Hyundai offers its battery-powered product line with the launch of the 2022 Ioniq 5 electric car. The design is a combination of futuristic styling with various LED technologies along with a retro feel on each side of the car. Aside from the relatively long reach of the electric battery, the spacious cabin is the main attraction of this car.
Retro style, futuristic effect
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is inspired by the Hyundai 45 EV concept car unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The retro design is inspired by the first passenger car produced by Hyundai in the 1970s, the Hyundai Pony.
The black strip grille is flanked by LED headlights called Parametric Pixel. At the front and rear are these pixel-style LED lights that add a futuristic feel to the car. Hood without strokes to optimize aerodynamics and maximize coverage.
Hyundai says there are 9 exterior colors and 4 interior colors to choose from. This car uses 20-inch alloy wheels. There are charging ports on both sides of the vehicle for convenience. Four rectangular taillights are juxtaposed with the IONIQ 5 logo right in the center.
The most spacious interior in its class
This car has a length of 4.6 meters and a wheelbase of 3 meters. Hyundai claims that this midsize SUV offers the same interior space as the above segment. The Ioniq 5 is even claimed to have an interior that is longer than the Hyundai Palisade. This Hyundai electric car adopts flat terrain, giving it extra legroom and a cargo capacity of 531 liters. Another available feature is the center console that can be moved back 140mm.
The dash is dominated by a pair of 12.0-inch displays. One is used for the driver’s instrument cluster and the other provides all sorts of infotainment for the cabin occupants. Interestingly, Hyundai claims that some of the interior components are made from recycled materials.
Legroom in the rear feels very spacious thanks to the front seats being 30% thinner than usual. The relieved impression is felt with a glass panel on the ceiling. Future technology can be seen from solar panel roofs to transform solar energy and transfer it to batteries to increase car coverage.
Acceleration and Maximum Coverage
Hyundai offers two battery options with a capacity of 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh. With two batteries and an electric motor, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 offers 170 hp of power and a maximum torque of 350 NM. While the more powerful AWD model is capable of delivering 210 hp of power and 350 Nm of maximum torque from the engine on the rear axle, plus 95 hp and 255 Nm from the front engine. With this configuration, the sprint time from 0 to 60 mph is recorded in just 5.2 seconds.
Once the car runs out of power, charging the battery from empty to 80% can be done in just 18 minutes using the 800V charging station with a 350kW charger. Hyundai says just 5 minutes of charging is enough for the car to reach 60 miles (based on WLTP tests). The rear-wheel drive version with the largest battery has a maximum range of up to 298 miles.
Ioniq 5 has another important feature, namely the ability to charge other electrical equipment through the V2L (Vehicle to Load) function. This feature can supply power up to 3.6 kW from the port installed under the rear seat. Even when this car is off, you can get power from other ports that are connected to the exterior of this car. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the first of the Ioniq sub-brands developed specifically for electric vehicles. Hyundai says this lineup will increase in 2022 with the arrival of the Ioniq 6 as the production version of the Hyundai Prophecy concept car. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Ioniq 7 SUV is anticipated to launch in 2024.