Hyundai Motor Company today unveiled the Ioniq 5 midsize CUV during a virtual world premiere event. As the first model in Hyundai’s new Ioniq brand dedicated to battery electric vehicles (BEV), Ioniq 5 sets the benchmark to redefine the electric mobility lifestyle with sustainable and innovative features.
Hyundai Ioniq 5’s unique exterior design is characterized by the Pony-inspired profile over a 3,000-mm wheelbase. The front of the Ioniq is equipped with Hyundai’s first clamshell hood that minimizes panel gaps for optimal aerodynamics. The front bumper is defined by an eye-catching V-shape incorporating distinctive daytime running lights (DRLs) that provide an unmistakable light signature unique to Ioniq 5. These small pixel-like clusters also appear at the rear of the vehicle.
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 first seen on the all-new Tucson. The strong C-pillar shape, inspired by Hyundai’s ‘45’ EV concept, gives Hyundai Ioniq 5 a commanding presence clearly identifiable from a distance.
The ‘Living Space’ theme runs throughout the interior, most notably embodied by the Universal Island, a moveable center console that can slide back as much as 140 mm. Universal Island, along with the flat floor where the batteries are stored, allows more freedom of movement inside the vehicle. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is also equipped with electronically adjustable front seats. Hyundai reduced the thickness of the front seats by 30 percent, providing more space for those seated in the second row.
Battery pack options
Ioniq 5 will be available in 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 470~480 km range and deliver a top speed of 185 km/h. The AWD version with a 72.6-kWh battery pack produces 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.
Hyundai 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. With a 350-kW charger, Ioniq 5 can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. According to WLTP, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 users only need to charge the vehicle for five minutes to get 100 km of range.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes with the Hyundai SmartSense, advanced driver assistance system, ensuring the highest levels of safety and convenience on the road. 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.