Hyundai teases all-new Ioniq 5, to debut in next month

Hyundai has released teaser images of their upcoming electric car, the Ioniq 5. Set to be fully unveiled in February, the crossover Ioniq 5 is the first model in Hyundai’s Ioniq sub-brand that offers only battery electric vehicles (BEV).

The design of the Ioniq 5 closely resembles the 2019 Hyundai ‘45’ concept vehicle. The front end of the Ioniq 5 features arrays of pixel-inspired lights suggestive of the digital technology within. The midsize crossover also features aero-optimized 20-inch rims, the largest fitted to a Hyundai EV.

Ioniq 5 is also the first Hyundai to introduce a clamshell hood that spans the entire width of the car, benefiting aerodynamics through minimizing gaps as well as creating a clean and high-tech look.      

While there are no images provided for the interior, the promotional video showed sketches and key words like “living space” which also mirrors details from the ‘45’ concept vehicle.

“Ioniq 5 presents an all-new customer experience through innovative EV design that is evocative of the icon that established Hyundai’s design DNA,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center.

The Ioniq 5 will be the first model to utilize Hyundai’s dedicated electric-global modular platform or E-GMP. We will need to wait until the full unveiling for details on the powertrain of the Ioniq 5.

One of the key features in the E-GMP as equipped on the Ioniq 5 is the on-board Integrated Charging Control Unit which allows for vehicle-to-load (V2L) feature. The Ioniq 5 will deliver as much as 3.5 kW from its battery to power other electrical equipment.

Another feature highlighted in this teaser is the 800-volt ultra-fast charging system, providing over 100 kilometres of range with just 5 minutes of charge.

Lee added, “Beginning with Ioniq 5, our dedicated BEV lineup brand will redefine the relationship between people and their cars, establishing a new standard against which all BEV design experiences will be measured.”

Hyundai plans for the Ioniq brand include the Ioniq 6 sedan in 2022 and the Ioniq 7 large SUV in 2024.


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