Orders for Hyundai’s first dedicated electric car open next week, with 400 well-specified cars to make up the initial batch – all sold direct to customers, without dealers in the mix.

The initial 400-strong allocation will comprise a single ‘Ioniq 5’ launch variant, available in rear- or all-wheel drive configurations, and priced from $71,900 to $75,900 before on-road costs – making the latter the second-most expensive Hyundai ever sold in Australia, behind the $82,000 Hyundai Genesis sedan of 2014 (before it was spun off into its own brand).

Standard equipment across the launch range is extensive, including dual 12.3-inch screens, 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, 12-way electric front seats with heating, ventilation and memory, eco-friendly leather trim, Bose audio, glass roof, power tailgate, and heated rear seats and steering wheel. A full list is included at the bottom of this story.

A full suite of active safety systems are standard, including autonomous emergency braking with junction support, adaptive cruise control, lane-following assist, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, plus remote parking from the key fob, a 360-degree camera, and Hyundai’s Blind-Spot View Monitor system.

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