Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV debuts with razor-sharp style and 2-way charging – Roadshow

It looks little, however there’s a lots of space inside.


Fulfill the very first member of Hyundai’s brand-new Ioniq electrical lorry subbrand, the Ioniq 5 compact crossover. Making its launching Monday, this angular CUV has a remarkably spacious cabin, a range of battery and powertrain setups and both familiar and brand-new charging innovations.

Not a surprise, the Ioniq 5 looks similar to the shadowy teaser revealed last month, influenced by the Hyundai 45 EV concept from the 2019 Frankfurt Automobile Program. The angular crossover (it’s actually simply a high hatchback) includes a boldly styled outside with sharp information. The streamlined front end gives up a grille, however incorporates its rectangle-shaped Parametric Pixel headlamps into a contrasting front panel that extends the width of the lorry, a style that is echoed at the back. The flank is stressed by a strong diagonal crease that slashes throughout the doors; even the round wheel arches include strong direct tangent information.

The Ioniq 5 was created and developed from the ground up as an electrical automobile, the very first on the car manufacturer’snew Electric-Global Modular Platform The electrical platform functions drive-by-wire and steer-by-wire innovations, along with a flat battery flooring. Without the requirement for transmission tunnels, a guiding column or other invasions, Hyundai had the ability to develop the 5 for optimum interior area, pressing the wheels to the severe corners of the body. The outcome is a lorry that looks small and slots in between the Tucson and the Santa Fe in size, however has a wheelbase that’s 4 inches longer than the three-row Palisade SUV.

Hyundai SUVs

Hyundai Tucson. Hyundai Ioniq 5 Hyundai Santa Fe. Hyundai Palisade.
Wheelbase. 105.1 in. 118.1 in 108.9 in. 114.2 in.
Length. 176.4 in. 182.5 in 188.4 in. 196.1 in.
Width. 72.8 in. 74.4 in 74.8 in. 77.8 in.
Height. 64.8 in. 63.2 in 67.3 in. 68.9 in.

The glass roofing system has solar charging panels integrated in.


Powertrain and efficiency

The Ioniq 5 will be readily available in 4 main setups, differentiated by Requirement Variety or Long Variety battery capability and rear-wheel drive (2WD) or four-wheel drive (AWD).

The Basic Variety 2WD setup begins with a 58-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack sending out power to a 160-kilowatt motor at the rear axle. With 218 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque, the Ioniq 5 takes about 8.5 seconds to hustle from 0 to 60 miles per hour, however it gets quicker from there. The Requirement Variety AWD design includes a 2nd electrical motor to the front axle, bumping net system output to 235 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque.

The Ioniq 5’s Long Variety energy capability differs by area. In The United States and Canada, we’ll get the greatest, 77.4-kWh battery; worldwide, there is a somewhat smaller sized 72.6-kWh pack. The smaller sized pack, when mated with the exact same 160-kW rear motor as the Requirement Variety, is approximated to travel for about 300 miles per charge on the European WLTP screening cycle. Our EPA screening cycle is a bit more strenuous, so anticipate that variety to possibly drop when the Ioniq 5 reaches the United States, even with our bigger battery.

The Ioniq 5 has bidirectional charging, indicating it can likewise be utilized to charge different gadgets.


At the top of the lineup is the Ioniq 5 Long Variety AWD. It boasts a more effective front motor than the Requirement AWD design, presenting with an overall output of 306 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque. That makes it the quickest variation in the 0-to-60-mph dash, striking the mark in simply 5.2 seconds.

With a good quantity of torque in all trims, Hyundai likewise approximates the Ioniq 5 needs to have the ability to tow over 3,500 pounds.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Efficiency and Variety

Net power. Net torque. WLTP variety. 0-60 miles per hour.
Basic 2WD. 218 hp. 258 lb-ft. TBD. 8.5 sec.
Long Variety 2WD. 218 hp. 258 lb-ft. 298 mi. 7.4 sec.
Requirement AWD. 235 hp. 446 lb-ft. TBD. 6.1 sec.
Long Variety AWD. 306 hp. 446 lb-ft. TBD. 5.2 sec.

There’s a great deal of space inside the Ioniq 5.


Bidirectional charging

Variety is excellent, however suggests little if your EV takes a long period of time to charge. Thankfully, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has the car manufacturer’s newest generation of fast-charging innovation, along with a couple of additional techniques up its dramatically shaped sleeves.

Plug into a DC fast-charger through the basic J1772 integrated charging system (CCS) port and the Ioniq 5 will quickly charge at approximately 350 kW, quickly enough to go from 10% to 80% in simply 18 minutes. In a rush, plug in for just 5 minutes to include a fast 62 miles of variety– enough for a day around town for many. Slower Level 2, 240-volt and 110-volt house charging will no doubt be supported too, however charge times for those setups have not been defined right now.

In addition to being charged, the Ioniq 5 can be the battery charger thanks to a function called Vehicle-to-Load charging. V2L makes it so you can plug other gadgets– like computer systems, electrical bikes or outdoor camping devices– into the 5, which can be charged through the automobile’s battery with an overall output of about 3.6 kW. There’s a port below the rear seats that’s triggered when the ignition is on and, with an adapter, high-power devices can be plugged into the Ioniq 5’s outside bidirectional charging port, even when the lorry is shut off.

For contrast, the Hyundai’s 3.6 kW has to do with 70% more output than the Ford F-150 hybrid’s basic 2.1 kW Pro Power Onboard inverter– which I just recently executed a tailgating test — however just half of the Ford’s big-boy 7.2-kW updated system. Plus, the Ioniq 5 does not produce energy, so any power you draw originates from the battery’s storage and the EV’s variety to get you house, though a percentage of charging output might be balanced out by the roofing system’s glass photovoltaic panels.

Go on, extend and get comfy (while the automobile is stopped, duh).


Roomy cabin with great deals of tech

Like many purpose-built EVs, the Ioniq 5’s style includes 2 trunks. In the back, you’re taking a look at 18.8 cubic feet of area behind the seats, which broadens to approximately 56.2 cubic feet when the 60:40 bench is folded flat. In advance, an 0.85-cubic-foot front trunk does not actually leave much space for anything aside from possibly a charging cable television. In other parts of the world, the Ioniq 5 2WD boasts approximately 2 cubic feet of front stowage– about the size of a carry-on luggage– however here in the United States, both 2WD and AWD designs have the exact same fun-size frunk.

We do not yet have a particular traveler volume number, however the Ioniq 5 will utilize its cabin area with a reconfigurable “living area” style that consists of rear seats that move approximately 5.3 inches and “unwind and charge” front seats with extendable leg rests. Among the 5’s most intriguing functions is a motorized “universal island” console (we saw the island console in a teaser last week), which can move forward or backwards, offering travelers in either row access to its incorporated 15-watt cordless phone battery charger and gobs of storage. By moving to the 2nd row, the console likewise permits front travelers to leave from either side of the lorry without climbing up over a bulge, which might be beneficial in tight parking scenarios.

The Ioniq 5’s control panel is flat in style and does not have a cowl over its basic 12-inch digital instrument cluster, a stylistic option that stresses the general style of spaciousness. That’s enhanced by a column-mounted shifter, simply behind the two-spoke wheel.

The Ioniq 5 is anticipated to go on sale in the United States later on this year.


The digital cluster is matched by a basic 12-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, house to the most recent generation of Hyundai’s BlueLink linked services and telematics, and includes absolutely brand-new graphics. If that wasn’t adequate screens for you, the Ioniq 5 will likewise be the very first design to include Hyundai’s brand-new enhanced truth head-up screen, an innovation that guarantees to turn the whole windscreen into a screen. Great.

In addition to the control panel tech, the Ioniq 5 will have the next generation of Hyundai’s SmartSense driver-assistance systems. This consists of the very first execution of the car manufacturer’s Highway Driving Assist 2, which includes lane-centering help, lane-change help and navigation-based adaptive cruise control to the function set. The Ioniq 5 will likewise have what we believe is among Hyundai’s coolest chauffeur help functions, Remote Smart Parking Assist.

Hyundai states it prepares to make the Ioniq 5 readily available in some nations in the very first half of 2021, then in The United States and Canada in the fall. Rates has actually not yet been revealed, however we anticipate to have that info (and more) closer to the United States launch.

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