Ioniq 5 gets 23k+ orders; has amazing road presence [Video]

Update: Instagram user xxkwanixx has shared two videos of a top-end Hyundai Ioniq 5 without any disguise on the roads of South Korea. The prototype features virtual mirrors that have been confirmed for the company’s domestic market but not the US, Canada, and Europe. The videos show the electric crossover’s turn signals working at the front, on the sides (in the virtual mirrors), and at the rear. One of them reveals that the Ioniq 5 has thin rear lights on the bumper.

Last week, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 was spied naked for the first time. Spy shots from Naver blog user soonjung8116 showed the swankily designed Hyundai electric car in daylight. The amber glow inside the headlamps could mean that we were looking at the US-spec Ioniq 5.

In other updates, Hyundai Ioniq 5 pre-orders opened in South Korea on February 25, and on the very first day, 23,760 units were reserved. No Hyundai model in the brand’s home market has received such a level of interest on the opening day.

Ioniq 5 was able to get an explosive response from customers in one day because it responded to customers’ demands and expectations for Hyundai Motor’s first dedicated electric vehicle that will provide a whole new experience with innovative design and advanced technology.

Hyundai official commenting on Hyundai Ioniq 5’s record-breaking pre-orders

Hyundai released the Ioniq 5’s TV commercial yesterday to mark the commencement of pre-bookings:

Video Source:현대자동차(AboutHyundai)

The US-bound Hyundai Ioniq 5 crossover made its world debut in South Korea on February 23. It is the symbol of a new era for Hyundai Motor Group, as it is the group company’s first electric car developed from the ground up.

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 design

The Hyundai Ioniq 5’s funky yet hi-tech design truly speaks the future is here. The neo-retro EV takes cues from the Hyundai Pony classic car and has been designed around the new “timeless” design philosophy. Clamshell hood, Parametric Pixel lights, the diamond-shaped greenhouse, clean and sharp lines, and super-sized wheels are some of the exterior design highlights.

The low-profile, minimalist, and futuristic design continues inside. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 interior incorporates the ‘Living Space’ theme. The dashboard and center console occupy visibly less space compared to similar ICE-powered traditional crossovers. Many elements here are made from eco-friendly, sustainably sourced materials, such as plant-based (bio PET) yarns and natural wool yarns, recycled PET bottles, bio paint with plant extracts, and eco-processed leather with plant-based extracts. The large windows and panoramic sunroof, along with the available light-tone upholstery, ensure that the driver and passengers get a lot of natural light and feel fresh.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 colors

Gravity Gold MatteObsidian Black and Dark Pebble Gray/Dove Gray
Shooting-Star Gray MatteDark Teal/Dove Gray
Digital Teal-Green PearlTerra Brown/Mud Gray (South Korea-only)
Lucid Blue Pearl
Atlas White
Cyber Gray Metallic
Phantom Black Pearl
Gray Metallic (not available in the USA and Canada)
Mystic Olive-Green Pearl (not available in the USA and Canada)

Hyundai Ioniq 5 features

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 features pixel-inspired futuristic LED headlights and rear lights, 20-inch alloy wheels – the largest wheels ever fitted to a Hyundai EV, auto flush door handles, and solar roof. In South Korea, Hyundai will offer even camera-based virtual mirrors, which improve aerodynamics, provide a clearer view of the rear, and reduce blind spots. The Ioniq 5 is the first Hyundai model to feature digital side mirrors, the feed of which is displayed on dedicated screens located on the corners of the dashboard.

Inside, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has features like a dual cockpit comprising a 12-inch virtual instrument cluster and a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (AR HUD), and Universal Island moveable console (140-mm/5.5-inch rear-sliding floor console). The infotainment system of the Ioniq 5 integrates a new design theme not seen on any Hyundai model so far – Jong-e.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the brand’s first EV to offer a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function that allows charging other EVs and using high-power electric equipment using the energy stored in the battery pack. 3.6 kW of power can be supplied using this function, enough to power home appliances and electronic devices during camping or power-cuts, or charge another EV stuck at a remote place with an empty battery pack.

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Like Tesla EVs, it is possible to plug and charge the Hyundai Ioniq 5. When the charger is connected, the authentication and payment take place automatically, and the charging starts.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 specs

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 measures 4,635 mm/182.5 inches in length, 1,890 mm/74.4 inches in width, and 1,605 mm/63.2 inches in height. It has an exceptionally long wheelbase of 3,000 mm/118.1 inches – 100 mm/3.9 inches longer than the Hyundai Palisade’s. The towing capacity of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is 1,600 kg, which is better than that of even the top-end Hyundai Santa Fe.

531 liters (18.8 cu. ft.) of cargo space is available behind rear seats, and on folding the second-row seats, 1,591 liters (56.2 ct. ft.) of cargo space becomes available. There’s a front trunk or frunk as well, although the cargo space available in it varies for the US-spec and global versions. The US-spec version offers 24 liters (0.8 cu. ft.) of storage space regardless of the drivetrain layout, while in the global version, the same measurement is 57 liters (2.0 cu. ft.) for the 2WD configurations and 24 liters (0.8 cu. ft.) for the AWD configurations.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 front three quarters
Charging the Hyundai Ioniq 5 from 10-80% SoC using a 350 kW DC fast-charger takes just 18 minutes. Image Source: Hyundai

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the first model built on Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP platform. The E-GMP platform can support both 400-volt and 800-volt charging infrastructures. No additional components are required to use either of the charging infrastructures. The higher-voltage charging capability is standard, and with a 350 kW charger, it takes just 18 minutes to charge the Hyundai Ioniq 5 from 10% to 80%. A 100 km (62 km) range (WLTP) can be achieved with only five minutes of charging.

58.0 kWh and 72.6 kWh are the battery pack options for the global Hyundai Ioniq 5, while the US-spec Hyundai Ioniq 5 gets 58.0 kWh and 77.4 kWh battery pack options. Irrespective of the battery variant, an AWD drivetrain layout is optional. The basic configurations have a single motor at the rear, while the higher-end configurations make use of two motors, one at the front and one at the rear. Hyundai expects the maximum WLTP range to be around 470-480 km (292-298 miles).

Aspect\SpecificationsStandard Range 2WDStandard Range AWDLong Range 2WDLong Range AWD
Battery Pack Capacity58.0 kWh58.0 kWh72.6 kWh72.6 kWh (global)/77.4 kWh (USA & Canada)
Drivetrain LayoutRWDAWDRWDAWD
Motor(s)RearFront & rearRearFront & rear
Power125 kW173 kW160 kW225 kW
Torque350 Nm (258 Lb.-Ft.)605 Nm (446 Lb.-Ft.)350 Nm (258 Lb.-Ft.)605 Nm (446 Lb.-Ft.)
Acceleration (0-100 km/h/0-62 mph)8.5 seconds6.1 seconds7.4 seconds5.2 seconds
Top Speed185 km/h (115 mph)185 km/h (115 mph)185 km/h (115 mph)185 km/h (115 mph)
Range (WLTP)NANA470-480 km (292-298 miles)NA

Hyundai Ioniq 5 release date

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 US launch should take place towards the end of 2021 or in early 2022. It is part of the ten electrified models the company has lined by end of 2022.

Hyundai electric hybrid plug-in hybrid models USA
Hyundai’s electric vehicle launches for USA include the refreshed Kona, the Ioniq 5 and the Ioniq 6 by 2022. Image: Hyundai.

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