The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is finally making its debut in the US! It's set to be released sometime this fall and will compete against the likes of Ford Mach-E and VW ID.4. But it's its platform-sharing Kia EV6 that will pose the biggest threat to the newest Korean EV with the advanced 800V charging architecture!
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Hyundai Ioniq 5 is undoubtedly one of the most talked-about and most sought-after cars in 2021. After its unveiling in February 2021, the newest and perhaps the most advanced electric vehicle to break into the market set all sorts of sales record all over the world including the native Korean market and in Europe. To this date, Hyundai has taken in more than 40,000 units of preorders and reservations, way beyond its production capacity that has forced the company to stop taking in additional orders in some markets. While the first batch delivery has just started, including in Europe where the first shipment has just arrived in Norway, the consumers in North American have been left out of the fiasco altogether. Well, that is until today. On May 24, 2021, Hyundai America has unveiled its US-spec model for the first time.
Ioniq 5 Interior Featuring the Available Digital Mirrors
The Ioniq 5 is based on the all-new dedicated E-V platform called E-GMP or Electric Global Modular Platform that features 800V charging architecture for the trademark ultra-fast charging time of just 18-minute to 80%, which makes it faster than the current champion Porsche Taycan, and Audi e-tron GT at 22.5-minutes. It offers 2 battery sizes. The first one being the standard range with 58-kWh and the long-range version with 77.4-kWh. This setup makes North American IONIQ 5 exactly the same as the platform-sharing Kia EV6’s specifications.
Elsewhere in the world, the long-range battery is slightly smaller at 72.6-kWh. The long-range version of IONIQ 5 will achieve 300-miles of range with the more energy-saving rear-wheel-drive, single-motor setup that offers 225-hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. It’s also offered with an all-wheel-drive dual-motor setup for more combined power. The maximum power is available on the long-range all-wheel-drive version at 320-hp and 446 pound-feet of torque that accelerates 0-60 mph in less than 5-seconds. However, the maximum range will be reduced to 244 miles in this fastest version. All vehicles are limited to a top speed of 115 mph, with a 1,500-pound towing capacity.
The Ioniq 5 is based on the all-new dedicated E-V platform called E-GMP or Electric Global Modular Platform that features 800V charging architecture for the trademark ultra-fast charging time of just 18-minute to 80%
The E-GMP platform allows for a flat floor layout that can accommodate what Hyundai calls living space interior concept that offers lounge-chair-like seats that features zero-gravity comfort system, a sliding center console, and reclining rear seats to offer the ultimate in interior comfort and convenience, with the trademark V2L or Vehicle to Load feature that provides 3.6-kW of power that could supply enough electricity to household appliances for 24 hours or charge another electric vehicle.
The Ioniq 5 boasts 105 cubic feet of passenger volume, which is more than the Ford Mustang Mach-E’s 101.1 cubic feet. Cargo volume behind the second row is 27.2 cubic feet, and maximum cargo space is 59.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
The Ioniq 5 will be offered in six exterior paint colors: Phantom Black, Cyber Gray, Atlas White, Digital Teal, Lucid Blue, and Shooting Star. Inside, customers can choose between Obsidian Black Monotone, Dark Pebble Gray/Dove Gray, or Dark Teal/Dove Gray color schemes.
Other highlights include HDA2 level-2 self-driving autonomy, which is equivalent if not better than Tesla’s current Autopilot, various home-charging options, and 2-years unlimited charging with the purchase of a new Ioniq 5.
The Top View of the IONIQ 5 with the Optional Vision Roof
Although the official release date is not announced, Hyundai says that it will be available in the fall of 2021. Hyundai will begin by selling the 2022 Ioniq 5 in 17 states including New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania, and expanding beyond that in 2022 as supply becomes stable. However, the outlook does not look good as the production and delivery will be very slow at best. As a reference, the production is currently at about 1/4 of the planned capacity of 10,000 units due to the automotive semiconductor supply problems, as well as other parts procurement problems associated with the pandemic.
The price is not released either, but the estimated starting price is $40,000 for the single motor standard range version based on the prices in Korea. For full specifications and price information on IONIQ 5, please check out our other videos on the subject by clicking the link above.
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