Hyundai has revealed some first photographs and video of its upcoming Ioniq 5 electrical SUV, set for a debut in February and to go on sale this fall. 

These are the primary photographs of the Ioniq 5 in prototype kind, and it positive appears quite a bit just like the 45 concept, as revealed in September 2019 on the Frankfurt auto present. 

The corporate stated that the Ioniq 5 would be the first Hyundai with a clamshell hood, spanning the complete width of the automobile and serving to erase any seen panel gaps. A Parametric Pixel theme for the 20-inch wheels and optimized proportions add as much as one thing that stands aside from the rest in Hyundai’s present lineup. 

Hyundai 45 concept

Hyundai 45 idea

In particular person, on the auto present, we noticed a direct line from chiseled hatchbacks of the Seventies, just like the Volkswagen Dasher and the Plymouth Horizon, to the 45 idea—though Hyundai noticed some inspiration in its unique Pony, which was bought in Europe into the Eighties.

Hyundai referred to as the 45 idea a “symbolic milestone for Hyundai’s future EV design,” and even stated then that it confirmed the design course of one of the first production EVs on Hyundai’s upcoming E-GMP dedicated electric platform.

The idea was 182 inches lengthy, which makes it roughly the identical dimension because the Ford Mustang Mach-E and barely smaller than the Tesla Mannequin Y.

“Starting with IONIQ 5, our devoted EV line-up model will redefine the connection between individuals and their vehicles, establishing a brand new normal in opposition to which all BEV design experiences shall be measured,” stated senior VP and head of the Hyundai design heart SangYup Lee, in a launch accompanying the photographs.

Hyundai Prophecy concept

Hyundai Prophecy idea

Hyundai simply in August introduced that the Ioniq 5 would be the first of a number of fashions to be bought below the brand new Ioniq sub-brand, centered round EVs. After the Ioniq 5’s arrival to the U.S. and different markets later this 12 months, the Ioniq 6—based mostly on the Prophecy sedan concept—will arrive in 2022.

The corporate used a number of video shorts to tout the mannequin’s fast-charging functionality—greater than 62 miles gained in 5 minutes—and a 3.5-kw vehicle-to-load performance that, it recommended, would possibly roast a turkey. Individually, Hyundai has stated that the E-GMP autos will be capable of cost to 80% in 18 minutes, and make the most of 800V {hardware}. Will probably be ““essentially the most power-dense system that Hyundai Motor Group has ever created.”

Hyundai 45 concept - 2019 Frankfurt auto show

Hyundai 45 idea – 2019 Frankfurt auto present

The Ioniq fashions shall be amongst a minimum of 10 electrical, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid fashions in Hyundai’s U.S. lineup by the top of 2022. That features the Elantra Hybrid, Sonata Hybrid, Santa Fe Hybrid, Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid, Tucson Hybrid, and Tucson Plug-In Hybrid—so it feels like there are a minimum of a pair not but introduced.