Hyundai has unveiled the first images of the Ioniq 5. It is marketed as a separate brand.
The first type of Ioniq sub-brand, which specializes in pure electric vehicles, will also be the first Hyundai to use the E-GMP architecture, a global modular platform designed specifically for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) by a Korean manufacturer.
The experimental design of the Ioniq 5 features unique features such as pixel lamps, slanted plates or a full-width bonnet that closes onto a wheel drum. The latter provides minimal installation clearances as well as a clean, modern look for the electric vehicle. The aerodynamically optimized wheels also bring back the pixel art theme: with a diameter of 20 inches, these are the largest wheels Hyundai has ever fitted to a car.
Four hilarious videos were also posted. In the three “Ideal Camping” videos, the camper controls electrical devices other than the Ioniq 5, namely The vehicle is capable of supplying normal household mains voltage (110/220 V depending on the market). In each video, a tourist roasts a turkey in an electric oven, listens to music from a high-performance hi-fi system, and works out on a treadmill – all at the campsite.
The fourth video, “5 Minute Challenge”, demonstrates the fast charging capability that allows a vehicle to travel over 100 kilometers in just 5 minutes. It competes with three electronic devices – a smartphone, a laptop, and a sports camera. Ioniq 5, all four devices take five minutes to charge and then they see which one lasts longer.
Hyundai will host the world premiere of the Ioniq 5 at an online event in February, with sales expected to begin later this year.