Hyundai Ioniq 5 Electric CUV with up to 480 kilometers of range unveiled

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai Motors has finally unveiled the Ioniq 5 CUV electric car that is designed to compete against Tesla Model 3 and VW ID.4 available in the US.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Specifications:

Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the first EV from Hyundai to be built on the E-GMP platform, it comes in with two battery options: 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh. The company notes that the 72.6 kWh battery pack is applied to the AWD version of the Ioniq 5 that would be able to reach between 470 km (292 miles) and 480 km (298 mi) under the WLTP cycle.

While the RWD variant of the car will come with the 58 kWh battery but the company did not informed about the range of the RWD Ioniq 5.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes in with four motor options:

RWD Ioniq 5 includes 125 kW (168 hp) electric motor for the 58 kWh battery pack.

AWD Ioniq 5 includes a total of 173 kW (232 hp) electric motor with 53 kW (71 hp) motor in the front and 120 kW (161 hp) motor in the back.

AWD Ioniq 5 Crossover includes a total of 225 kW (302 hp) electric motor with 70 kW (94 hp) motor in the front and 160 kW (215 hp) motor in the back.

The company notes that the most powerful variant of the Ioniq 5 can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds, and the top speed for all derivatives is 185 km/h.

It uses an 800V battery pack that can be charged from 10 to 80 percent of charge in just 18 minutes using a 350 kW fast charger, the car offers a built-in 800V fast-charging capacity for compatibility with other fast-charging system.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a minimalistic interior similar to the Honda E with the 12-inch digital cluster integrated with the 12-inch infotainment touchscreen.

Hyundai has also integrated the Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2) in the Ioniq 5 that is level 2 driving assistant for the car making it the first vehicle from Hyundai to offer this driving assistant.

Some notable features of Hyundai Ioniq 5 that makes it better than Tesla:

  • 800-volt Electrical Architecture
  • Vehicle-to-Load that allows the users to use multiple devices using the car’s battery supply.
  • Relaxion front seats that the company says can be used for resting.
  • Trailer Mode and AR Mode
  • Remote Self-Parking
  • Solar Panels that will help charge the battery pack and prevents the 12-volt battery from dying.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be available in three configurations starting from £36,995 in the UK:

  • 58 kWh rear-wheel drive with WLTP range of up to 240 miles (386 km)
  • 72.6 kWh rear-wheel drive with WLTP range of up to 300 miles (483 km)
  • 72.6 kWh all-wheel drive with WLTP range of up to 287 miles (462 km)

Source: Hyundai Worldwide

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