Hyundai Ioniq 5 all-electric crossover revealed

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Hyundai has unveiled its Ioniq 5 all-electric crossover; the first in its new Ioniq sub-brand.

The Ioniq 5 launches mid-2021

Due mid-2021, the Ioniq 5 midsize crossover will rival electric vehicles such as the Tesla Model 3 and the Volkswagen D.3 and 4.

It’s built upon the Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) dedicated BEV architecture, which will also be used for future models such as the Ioniq 6 saloon/sedan and the Ioniq 7 large SUV and enables sector-first solutions such as 800V charging capability as standard.

Two battery pack options are on offer – either 58kWh or 72.6kWh – along two electric motor layouts, either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Range is expected to be around 470km in 2WD form and all models have a top speed of 185km/h.

The top model will be the all-wheel drive version with the 72.6kWh battery, with a combined power output of 306hp and 605Nm of torque. This gives it a 0-100km/h time of 5.2 seconds.

The E-GMP platform can support both 400V and 800V charging infrastructures. Using a 350kW charger, the Ioniq 5 can charge from 10 to 80% in 18 minutes.

Thanks to the platform, the Ioniq 5 provides a ‘vehicle-to-load’ function, which allows charging of electric devices, such as electric bicycles, supplying up to 3.6kW of power and effectively turning the crossover into a charger on wheels.

The interior includes eco-friendly, sustainably sourced materials and is based on the idea of a ‘Smart Living Space’, including the ‘Universal Island’ moveable centre console. It’s  dominated by a wide, configurable, dual cockpit with a 12-inch, full-touch infotainment screen and 12-inch digital gauge cluster.

The Ioniq 5 will also be the first Hyundai to feature an augmented reality head-up display and will also introduce the latest Hyundai SmartSense advanced driver assistance system. It will also debut the brand’s Highway Driving Assist 2 tech.

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Natalie Middleton

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