The reveal and launch of IONIQ 5 is just around the corner. We are aware of the fact that the all-electric EV will be launched at the 2023 Auto Expo.
Now, before we take a closer look at the new car, here are 10 things to know and expect from the IONIQ 5!
Ok, agreed that the looks may be there but, the design of the IONIQ 5 is very unique. It’s futuristic but has some retro vibes with those square headlamps. Unlike most cars that are curvy, the IONIQ 5 is more squarish and boxy. The front headlights are flanked by L-shaped DRLs. It also gets a large LED strip that runs across the front. Lights are also square shaped like pixels. The front design is very minimalistic, with a sharp look on the bonnet and bold character lines.
The sides are joined by a set of massive 20” wheels that fill out the wheel arches really well. Wheel caps have a design that appears to have been made using a spirograph. The back is the same story as the front. It somehow looks a bit long and boxy from the back. The taillights are solid rectangles with pixel-inspired LEDs.
Inside the cabin, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric crossover gets adjustable front row seats with reclining function. The automaker claims that the cabin is made of sustainable materials such as bio-paint, eco-processed leather, as well as natural and recycled fibers. There is a center console that can be moved back and forth which frees up a lot of space in the center. The dashboard is dominated by a pair of 12-inch screens – one for the driver’s display and the other for infotainment – both housed in a large piece of glass. In terms of features, it gets an advanced head-up display with augmented reality functions, advanced driver assistance features, electrically adjustable front seats, ambient lighting, connected car tech, and ventilated seats.
The Ioniq 5 will be offered with two battery options – 58 kWh and 72.6 kWh, with a choice of single motor setup or dual motor setup. The single motor setup will offer 167HP of power and 350Nm of torque. The top-spec model of the Ioniq 5 will be offered with a dual-motor setup and 72.6 kWh. This setup offers a power output of 298BHP and 605Nm of torque. This model is capable of going from 0 to 100 in just 5.2 seconds. It is based on the E-GMP platform which allows both 400 volt and 800 volt charging.
The IONIQ 5 is based on Hyundai’s Innate Electric E-GMP platform. Hyundai’s E-GMP platform is based on four pillars – modularity, efficiency, reliability, and usability. The platform is flexible and supports multiple body types be it sedans, hatches or SUVs. The chassis, battery, motor, and power electric system make up the E-GMP platform. The battery pack will be able to power electronic devices as well with its two-way charging plug. The Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) charges both the high voltage as well as the auxiliary battery.
5. 5-star safety rating
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 scored a full 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash test. The results are impressive with an 88% adult occupant score, 86% child occupant score, and 88% safety assist score. It features 7 airbags including a unique center side airbag for added protection. Apart from electronic aids and a 360-degree parking camera, it comes with a host of driver assistance features. It comes with Highway Driving Assist 2 that combines navigation-based smart cruise control and lane following assist and makes highway driving even easier. Using the front-view camera, radar sensors, and navigation data, the HDA 2 controls speed, direction, and following distance. Additionally, it can assist drivers when changing lanes.
The Ioniq 5 has won not 1, not 2, but 7 awards! Some of these include the prestigious Car of the Year 2022 and World Electric Vehicle of the Year 2022. The Ioniq 5 competed against a group of ICE cars and EVs from around the world to win these awards. Furthermore, the jury was made up of journalists from around the world which shows how broad the appeal of the Ioniq 5 is. Its design has been praised by critics and many countries such as the UK and Germany have named it their Car of the Year.
The IONIQ 5 is not only eco-friendly thanks to its electric powertrain, but also uses a lot of recycled materials in its construction. The car even uses eco-processed leather and materials made from plant and flower extracts.
IONIQ 5 comes with advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). It’s the first Hyundai to feature Level 2 autonomous safety technology, which controls speed and distance and assists you when changing lanes. The car is packed to the brim with the latest tech features. It comes with a 12.3 infotainment screen that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Voice Recognition, BlueLink Connectivity, 360-view camera, and more.
9. Attempt to record
IONIQ 5 is currently on a journey to discover the Seven Wonders in EVs but also a record attempt. HMIL will apply to the India Book of Records for making the journey the “Fastest EV Drive to Cover the 7 Wonders of India”. It will also be the first electric vehicle to achieve this feat.
Finally, the price! The IONIQ 5 shares its platform with the Kia EV6 and we expect it to be priced closely. Once launched, the IONIQ will be available in limited units of 5 and should be priced between ₹50 lakh and ₹60 lakh.