Hyundai has revealed Ioniq 5 as its first electric mid-size crossover. The Ioniq 5 will be launched in the market under the Ioniq brand that is Hyundais new electric sub-brand.
Ioniq 5 will be built on the new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that is specially designed for EVs.
In terms of size the Ioniq 5 measures 4,635mm long and 1,890mm wide and with a wheelbase of near 3 meters it offers a spacious cabin. So it is a bit larger than Hyundai Tucson while its wheelbase is comparable with the bigger Palisade.
The exterior design is so unique and reminds us of the 45 concept car. The Ioniq 5 has been designed with a new design language called Parametric Dynamics’ design language. It is also an aerodynamically enhanced vehicle with its flush door handles and 20-inch aero-optimized wheels.
The cabin is also a very practical and nice place with its modern design. Ioniq 5 features a flat floor and eco-friendly on most surfaces like the seats, headliner, door trim, and armrest. The front seats are said to be 30% slimmer that gives the rear passengers more legroom.
In front of the driver, there is a 12-inch digital instrument cluster with customizable layouts. There is another 12-inch touchscreen for the infotainment and an Augmented Reality Head-Up Display for the driver.
Hyundai offered the Ioniq 5 with the next-level SmartSense suite of active safety systems including Highway Driving Assist 2, in addition to Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), and High Beam Assist (HBA).
Underneath the Ioniq 5, there is a single electric motor with 214 hp and 350 nm of torque. This model uses a 72.6 kWh battery pack that offers 470 to 480 km of driving range.
There will be an entry-level variant as well with a 58 kWh battery pack and 167 hp and 350 nm of torque motor. This model can hit 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds. Buyers who want more power can go for the dual-motor version that has a combined 302 hp and 605 nm of torque. This model can hit 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. Ioniq 5 also supports 400 and 800-volt charging. With a 350 kW charger, it can also recharge from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 will launch in Europe by the middle of this year and then it will launch in the United States.