Five cool features in the Hyundai Ioniq 5 you might not know about

Ever since the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 made its debut in Malaysia, it has been a real eye-catcher with its retro-futuristic design. However, there are more than meets the eye so here are five cool features of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 that you might not know about.

Headlights with 256 parametric pixels and pixelated rear lights

To produce the unique-looking headlights, Hyundai fitted 256 Parametric Pixels into the headlamps to achieve that retro-futuristic look that flashes in yellow when a turn signal is on. At the back, the taillights feature a pixelated square that keeps true to the design language.

Vehicle-to-load (V2L) that can supply 3.6kw of power (only available for Max variants)

The Ioniq 5 does not only receive charge as it also gives charge. With the Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) feature, the Ioniq 5 comes with a 3-pin socket inside the cabin for users to charge their phones and appliances alike. The car can also supply up to 3.6kw of power by plugging a converter into the bidirectional exterior charging port to use for appliances and even charge other EVs when the car is above 15% charge.

A comfortable living space

The centre console for the front seats can move up to 140mm backwards which allows for a more relaxing ‘Living space’. The front row is also fitted with relaxation comfort seats that can recline all the way back with a leg rest to offer a weightless feel for the occupant when fully reclined.

Solar roof

Equipped with a solar panel on the roof, Hyundai says that the Ioniq 5 will be able to add 5 to 6 km of range per day just from solar charging. Although it is not nearly enough to support the car entirely, at least 2000 km of charge can be saved throughout a full year’s worth of daylight.  

Adjustable regenerative braking

Unlike many electric cars out there, the Ioniq 5 allows its drivers to control the amount of regenerative brake force used when releasing the foot off the accelerator. The car comes with four different levels of regenerative braking ranging from 0 to 3.

At Level 3, simply removing your foot off the accelerator brings a considerable stopping force that allows you to drive by using one pedal only depending on the situation. At levels 1 and 2, the effect of the regenerative braking is significantly lessened, reducing both the “pull-back” effect and the regenerative effect. Lastly at level 0, the regenerative braking effect is completely turned off allowing you to coast when lifting your foot off the accelerator.

Bonus feature

Magnetic dashboard

Next to the gauge cluster is a magnetic pad for drivers to put anything they want like fridge magnets, family photos, phone holders and anything their hearts desire hence bringing forth an element of customizability for the drivers. 


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