IONIQ 5: Brief introduction
The IONIQ 5 is here! The first car from Hyundai’s new electric brand IONIQ comes with 800-volt technology and optional all-wheel drive. This alone clearly sets this car apart from competitors like the VW ID.4. The ID.4 is only equipped with a 400-volt system and thus charges more slowly.
RIMAC‘s 800-volt technology is one of the IONIQ 5’s strengths; this is currently only offered in the Porsche Taycan and the Audi e-tron GT, which are, however, in a much higher price range.
The IONIC 5 is a battery-electric five-door hatchback with edgy styling inside and out, extensive use of eco-friendly materials, and impressive range. Standard equipment, even in the base version, includes 800-volt technology, full LED headlights, LED taillights, 19-inch alloy wheels, two 12.25-inch displays, a rearview camera, heated front seats, and extensive safety systems, including adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition.
The highlights of the IONIQ 5:
- 800-volt electrical system
- Very fast charging possible
- Bi-directional charging possible
- Stylish, modern retro design
- Modern interior with large display and head-up display
- Plenty of interior space, even on the back seat
- Long range (up to 300 miles / 480 km)
- Variants with all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive
- Variants with 58 kWh and 72.6 kWh
IONIQ 5 Global Reveal Video by Hyundai
The family of the new brand IONIQ will grow even further. The IONIQ 6 has been announced for 2022. The IONIQ 7 will follow in 2024.
Each IONIQ model will be named numerically, with odd numbers used for SUVs (CUV) and even numbers for saloons.
Hyundai Seven (concept)
Hyundai unveiled the concept car “Seven” at the LA Auto Show 2021. Like the Kia EV9, which was also shown in Los Angeles, the futuristically designed Seven probably stretches to a length of just under 5 meters. The Hyundai offers a wheelbase of 3.20 meters. This allows the realization of a lounge-like seating arrangement with swiveling armchairs and a rear seat that extends across the corner.
The concept car is based on the Hyundai-Kia Group’s E-GMP platform (as in the Ioniq 5) and is said to enable a range of up to 480 kilometers. Hyundai does not provide details on the drive and battery power.