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Report: After the Kia EV GT, Hyundai is planning a sports version for the Ioniq 5

The Ioniq 5 has been shipping since June. (Photo: Hyundai)

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The SUV -Crossover Ioniq 5 is very popular. The manufacturer wants to provide it with a 570 hp variant. For the regular model, Hyundai currently lures with low leasing rates.

A comment from Hyundai’s Marketing Director Albert Biermann makes the electric car scene rejoice. The Ioniq 5 is based on the E-GMP platform, which, according to Biermann, allows units with up to 600 hp. The group subsidiary Kia had announced a GT version for its E-GMP debut, the EV6. Car Magazine then asked if there would be a corresponding R version for the Ioniq 5. Biermann replied: “Can you imagine that we are not already working on one?”

Hyundai Ioniq 5R with 570 PS

Given the specifications of Kia’s EV6 GT, the magazine suspects that the Ioniq 5R has a similarly high overall performance. The top model from Kia has 430 kilowatts, which corresponds to 585 hp. The Grand Tourismo accelerates from standstill to 100 kilometers per hour in 3.5 seconds and can travel a maximum of 160 kilometers per hour. Accordingly, the Ioniq 5R would be estimated at 419 kilowatts (570 hp), write the authors of the article. Internal circles are said to have given them the spring of 2022 as the date.

Hyundai with racing competence: RM20e

The RM20e proves that Hyundai has experience with high-performance electric cars. 810 hp work inside the racing car, which puts 960 Newton meters on the road on special electric motors. After 9.88 seconds, the RM20e drives 200 kilometers per hour, and it has reached half the speed in under three seconds. The car is based on the RM platform developed together with Rimac. Hyundai specifies a maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour. Observers say that Hyundai wants to test the performance limits of electric mobility with the partnership and the RM20e. It is quite possible that findings from it will migrate into the sport versions of the series vehicles.

Ioniq 5: leasing rate of 249 euros

Meanwhile, the fourth largest automaker in the world is boosting sales of its “Gamechanger”. Hyundai’s Germany boss Jürgen Keller sees a great future for the model. He recently told the Kfz-Betrieb portal: “With this model, Hyundai is positioning itself as an innovation driver. “With the Ioniq 5, we’re driving others ahead of us.” The “P45” starter edition of 1,150 vehicles was sold out within 24 hours. At the beginning of the month, Keller spoke of 5,400 pre-orders. Apparently they still want to stimulate this, because recently Hyundai put on a temporary leasing offer that attracted many attention. For 249 euros you can drive the Ioniq 5 for four years. An innovation bonus of 6,000 euros can be offset against the special payment of 8,000 euros. However, the action is limited until autumn. Leasing offers for traders from 239.90 euros have already been seen on leasing platforms on the Internet.

Hyundai Ioniq 5: Dealers give first discounts

Hyundai lists the standard model at 41,900 euros . The top model with 305 hp all-wheel drive and 72.6 kilowatt-hour battery, head-up display with AR view and the maximum interior equipment costs 60,740. The dealer Carwow hit the headlines because before deliveries began in June, in addition to the environmental bonus, it had granted a EUR 3,700 discount. The price of the top model fell to 48,264 euros.

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