hyundai Launches IONIQ 5 Electric Midsize CUV
Hyundai has launched the first model of its new IONIQ brand dedicated to battery electric vehicles. Built on a dedicated long-wheelbase BEV platform,The IONIQ 5 is a midsize CUV that sports concept car looks and unique proportions with exceptional interior flexibility. The front of the car is equipped with Hyundai’s first clamshell hood that minimizes panel gaps for optimal aerodynamics. The front bumper is defined by an eye-catching V-shape incorporating distinctive daytime running lights (DRLs) that provide an unmistakable pixel-like light signature. On the sides, auto flush door handles provide clean surface styling and enhanced aerodynamic efficiency. The front and rear forms of the vehicle merge together at its doors, offering another example of Hyundai’s ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design first seen on the all-new Tucson. The strong C-pillar shape, inspired by Hyundai’s ‘45’ EV concept, gives IONIQ 5 a commanding presence clearly identifiable from a distance.
IONIQ 5 is available with a range of power electric (PE) configurations. Customers can select from two battery pack options, either 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh, and two electric motor layouts, either with a rear motor only or with both front and rear motors. All PE variations provide outstanding range and deliver a top speed of 115 mph. At the top of the electric motor lineup is an all-wheel drive (AWD) option paired with the 72.6-kWh battery, producing a combined power output of 225-kWh and 446 lb-ft of torque. This PE configuration can go from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.When equipped with two-wheel drive (2WD) and 72.6-kWh battery, IONIQ 5’s maximum driving range on a single charge will be around 290 miles.
IONIQ 5 can support both 400-V and 800-V charging infrastructures without the need for additional components or adapters. The multi-charging system is a world’s first patented technology that operates the motor and inverter to boost 400 V to 800 V for stable charging compatibility. With a 350-kW charger, IONIQ 5 can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. IONIQ 5 also provides an innovative V2L function, serving as a charger on wheels, which allows customers to freely use or charge any electric devices, such as electric bicycles, scooters or camping equipment. The V2L function can supply up to 3.6 kW of power. The V2L port is located under the second-row seats, and it can be activated when a vehicle is on. Another V2L port is located at the charging port on the vehicle exterior, and provides power even when the vehicle is turned off.
IONIQ 5 will be available in selected regions starting in the first half of 2021.