The Ioniq 5 is one brand new electric vehicle that no one was expecting to be such a heavy-hitter. It’s one thing when it comes from a company who hasn’t experimented much with electric vehicles. It’s a totally different ordeal when you realize that the car itself is also an SUV. An “SU-EV” really. The Vehicle is a new brand shift from Hyundai, as you can plainly see. It is making a transition towards electrifying its surroundings. As recently as last summer, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 became it’s own brand with three vehicles. And just now, we’re getting a look at the first one. The first one being an Ioniq 5. Iconic in its own right. You almost wonder what it is about this vehicle that makes it power through towards a fuller, better production model.
What do we know about the Hyundai Ioniq 5?
What we know so far is the following: Is that it classifies as a Compact Utility Vehicle, otherwise known as a CUV. Not to mention, other automakers are interested in creating longer vehicles with totally swanky insides. Isn’t that something unbelievable? I’d say that this is all after the ambition of increasing the aerodynamics and range alike. Of course, there happens to be three separate trims. The trims being SE, SEL and Limited. They all come standardized with a single motor as well as a Rear Wheel Drive Powertrain. Additionally, there is also a dual motor All Wheel Drive Option to be made available on three separate trims also.
Furthermore, the top aspect that stood out about this vehicle was the length. There in the Ioniq lies a wheelbase sitting above 118 inches, which would essentially be four inches longer than the Palisade 3-row SUV. Not to mention, the Ioniq 5 has an 80s throwback with literal 8-bit graphics that anyone should and will geek out over. The battery can handle about 77.4 kilowatt hours, in order to pump out 225 horsepower and reach a top speed of 115 miles per hour. The range is targeted at 300 miles. And the rate at which it’d reach sixty-two mph alone? 7.4 seconds. That’s plenty of speed that anyone can get behind, and more than enough to open some eyes at a trade show.