The new Ioniq 5 in 5 intriguing questions
Not including "Finally a Tesla beater?"
Is the Ioniq 5 just like every other electric car?
In the sense that it uses batteries, yes. But the Ioniq 5 is so much more than that and is said to offer a "new experience" in the world of electric cars: its interior is designed to feel like your living room with sliding and modular front seats and centre console.
Eco-processed leather, recycled yarn, and bio paint are applied to the seats, dashboard and other interior panels, making for an ecological interior. Keeping this interior lounge theme for a moment, you can charge many devices at the same time thanks to power coming directly from the main batteries and if it takes you fancy, you'll even be able to power home appliances such as microwaves, blenders, coffee machines...
Hyundai has managed to make the interior vaster by setting the wheels further apart and creating a longer wheelbase. Moreover, the Ioniq 5 is all about pixels when it comes to the design with lights made out of them quite literally. The SUV introduces a clean and flush body design which is also true of the wheels, although this last point does make it similar to other electric car models.
Is there anything a car enthusiast can get excited about?
If you came here hoping the new Ioniq 5 would actually pack a 400 horsepower supercharged V8 then yes, you might be disappointed. Hyundai says their new vehicle combines a comfortable driving experience with a sporty touch and that it should do 0 to 60 mph in the mid-five seconds' range. Other than that though, not really no.
Is the new Ioniq 5 high resolution?
Well, aside from the highly pixelated exterior, the vehicle gets an advanced heads-up display providing driver assist information and an augmented reality mode. The Ioniq 5 also comes with autonomous driving features: automatic lane change, "deceleration in curves" because why would it not, and "proactive accident prevention". Along with those systems, it also comes packed with autonomous parking technology handling both diagonal and parallel manoeuvres. Instead of mirrors, the Ioniq 5 gets away with "Digital Side Mirrors", also known as cameras.
Is it the future?
In the way that it helps save our planet by bringing eco-friendly materials, it is certainly part of our future. It also charges quicker, 100 kilometres of range in just 5 minutes although this will depend on the charging station you come across. More than everything, it uses battery technology which, as most of us know, isn't the ideal solution for the future of the automotive world but it is at least opening up a path for a better way to power our electric cars.
Can I fit 8 cats along with 6 chickens in it?
A calling to Hyundai's advertising campaign for the new Ioniq 5, you should indeed be able to do just that. Take a look and remember, the truth comes out of children's mouths: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU7Jp7A85Dk