New Electric Car

15 Janaury 2021, Kathmandu

Hyundai’s new electric SUV ‘Ioniq 5’ is set to have its global premiere next month. This is the first SUV the company is going to bring from the electric brand Ionic.

Hyundai announced last year that its electric car will come from the Ioniq brand. The company has used its own dedicated battery in the new SUV coming on the ‘Electric Global Modular Platform’.

The company has been releasing Ioniq teasers. Based on the teaser that has been made public, its design can be seen differently compared to Hyundai’s traditional car. The Ionic 5 has a Pixel Inspire headlight.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Other than having an electric-only powertrain, we’re not quite sure what to expect from the Ioniq 5 in terms of performance. Hyundai has confirmed that it’ll have a combined output of 313 horsepower.

We’ve also learned that it’ll ride on a new E-GMP platform and have standard all-wheel drive. We’ll have to learn more about the upcoming EV and get behind the wheel before we can comment on its driving behavior.

Range, Charging, and Battery Life

The Ioniq 5 will be available with two battery options: a 58.0 kWh pack and a 73.0 kWh pack. The Ioniq 5 will also feature a fast-charging capability, which is said to allow its battery to recharge up to 80 percent in as little as 18 minutes. Just have five minutes to spare? Also, Hyundai says about 60 miles of range should be recovered.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

Since neither Hyundai nor the EPA has given any details on its efficiency, we have nothing to say here. Once these details come out and we have the ability to test one, we will determine how powerful the Ioniq 5 is in the real world.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

On the basis of the 45 Model, the interior of the Ioniq 5 can take advantage of its all-electric packaging, which should have a fully flat floor for full passenger and cargo space.

Although we’re not expecting the idea of sliding doors to hit production, it’s more likely that the big monitor that spanned almost the entire dashboard will be part of the final product. We would also like to see the Ioniq 5 carry back the front seats that rotate. This is a feature that used to be seen on classic cars but somehow fell out of favor.

2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 price and release date

Hyundai announced that the Ioniq 5 would be released in February 2021 and will go on sale before 2022, but did not specify how much it will cost. However, the Skoda Enyaq iV (a direct alternative to this new Hyundai) will set you back from around £34,000, so the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 is likely to cost a similar amount.


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