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The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has just been announced. The South Korean automaker’s new electric car stands out with its retro-inspired design and three-meter wheelbase.

Two years ago, Hyundai unveiled the concept car Hyundai 45 with its elegant pleated sheet metal and modern interior. This morning the Hyundai Ioniq 5 was announced, it offers the appearance of the concept discovered two years ago with very few changes. It is a compact SUV with a wheelbase of three meters.

The exterior of the Ioniq 5 is as striking as the concept with its rectangular headlights and taillights. This is also the case with this avant-garde and sloping tailgate. The car also has sprouted door handles, but they are also flush to aid aerodynamics.

It’s quite rare, but the towing capacity is estimated at 1600 kg. The luggage compartment is 531 liters, or 1591 liters when the rear row is folded down.

A modern and sober dashboard

Inside, the dashboard is as minimalist as the concept, now it has a fun magnetic panel that you can pin photos or notes on with fridge magnets.

The Ioniq 5 adopts a movable central console which allows for additional space under the dashboard. The rear seats also slide back and forth to provide more space for passengers. In the front, you find two screens of 12 inches diagonal as well as a head-up display.

Kia and Hyundai’s e-GMP platform

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the model to be based on the new e-GMP platform from the Korean groups Kia and Hyundai. You will thus have two choices: 58 or 72.6 kWh. This choice will also have an impact on the power of the car with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations. Which ultimately gives four major technical variants.

Front engineRear motorCouple max0-100 km / s
Ioniq 5 AWD – 72,5 kWh70 kW – 255 kW155 kW – 350 kW605 Nm5.2 seconds
Ioniq 5 AWD – 58 kWh53 kW – 255 kW120 kW – 350 kW605 Nm6.1 seconds
Ioniq 5 RWD – 72,5 kWh160 kW – 350 kW350 Nm7.4 seconds
Ioniq 5 RWD – 58 kWh125 kW – 350 kW350 Nm8.5 seconds

The single-engine configuration produces 215 horsepower and the dual-engine configuration produces 302 horsepower. Despite identical power ratings, the version with the large 72.6 kWh battery accelerates faster than the small 58 kWh. However, whatever the version, all models will be limited to 185 km / h.

Regarding autonomy, expect a range of between 470 and 480 km, but Hyundai only gave an estimate of the configuration with the largest battery in the WLTP cycle. The manufacturer promises 80% charge in just 18 minutes (400 and 800 Watts).

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According to Hyundai, the Ioniq 5 will go on sale in the first half of 2021 in a few markets. The price has not been announced yet, but it should be soon. The Ioniq 5 will also be joined by 2022 by the Ioniq 6 sedan, based on the Hyundai Prophecy concept as well as the Ioniq 7 SUV.

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