There is a certain tipping point where those pimple childhood photos have been so long ago that you no longer deny their origin and proudly show them to the world. For Hyundai that is now. The design of the new Hyunai Ioniq 5 pays homage to the Hyundai Pony, the South Korean brand’s first production model in 1976 – a car they had long been reluctant to welcome into the conversation. In the meantime, the brand has developed so strongly and they now come with such a good product (looking at the specs) that the Pony can be cited as a heritage.
Specifications Hyundai Ioniq 5
Like many other car brands, Hyundai and Kia developed a new platform that they can use for the next generation of electric cars. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the first on that new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The scalable base is suitable for charging with 400 and 800 volts. You can charge up to 350 kWh on the fast charger, which in this case equates to 100 kilometers of charging in 5 minutes.
The most powerful Hyunda Ioniq 5 uses a strong 211 hp electric motor at the rear and a 95 hp engine at the front. They produce 350 and 255 Nm. The battery of this setup measures 74 kWh. The 0-100 time is 5.2 seconds. There is another version with only 218 hp rear-wheel drive, which does the 0-100 sprint in 7.4 seconds. There are also versions with a 58-kWh battery that are also available with front or all-wheel drive. All versions achieve 185 hp.
And the range?
The main specification is not yet final. The range is ‘expected’ to be a maximum of 470 to 480 kilometers. That will be for the 78-kWh rear-wheel drive version. The range is 100 kilometers less than a Tesla Model 3 Long Range and just a little more than the range of the Volkswagen ID.3 (with a 58-kWh package). The final specifications have yet to follow.
Handy with camping
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is equipped with so-called V2L connections. These are basically outlets inside and out for electrical appliances. So you can just swing the grease pond on the road or at the campsite. Furthermore, Hyundai will of course place two screens that almost merge into each other – as required by the Association of Auto-designers Werkzaam in 2021.
Furthermore, Hyundai uses a lot of recycled materials, it is the first Hyundai with Augmented Reality on the windscreen and of course it is teeming with safety systems. He will come to the Netherlands in the summer of this year, first as a special Ioniq 5 Project 45 (a nod to the study model of the Ioniq 5) from 58.885 euro. Cheaper versions will follow later without 20-inch wheels and all options.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N?
Everyone likes the Hyundai Ioniq 5 as a spectacular N-model. For now it remains guesswork, but it is clear that development head Albert Biermann has set his sights on an electrical performance model on the E-GMP. He previously spoke of an N model with 600 hp. Sounds like a good image booster. Come on.