Another 130 examples of Hyundai’s retro-cool Ioniq 5 electric vehicle will go on sale in most regions of Australia in a fortnight’s time.
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric car will become available to order again on Wednesday 13 July, as the largest allocation available since orders first opened in September last year.
The new Ioniq 5 allocation is set to be available online from 1:00pm AEST on July 13 for buyers only in the capital cities of every state/territory except the Northern Territory – in other words, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide and Hobart.
Approximately 130 cars will be available, marking the largest single allocation of Hyundai’s electric car since the first in September last year, and bringing the total number of cars offered since then to just under 700.
As with the May batch, all cars in the July allocation will be pre-built – though Hyundai Australia says there’s a “good spread of colour and variant” choices to suit different customers’ desired specifications.
While Hyundai’s system of offering small batches of vehicles every few months will see some customers disappointed after missing out on a car, it’s designed to cut wait times to a minimum, and ensure all buyers in applicable regions have an equal chance of securing a car.
Hyundai Australia quotes estimated wait times of four to six weeks for buyers in the July allocation – translating to delivery in mid to late August – with all cars sold in a first come, first served manner.
Drive understands further allocation of Hyundai Ioniq 5 vehicles will become available in August and September, though Hyundai Australia is yet to confirm batch sizes or release dates.
Meanwhile, a “small number” of unsold Ioniq 5s were quietly made available for purchase over the weekend, after a few customers cancelled their orders. These cars have now been spoken for.
No changes have been made to standard specifications or pricing for the latest allocation, with the entry-level rear-wheel-drive model starting from $71,900 plus on-road costs, and rising to $75,900 plus on-road costs for the all-wheel-drive flagship.
A more affordable variant with a smaller 58kWh battery pack is “coming soon”, a company spokesperson told Drive, though final launch timing is yet to be confirmed.
There’s also no word on the Model Year 2023 updates announced overseas, which include optional camera side mirrors, battery software enhancements, new frequency-selective dampers and a larger 77.4kWh battery (up from 72.6kWh) – though the lattermost item has been ruled out for Australia for the time being.
Every Hyundai Ioniq 5 allocation in Australia so far
|Date||States/cities included||Number of cars||Read more|
|Late September||All states and territories||240||Details|
|16 December 2021||Sydney and Canberra||90||Details|
|27 January 2022||Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne||66||Details|
|23 March 2022||NSW, ACT, Victoria, Queensland, WA, SA and Tasmania||100||Details|
|18 May 2022||Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide and Hobart||68||Details|
|13 July 2022||All states and territories except the NT||130 (approx.)||N/A|
Total cars sold since launch: approx. 694
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