2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 revealed: design, specs, range, and more

Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai has officially unveiled the Ioniq 5, a stylish crossover utility vehicle (CUV) with impressive figures for their first attempt at an all-electric vehicle.

Design

Probably the most notable feature of the Ioniq 5 is its sheer size for a CUV. According to the automaker it has a wheelbase of 3.00m (118 inches), the largest of any EV on the market. For comparison, the Model S has a wheelbase of 2.96m (116.5 inches).

Even though we’ve already seen some leaked images and teasers, the looks of the Ioniq 5 closely match those of the prototype ‘Concept 45’.

The interior, which Hyundai calls the ‘Living Space’ features a moveable center console. Calling it the Universal Island, it can slide back as much as 140mm allowing for easier movement through the cabin.

Specs

The Ioniq 5 is based on the company’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). It comes in both RWD and AWD configurations, with both having the option of a Standard Range (58kWh) or Long Range (72.6kWh) batteries.

When it comes to charging those batteries, the EV supports both 400-V and 800-V charging infrastructure. It can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in 18 minutes with the 350kW charger.

A unique feature coming to the EV is a solar roof, which the company says can prevent battery discharge while providing additional driving range.

It also features V2L (vehicle to load) charging, allowing it to charge high powered electric equipment like electric bicycles, scooters, or camping equipment.

Range

Unfortunately Hyundai didn’t confirm the range of all variants of the Ioniq 5. The only number it did provide was for the Long Range RWD option, saying it will have 470-480km (292-298 miles)  of range on a single charge. It is worth noting that is based on the generous WLTP standard, so expect a number closer to 400km with it certified by the EPA in North America.

Price & Availability

No information was provided on pricing for the Ioniq 5. In a press release, Hyundai says it will be available in select regions in the first half of 2021.

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