Hyundai has released revealing pictures of the upcoming IONIQ 5.
Previewed by the 45 concept, the production model will be introduced next month and become the first electric vehicle based on the new E-GMP architecture.
As you can see, the IONIQ 5 will have a distinctive design which looks unlike anything else in Hyundai’s lineup. This wasn’t a fluke as the company suggested we can expect a “fundamental shift” in the design of EVs going forward.
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While the company is keeping details under wraps, the crossover features pixel-inspired headlights which are “suggestive of the digital technology within.” Hyundai also said the model will be their first to feature a clamshell hood that spans the entire width of the car, “thus minimizing panel gaps and creating a clean and high-tech overall look.”
Elsewhere, there’s a fully enclosed grille and digital side mirrors. We can also see contrasting body cladding, slender taillights and aerodynamically optimized wheels that measure up to 20 inches.
While Hyundai is playing coy on details, the company released a handful of teaser videos which highlight the crossover’s capability. Three clips promote its Vehicle to Load technology, which enables the IONIQ 5 to function as a 110/220V power supply. This will enable owners to power everything from an oven to a treadmill, even in the middle of nowhere.
The fourth video takes a different approach and it highlights the IONIQ 5’s “ultra-fast” charging capability. In particular, a five minute charge can enable the crossover to travel more than 62 miles (100 km) in the WLTP cycle.
That isn’t much to go on, but Hyundai Austria accidently posted some performance specs last year. Assuming those numbers are correct, we expect all-wheel drive as well as a combined output of 309 hp (230 kW / 313 PS). This will reportedly enable the crossover to run from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 5.2 seconds.
There’s no word on the battery capacity at this point, but the model is slated to have a WLTP range of approximately 280 miles (450 km). That’s not too shabby and a solar roof will reportedly help to charge the batteries when the crossover is parked.