As for the Digital Side Mirrors (DSM), which are already available on Korean spec cars, they’ll also be available in Europe for the first time. The DSM can also reduce air resistance and should provide drivers with an enhanced rear view, even in bad weather conditions.
“IONIQ 5 has proved to be highly successful in the 12 months since its launch, both in terms of sales and brand building,” said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, VP of marketing and product at Hyundai Motor Europe.
“The segment is growing increasingly competitive, and we will be offering enhanced features to defend our position as technology leader in the automotive industry,” he added.
Another new feature worth mentioning is battery conditioning, which will enable the IONIQ 5 to automatically adapt its battery temperature while on the move, so as to ensure optimal charging conditions when it finally arrives at a charging point, resulting in better real-life charging performance regardless of external temperatures.
This function will activate automatically when a charging point is entered into the vehicle’s sat-nav system using connected routing.
Also new are the Smart Frequency Dampers (SFD), which can improve the responsiveness of the rear axle suspension in order to increase overall ride comfort and improve both body control and handling.
The 2023 model year IONIQ 5 will be available to order in Europe from late Spring.