After Hyundai launched the Ioniq 5 made palatable, the expected premiere took place. The fully electric car is the first representative of the new sub-brand and on the E-GMP platform. In addition to what is already known, the group has shown some innovations. He confirmed the use of an 800-volt charging system as in the Porsche Taycan (test report), which is also intended for charging other vehicles. What is new, however, is that standard household electrical appliances can also be operated. The Ioniq 5 is also one of the few electric cars on the market that can pull up to 1,600 kilograms.
2 motors and 2 battery sizes
Customers can combine four different drive configurations with the Ioniq 5 with two battery sizes. The top equipment has a maximum system output of 225 kilowatts (306 hp) with four-wheel drive and a 72.6 kilowatt-hour battery. 605 Newton meters of torque catapult this variant from a standing start to 100 kilometers per hour in 5.3 seconds. If you combine the two engines with the 58 kilowatt battery, you get 173 kilowatts (235 hp) of total output and the aforementioned acceleration in 6.1 seconds. The entry-level variant is driven by those who order this battery with the rear engine. This owner can then fall back on 160 kilowatts (218 hp).
Whoever has the rear engine the small battery, achieves the highest range: 480 kilometers should be possible. To date, Hyundai has only published the range information as provisional values, as the consumption calculation for the German version has not yet been officially confirmed. The manufacturer states that the high-voltage battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent capacity in 18 minutes at a fast charging station. In about five minutes, the battery will get enough energy to drive the car 100 kilometers. The Ioniq 5 has two V2L connections with up to 3.5 kilowatts of power for charging additional devices and vehicles. With the help of an adapter, commercially available 230-volt devices can also be operated on the outside, there is a conventional socket inside anyway.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 after deduction of the subsidy from 32,220 euros
The entry-level version starts at 41,900 euros – this corresponds to 32,220 euros after deducting the Sponsorship awards. For this you get the 800-volt charging system, full LED equipment, two 12.25-inch displays, reversing camera, heated front seats and various assistance systems as standard. These include adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition.
If you want more of everything, try one the 3,000 Ioniq 5 in the Project 45 edition. Although it costs 59,550 euros before funding, it contains all sorts of extras: four-wheel drive and a large battery, seats with relax function, electrically sliding rear bench and solar roof. In addition, Hyundai gives early orderers the basic fee for the Ionity fast-charging network for two years. It also wants to provide the company with all kinds of exclusive media and events.
Plain outside and aerodynamically
In a presentation video, chief designer Luc Donckerwolke explains , the design is inspired by Hyundai’s iconic small car Pony. He mentions the pixel headlights as unique details, by which the Ioniq 5 can be recognized from afar. They should express modernity. An electronically lockable air inlet in the front automatically improves the aerodynamics. The clamshell bonnet, which stretches across the entire width and is characterized by optimal air resistance and low gap dimensions, was already known.
The recessed door handles, which can be extended automatically, also ensure good wind properties. The engineers have also adapted the 20-inch wheels accordingly. Customers can choose between nine exterior colors. “Gravity Gold” and “Shooting Star Gray” come with a matt finish, while “Galactic Gray” and “Cyber Gray” are metallic paints. The blue-green “Digital Teal”, “Mystic Olive”, “Lucid Blue” and “Phantom Black” are available as mineral effect lacquers.
Comfortable and spacious inside
Thanks to the dimensions (length: 4.63 meters, width: 1.89 meters, height: 1.60 meters) and a wheelbase of three meters, there is plenty of space in the crossover . The level floor lacks trip-free thresholds, and the center console can be moved 14 centimeters. Hyundai speaks of a multifunctional island. The use of electrically controllable zero-gravity front seats with fold-out leg rests and a relaxation function is also new. The reclining seats are designed to “charge” on a long journey while the battery does the same. The rear seat bench can be folded down and electrically moved back and forth by 13.5 centimeters.
Eight loudspeakers including a subwoofer from Bose ensure good sound from the infotainment system. This is compatible with Android Auto and Apple Carplay as standard. An AR-capable head-up display is available for the driver on request. It turns the windshield into a 44-inch screen. The trunk holds up to 531 liters, with the rear seats folded down the value rises to 1591. The space under the bonnet can also be loaded. While 57 liters are available for the rear-wheel drive, the all-wheel drive still has 24 liters. On request, the car can be equipped with a glass or solar roof. Under optimal conditions, the solar cells should provide up to 2,000 kilometers more range per year.
Materials, services and assistants
As in the preview of the interior, Hyundai emphasizes how environmentally friendly the interior materials are. In addition to sustainable fibers, natural materials and processing with plant-based agents, the designers used recycled fibers from PET bottles. They even made some varnishes from natural oils. In the interior, customers can choose between the colors black, light gray and light gray with blue-green accents.
In addition to the car, Hyundai also offers related services. The manufacturer combines all telematics solutions under Bluelink: remote charging, voice control, connected routing and the storage of up to three user profiles. The assistance systems run under the name Smartsense. The software department has upgraded the motorway assistant to version 2. This means that the car always maintains the correct distance and lane, and can also change lanes. An autonomous emergency brake, a blind spot and a high beam assistant are just as much part of the program as an attention warning. Hyundai has more information on the Ioniq 5 website.