As promised during the brand’s relaunch a few weeks ago, Hyundai Motor Philippines (HMPH) has officially used the 8th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) as a venue for the company to showcase their multi-awarded electric vehicle (EV), the Ioniq 5. Slated to arrive in the Philippines by January 2023, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has taken the world by storm in the same way that its Kia EV6 corporate sibling did.
HMPH has not confirmed if the model on display will be reflective of the Philippine-spec model that’s destined to arrive in January 2023. From what we’re seeing though, the Ioniq 5 seems to be generously equipped. Outside, the Ioniq 5 wears the brand’s pixel lighting design theme, and this carries over to every lighting element surrounding the vehicle. You also get pop-out door handles, 20-inch alloy wheels, silver exterior body cladding, and a tailgate spoiler.
Inside, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is sure to come with two 12-inch screens–one for the driver and the other housing the main infotainment of the vehicle. Thanks to its wheelbase of 3,000 mm, which is longer than the much larger Hyundai Palisade, there’s plenty of legroom on all two rows. Other amenities in this particular Ioniq 5 include a panoramic glass roof, a head-up display, an adjustable center console, and power-adjustable front seats.
HMPH has so far not confirmed what powertrain configuration will the Philippine-spec Ioniq 5 get. Globally, the Ioniq 5 has two battery sizes–58 kWh and 72.6 kWh (a 77.4 kWh size is exclusive to North America), along with horsepower figures ranging from as low as 168 hp to as much as 302 hp. Single or dual-motor layouts are available, and the quoted range will vary depending on your battery and drivetrain combination. This can range from 384 km or 460 km under the WLTP testing cycles.
If you want to see Hyundai’s future of electrification, visit the Hyundai booth from today until September 18 at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show.