The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N may be making headlines, but the rest of the range is getting a substantial number of updates to its safety, range, technology and styling.

Hyundai’s updated Ioniq 5 range, now including a sporty-looking new N Line variant, is due here around the middle of 2024. Pricing and specifications will be announced closer to launch.

The 77.4kWh battery of the outgoing Extended Range model has been swapped out for an 84kWh unit which Hyundai says offers more driving range, though it hasn’t published a figure.

Outgoing Extended Range models in Australia offered a WLTP tested driving range between 454km and 507km, depending on the variant.

Ioniq 5s get tweaked front and rear bumpers to “emphasise [the] Ioniq 5’s low and wide SUV stance” – so, to make it look even less like an SUV? – which increase overall length by 20mm to 4655mm.

There are new wheel designs plus a rear spoiler that has been extended by 50mm for greater aerodynamic performance, while Hyundai’s Intelligent Front-Lighting System is now available.

Inside, the wireless charging pad has been moved to the upper part of the ‘Universal Island’ centre console, and there’s a row of physical buttons for functions like the heated and ventilated seats.

There’s also a new steering wheel design with “interactive pixel lights”, while the infotainment and climate controls’ arrangement has been improved “to enhance operational convenience”.

The Ioniq 5 now uses Hyundai’s new connected car Navigation Cockpit (ccNC) infotainment system. While the company hasn’t released any further details about this system for the Ioniq 5, ccNC supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The vehicle also features wireless over-the-air software updates.

A new N Line variant features a sportier look than the regular Ioniq 5, with unique front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and 20-inch aluminium wheels.

Inside the N Line, there’s a unique steering wheel, metal pedals, a black headliner, and front sports seats. The cabin also features red contrast stitching, while there’s a choice of two different upholsteries.

No mention has been made of any N Line-specific mechanical changes, but the entire core Ioniq 5 range is getting various tweaks under the skin.

Hyundai says there’s a shock absorber designed to alleviate vibrations from the road, while a more rigid cowl crossbar is said to reduce vibrations in the steering wheel.

The company has also made reinforcements at the rear wheel and lower part of the vehicle to improve stability and agility, while the body has been stiffened to reduce “low-frequency booming noise”.

The electric motors are claimed to be quieter, and there’s more insulation around the rear motor.

Safety upgrades include a reinforced body, front, B-pillar and rear doors to improve side collision protection.

New safety features include the latest versions of Hyundai’s lane-keep assist and Remote Smart Parking Assist, while there’s also Forward/Side/Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist.

The steering wheel also features hands-on detection.

Other new features include a built-in dashcam, the latest version of Hyundai’s digital key, and power-folding second-row seats.

Last year, Hyundai Australia introduced a more affordable Standard Range model, dropping the base price by $7500.

This model features a smaller 53kWh lithium-ion battery, plus a less powerful 125kW/350Nm electric motor.

At the other end of the range, Hyundai is adding a hot N flagship with an 84kWh battery, and up to 478kW of power and 770Nm of torque from its dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain.

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