Ahead of a mid-year Australian release, the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been revealed with revised styling, a new N Line model, more tech, a larger battery and – finally! – a rear windscreen wiper. The first Ioniq 5 N Line has also joined the lineup, featuring sportier exterior styling and new 20-inch wheels for those who want the N look but without the performance.

According to Hyundai, “the enhanced Ioniq 5 aims to maintain the global award-winning EV’s exemplary level of product competitiveness by improving specifications and applying new technologies to enhance consumer satisfaction.”

Centre of the updates to the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a new larger 84kWh battery, which eclipses the 77.4kWh battery fitted to most of the Ioniq 5 range locally. Hyundai has confirmed that the Ioniq 5’s driving range will increase compared to the current model, but is yet to give a figure. For reference, the current model can travel up to 481km on a charge in rear-wheel drive form.

Hyundai has also revised the Ioniq 5’s styling with new front and rear bumpers, which has increased its overall length by 20mm to 4,655mm (other dimensions remain identical to the current model). New alloy wheel designs also feature, while the rear spoiler has been increased in length by 50mm for greater aerodynamic efficiency. Finally, a rear wiper from the Ioniq 5 N now features across the range.

The interior of the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has also been upgraded for greater usability – the centre console has been revised with a new layout, including a raised wireless charger, a physical button bank to control the seat heating, etc – previously it was annoyingly in the screen – and a new steering wheel with illuminated pixel lights in the badge.

Centre of the dashboard is still a 12.3-inch touchscreen but now with Hyundai’s new ‘ccNC’ infotainment software with over-the-air updates.

Hyundai has upgraded the technological suite for the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5, including Matrix adaptive high beam for the headlights, upgraded digital key functionality, an inbuilt dashcam and remote-folding rear seats. The Ioniq 5’s active safety equipment has also been upgraded with new hands-on detection for the steering wheel, upgraded lane keeping assistance and remote smart parking and forward/side/reverse parking collision avoidance assistance.

Finally, the 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been upgraded mechanically with an enhanced ride comfort compared to the current model. There’s a new shock absorber that helps a provide a smoother driving experience, while the rigidity of the cowl crossbar has also been increased to reduce vibrations in the steering wheel, reinforcements at the rear wheel and lower part of the vehicle has been doubled, resulting in improved stability and agility and the stiffness of the vehicle body has been strengthened to reduce low-frequency booming noise, and motor noise control has been optimised. Additional sound insulation for the rear wheel motor enhances overall quietness, according to Hyundai.

The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 update is due to go on sale in Australia in mid-2024, with local pricing and specifications to be confirmed before then. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.

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