This striking-looking electric sedan features rear or all-wheel drive, a lounge-style cabin and nearly 300 miles of range

Meet the first member of Hyundai’s new Ioniq electric vehicle sub-brand, the Ioniq 5 compact crossover Debuting on Monday, this heavily-pleated electric vehicle has a surprisingly spacious, salon-like cabin, a variety of configurations familiar and new battery and powertrain charging technologies Believe it or not, this is a production car

In fact, that shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Ioniq 5 looks identical to the dark teaser revealed last month, inspired by the Hyundai 45 EV concept from the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show.The Angular Crossover (from Okay, that’s really just a big hatchback) features a boldly styled exterior with crisp detailing.The streamlined front forgoes a grille, but incorporates its rectangular Parametric Pixel headlamps into a contrasting front panel that spans the vehicle width, a design that echoes the rear The side is punctuated by a strong diagonal fold which splits on the doors; even the round wheel arches feature powerful linear tangent details

The Ioniq 5 was designed and built from the ground up as an electric car, the first on the automaker’s new electric-global modular platform.The electric platform features drive-by-wire technologies and steer-by-wire, as well as a flat battery floor Without the need for transmission tunnels, a steering column or other intrusions, Hyundai was able to design the 5 for maximum interior space, pushing the wheels to the extreme corners of the body The result is a vehicle that looks tiny and sits between the Tucson and Santa Fe, but has a wheelbase 4 inches longer than the three-row Palisade SUV.

The Ioniq 5 will be available in four main configurations, distinguished by Standard Range or Long Range battery capacity and rear wheel drive (2WD) or all-wheel drive (AWD)

The standard lineup’s 2-wheel-drive setup begins with a 58-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that sends power to a 160-kilowatt motor on the rear axle With 218 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque , the Ioniq 5 takes about 85 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph, but it gets faster from there The standard-range all-wheel-drive model adds a second electric motor to the front axle, producing crisp power. of 235 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque

The long range power capacity of the Ioniq 5 varies by region In North America, we will have the largest, 774 kWh battery; overall there is a 6kWh 72Pack The smallest pack, when mated with the same 160kW rear motor as the standard range, is rated at around 300 miles per charge on the European WLTP test cycle Our cycle EPA testing is a bit more stringent, so expect the range to drop when the Ioniq 5 hits the US, even with our bigger battery

The Ioniq 5 has two-way charging, which means it can also be used to charge various devices

At the top of the line is the Ioniq 5 Long Range AWD It has a more powerful front engine than the standard all-wheel-drive model, with a total output of 306 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque. makes the fastest version of the dash from 0 to 60 mph, hitting the target in just 52 seconds

With a decent amount of torque in all trims, Hyundai also estimates that the Ioniq 5 should be able to tow over 3,500 pounds

The range is great, but not important if your electric vehicle takes a long time to charge. Fortunately, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has the latest generation of fast-charging technology from the automaker, as well as a few more tricks in its sharply sculpted sleeves

Plug in a DC fast charger through the standard Combination Charging System (CCS) J1772 port and the Ioniq 5 will quickly charge up to 350 kW, fast enough to go from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. in a hurry, plug it in for just 5 minutes to add a quick 100km range – enough for a day on the town for most Slower level 2 household charging, 240 volts and 110 volts will no doubt also be supported , but charge times for these configurations have not yet been specified

In addition to being charged, the Ioniq 5 can be the charger thanks to a feature called vehicle charging V2L allows you to plug in other devices – like computers, e-bikes or camping equipment – in the 5, which can be recharged via the car battery with a total power of about 36 kW There is a port under the rear seats which is activated when the ignition is on and, with an adapter, high power equipment can be plugged into the Ioniq 5’s outdoor bidirectional charging port, even when the vehicle is turned off

For comparison, the 36kW Hyundai is about 70% more power than the standard Ford F-150 Hybrid 2 1kW Pro Power Onboard Inverter – which I recently put through a tailgating test – but only half of Ford’s Big Boy 7 Upgraded 2kW unit Plus, the Ioniq 5 doesn’t generate power, so any power you draw comes from battery storage and range EV to get you home, although a small amount of charging power can be offset by the glass roof solar panels

Like most purpose-built EVs, the Ioniq 5’s design makes room for two trunks In the back, you look at 188 cubic feet of space behind the seats, which can reach up to 562 cubic feet when the 60:40 bench is folded flat In the front a 0The 85 cubic foot front trunk doesn’t really leave much room for anything except maybe a charging cable In others parts of the world, the Ioniq 5 2WD has up to 2 cubic feet of front storage – about the size of a carry-on suitcase – but here in the US, the 2WD and AWD models have the same fun frown size. >

We don’t have a specific passenger volume number yet, but the Ioniq 5 will use its cabin space with a reconfigurable ‘living space’ theme that includes rear seats that slide up to 53 inches and front seats ‘Relax and recharge’ with extendable legrests One of the coolest features of the 5 is a ‘universal island’ motorized console (we saw the island console in a teaser last week), which can slide to forward or backward, allowing passengers in both rows to access its built-in 15-watt wireless phone charger and heaps of storage Sliding into the second row, the console also allows front passengers to exit either side of the vehicle without climbing over a bump, which could come in handy in tight parking situations

The Ioniq 5’s dashboard is flat in design and lacks a hood over its standard 12-inch digital instrument panel, a stylistic choice that emphasizes the overall space theme This is reinforced by a column mounted gear lever, just behind the two-spoke steering wheel

The digital cluster is complemented by a standard 12-inch touchscreen infotainment display, which houses Hyundai’s latest generation of connected services and BlueLink telematics, and features completely new graphics. If that wasn’t enough for you, The Ioniq 5 will also be the first model to feature Hyundai’s new augmented reality head-up display, a technology that promises to turn the entire windshield into a screen. Pretty

In addition to the dashboard technology, the Ioniq 5 will feature Hyundai’s next generation of SmartSense driver assistance systems This includes the automaker’s first implementation of the Highway Driving Assist 2 feature , which adds lane centering assistance, lane change assistance and adaptive cruise control based on navigation to the feature set The Ioniq 5 will also have what we believe to be one of Hyundai’s most exciting driver assistance features, Intelligent Remote Parking Assistance.

Hyundai announces plans to make the Ioniq 5 available in select countries in the first half of 2021 and then in North America in the fall Pricing has yet to be announced, but we expect this information (and more) be closer to the American launch

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