Hyundai’s new mid-size SUV has debuted after a prolonged teaser marketing campaign, with a brand new platform, as much as 480km of vary, 1970s styling and a comfort-oriented cabin.


The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been formally unveiled, forward of its Australian launch within the third quarter of 2021 (July to September).

An all-electric mid-size SUV constructed to rival the Volkswagen ID.4 and upcoming Toyota ‘BZ’, the Ioniq 5 is each the primary mannequin from Hyundai‘s new Ioniq electrical car (EV) sub-brand, and is the primary car to trip on Hyundai, Kia and Genesis‘ E-GMP electric-only modular platform.

For a full breakdown of every thing Korea’s newest electrical automotive has to supply, try every part and subheading beneath.


2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electrical powertrain specs

Two battery sizes will likely be provided – a 58kWh (internet) ‘Customary Vary’ unit, and a bigger 72.6kWh ‘Lengthy Vary’ pack – paired with a selection of rear- or all-wheel-drive.

Rear-drive Customary Vary fashions declare energy and torque outputs of 125kW and 350Nm respectively, and canopy 0-100km/h in 8.5 seconds, whereas all-wheel-drive (AWD) vehicles with the identical battery up outputs and lower acceleration to 173kW/605Nm and 6.1 seconds respectively.

The quickest mannequin within the vary is the Lengthy Vary AWD, which develops 225kW and 605Nm from a pair of electrical motors, enabling a 5.2-second sprint from 0-100km/h – making the flagship Ioniq 5 the model’s quickest mannequin, given the Hyundai i30 N sizzling hatch can solely handle a 5.9-second sprint throughout the benchmark dash.

Highway-trip loving patrons ought to go for the rear-drive Lengthy Vary 2WD, which claims a most driving vary of 470 to 480 kilometres on Europe’s WLTP check cycle – the longest of the line-up. Driving vary figures for the opposite three variants have but to be introduced.

All fashions declare a high pace of 185km/h.

A perk of the brand new E-GMP platform is assist for each 400-volt and 800-volt charging infrastructure, with Hyundai claiming the patented ‘multi-charging system’ that permits each voltages to be supported is a world first.

Plug the Ioniq 5 right into a 350kW DC fast-charger – the quickest and strongest at the moment out there in Australia and across the globe – and you can recharge the battery from 10 to 80 per cent in 18 minutes, with a five-minute stint on the charger including as much as 100km of WLTP vary.

That 10 to 80 per cent determine makes Hyundai’s new SUV one of many fastest-charging electrical autos available on the market, on par with the 22.5-minute time claimed for a 5 to 80 per cent cost by the Porsche Taycan sedan.

A vehicle-to-load (V2L) system is on provide, permitting homeowners to cost bicycles, scooters, tenting tools, TVs and different electrical units immediately from the automotive’s lithium-ion battery at as much as 3.6kW, due to ports underneath the rear seats and behind the outside charging flap.


2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 exterior design

Visually, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is immediately impressed by the Hyundai 45 EV concept showcased on the 2019 Frankfurt motor present, with a retro-inspired design impressed by the Korean model’s first passenger automotive, the 1970s Pony.

Up entrance, a black ‘grille’ strip is flanked by ‘Parametric Pixel’ LED headlights – with the lights’ rectangular signatures distinctive to the Ioniq 5 – and joined by Hyundai’s first clamshell bonnet, supposed to optimise aerodynamics and maximise vary.

Alongside the facet, the idea’s ‘folded’ surfacing has been retained, with a pointy crease operating diagonally throughout the doorways. It is joined by a set of pop-out ‘flush’ door handles and a quartet of aero-style alloy wheels measuring as much as 20 inches in diameter.

On the rear, the pixel-like LED lighting theme continues, with 4 rectangular tail-light signatures sitting in pairs on both facet of an ‘IONIQ 5’ badge.

9 exterior colors can be found, comprising the Gravity Gold Matte hero color (pictured), Capturing Star Gray Matte, Digital Teal Inexperienced Pearl, Mystic Olive Inexperienced Pearl, Lucid Blue Pearl, Atlas White, Galactic Gray Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic and Phantom Black Pearl.


2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 inside

Inside, the Ioniq 5 debuts an all-new inside for the Korean model, combining futuristic screens with comfort-focused seats and surfaces in what the model refers to as a ‘Residing Area’.

A pair of 12-inch shows (for infotainment and devices) are built-in right into a tablet-style panel on the dashboard, with the infotainment touchscreen the primary mannequin to make use of a brand new “Jong-e Graphic Consumer Interface” which reportedly affords “numerous inside atmosphere settings, similar to smooth, delicate and exuberant”.

Sitting within the centre of the cabin is a brand new ‘Common Island’ movable centre console, which may slide backwards and forwards by as much as 140mm to permit passengers to go by the entrance cabin and enter/exit the car on both facet when in tight parking areas.

Entrance seat passengers sit in new electrically-adjustable, heated consolation seats, which recline to the “optimum angle” for a “weightless feeling”. The entrance pews are additionally mentioned to be as much as 30 per cent thinner than these fitted to different Hyundai autos, growing legroom for rear seat passengers.

As regards to the second row, the aforementioned centre console offers entry to cup holders, a 15-watt wi-fi smartphone charger, and a number of USB ports for the three rear-seat occupants.

Sustainable supplies adorn the seats, headlining, ground, door trims and armrests, with eco-friendly supplies utilized by Hyundai together with recycled PET bottles, plant-based and pure wool yarns, synthetic leather-based and “bio paint”, the latter pair together with “plant-based extracts”.

A Tesla-style glass roof – comprising a single glass panel with no assist beams – is out there, as is a photo voltaic roof able to accumulating vitality from the solar and storing it within the battery pack, stopping battery discharge when parked and offering a driving vary increase.

Three inside color selections – Obsidian Black, Darkish Pebble Gray/Dove Gray, and Darkish Teal/Dove Gray – can be found, as are consolation and comfort options together with an augmented-reality head-up show, an eight-speaker Bose sound system and a heated steering wheel.


2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 practicality

Measuring in 4635mm lengthy, 1890mm large and 1605mm tall, with a 3000mm wheelbase, the Ioniq 5 is 5mm longer and 15mm wider than the brand new long-wheelbase, petrol-powered, mid-size Tucson SUV, but is 65mm decrease in total peak.

Its wheelbase is 100mm longer than that of Hyundai’s largest SUV, the Palisade – testomony to how far the wheels have been pushed to the corners of the automotive. Hyundai claims the brand new EV affords massive sedan ranges of house, regardless of its mid-size SUV package deal.

Boot house is rated at 531 litres with the second row in place, increasing to 1591 litres with the seats folded.

Practicality is aided by a further 57-litre storage space beneath the bonnet (the place a combustion engine would often reside) and a 60:40 cut up for the rear seats, which may additionally slide ahead by as much as 135mm.


2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 security expertise

A full suite of ‘SmartSense’ driver help applied sciences can be found, led by Freeway Driving Help 2, which makes use of a entrance digital camera, sensors and navigation information to speed up, brake and centre the car in its lane on a freeway, whereas “aiding” the motive force when altering lanes.

There’s additionally autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian and bike owner detection and assist for intersections, low-speed reverse AEB, ahead collision warning, clever pace restrict help, auto high-beam, driver consideration monitoring, a 360-degree digital camera and Secure Exit Help, which prevents the rear doorways from being opened if an oncoming hazard is detected.

The blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert techniques can each detect and brake for obstacles, whereas a Blind-Spot View Monitor system initiatives a rear-facing digital camera feed from the facet mirrors into the instrument cluster when the motive force prompts an indicator to alter lanes.

Distant Good Parking Help allows drivers to park their Ioniq 5 in each parallel and perpendicular areas when standing exterior the car through a button on the important thing fob.

Hyundai’s Bluelink related automotive companies may even be out there, using a smartphone app to show the car’s location, car standing data (similar to whether or not home windows are open or doorways are unlocked), remotely begin the automotive, activate local weather management and heated seats earlier than getting into the car, and extra.

EV-specific options on the app embody screens to watch vary, battery standing and charging occasions, together with an ‘superior battery administration system’ permitting customers to pick a most well-liked window for charging occasions to suit their schedule or benefit from cheaper off-peak electrical energy charges.


When will the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 come to Australia?

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 will go on sale in Australia within the third quarter of 2021 (July to September inclusive), after launching in Korea and different markets within the first half of this 12 months.

Native pricing and specs will likely be introduced nearer to launch.

For reference, the present Kona Electric small electrical SUV begins from $60,740 earlier than on-road prices in Australia – the place the bigger, however newer (and certain powered by batteries which can be cheaper to fabricate, per kWh) Ioniq 5 will sit compared stays unclear.

The Ioniq 5 will likely be adopted by the Ioniq 6, an electrical sedan impressed by the Prophecy concept, and the Ioniq 7, a big electrical SUV first teased on the Ioniq brand’s announcement in 2020.