With the portmanteau of ion and unique, Hyundai IONIQ 5 is futuristic design of the Concept 45 EV that has been re-imagined for the future. This electric CUV IONIQ 5 by Hyundai has been unveiled on 25th May 2021 IST, and it is expected to launch in India by 2023. This new car is so stunning and feature rich. There are many more features to it than the eye-catchy and stunning looks? Here we’re sharing everything about the updates and the IONIQ 5 fully electric crossover. This car will have all the key ingredients to make an enormous impact on the EV market and rival other popular EVs like Tesla model 3, MG ZS EV and Kia EV6.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is a full fledged electric car, beautiful, sporty and has dynamic exterior lines. This car is so sleek and minimalistic, giving an impression of being small and compact. But, in the metal it is actually a pretty big car. For you to know the exact how big is this, then know it sits between the Hyundai Tucson and the Santa Fe in terms of length and closer to the ground in comparison to both the above-mentioned line-ups of Hyundai. Moreover, it is the styling rather than the size that will likely catch your eye.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 comes with quite distinctive looks. With no traditional grille, the CUV flaunts a clam-shell bonnet which gives a very clean look with pixel style looking lights that highlights the front. The front also houses various sensors and has a V-shaped bumper with active air intakes at the bottom. The door has flush handles which pop out when you approach the car. The sleek styling isn’t just contained at the front, the rear too is equally stylish. The back has no rear windscreen wiper and the 20-inch alloys are also quite eye-catching. The boot capacity offered is 540 liters along with a tiny amount of extra storage under the bonnet too.
IONIQ 5 sits between the Hyundai Tucson and the Santa Fe. The wheelbase of this car is the longest in the Hyundai USA product line, even longer than the Hyundai Palisade. If this car comes to India, then this will be even bigger and longer than its sibling Creta. Even this offers stretched cabin and roomy interior to carry your belongings.
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On the inside, the IONIQ 5 looks quite futuristic with two 12.3-inch screens joined together on the dashboard. Of the two screens, one is for the digital driver display and the other is for the infotainment which has a responsive touch screen with advanced voice-recognition technology. The augmented reality display can project information like directions from the satellite navigation onto the windscreen (HUD).
There is the option of wireless phone charging and an adaptive cruise control with steering and lane change assistance along with a self-parking system. Not only does the steering move to adjust, but even the center console can be adjusted by sliding it backward and forward. The front seats can go entirely flat or make it into an armchair and also comes equipped with footrests and generous passenger space. The windows are also nice and big, making the inside seem more spacious and less cluttered.
Hyundai IONIQ 5 Battery and Range
IONIQ 5 has a 73-kW hour battery with 2 electric motors controlling the front and back wheels respectively, making it an all-wheel drive. It has a 302-brake horsepower with 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour in 5.2 seconds in the top model of this car. According to Hyundai, the range is about 435 to 467 kilometers (270-290 miles), giving it a decent long drive range. The car may also come with the option of adding a solar roof, so you can charge your car on the move. With a specific adapter, the external recharging plug can be used as a power source, which means it can plug-in and charge another EV.
The charging speed of this car is the shaking point of the EV market. The IONIQ 5 has 800-volt battery technology, supporting charging of up to 220kW. The charging speed is quite impressive with a 350 kW charger that would be about 10-80% charge in less than 18 minutes or add 110 kilometers (68 miles) in about 5 minutes when plugged into a fast DC charger.
Apart from these, Hyundai IONIQ 5 comes with a host of safety features like using rear facing radar to avoid vehicles coming in from behind when parked and it also proactively locks the door, which is a very good feature for kids basically which avoids the door from flinging open.
Hyundai offers best warranty plans along with an impressive amount of scheduled maintenance ranging from 3-10 years and 48,280-1,60,934 kilometers (36,000-1,00,00 miles) run. Based on the new E-GMP platform that will underpin all the brand’s future EVs, Hyundai IONIQ 5 will be competitive with vehicles like Tesla model 3, MG ZS EV and upcoming Kia EV6 .
IONIQ 5 Key Specs
|Charging Capacity||350 kW|
|Warranty||3-10 years or 48,280-1,60,934 kilometers (36,000-1,00,00 miles)|
|Range||484 kilometers (300 miles) on full charge|
|Battery Capacity||73 kW|
|Tyre Size||20 inch|
|Electric Motor Count||2 (1 for rear and 1 for front wheels drive)|
|Rear Motor Power||225 HP (168 kW), 258 Lb. Ft. Torque|
Hyundai motors announced pre-reservation program of IONIQ 5 where you can go as early to reserve your booking for this car at hyundai.com.