The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has simply introduced itself, correcting everybody that known as it a hatchback – together with us. Hyundai’s new electrical car is a CUV, even when it is one that actually appears like a hatchback. If that have been the case, the Ioniq 5 can be a hell of a hatchback, at 4.64 meters (182.7 inches) in size.
That makes it bigger than the VW ID.4 and nearly as huge as a Tesla Model 3. Nonetheless, this isn’t the one spectacular technical specification to come back from the brand new EV. In response to Hyundai, its 3 m (118.1 in) wheelbase is the biggest one amongst electrical vehicles. The Tesla Model S has a 2.96 m (116.5 in) wheelbase, for instance.
To keep away from making it seem like the lengthy car that it truly is, Hyundai gave it 20-inch wheels and a top of 1.61 m (63.4 in). The Ioniq 5 is 1.89 m (74.4 in) huge, and its trunk holds 531 liters (18.75 cubic toes) of cargo.
For followers of frunks, the brand new EV affords one, even when fairly small. When it’s powered solely by its rear wheels, there are 57 liters (2 cubic toes) of house underneath the clamshell frunk lid in all markets besides North America. There, RWD and AWD variations of the electrical crossover will all have 24 liters (0.85 cubic foot) of room in that compartment.
As anticipated, the Ioniq 5 is the primary product constructed over the E-GMP platform. It’s going to have two battery pack choices: 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh. Sadly, Hyundai didn’t disclose the vary for the 58 kWh unit.
The 72.6 kWh battery pack, utilized to the AWD model of the Ioniq 5, would be capable to attain between 470 km (292 miles) and 480 km (298 mi) underneath the WLTP cycle. Hyundai additionally didn’t inform how far the RWD Ioniq 5 with this battery pack might go. Regardless, that is very seemingly probably the most environment friendly possibility of all of them.
Curiously, the Ioniq 5 has 4 motor choices. The one with the 58 kWh battery pack delivers 125 kW (168 hp) in its RWD possibility. The AWD provides a 53 kW (71 hp) motor to the automotive, however the rear motor then loses 5 kW, providing solely 120 kW (161 hp) for a complete of 173 kW (232 hp).
In the case of the crossover with the 72.6 kWh battery pack, the rear motor alone produces 160 kW (215 hp). The AWD will get a entrance motor with 70 kW (94 hp), and the rear unit loses 5 kW, making it ship a complete of 225 kW (302 hp).
If you’re asking how a lot torque this hatchback on steroids delivers, the 255 Nm of the entrance motor provides up with the 350 Nm from the rear unit to current a complete of 605 Nm (443.2 pound-feet). Probably the most highly effective Ioniq 5 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds, and the highest pace for all derivatives is 185 km/h.
In response to Hyundai, it will probably tow load a trailer of as much as 1,600 kg (3,527 kilos). We don’t know how a lot the automotive weighs nor which floor clearance it has. For a crossover, that’s related data. The model might launch it to every market the place the Ioniq 5 is introduced within the first half of 2021.
In the case of its 800V battery pack and its functionality for quick charging, it’s not clear if the Ioniq 5 can beat the Taycan. It goes from 10 p.c to 80 p.c of cost in a 350 kW quick charger in 18 minutes. The Porsche claims to go from 5 percent to 80 percent of charge in 22.5 minutes in a 270 kW charger. The Ioniq 5 additionally has a built-in 400V fast-charging capability.
Within the new electrical crossover inside, three issues will name the eye of potential consumers: the 12-inch digital cluster built-in with the 12-inch infotainment touchscreen, the Common Island, and V2L.
The primary merchandise is self-explanatory, however the image of the inside will present why it issues. The inside is minimalistic and reminds us of the Honda e. In reality, the Ioniq 5 appears like a bigger Honda e, one which many American prospects would most likely think about shopping for as a substitute of just some. Hyundai additionally guarantees that the HUD (head-up show) will provide augmented actuality, one thing the VW ID household already presents.
The Common Island is a sliding central console that may be moved by 14 cm (5.5 in). We don’t know what use that might have – maybe our readers will see some extent in that. The V2L (or vehicle-to-load) is less complicated to know.
Beneath the rear seats and on the charging port, two V2L ports permit the Ioniq 5 to ship as much as 3.6 kW of energy to cost high-power electrical gear with the assistance of a converter. The V2L port on the Ioniq 5’s charging port works even when the automotive is turned off.
The final little bit of related data concerning the Ioniq 5 is the Freeway Driving Help 2 (HDA 2). What Hyundai suggests is that it’s the firm’s model of Tesla Autopilot and GM Tremendous Cruise, or else, a stage 2 driving assistant. The Ioniq 5 is the primary car to current it. We’ll have to attend to see the way it compares to the competitors.
From what it introduced up to now and its appears, the Ioniq 5 has wonderful prospects of competing with the VW ID.4, the Tesla Mannequin Y, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E for consumers searching for a trendy and spacious electrical automotive. If its pricing is as aggressive as its appears, it ought to be one of many best-selling EVs in all of the markets the place it’s supplied.