Hyundai has unveiled its new Ioniq 5 electric car. The electric SUV is the first model of the new Ioniq sub-brand, under which the South Koreans want to present two additional new electric models based on the “Electric Global Modular Platform” (E-GMP) by 2024. Prices start at 48,500 euros and the market launch is planned for early summer 2021.

The 4635 millimetres long, 1890 millimetre wide and 1605 millimetre high Ioniq 5 is sold in several electric drive configurations. Depending on the power level, up to two electric motors, rear or all-wheel drive are available. There is a choice between a 58 kWh or a 72.6 kWh lithium-ion battery. All variants reach a top speed of 185 km / h, the range is up to 480 kilometres according to the WLTP standard.

The top engine of the Ioniq 5 consists of a rear engine and a front engine with a system output of 225 kW (305 hp) and a torque of 605 Nm. In conjunction with the 72.6 kWh battery, this variant accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.2 seconds. In combination with the 58 kWh battery, both electric motors produce 173 kW (235 hp). In this configuration of the Ioniq 5 reaches the 100 km / h mark after 6.1 seconds.

In addition to the two all-wheel-drive versions, the Ioniq 5 is also available with rear-wheel drive. In conjunction with the small battery, the electric drive has an output of 125 kW (170 hp). With the large battery and rear-wheel drive, the electric motor has an output of 160 kW (217 hp).

According to Hyundai, the battery can be filled from 10% to 80% of its capacity in 18 minutes at a 350 kW fast-charging station. A charging time of five minutes is sufficient for a range of 100 kilometres according to the WLTP standard.

The Ioniq 5 comes with bidirectional charging capability (vehicle-to-load, V2L for short). This allows electrical devices such as e-bikes, e-scooters or notebooks to be recharged. The V2L function delivers an output of up to 3.6 kilowatts and can be used via two connectors.

The new and innovative Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes with a head-up display that has been expanded to include augmented reality functions: if desired, it converts the windshield into an oversized screen with a diagonal of 44 inches, on which the most important driving and vehicle information is projected.

The interior experience includes flexibly adjustable, heated front seats with fold-out leg rest and relaxation function. The construction of the front seats provides a lot of legroom for the rear passengers. The rear bench seat can be folded down and moved electrically by up to 135 millimetres. Up to 531 litres are available in the trunk, which can be increased to 1,600 litres with the rear seats folded down. Hyundai uses sustainable materials in the Ioniq's interior.

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The Ioniq 5 is the first Hyundai to be equipped with a second-generation motorway assistant. Supplementary driver assistance systems include an autonomous emergency brake assistant, an active blind-spot assistant, traffic sign recognition and a high beam assistant.

In addition to an optional panoramic window, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 can also be equipped with a solar roof that absorbs solar energy via its solar cells and transfers it to the battery. Under optimal conditions, an additional range of up to 2000 kilometres per year should be generated.

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