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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Electric CUV – Launch

Hyundai’s all-new electric mid-size crossover – the Ioniq 5, has been revealed to the public and it comes in three models and a long list of features. It’s the first model to be branded under the ‘Ioniq’ electric sub-brand.

The Ioniq 5 rides on the dedicated Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which blends the traditional skateboard design with an elongated wheelbase. At a fairly long 4.65m (182.4 inches) overall and a 3m wheelbase (over 118 inches), it’s even longer than the Palisade!

The Important Numbers:
• 300 horsepower
• 446 lb-ft of torque 400-volt or 800-volt charging
• Single or Dual-motor choice
• Up to 480 kms (292 mile) range
• Fast charging – recharge from 10 to 80% in just 18 minutes (350kW)
• Just 5 minutes of charging is enough to get 100 kms (62 miles) of range (using a 350kW)
• 20” Wheels

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• The most powerful model is the dual-motor with the 72.6 kWh pack
• 302 hp and 446 lb-ft (605 Nm) of torque
• 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds

Single-Motor (Longer Range):
• 77.4 kWh battery pack
• 214 hp and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque
• 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.5 seconds.
• Range: 470 to 480 km (292 & 298 miles) (on the WLTP cycle)

• Single-motor
• 58 kWh battery pack
• 167 hp and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque
• 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.5 seconds

“A new mobility experience for the next generation – this was the mission from the first day we began this project, to look ahead towards the horizon, but stay fundamentally Hyundai,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “IONIQ 5 is the new definition of timeless, providing a common thread linking our past to the present and future.”

Interior Highlights:
• The interior is bigger than the soon-to-be-released Nissan Ariya and the VW ID.4
• Completely flat floor
• Most touchpoints – the seats, headliner, door trim, and armrest – use eco-friendly sustainably sourced materials from recycled PET bottles, plant-based yarns, natural wool yarns, eco-processed leather, and bio paint with plant extracts
• The front seats are electronically adjustable and able to recline to the optimum angle for a “weightless feeling” for the occupant
• The seatbacks are 30 percent slimmer to provide more room for the rear passengers. The highlight here is
• The ‘Universal Island’ centre console can slide back as much as 140 mm (5.5 inches)
• Dashboard features a dual-screen setup, using a 12-inch hoodless instrument cluster screen with customizable layouts
• The infotainment system uses a second 12-inch touchscreen display
• Augmented Reality Head-Up Display


Now THAT’s A glovebox!

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 also offers the innovative V2L function that provides up to 3.6 kW of power, which allows owners to freely charge any electric devices, including electric bikes, scooters, camping equipment from an outlet located in the back seat. A second outlet is located at the charging port on the exterior.

The Ioniq 5 comes with the next-level SmartSense suite of active safety systems – the first Hyundai to offer Highway Driving Assist 2, in addition to Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), High Beam Assist (HBA), and more.

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 will launch in Europe by the middle of the year, with the US market to follow this fall.

Prices in the U.K. have been announced at £45k (pre-grant), making it approximately $80,000 Cdn. Hard to imagine the price isn’t going to be closer to $48,000 Cdn at launch if they hope to sell any.

sliding rear seat

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