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Missed out on a 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 last year? New batch of Tesla Model Y, Kia EV6 electric car rival going on sale next week in some Australian states

Buyers in Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria have another chance to buy a Hyundai Ioniq 5.

If you were one of the hundreds of people who missed out on a Hyundai Ioniq 5 with the first allocation, now’s your chance to snap one up.

Hyundai Motor Company Australia has announced that the next batch of the super popular EV will go on sale on Thursday January 27 for buyers in Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria only.

The carmaker already opened up a batch of the cars for customers in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory last month. A Hyundai spokesperson said the company has separated the timing of different regions to ease the pressure on the ordering system.

As per the first allocation, buyers can only get their hands on an Ioniq 5 by putting down a $2000 deposit online when the next batch goes on sale. That time on the 27th is 12pm AEST for Brisbane, 1pm AEDT for Melbourne and 10am AWST in Perth.

The spokesperson also said that the timing for release of the allocation does not affect the delivery time of the vehicle. For example, just because buyers in NSW and the ACT could place an order last week, does not mean they will get first priority over the other states for vehicle delivery.

Back in October when the highly sought-after Ioniq 5 went on sale, Hyundai’s ordering website was quickly overwhelmed and all 240 available examples were snapped up within 30 minutes.

At the time, Hyundai said it would inform keen customers when the next allocation would go on sale and would only take orders once production had been scheduled at the South Korean plant to avoid lengthy waiting times.

Hyundai says that of the 240 vehicles in the initial allocation in October, 174 were delivered to customers in 2021.

The Ioniq 5 is available in two-wheel drive (2WD) guise from $71,900 before on-road costs and all-wheel drive (AWD) from $75,900.

The 2WD is a single-motor EV delivering 160kW/350Nm and 451km of driving range and the dual-motor AWD pumps out 225kW/605Nm and can drive on one charge for 430km. Both come with a 72.6kWh lithium-ion battery.

Hyundai is about to face its biggest rival to date that happens to come from the same automotive group. The mechanically related Kia EV6 goes on sale this month with pricing to be announced imminently.

Other similarly sized electric SUV rivals landing this year include Toyota bZ4X and the long-awaited Tesla Model Y.