Hyundai and Kia are two Korean automakers that are setting the standard for other EV automakers.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been recently launched in 2022. This makes it one of the latest additions to the EV segment.
The interior of the vehicle follows the contemporary exterior of the vehicle. The video review provides an in-depth analysis of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 interior.
Resemblance With Kia EV6
The interior of the Ioniq 5 resembles a lot with its Kia EV6 cousin. However, the screens on the Ioniq 5 feel a bit smaller than on the EV6.
This is a bit deceptive as the screen size is the same as on the EV6. Combined the two displays measure 12.3 inches.
It has two different screens upfront which are surrounded by white-coloured bezels.
Main Screen Upfront
The main screen of the vehicle shows:
– Battery status;
This screen is not receptive to touch which feels like a bummer because in such a high tech car, Hyundai could have gone the extra mile. However, the steering wheel controls come in handy in this regard.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 Infotainment System
The centre screen of the Ioniq 5 is where the real fun happens. This display is also touch-sensitive and the buttery smooth feeling of the display is beyond explanation in words.
Some of the features that are present in the centre screen include but are not limited to:
- Phone Projection;
- Valet Mode.
Connectivity To The World
The screen is connected to the world through your smartphone as it has:
– Apple CarPlay;
– Android Auto.
However, one feature that I didn’t appreciate much is that even for a modern car like this, you still need a data cable to use the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Even the vlogger highlights this issue because it feels nagging to have a cable lurking around in such a modern interior.
3 Year Access To Hyundai Bluelink Live
Another feature that makes the vehicle especially amazing is that Hyundai is presently offering it with a three-year subscription package of the Hyundai Bluelink live.
This allows the driver to access several features such as:
– Sat-nav for locating charging stations;
– Sending navigation destinations to the car from your phone.
Climate Control Display
The car also has a third small screen which is primarily designed for climate controls.
I particularly like the font of this small screen and the blue colour gives it a modern look.
Above this display, several hard buttons are also present which make it easier to choose functions. These buttons include:
- Radio Tuning;
- Parking Camera.
Clever Placement Of The Gear Selector
The gear selector of the vehicle is probably the biggest leap forward. Instead of it being placed in the centre console, it is now located behind the steering wheel in the form of a twist-knob.
Drivers can easily select the drive mode with the push of a button. The vehicle offers three different modes in this regard which are:
For accessing the Snow mode, drivers need to keep the Drive Mode button pressed for a few seconds.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a great vehicle inside out. The interior of the car presents a great feeling not just to the drivers but also to the passengers.
It is fairly new for now but we anticipate that the Ioniq 5 will show great sales figures in Europe.