Hyundai’s New Ioniq 5 Electric CUV Has A Funky ‘80s Sci-Fi Movie Vibe To It And We Dig It


Hyundai has revealed the new Ioniq 5, the carmaker’s all-new electric compact crossover and the first model to be branded under the new ‘Ioniq’ electric sub-brand.

The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 rides on the dedicated Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which blends the traditional skateboard design with an elongated wheelbase for attractively styled and practical EVs.

Hyundai’s new electric crossover also features both 400- and 800-volt charging thanks to the new platform. When plugged into a 350kW charger, the Ioniq 5 can recharge from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes, with the carmaker claiming that five minutes of charging is enough to get 62 miles of range on the WLTP cycle.

The new Ioniq 5 will be available with two battery pack sizes, 58kWh and 72.6 kWh, as well as single- and dual-motor layouts. The most powerful model is the dual-motor variant with the 72.6 kWh pack, offering a combined 302 HP and 446 lb-ft (605 Nm) of torque, and a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.2 seconds.

If you want the longest possible driving range out of your new Hyundai Ioniq 5, you’ll have to go for the single-motor model with the big 72.6 kWh battery pack, offering between 292 and 298 miles (470 to 480 km) on the WLTP cycle, and a power output of 214 HP and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque.

The entry-level, single-motor Ioniq 5 with the 58 kWh battery pack features a motor driving the rear wheels, producing 167 HP and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque, with 0-62 mph (100 km/h) coming in 8.5 seconds.

Don’t let the hatchback proportions fool you; the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes with a 3,0m-long wheelbase (a bit over 118 inches), and measures 4,635mm long (182.4 inches) and 1,890mm wide (74.4 inches). This makes it longer and wider than a Tucson, while the Ioniq 5’s wheelbase is even longer than that of the Palisade.

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Updated: February 23, 2021 — 9:31 am

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