Hyundai Unveils the Futuristic IONIQ 5 EV – What You Need to Know
After revealing the new IONIQ sub brand in 2020, Hyundai has introduced the IONIQ 5 all-electric compact crossover with modern design, next generation technology, and a resourceful interior. The new CUV seems promising so far, and this is only the beginning for IONIQ. A few other EV models are on their way, however the IONIQ 5 should sweep you off your feet, for sure.
The company explains that the exterior design is “characterised by clean and sharp lines, creating a sleek and sophisticated look.” They have taken a different approach in creating a minimalistic, yet unique design for the car. Perhaps, the most attractive feature of all is the signature Parametric Pixels, the manufacturer’s take on bright LED lighting design.
Engine & Performance:
IONIQ 5 comes with an electric powertrain that delivers an acceleration speed of 0 to 100 km per hour in 5.2 seconds for all wheel drive, and 7.4 seconds for rear wheel drive. The EV runs on Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) to maximise efficiency.
Range & Charging:
The IONIQ 5 EV comes with a 77.4 kwh battery – similar to the likes of the Audi e-tron – with ultra-fast charging capability. You can charge it up from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes, when using a 350 KW charger. Upon testing, the EV is said to provide an approximate driving range between 470 km and 480 km. Also, in less than 5 minutes of charge, the range of the EV can be extended up to 100 km.
Spacious & Versatile Interior:
The interior of the IONIQ 5 EV is designed for sustainable living. Ecofriendly materials are used for the components, and the following features make driving a pleasure.
- There are two fully reclining relaxation seats at the front with footrests that allow you to lean back and get some shut eye when the EV is charging.
- A large sliding centre console can be used as a table and it is spacious, indeed. You can also customise it per your requirements.
- A wide screen digital cockpit comes with a 12.3” infotainment screen, coupled with another 12.3” head-up display with Augmented Reality (AR). The AR display will make navigation more intuitive and engaging for drivers.
- The Vehicle-to-Load feature allows you to charge electric devices including electric scooters and bicycles, essentially making the IONIQ 5 EV a moving charger.
SmartSense Just Got Smarter:
Hyundai’s driver-assist tech just got better with the introduction of Highway Driving Assist 2. This combines the capabilities of adaptive cruise control and lane-changing assistance. The EV also includes Remote Smart Parking Assist that can automatically park your vehicle, no matter if you are in the car or not.
The IONIQ 5 price hasn’t been outed by the company yet, but expect it to be somewhere within the $50,000-$60,000 range. All in all, the IONIQ 5 seems to be a strong contender in the EV segment.