Hyundai has turned the model name Ioniq into a complete electric sub-brand. The Ioniq 5 is the brand’s first-born, a car with the first teaser plates now released.
From later this year you will no longer only find the name Ioniq on the back of Hyundai’s model that is available with a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric powertrain. Sub-brand Ioniq is making its appearance, a brand with which Hyundai focuses entirely on fully electric cars. The Ioniq 5 is the brand’s first-born, and it is that electric hatchback that has now released the first teaser plates.
The Ioniq 5 is basically the production version of the Hyundai 45 Concept that debuted at the Frankfurt IAA in September 2019. Hyundai previously indicated that the final production version of that show car would closely resemble the final production version and that does not seem to lie. The newcomer that can be seen on this set of teaser plates, looks like two drops of water on that concept car, although there are small differences. The headlights are not of the ‘pixelated’ kind, the front bumper has a different shape and the car will – of course – have side mirrors, although they are copies that use cameras. The Ioniq 5 stands on 20-inch light alloy with a special and according to its creators aerodynamic design.
The rear lights are, like those of the 45 Concept, built from small LED segments and we proudly read the model name ‘Ioniq 5’ centrally on the bottom. It is striking that there are Hyundai logos on the car. Ioniq thus seems to become more of a model family in the style of the EQA models from Mercedes-Benz and the i versions from BMW.
The Ioniq 5 will be on the new modular E-GMP platform from Hyundai and Kia, a foundation that will also provide a basis for other future EVs of the brands. The Ioniq 5, which will later at least be joined by the Ioniq 6 and 7, is about 4.65 meters long and will be available in various variants according to previously leaked information. Among other things, there would be a four-wheel drive variant that, thanks to its 313 hp, helps the car to a speed of 100 km / h in about 5.2 seconds. That variant would squeeze 450 WLTP kilometers from a 58 kWh battery pack. A 73 kWh version would even kick it up to 550 kilometers of range. Very decent numbers, if they are true. In addition, the Ioniq 5 could fast charge up to 100 kilometers in 5 minutes.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 will make its public debut in February this year.
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