Hyundai Motor Company today launched the IONIQ 5 midsize CUV during a virtual world premiere event. As the first model in Hyundai’s new IONIQ brand dedicated to battery electric vehicles (BEV), IONIQ 5 sets the benchmark to redefine the electric mobility lifestyle with sustainable and innovative features.
IONIQ 5 is built upon Hyundai Motor Group’s dedicated BEV architecture called Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), enabling it to have unique proportions on an elongated wheelbase. With E-GMP, IONIQ 5 offers innovative interior design with eco-friendly materials in many touchpoints, strong performance mated with ultra-fast charging and a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function as well as advanced connectivity and driver assistance features that will offer the ultimate in-car experience while ensuring safety.
“IONIQ 5 will accommodate lifestyles without limits, proactively caring for customers’ needs throughout their journey,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer. “It is truly the first electric vehicle to provide a new experience with its innovative use of interior space and advanced technologies.”
Heralding a new era for EV design
IONIQ 5’s progressive design represents a departure from past norms, exploring a new design freedom offered by a dedicated BEV platform. By evoking the daring attitude of Hyundai Pony, the company’s first production car IONIQ 5 highlights Hyundai’s 45-year journey to become a part of customer’s lifestyles, creating a common thread from past to present and future. This is the redefinition of timeless design, a theme that will expand as the IONIQ lineup grows.
IONIQ 5’s unique exterior design is characterised by the Pony-inspired profile over a 3,000-mm wheelbase. This extended wheelbase requires a more sophisticated approach to translate this new proportion into a contemporary EV typology.
The front of the car is equipped with Hyundai’s first clamshell hood that minimizes panel gaps for optimal aerodynamics. The front bumper is defined by an eye-catching V-shape incorporating distinctive daytime running lights (DRLs) that provide an unmistakable light signature unique to IONIQ 5. These small pixel-like clusters also appear at the rear of the vehicle.
On the sides, auto flush door handles provide clean surface styling and enhanced aerodynamic efficiency. The front and rear forms of the vehicle merge together at its doors, offering another example of Hyundai’s ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design first seen on the all-new Tucson. The strong C-pillar shape, inspired by Hyundai’s ‘45’ EV concept, gives IONIQ 5 a commanding presence clearly identifiable from a distance.
Aero-optimized wheels further echo the Parametric Pixel design theme and are offered in a super-sized 20-inch diameter, the largest rims ever fitted to a Hyundai EV. These complete IONIQ 5’s perfected proportions, optimized for Hyundai’s E-GMP.
“A new mobility experience for the next generation—this was the mission from the first day we began this project, to look ahead towards the horizon, but stay fundamentally Hyundai,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “IONIQ 5 is the new definition of timeless, providing a common thread linking our past to the present and future.”
The ‘Living Space’ theme runs throughout the interior, most notably embodied by the Universal Island, a moveable center console that can slide back as much as 140 mm. Universal Island, along with the flat floor where the batteries are stored, allows more freedom of movement inside the vehicle.
IONIQ 5 is also equipped with electronically adjustable front seats. The seats recline to the optimum angle, offering a weightless feeling for the occupant. Hyundai reduced the thickness of the front seats by 30 percent, providing more space for those seated in the second row.
Many of its interior touchpoints – seats, headliner, door trim, floor and armrest – use eco-friendly, sustainably sourced materials, such as recycled PET bottles, plant-based (bio PET) yarns and natural wool yarns, eco-processed leather with plant-based extracts, and bio paint with plant extracts.
Customers can choose from nine exterior colors, including five nature-inspired hues exclusive to IONIQ 5. The interior has three color options.
A range of power electric systems to suit every customer
IONIQ 5 is available with a range of power electric (PE) configurations to fit the mobility needs of every customer, with no compromises on performance. Customers can select from two battery pack options, either 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh, and two electric motor layouts, either with a rear motor only or with both front and rear motors. All PE variations provide outstanding range and deliver a top speed of 185 km/h.
At the top of the electric motor lineup is an all-wheel drive (AWD) option paired with the 72.6-kWh battery, producing a combined power output of 225-kWh and 605 Nm of torque. This PE configuration can go from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds.
When equipped with two-wheel drive (2WD) and 72.6-kWh battery, IONIQ 5’s maximum driving range on a single charge will be around 470~480 km, according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) standard.
Ultra-fast battery charging along with innovative Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function
IONIQ 5’s E-GMP can support both 400-V and 800-V charging infrastructures. The platform offers 800-V charging capability as standard, along with 400-V charging, without the need for additional components or adapters. The multi-charging system is a world’s first patented technology that operates the motor and inverter to boost 400- V to 800- V for stable charging compatibility.
With a 350-kW charger, IONIQ 5 can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. IONIQ 5 users only need to charge the vehicle for five minutes to get 100 km of range, according to WLTP.
IONIQ 5 also provides an innovative V2L function, which allows customers to freely use or charge any electric devices, such as electric bicycles, scooters or camping equipment, serving as a charger on wheels.
The V2L function can supply up to 3.6 kW of power. The V2L port is located under the second-row seats, and it can be activated when a vehicle is on. Another V2L port is located at the charging port on the vehicle exterior. Using a converter, customers can charge high-power electric equipment. The outside port provides power even when the vehicle is turned off.
Innovative connectivity and driver assistance for safety and convenience
IONIQ 5 seamlessly integrates advanced technologies for an enhanced digital user experience. The wide, configurable, dual cockpit features a 12-inch, full-touch infotainment screen and hoodless 12- inch digital gauge cluster that can be customized to meet customers’ needs.
For the first time in Hyundai, IONIQ 5 features an Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (AR HUD), essentially turning the windshield into a display screen.
IONIQ 5 is also equipped with the next level of Hyundai SmartSense, advanced driver assistance system, ensuring the highest levels of safety and convenience on the road. IONIQ 5 is the first Hyundai model to offer Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2). Other driving assistance systems include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), High Beam Assist (HBA), and more.
Online reservation of the limited edition IONIQ 5 “Project 45” following the world premiere
Hyundai will launch a limited edition IONIQ 5 model in the UK & European markets. Customers will be able to reserve an introductory edition online called “Project 45”. It is the highlight of the IONIQ 5 range and offers a series of special benefits. “Project 45” includes all the technology and design features as part of the package, including the solar roof, 20-inch wheels and the Advanced Head-Up Display with selectable augmented reality functions.
Customers have the opportunity to reserve this limited edition model via an online reservation website. In the UK, pricing for the Project 45 models will be £45,000 (including the Plug In Car Grant). Pricing for the rest of the IONIQ 5 range will be confirmed in due course.
Those who register to reserve the all-new IONIQ 5 “Project 45” edition will be the first in the UK & Europe to take delivery of the car. Customers will receive advance content in the form of exclusive videos, images and news updates, and they will remain informed about the status of their car from when it leaves the factory to when it is delivered.
Hyundai is also offering each “Project 45” customer a free two-year subscription to IONITY, Europe’s leading high-power charging network. With IONITY, drivers can charge their all-new IONIQ 5 at the maximum charging power and in a very fast time. The 800-volt battery is capable of going from a 10 to 80 per cent charge in just 18 minutes. With less than five minutes of charging, customers can enjoy 62 miles of range.
The exclusively branded “Project 45” model will be limited to 3,000 units across the UK & Europe. Deliveries will begin in summer 2021.
IONIQ: More to come
Hyundai’s new IONIQ brand represents the company’s strong commitment to sustainability and innovation. Under the mission of IONIQ brand, ‘Progress electrified for connected living’, Hyundai will offer electric vehicle experiences with a focus on customized, eco-friendly solutions that can fit any lifestyle, delivering the company’s vision ‘Progress for Humanity’. The introduction of IONIQ 5, is the first step in the company’s journey of dedicated electric vehicles, moving another step closer towards achieving its clean mobility goals.
Following the launch of IONIQ 5, Hyundai will expand its BEV lineup with IONIQ 6, an electric sedan, and IONIQ 7, a large electric SUV.
IONIQ 5 Specifications:
|Boot/trunk space||531 l/ 1591 l (when second-row seats are fully folded)|
|Front trunk||57 l(2WD) or 24 l (AWD)|
|Platform||Electric-Global Modular Platform|
|Maximum Driving Range|
(according to WLTP)
(When pairing 2WD with 72.6-kWh battery option)
|AWD||Power||225-kW (Front and Rear combined)|
|Torque||605 Nm (Front and Rear combined)|
|0-100 km/h||5.2 seconds|
|2WD||Power||160- kW Rear|
|Torque||350- Nm Rear|
|0-100 km/h||7.4 seconds|
|AWD||Power||173 kW (Front and Rear combined)|
|Torque||605 Nm (Front and Rear combined)|
|0-100 km/h||6.1 seconds|
|0-100 km/h||8.5 seconds|
|Features (Please see additional details section below table for more information)|
|Supported Charging Infrastructure||400- V and 800- V (No need for additional adapters)|
|Ultra-fast Charging||10 % to 80 % in 18 minutes of charge|
100 km of range (WLTP) in 5 minutes of charge
|Vehicle-to-Load||Max. Output||3.6 kW|
|Port Locations||Inside: Under second-row seats|
Outside: vehicle charging port
|Infotainment||Screen||12-inch, full-touch infotainment screen|
Hoodless 12-inch digital gauge cluster
|Bluelink® connected car services||Remote Profile Management|
Remote Start Enhancements
Vehicle Status Notifications
POI Send to Car Now with Waypoints
Maintenance Alert Enhancement
Dynamic Voice Recognition
|Safety and Convenience Features||Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)|
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
High Beam Assist (HBA)
Surround View Monitor (SVM)
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA)
Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2)
Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)
|Exterior: Gravity Gold Matte, Shooting-Star Gray Matte, Digital Teal-Green Pearl, Lucid Blue Pearl, Atlas White, Cyber Gray Metallic, Phantom Black Pearl, Galactic Gray Metallic Interior: Obsidian Black and Dark Pebble Gray/Dove Gray, Dark Teal/Dove Gray|