Hyundai today unveils the new IONIQ 5 electric SUV. As promised by the Korean brand, the vehicle's styling remains extremely faithful to that of the Hyundai 45 concept presented in 2019. The result is a car with a very strong visual personality.
To design its SUV, the manufacturer put curves in the bin and multiplied angles and flat surfaces. Particularly vertical, the front end adopts LED matrix headlights embedded in a black strip. From the side, there are imposing doors with retractable handles and frameless glazing.
The rear part of the IONIQ 5 is made up of a LED strip with variable intensity depending on traffic conditions. The whole thing looks very original and no less dynamic. The passenger compartment plays a completely different game, focusing first and foremost on well-being. Minimalism is indeed the order of the day.
The dashboard is composed of two 12-inch screens positioned in a row and accompanied by a two-spoke steering wheel. Inspired by the world of furnishings, the front seats contribute to the Zen atmosphere by offering an almost horizontal resting position. A subdued ambient lighting completes the package.
The three-metre wheelbase promises record-breaking roominess. Size, let's get down to it. In spite of appearances, the IONIQ 5 is a large car, measuring 4.64 m long, 1.89 m wide and 1.60 m high. The rear boot has a capacity of 531 litres while the front one boasts 57 litres or 24 litres in all-wheel drive models.
In terms of equipment, the IONIQ 5 is equipped with level 2 semi-autonomous driving, 360° cameras and optional camera mirrors to enhance aerodynamics and range. A roof with solar panels allowing the use of air conditioning and heating with the ignition switched off is also on the list of extras.
Finally, on the technical side, the electric SUV is based on the new e-GMP platform. Four versions will be offered. Two models equipped with an electric motor on the rear axle will develop 170 or 218 PS and a torque of 350 Nm. Two other variants with two motors will produce 235 or 306 PS and 605 Nm of torque.
Customers will be able to choose between a 58 kWh battery for a range of around 250 mi (400 km) and a 72.6 kWh battery that allows 300 mi (480 km) on a full charge. As far as charging is concerned, the IONIQ 5 adopts an 800V system for fast charging up to 220 kW. This allows the battery to go from 0 to 80% in just 18 minutes.