like Hyundai before. In comparison to the ID.4 it's around 5000 Euros more

    Elijah MElijah M3 dager siden
  • This car looks great. I think the majority of electric cars will take this CUV format and it makes sense.

    jazeboy69jazeboy693 dager siden
  • Poor name choice. E-gmp.. sort of like “gimp” that’s basically slang for unable to do what everyone else can do. This is right up there with Chevy Nova.

    Tony BiancoTony Bianco3 dager siden
  • Most of us will never be able to afford one

    steel ssstusteel ssstu3 dager siden
  • I want 500miles + before any of my money goes towards an electric car, all these cars are way to expensive and old battery tech,, give 5 years from now and Joe public might buy one if 5hings get much better and sub 20k

    steel ssstusteel ssstu3 dager siden
  • Somebody PLEASE shoot the designers before they get away!

    Alex VAlex V3 dager siden
  • I do admit I did choke on my biscuit when Jonny said “You can.. pull your little ottoman out.. look look”.

    abbsnn coseabbsnn cose3 dager siden
  • I would really appreciate close ups in sync with the narration.

    Faridun AsrorovFaridun Asrorov3 dager siden
  • Johnny 5 is ALIVE!!

    What the What ShowWhat the What Show3 dager siden
    • @abbsnn cose I sure hope so! Nothing against Tesla, I just want the world to have more options.

      What the What ShowWhat the What Show3 dager siden
    • I see Tesla buried in the competition 5-7 years down the line. They will just be one of many good options.

      abbsnn coseabbsnn cose3 dager siden
  • Another Tesla killer? What a joke! This channel is completely moronic!

    Yuri PetrovichYuri Petrovich3 dager siden
    • Is it Yuri? So you are taking into account all of the aspects of a car - warranty, build quality, dealer network, supply issues, handling, comfort, quality of materials. It isn't just Superchargers and 0-60 remember...

      The Late Brake ShowThe Late Brake Show3 dager siden
  • This will never best my Tesla

    Air 2TheRonAir 2TheRon3 dager siden
  • Are the dealers going to price gouge customers like they did with the Kona EV and Niro EV?

    ricecakeFTWricecakeFTW3 dager siden
  • Think, with the Ioniq and the EV6 , the Koreans are really throwing down the gauntlet to the other EV makers, including Tesla. With competition like this, we should see some spectacular progress in the EV market and hopefully, something to fill the sub 30 grand market

    David CostelloDavid Costello3 dager siden
  • I 🤔 think it's got the retro look of an Alfa Romeo 145 in a good way obviously, a modern take on classic looks. A win in my mind! My phone 📱 won't let me skip ads while typing 😭 so I'm off.

    Mike CotterillMike Cotterill3 dager siden
  • 36k is enough to deter the majority of people to buy an electric car. I wish I could exchange my diesel polluter but at these prices it's absolutely impossible. The world can't change fast enough unless these prices don't come down to acceptable prices soon.

    IA DiasIA Dias3 dager siden
  • How much is it?

    거짓은반드시 밝혀진다거짓은반드시 밝혀진다4 dager siden
  • Looks like a Lancia Delta

    Stay CasualStay Casual4 dager siden