The electrical automobile revealed by Hyundai early Tuesday morning is shaping as much as some of the essential new fashions within the South Korean firm’s 45 years of constructing vehicles. 

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the primary of many fashions to be constructed on Hyundai’s E-GMP dedicated EV platform. It’s additionally the primary mannequin to be launched as a part of Hyundai’s Ioniq brand focused around electric vehicles. And it features a lengthy record of expertise firsts for the corporate—mashed up with design nods to the previous, performance innovation, and options that ought to future-proof this contemporary face. 

What makes this gorgeous design work so effectively—to the most effective of what we are able to see by way of a digital reveal—is that it retains the profile and the sheetmetal clear and trustworthy to what it’s based mostly on—the 45 Concept from the 2019 Frankfurt auto present. 

Like that idea, the Ioniq 5 will get its inspiration from the wedgelike look and abrupt cutlines of lots of the formative hatchback designs of the Nineteen Seventies and ‘80s—together with the Pony that, 45 years in the past, began Hyundai alongside its path to grow to be a world automaker. And it punctuates the small print with a pixelated search for the headlamps, taillamps, and up-close particulars. Stare on the Ioniq 5’s profile and cues lengthy sufficient, and it’s so retro-fresh it might make New Wave new once more. 

The 2022 Ioniq 5 is about to rival a quickly rising group of compact electrical crossovers that features the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Nissan Ariya, and Volkswagen ID.4. Every of those fashions could have barely completely different characteristic, spec, and driving variations and nuances that we look ahead to exploring. In contrast to most of that cohort, the Ioniq 5 might be categorized as a passenger automobile within the U.S., the corporate confirmed. 

Hyundai has already teased what is going to make the Ioniq 5 completely different than a few of these different fashions. It is going to make the most of its devoted EV platform with a flat cabin flooring, a sliding middle console, and extremely adjustable seating. It is going to provide more sustainable materials than in rival fashions. And it’ll provide what is likely to be the quickest charging in its class—with the potential to get well 80% in simply 18 minutes. 

By the measuring tape and the stopwatch, it’s possible not going to be too far off these key rivals, although. The Ioniq 5 is about 182 inches lengthy—roughly 5 inches shorter than the Mannequin Y—but it rides on a longer-than-the-rest 118.1-inch wheelbase. With a width of 74.4 inches and an total peak of 62.3 inches, the Ioniq 5 is neither the smallest nor the biggest amongst its friends.

That wheelbase, Hyundai says, quantities to a lot of passenger area. Cargo area is ample, too—18.8 cubic ft in again, or 56.2 cubic ft with the seats folded. In a presentation to the press, Hyundai confirmed that the rear seatbacks fold flat, with an particularly extensive hatchback opening. The frunk (entrance trunk) presents a further 2.0 cubic ft in rear-wheel-drive fashions or 0.8 cubic ft in all-wheel-drive variations. 

U.S. variations of the Ioniq 5 might be provided with a selection between Normal Vary 58-kwh or Lengthy Vary 77.4-kwh battery packs. Based mostly on Hyundai’s file for effectivity, we anticipate it to get the closest but to Tesla’s rated vary. 

All-wheel-drive fashions with the Lengthy Vary battery make a mixed 302 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque for the entrance and rear motors, or 232 hp and 446 lb-ft mixed with the Normal Vary battery. Rear-wheel-drive variations with each batteries make 215 hp and 258 lb-ft. 

Acceleration is aggressive with different long-range EVs its dimension—with 0-62 mph acceleration starting from 5.2 seconds as much as 8.5 seconds, relying on the model. High pace throughout the mannequin line is 115 mph. Hyundai famous that the corporate hasn’t but selected an ‘N’ efficiency model of the Ioniq 5 

Hyundai is providing a photo voltaic roof on the Ioniq 5, which is able to producing 210 watts per hour of vitality for the principle battery—equal to greater than 800 miles yearly, Hyundai stated.

With a vehicle-to-load operate, the Ioniq 5 can flip into “a charger on wheels,” based on Hyundai, with as much as 3.6 kw of energy to function tenting equipment or instruments from shops inside and outdoors the automobile. Hyundai additionally notes that with a converter house owners can cost “high-power electrical tools”—possible a touch to residence vitality storage gadgets and different backup-power prospects. 

The Ioniq 5 can assist each 400V and 800V fast-charging, and its multi-charging system will successfully step up the voltage with 400V {hardware} to attain quick, secure charging. On CCS DC fast-charge {hardware} rated at 350-kw, the Ioniq can get from 10% to 80% in simply 18 minutes, and based mostly on WLTP vary numbers it may well get well 62 miles of vary in 5 minutes. 

The Ioniq 5 interface has a “twin cockpit” format consisting basically of two 12.0-inch shows aspect by aspect. The hoodless one simply forward of the motive force is a customizable instrument cluster, whereas the one towards the center of the sprint is a touchscreen. Hyundai’s been mum on particulars, however it says the system is the primary to combine a Jong-e graphic consumer interface (GUI) that may coordinate themes with ambient lighting, in what sounds a bit like what’s provided on the Volkswagen ID.4.

For the primary time in any Hyundai, the Ioniq 5 consists of an augmented-reality head-up show. It basically turns the windshield right into a show display screen, Hyundai says, the place it may well assist the motive force concentrate on avoiding a security hazard or navigating by way of a fancy intersection. 

The Ioniq 5 additionally comes with the corporate’s Freeway Driving Help 2 (HDA 2), which for the primary time permits the motive force to alter lanes with solely the flick of the flip sign. There’s additionally a full suite of driver-assistance and active-safety options, though that’s possible topic to alter when options and pricing are detailed within the coming months. 

Hyundai says that the Ioniq might be out there in some markets within the first half of the 12 months. It arrives within the U.S. this fall.