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Hyundai has revealed its new all-electric crossover, the IONIQ 5, the firm's first model in Hyundai's new IONIQ brand dedicated to BEVs.

25 Feb 2021 | International News : South Korea



Hyundai Motor Company has launched the IONIQ 5 through a virtual world premiere event. As the first model in Hyundai's new battery electric vehicle sub-brand IONIQ, the IONIQ 5 sets the benchmark, redefining a new electric mobility lifestyle with sustainable and innovative features.

The IONIQ 5 is built upon Hyundai's dedicated Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) architecture, enabling it to have unique proportions on an elongated wheelbase.

The IONIQ 5 is the first model in Hyundai's new pure Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) brand, IONIQ
With the E-GMP platform, the IONIQ 5 offers innovative interior design with eco-friendly materials in many touchpoints, strong performance mated with ultra-fast charging and a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function as well as advanced connectivity and driver assistance features that will offer the ultimate in-car experience while ensuring high levels of safety.

The IONIQ 5's progressive design represents a departure from past norms. By evoking the daring attitude of the Hyundai Pony, the company's first production car, the IONIQ 5 highlights Hyundai's 45-year journey to become a part of customer's lifestyles, creating a common thread from past to present and future. This is a redefinition of timeless design, a theme that will expand as the IONIQ lineup grows.

The IONIQ 5's unique exterior design is inspired by the Pony's profile, with the car offering a 3,000mm wheelbase. This extended wheelbase requires a more sophisticated approach to translate this new proportion into a contemporary EV typology.

The front of the car is equipped with Hyundai's first clamshell bonnet that minimises panel gaps for optimal aerodynamics. The front bumper is defined by an eye-catching V-shape incorporating distinctive daytime running lights that provide an unmistakable light signature unique to the IONIQ 5. It utilises small pixel-like clusters that also appear at the rear of the vehicle.

The IONIQ 5 has 20-inch rims which are aerodynamically optimised for the car and also reflect the car's design theme
On the sides, auto flush door handles provide clean surface styling and enhanced aerodynamic efficiency. The front and rear forms of the vehicle merge together at its doors, offering another example of Hyundai's 'Parametric Dynamics' design. The strong C-pillar shape gives the IONIQ 5 a commanding presence clearly identifiable from a distance.

Aero-optimised wheels further echo the Parametric Pixel design theme and are offered in a 20-inch diameter, the largest rims ever fitted to a Hyundai EV. The 'Living Space' theme runs throughout the interior, most notably embodied by the Universal Island, a moveable centre console that can slide back as much as 140mm. Along with the flat floor where the batteries are stored, the complete cabin design allows great freedom of movement inside the vehicle.

The IONIQ 5 is also equipped with electronically adjustable front seats. Hyundai has reduced the thickness of the front seats by 30%, providing more space for those seated in the second row.

Many of its interior touchpoints, from the seats, headliner, door trim, floor and armrest also use eco-friendly, sustainably sourced materials such as recycled PET bottles, plant-based yarns and natural wool yarns, eco-processed leather with plant-based extracts, and bio paint with plant extracts. Customers can choose from nine exterior colours, including five exclusive nature-inspired hues. The interior has three colour options.

The IONIQ 5 is built upon Hyundai's new E-GMP platform with the batteries stored under the floor, allowing for more interior space and a flat floor
The IONIQ 5 is available with a range of power electric configurations to fit the mobility needs of every customer, with no compromises on performance. Customers can select from two battery pack options, either 58kWh or 72.6kWh, and two electric motor layouts, either with a rear motor only or with both front and rear motors. All configurations provide outstanding range and deliver a top speed of 185km/h.

At the top of the electric motor lineup is an all-wheel drive option paired with the 72.6kWh battery, producing a combined power output of 297bhp and 605Nm of torque, allowing a zero to 100km/h acceleration time of 5.2 seconds. When equipped with two-wheel drive and the 72.6kWh battery, the IONIQ 5's maximum range will be approximately 470km to 480km.

The IONIQ 5's E-GMP can support both 400V and 800V charging infrastructures. The platform offers 800V charging capability as standard, along with 400V charging, without the need for additional components or adapters. The IONIQ 5 also provides an innovative V2L function, which can charge any electric device, including electric bicycles, scooters or camping equipment, allowing the car to serve as a charger on wheels.

The 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 a hoodless 12-inch digital gauge cluster that can be customised to meet customers' needs. For the first time in a Hyundai, the IONIQ 5 features an Augmented Reality Head-Up Display, essentially turning the windshield into a display screen.

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