Hyundai teases with first images of its new IONIQ 5 dedicated electric car

South Korean carmaker’s new electric car will offer a 62 mile (100km) range from a five-minute charge

By
Ian Osborne
January 18, 2021
Category:
EV Life

Hyundai Motor Company have unveiled teaser images of its new IONIQ 5 midsize crossover utility vehicle (CUV). The new CUV will be the first model in Hyundai’s IONIQ line-up that are dedicated to battery-electric cars.

IONIQ 5 will be the first vehicle using Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This is an innovative system made exclusively for next-generation battery-electric cars that will launch a new era of clean mobility for Hyundai.

Hyundai revealed IONIQ 5 will feature signature design elements including its Parametric Pixels, which are a unique jewel-like design that will feature on the exterior of all IONIQ models. Along with this, they will use their eco-friendly Colour Material Finish (CMF) that’s designed to be timeless.

The front end of the IONIQ 5 features pixel-inspired lights suggestive of the digital technology within. It also features a clamshell hood that spans the entire width of the car. This minimises panel gaps to create a clean and high-tech look. It will come with aerodynamically-optimised 20-inch diameter wheels, which are the largest rims ever fitted to a Hyundai electric car.

To celebrate the launch of the IONIQ 5 Hyundai have launched three ‘Ultimate Camping’ videos. These showcase the new car’s Vehicle to Load (V2L) technology that functions as a general power supply (110/220V). In each video the IONIQ 5’s 3.5KW of V2L-supplied power is used to roast a turkey in an oven, listen to music and exercise on a treadmill, all while at a camping site.

Along with these Hyundai also launched its ‘5 Minute Challenge’ video highlighting the IONIQ 5’s ultra-fast charging capability, which enables it to drive more than 62 miles (100km) from a five-minute charge.

Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 will debut on a virtual world premiere event in February 2021.

SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center, said: “IONIQ 5 presents an all-new customer experience through innovative electric vehicle design that is evocative of the icon that established Hyundai’s design DNA. Beginning with IONIQ 5, our dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) lineup brand will redefine the relationship between people and their cars, establishing a new standard against which all BEV design experiences will be measured.”

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