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Hyundai Ioniq 5 all-electric crossover revealed

Hyundai has unveiled its Ioniq 5 all-electric crossover; the first in its new Ioniq sub-brand.

The Ioniq 5 launches mid-2021

Due mid-2021, the Ioniq 5 midsize crossover will rival electric vehicles such as the Tesla Model 3 and the Volkswagen ID.3 and 4.

It’s built upon the Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) dedicated BEV architecture, which will also be used for future models such as the Ioniq 6 saloon/sedan and the Ioniq 7 large SUV and enables sector-first solutions such as 800V charging capability as standard.

Two battery pack options are on offer – either 58kWh or 72.6kWh – along two electric motor layouts, either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Range is expected to be around 282 miles in 2WD form and all models have a top speed of 115mph (185km/h).

The top model will be the all-wheel drive version with the 72.6kWh battery, with a combined power output of 306hp and 605Nm of torque. This gives it a 0-62mph time of 5.2 seconds.

The E-GMP platform can support both 400V and 800V charging infrastructures. Using a 350kW charger, the Ioniq 5 can charge from 10 to 80% in 18 minutes.

Thanks to the platform, the Ioniq 5 provides a ‘vehicle-to-load’ function, which allows charging of electric devices, such as electric bicycles, supplying up to 3.6kW of power and effectively turning the crossover into a charger on wheels.

The interior includes eco-friendly, sustainably sourced materials and is based on the idea of a ‘Smart Living Space’, including the ‘Universal Island’ moveable centre console. It’s dominated by a wide, configurable, dual cockpit with a 12-inch, full-touch infotainment screen and 12-inch digital gauge cluster.

The Ioniq 5 will also be the first Hyundai to feature an augmented reality head-up display and will also introduce the latest Hyundai SmartSense advanced driver assistance system. It will also debut the brand’s Highway Driving Assist 2 tech.

Prices have not yet been revealed apart from on the limited-edition Project 45 model now on sale. This includes all the technology and design highlights of the range, including a solar roof, 20-inch wheels and the advanced head-up display. It’s priced at £45,000 (including Plug-in Car Grant).

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.