Hyundai Motor Company has officially launched its latest midsize CUV, the Hyundai IONIQ 5. It is dubbed the first model in the IONIQ brand dedicated to battery electric vehicles (BEV).
According to Hyundai, the IONIQ 5 is built upon Hyundai Motor Group’s dedicated BEV architecture called Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), enabling it to sport unique proportions on an elongated wheelbase.
With E-GMP, IONIQ 5 delivers an interior design with eco-friendly materials mated with ultra-fast charging and a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function, as well as advanced connectivity and driver assistance features.
The IONIQ 5’s exterior design is characterized by the Pony-inspired profile over a 3,000mm wheelbase.
However, the car’s front is equipped with Hyundai’s first clamshell hood that minimizes panel gaps for optimal aerodynamics. In addition, the front bumper is defined by an eye-catching V-shape incorporating distinctive daytime running lights (DRLs). The small pixel-like clusters also appear at the rear of the vehicle.
The front and rear forms of the vehicle merge together at its doors, offering another example of Hyundai’s ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design first viewed on the all-new Tucson.
Hyundai also mentioned that the aero-optimized wheels further echo the Parametric Pixel design theme and are offered in a super-sized 20-inch diameter. These also complete IONIQ 5’s perfected proportions, optimized for Hyundai’s E-GMP.
IONIQ 5 is also equipped with electronically adjustable front seats. The seats recline to the optimum angle. Plus, Hyundai reduced the thickness of the front seats by 30%, providing more space for those seated in the second row.
Many of its interior touchpoints — seats, headliner, door trim, floor, and armrest — use eco-friendly, sustainably sourced materials, such as recycled PET bottles, plant-based (bio PET) yarns, and natural wool yarns, eco-processed leather with plant-based extracts, and bio paint with plant extracts.
Customers can choose from nine exterior colors, including five nature-inspired hues exclusive to IONIQ 5. The interior has three color options.
IONIQ 5 is available with a range of power electric (PE) configurations. Customers can select from two battery pack options, either 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh, and two electric motor layouts, either with a rear motor only or with both front and rear motors. All PE variations provide outstanding range and deliver a top speed of 185 km/h.
At the top of the electric motor, the lineup is an all-wheel-drive (AWD) option paired with the 72.6-kWh battery, producing a combined power output of 225-kWh and 605 Nm of torque. This PE configuration can go from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.
When equipped with a two-wheel-drive (2WD) and 72.6-kWh battery, IONIQ 5’s maximum driving range on a single charge will be around 470~480 km, according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) standard.
Furthermore, IONIQ 5’s E-GMP can support both 400-V and 800-V charging infrastructures. The platform offers 800-V charging capability as standard, along with 400-V charging, without the need for additional components or adapters. The multi-charging system is the world’s first patented technology that operates the motor and inverter to boost 400 V to 800 V for stable charging compatibility.
Hyundai noted that with a 350-kW charger, the vehicle could charge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. IONIQ 5 users only need to charge the vehicle for five minutes to get 100 km of range, according to WLTP.
IONIQ 5 also provides an innovative V2L function, which allows customers to freely use or charge any electric devices, such as electric bicycles, scooters, or camping equipment, serving as a charger on wheels.
The V2L function can supply up to 3.6 kW of power. The V2L port is located under the second-row seats, and it can be activated when a vehicle is on. On the other hand, another V2L port is located at the charging port on the vehicle exterior. Using a converter, customers can charge high-power electric equipment. The outside port provides power even when the vehicle is turned off.
What’s more, IONIQ 5 seamlessly integrates advanced technologies for an enhanced digital user experience. The wide, configurable, dual-cockpit features a 12-inch, full-touch infotainment screen and hoodless 12-inch digital gauge cluster that can be customized.
For the first time in Hyundai, the IONIQ 5 features an Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (AR HUD) that turns the windshield into a display screen.
IONIQ 5 is also equipped with the next level of Hyundai SmartSense, an advanced driver assistance system. IONIQ 5 is the first Hyundai model to offer Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2). Other driving assistance systems include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), High Beam Assist (HBA), and more.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 will be available in selected regions starting in Q1 2021.