HYUNDAI has revealed an all-electric car in the eye catching shape of
the Ionic 5, with a nearly 300 miles range and it could be a real game
The Ionic 5 goes on sale here at £45,000 (after deducting the £3,000
electric vehicle grant) for a limited edition Project 45 version, with
other versions to follow with lower price tags and reduced performance
from a smaller set of batteries.
Two battery sizes will be available; 72.6kWh and 58kWh, both with
either rear or all-wheel drive. The most powerful version, with separate
motors driving both front and rear wheels has a combined power of
302bhp and will hit 0-62mph in 5.2sec and touch 115mph.
The slower version, with a 58kWh, 167bhp rear-wheel-drive set-up, manages 0-62mph in 8.5sec.
A feature of the new Ioniq 5 is its charging ability, where an owner
can recharge other devices from the car allowing them to run on cheaper
With a 350kWh charger, the Ioniq 5 can charge from 10 percent to 80
per cent in just 18 minutes. Users would only need to charge the vehicle
for five minutes to get 62 miles of range, according to official WLTP
The Ioniq 5's 3,000-mm wheelbase, which is 100-mm longer than
Hyundai’s flagship SUV Palisade, offers spaciousness of a large
passenger car, says Hyundai. The long wheelbase allowed the designers to
apply a ‘Living Space’ theme to the interior, rather than a
conventional car design theme.
The newcomer provides 531 litres of boot space, which increases up to
almost 1,600 litres when the second-row seats are fully folded. For
added versatility, the second-row seats can slide forward up to 135 mm
and also be folded in a 6:4 ratio. Meanwhile, customers can enjoy
additional storage space with a front boot that offers as much as 57
litres of capacity.
Following the launch of the Ioniq 5, Hyundai will expand its battery
electric line up with Ioniq 6, an electric saloon, and Ioniq 7, a large
Customers will be able to reserve an introductory edition online
called “Project 45”. It includes all the new car's technology and design
features as part of the package, including the solar roof, 20-inch
wheels and the advanced head-up display with selectable augmented
Hyundai is also offering each “Project 45” customer a free two-year
subscription to IONITY, a European-wide high-power charging network.
With IONITY, drivers can charge their all-new IONIQ 5 at the maximum
charging power and in a very fast time.