Hyundai is going to launch 23 electric vehicles by 2025 and today we see the first of them: the Ioniq 5, a new electric compact crossover vehicle that made its debut in South Korea. The Ioniq 5 has a futuristic design and fast charging capability.
The Ioniq 5 draws much of its design from the Hyundai 45 concept, including its overall shape with its sharp, angular lines, pixelated taillights and unique daytime running lights.
Ioniq 5 has the electric-modular global platform (E-GMP) that will support the next electric vehicles of both Hyundai and Kia. IONIQ 5 will be available with a range of electrical drive systems so you can choose the one that suits your needs. That is, you have the option to choose between two batteries, 58 kWh and 72,6 kWh, and in two electric motors: one with only one rear motor on the rear wheels and one with two electric motors - one on each axle - which also offers the privilege of four-wheel drive.
Also, the battery will charge much less compared to its competitors, with the charging time being similar to the Porsche Taycan and the new Audi e-tron GT. Like these sedans, the Ioniq 5 has an operating voltage of 800-V and when connected to a 350 kW charger, the Hyundai battery can go from 5% to 80% in 18 minutes. The Porsche Taycan takes 22,5 minutes to do the same.
As mentioned above, the Ioniq 5 can be used with either two electric motors or four-wheel drive. In four-wheel drive form, with the 72,6 kWh battery, to produces combined power 225 kWh and torque 605 Nm. In this case the 0-100 km / h comes in just 5,2 seconds.
The Ioniq 5 also comes with Highway Driver Assist 2 (HDA 2), a Level 2 driver assistance system. HDA 2 allows the Ioniq 5 to drive on the highway with driver intervention being minimal - lanes change automatically.
The interior of the Ioniq 5 matches the modern exterior design. The front seats are tilted and have footrests for use when charging the vehicle. These and many other parts in the cabin are made from recycled plastics, wool, eco-friendly leather and more. sustainable sources. The instrument panel and the entertainment display are mounted in a single frame that extends from the front of the driver to the middle of the vehicle.
The head-up screen on the Ioniq 5 is enhanced by augmented reality, which means that information such as navigation can be displayed on the windscreen in the driver's view. While we're not sure what exactly this will look like on the Ioniq 5, Hyundai has announced an investment in WayRay, a start-up that incorporates augmented reality into head-up screens. Ioniq 5 could be the making of this investment.
Some other technologies in the Ioniq 5 are the sunroof, a feature seen in the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and what Hyundai calls the Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function, a charging system that can provide up to 3,6 kilowatts. This is enough to charge and power many home appliances.
The Ioniq 5 is the first vehicle in a new electric series from Hyundai. The Ioniq 6, a sedan and the Ioniq 7, an SUV, are expected in 2022 and 2024, respectively, and will extend the full Ioniq electric range. The Ioniq 5 is set to release in the US this fall.
Source of information: caranddriver.com