Hyundai final summer time established the sub-brand Ioniq for its future electrical automobiles (the identify was taken from Hyundai’s present Prius rival), and on Tuesday the covers got here off the primary member of the brand new EV household: the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

Set to go on sale this fall, the Ioniq 5 is a smallish battery-electric crossover SUV that can go up in opposition to the Volkswagen ID.4, Tesla Mannequin Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E. One other contender arriving quickly is the Nissan Ariya.

The Ioniq 5 has a boxy, virtually wedge-like look that echoes the Giugiaro-designed Pony Coupe concept of 1974, which later spawned the primary Hyundai. There are additionally cool parts like lights made up of particular person pixels and a clamshell hood that spans the width of the automobile.

Underpinning it’s Hyundai Motor Group’s new E-GMP dedicated EV platform, which the automaker mentioned is able to delivering a variety approaching 300 miles on a cost. EPA-rated vary estimates for the Ioniq 5 shall be introduced nearer to the market launch.

Hyundai Motor Group E-GMP platform

Hyundai Motor Group E-GMP platform

What we are able to affirm is that the Ioniq 5 will supply consumers the selection between Normal Vary (58 kilowatt-hours) and Lengthy Vary (77.4-kwh) batteries. Consumers can even be capable to select between a single-motor rear-wheel-drive setup or dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup.

All-wheel-drive fashions have an output of 302 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque with the Lengthy Vary battery, or 232 hp and 446 lb-ft the Normal Vary battery. Rear-wheel-drive fashions include 215 hp and 258 lb-ft with both battery configuration. The quickest Ioniq 5 sprints to 62 mph in about 5.2 seconds and all fashions have their prime pace capped at 115 mph. Hyundai mentioned it’s nonetheless deciding whether or not to develop a extra excessive mannequin through its N efficiency skunkworks.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 prototype

Hyundai Ioniq 5 prototype

The Ioniq 5 can assist each 400V and 800V fast-charging, and its multi-charging system will successfully step up the voltage with 400V {hardware} to attain quick, secure charging. In keeping with the automaker, the Ioniq 5 can get from a 10% cost to 80% in simply 18 minutes.

The Ioniq 5 has additionally been designed with bi-directional charging and consequently can provide a steady 3.6 kilowatts, which will be best when tenting or throughout a blackout. Energy connectors will be discovered underneath the rear seats and on the charging port on the outside of the automobile.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 interior preview

Hyundai Ioniq 5 inside preview

The Ioniq 5 is about 182 inches lengthy which makes it roughly 5 inches shorter than the Mannequin Y, although the Hyundai has the longer wheelbase. That wheelbase, Hyundai is eager to level out, quantities to a number of house for 5 adults. Cargo house is ample, too—18.eight cubic toes in again, or 56.2 cubic toes with the seats folded. A large, configurable cockpit options particular person 12-inch screens for the instrument cluster and infotainment hub. Augmented actuality head-up show know-how can be included, as are a number of digital driver-assist options together with semi-autonomous freeway and parking help options.

Hyundai has already confirmed two extra automobiles based mostly on the E-GMP platform and slotting within the Ioniq household. One is an Ioniq 6 sedan based mostly on final yr’s gorgeous Prophecy concept. It is due in 2022. One other is an Ioniq 7 giant SUV due in 2024. Kia and Genesis can even use the platform and are already testing a number of prototypes.