Here goes another impressive EV reveal in the start of 2021. The Ioniq 5 from Hyundai has quite the futuristic appeal design-wise while managing to look cute. Well its pretty much the same design that Hyundai teased two years ago with the ‘Concept 45’.
Nevertheless, in the race of electrification, Hyundai has 23 vehicles in the store before 2025 and the Ioniq 5 with an optional solar panel on the roof, is going to be one of the first hefty EV releases from Hyundai given this electric compact crossover is now a major challenger to the Volkswagen ID.4 or the Skoda Eniyaq iV.
Range and Performance specs :
The perky Ioniq 5 from Hyundai comes with an option of having a 58 kWh or a 72.6 kWh battery pack. The maximum range oscillates between 292 miles and 298 miles (around 480 kilometers) with the 72.6 kWh battery pack and a single rear-wheel motor. The solar panel could however come in handy when the vehicle is completely drained out or in emergency situations.
Speaking of motors, there is again an option of choosing between an Ioniq 5 powered by a dual front and rear motor facilitating
all-wheel drive, and an Ioniq 5 powered by a single rear-wheel motor as mentioned earlier.
In its best configuration (dual motor setup and a 72.6 kWh battery), the vehicle yields an output power of 301 hp and 446 lb-ft with an acceleration of 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 kmph) in 5.2 seconds. However with the big battery and the rear wheel motor configuration the power shrinks to a justifiable 214 hp and a 258 lb-ft torque. The acceleration time from 0 to 62 mph then requires 7.4 seconds.
If you want to keep the dual motor setup and use the juice from the smaller battery of 58 kWh, then the output power would be 232 hp with a torque of 446 lb-ft and a time of 6.1 seconds for the 0 to 62 mph feat.
In its most modest configuration, that ie – with a single rear wheel motor and a 58 kWh battery setup, the Ioniq 5 has got 214 hp, 258 lb-ft torque but a slower acceleration with 8.5 seconds time for it to race to 62 mph (100 kmph).
The Ioniq 5 is compatible with both 800-volt and 400-volt charging without having to use an external plug-adaptor. With a 350 kW charger, the battery could be charged from 10 to 80 percent in a mere 18 mins time. Another claim from Hyundai (also estimated by WLTP) worth noting is that it would just take 5 mins time to charge the battery for a 62 miles (100 kms) range. To top it all
Ioniq 5 has also got built-in vehicle features to charge electric bicycles, scooters and so on.
The interior seems to be quite cosy with ample space. The centre console that ideally acts like a boundary between the driver and the co-passanger seat, could be slided to and fro in this vehicle. Hyundai has indeed worked on the echo-friendliness of the vehicle. Starting from an optional solar-panel aiding the EV to using recycled PET plastics, bio-paint, echo-processed leather, the Korean marque has tried their A-game in visioning their new release as much environment friendly as possible.
As of yet, there is not much info on the pricing from Hyundai. However it would be safe to guess that the pricing would anyway be nothing less than a 30 grand (30,000 USD).
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