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New electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 breaks cover

Hyundai has launched the first model in its new brand dedicated to electric vehicles (EVs) – the Ioniq 5.

The new car is built on Hyundai’s dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) architecture called Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and is available with a range of electric power configurations.

Company car drivers and fleets can select from two battery pack options, either 58 kWh or 72.6k Wh, and two electric motor layouts, either with a rear motor only or with both front and rear motors.

At the top of the electric motor line-up is an all-wheel drive (AWD) option paired with the 72.6k Wh battery, producing a combined power output of 225 kWh and 605 Nm of torque, offering 0-60mph if around five 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 300 miles, according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) standard.

Ioniq 5’s E-GMP offers 800-volt charging capability as standard, along with 400-volt charging, 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 400-800 volts for stable charging compatibility, says Hyundai.

With a 350-kW charger, Ioniq 5 can charge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes and drivers only need to charge the vehicle for five minutes to get 60 miles of range, according to WLTP.

Ioniq 5 also provides a V2L function, which allows customers to freely use or charge any electric devices, such as electric bicycles, scooters or camping equipment, serving as a charger on wheels.

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. Using a converter, customers can charge high-power electric equipment. The outside port provides power even when the vehicle is turned off.

Ioniq 5’s exterior design is characterised by the Pony-inspired profile over a 3,000-mm wheelbase. The front of the car is equipped with Hyundai’s first clamshell hood that minimizes panel gaps for optimal aerodynamics, while the front bumper is defined by a V-shape incorporating daytime running lights. These small pixel-like clusters also appear at the rear of the vehicle.

On the sides, auto flush door handles provide clean surface styling and enhanced aerodynamic efficiency.

Aero-optimized wheels are offered in a super-sized 20-inch diameter, the largest rims ever fitted to a Hyundai EV.

Inside, Ioniq 5 integrates advanced technologies for an enhanced digital user experience. The wide, configurable, dual cockpit features a 12-inch, full-touch infotainment screen and hoodless 12-inch digital gauge cluster.

For the first time in Hyundai, Ioniq 5 features an augmented reality head-up display, essentially turning the windshield into a display screen.

It is also equipped with the next level of Hyundai SmartSense, advanced driver assistance system. It is the first Hyundai model to offer Highway Driving Assist 2. Other driving assistance systems include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Driver Attention Warning and High Beam Assist.

Ioniq 5 will be available in the UK by mid-2021.

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