Hyundai is set to pull the wraps off the IONIQ 5 this coming February and to further heighten the excitement that the electric vehicle has already generated, a new set of teasers have been released on Tuesday. The clips and images unleashed highlighted the EV's unique design and notable capabilities.
The IONIQ 5 CUV, which is a crossover, will be the first to show to the world the engineering prowess of Hyundai's E-GMP platform. For the first IONIQ installment (there will be a total of three releases over the next few years), the platform will be on a rear-wheel-drive system that will power the EV to a maximum driving range of 345 miles per charge.
The first IONIQ can accelerate from zero to 62mph in just 5.2 seconds and its 800-volt capacity enables supercharging of the battery juice by up to 80% in just 18 minutes. Hyundai touted that its new platform will deliver power and efficiency at the same time, and there will be 23 new EVs to run on E-GMP in the years to come and some of them are 4WD.
The South Korean automaker also claimed that after five minutes of charging time, the IONIQ 5 will gain an estimated 62 miles of range. However, Electrek said the ability of a battery system to absorb and store energy greatly depends on the state of charging so the feature will be proven only in real-world use.
In any case, Hyundai's next-generation EV seemed quite capable of charging up in record time but the actual level of the added range is still to be determined. It is expected, however, that Hyundai will want to deliver on the promised superior performance of the IONIQ 5, which the company said will be the start of its quest to become one of the leading EV makers in the world.
To compete for the No. 1 spot currently occupied by Tesla, the automaker knows the IONIQ line has to be a monster and gorgeous EV at the same time. As shown in the pictures provided by Hyundai, the IONIQ 5 promises to be a powerful machine that is also a visual treat.
According to CNET, the image dump from Hyundai confirmed that the IONIQ 5 will be an identical sibling of the retro-inspired 45 EV concept that the automaker showed off in 2019. From the front fascia to the rear of the vehicle, it's readily noticeable that the electric crossover will mostly channel the 45 EV, particularly its angular design language.
This is nothing new as Hyundai already made clear that the IONIQ line will take after the earlier revealed concept EV. Closely comparing the dropped images and the 45 EV, it can be concluded that the similarities are hard to distinguish.
But Hyundai made sure that the IONIQ 5 will have the familiar features associated with crossover nowadays such as the EV's 20-inch wheels that will be the first for the Asian automaker's take on electric vehicles.