Hyundai unveils the original Ioniq 5

Hyundai takes a new start in the electric market. Ioniq becomes a range within the manufacturer’s offer (it is therefore not a brand in its own right), with a new platform, the E-GMP. The model that inaugurates it is the Ioniq 5.

This base makes it possible to reinvent the proportions of the vehicle, with a giant wheelbase of 3 meters. This also contributes to the confusing side of the lines. When you look at it, with its two side windows and its thick quarter-panel, one could imagine that it is a compact, certainly large. But the car measures 4.63 meters, the length of a Peugeot 5008! Hyundai itself qualifies this model as an SUV, although here too, that’s not really what can come to mind.

Previous Hyundai productions, we find the very angular look with many ribs that run through the body. A Z is for example formed on the doors. But the Ioniq 5 is distinguished by more refined, simpler aspects, which give it a little retro air. Nothing surprising: the designers were inspired by the brand’s first model, the Pony.

Habitacle zen

Headlights and lights take on the appearance of pixels, in black bands, with a body V underneath. The Ioniq 5 receives flush door handles and 20 inch rims. The design of the latter is continued on the wheel arches.

The dashboard adopts a floating shape between the doors, with a clean look. The floor is thus clear. There are two 12-inch screens side by side, without a cap. Several elements (seats, interior doors, headliner, etc.) are dressed in materials of sustainable origin, such as recycled plastic bottles.

Electric: Hyundai unveils the original Ioniq 5

On the flat floor, there is a central console, which slides over 14 centimeters. It incorporates an armrest, cup holders and ample storage. Small tip: by moving it back as far as possible, the front occupants can exit to one side or the other. Convenient when parking in a cramped space.

Via this console, rear passengers benefit from USB ports and an induction phone charger. They mostly have royal legroom, thanks to the giant wheelbase and thinner front seats. The Ioniq 5 is also one of the most welcoming wagons, with a 531-liter boot. The sliding bench can be folded into 60/40. And thanks to the more compact electric motor, there is a 57-liter front trunk.

It can charge your bike

The Ioniq 5 will leave the choice between several technical configurations. First, there are two battery capacities: 58 and 72.6 kWh. Each time, Hyundai offers an engine in the rear or an engine on each axle. Their power varies according to the version (see table below). At the top of the range, the large battery four-wheel drive model goes from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.2 seconds! Autonomy side, it promises between 470 and 480 km.

On the recharging side, the E-GMP platform is compatible with 400 V and 800 V recharging infrastructures. The vehicle can be connected to a 350 kW terminal, which allows you to regain 100 km of range in 5 minutes! But the brand does not provide information on more classic recharges, including a Wallbox at home.

Electric: Hyundai unveils the original Ioniq 5

Convenient Function: There is V2L reverse charger technology, which can use the power of the car to charge electrical devices, like a bicycle or camping gear, even when the vehicle is off.

The Ioniq 5 is of course full of driving aids, including the motorway assistant, which manages speed and lane keeping, speed limiter with sign recognition, driver vigilance monitoring, monitoring of blind spots with display by camera … We also retain the rear parking aid with automatic braking, the vehicle exit assistant (it locks the rear doors via the electronic child safety if a vehicle is approaching) and the automatic window that is piloted from outside the vehicle! The Ioniq 5 inaugurates an augmented reality head-up display at Hyundai.

The car will be available for sale in a few weeks, with deliveries starting in June.

Electric: Hyundai unveils the original Ioniq 5

Technical sheets

Battery 58 kWh Battery 72.6 kWh
4×2 4×4 4×2 4×4
Front engine power 53 kW 70 kW
Front engine torque 255 Nm 255 Nm
Rear engine power 125 kW 120 kW 160 kW 155 kW
Rear engine torque 350 Nm 350 Nm 350 Nm 350 Nm
0 to 100 km / h 8,5 s 6,1 s 7,4 s 5,2 s

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