When I first noticed Hyundai’s 45 on the Frankfurt Motor Present again in 2019, I described it as a “pure one-off idea automobile.” I am now ready to eat these phrases, as Hyundai has unveiled the putting Ioniq 5 manufacturing EV crossover that is carefully primarily based on the 45, proper all the way down to the diagonal crease throughout the doorways. It has rather a lot going for it below the sheet metallic too, with an 800 volt electrical drive system that ought to ship glorious vary and first rate efficiency.
The Ioniq 5 is constructed on Hyundai’s new Electrical-International Modular Platform, with drive- and steer-by-wire tech and a flat battery flooring. Very similar to different latest EV platforms, that allowed it to maximise inside area whereas holding the exterior dimensions fairly compact. It’ll additionally include an elective photo voltaic roof that may instantly cost the primary battery.
There are a variety of configurations decided by battery dimension, two- or four-wheel drive and energy. The Customary Vary 2WD mannequin begins with a 58-kilowatt-hour battery pack and 160-kilowatt (218 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque) motor, delivering a 0-60 MPH time of round 8.5 seconds. The Customary Vary AWD provides a second electrical motor, boosting output to 235 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque.
For the long-range choices, a 77.4-kWh battery shall be provided within the US, with a smaller 72.6-kWh pack elsewhere all over the world. These shall be out there with the aforementioned 160-kilowatt rear motor, delivering about 300 miles per cost in Europe’s WLTP cycle with the smaller battery (doubtless much less within the US primarily based on EPA requirements, even with the bigger battery). On the prime finish is the Ioniq 5 Lengthy Vary AWD with 306 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque, powering it from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.2 seconds — on the worth of a bit much less vary.
You can cost the Ioniq 5 utilizing DC fast-charging at as much as 350 kW, which can theoretically increase the cost from 10 to 80 p.c in 18 minutes, whereas including 62 miles of vary in simply 5 minutes. It additionally helps bi-directional and “Car-to-Load” charging, letting you cost telephones, computer systems and even e-bikes by way of the automobile’s battery at as much as 3.6 kW. That in fact will drain the automobile’s battery, although it could possibly regain some cost by way of the photo voltaic roof.
Being across the dimension of a Toyota RAV 4, the Ioniq 5 is greater than it would take a look at first. On prime of the bizarre bodywork, Hyundai introduced the squared off headlight and taillight remedies over from the idea, albeit in a extra sensible type. It has the identical 20-inch wheels because the 45, although they do not match fairly as tightly within the wheel wells. It has some further physique cladding items across the edges — one thing that Hyundai removed on the Kona Electrical. Some markets (not the US) will get OLED screens and rear-view cameras within the place of mirrors.
The 45 idea was primarily based on the concept you’ll lounge and chill out whereas the automobile drives you round. The Ioniq 5 cannot do the latter, however it does include Hyundai’s Freeway Driving Help 2, with options like lane-centering help, lane-change help and nav-based adaptive cruise management. It additionally comes with the Distant Good Parking Help, letting you leap out of the automobile and have it park itself by way of smartphone.
The inside is in fact utterly modified from the idea, because the 45’s modernist type would not minimize it in an actual world with security guidelines. Nonetheless, there are some attention-grabbing touches. The entrance seats really recline and actually have a foot relaxation, whereas the middle console can slide again by 5.5 inches. That may open up extra flooring area whereas giving the rear seat occupants entry to it as a kind of desk.
Up entrance, the dashboard includes a flat, 12-inch digital instrument cluster, together with a 12-inch touchscreen infotaintment show powered by Hyundai’s BlueLink related surfaces. It is also the primary mannequin with Hyundai’s augmented actuality head-up show, which may remodel your entrance windshield right into a display.
Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 will come to some areas within the first half of 2021, however it will not hit North America till the autumn. Pricing has but to be introduced, however we should always get that info as launch time approaches.