Hyundai launched on Monday (22) a new electric vehicle: the Ioniq 5, the first model from assembler the new modular platform Electric-Global. The car promises autonomy of more than 400 km on a single charge, and the fast charge that allows to travel 100 km after 5 minutes in the socket.

The Ioniq 5 has two options for battery, 58 kWh or 72,6 kWh, and two electric motor layouts: rear only or four-wheel drive. With a 350 kW charger, the Ioniq 5 can charge from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes. The top speed is 185 km / h, and the model with all-wheel drive and 72,6 kWh battery goes from 0 km / h to 100 km / h in 5,2 seconds.


Inside, the cockpit has a 12-inch dual touch screen and a Head-Up Display of Augmented Reality (AR HUD), which turns the windshield into an extra screen. The Ioniq 5 is also equipped with the Hyundai SmartSense, driver assistance from the automaker with frontal collision prevention, blind spot collision and intelligent speed limit, among other features.

Seats, ceiling lining, door trim, flooring and armrests use materials of sustainable origin, such as recycled PET bottles, plant-based yarns, natural wool and ecologically processed leather. The design of the new model was inspired by the Hyundai Pony, the company's first production car, launched in 1975.

Interior of the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Image: Hyudai / Disclosure
Interior of the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Image: Hyudai / Disclosure

“A new mobility experience for the next generation - this was the mission from the first day we started this project, to look at the horizon, but to remain fundamentally Hyundai”, says SangYup Lee, senior vice president and head of Hyundai Global Design Center.

The Ioniq 5 will be available from the first half of 2021, but Hyundai has not revealed a price.

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