Hyundai IONIQ 5

Redefines Electric Mobility Lifestyle

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Hyundai Motor Company recently launched the IONIQ 5 electric car globally. The midsize CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) concept is equipped with environmentally friendly, sustainable, and innovative features.

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As of now, the price tag is not available yet, but Hyundai has claimed that the IONIQ 5 will be available in selected regions starting in the first half of 2021.

 

Design

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is built with an exceptional BEV architecture from the Hyundai Motor Group called the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The electric car is characterized by a long wheelbase. At the same time, the interior is claimed to use environmentally friendly materials.

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By design, IONIQ 5 is inspired by the Hyundai Pony model, Hyundai’s first production car. IONIQ 5 deliberately adapted the Hyundai Pony design because the car’s design was considered timeless.

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The wheels of this car are optimized for aerodynamic functions. These wheels use a large size of 20 inches in diameter, making it the largest wheel size ever installed on an EV product from Hyundai.

 

Battery and Powertrain

Customers can choose from a choice of two battery size options, 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh, and two electric motor layouts, either with rear motor only or front and rear drive motors.

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All variations provide excellent range and provide a top speed of up to 185 km / h. The top line of electric motors’ choice is an all-wheel drive (AWD) option, which is paired with a 72.6 kWh battery for a combined output of 225 kWh of power and 605 Nm of torque. The configuration can push the car to go from 0 km / h to 100 km / h in 5.2 seconds.

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As for the two-wheel-drive (2WD) option and a 72.6 kWh battery, the IONIQ 5’s maximum mileage on a single charge will be around 470-480 km.

 

Features

Inside, the electric car uses an expansive configurable dual cockpit, equipped with a 12-inch touch infotainment screen and a 12-inch hoodless digital gauge cluster, which can be customized to meet customer requirements.

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For the first time in a Hyundai car, the IONIQ 5 features an Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (AR HUD), which can turn the windshield into a display screen.

The IONIQ 5 is also equipped with the latest Hyundai SmartSense, an advanced driver assistance system that can ensure a high safety and comfort level while driving. The IONIQ 5 is the first Hyundai model to offer Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2).

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Hyundai also mentions the Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function, a charging system that can provide up to 3.6 kilowatts of power. This means that the IONIQ 5 can charge and power many household appliances.