Creating tension: the Hyundai Ioniq 5

Electricity really only flows and acts on the surface of a conductor. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a bit different: the first model of the all-electric sub-brand of the Koreans focuses on striking (electric) lines on the outside, while inside it becomes a mobile energy storage unit. And to top it off, there's even an optional solar roof. Perfect!
Text Alfred Rzyski
Photo Hyundai

Clear statements are a good thing: You know exactly where you stand. And with the new Hyundai Ioniq 5, it quickly becomes clear that the Koreans mean business. The exterior design is therefore straight to the point, adopting the striking lines of the »Project 45« study almost unchanged. Also back on board? The »Parametric Pixels« that give the vehicle its modern and digital look at the front and rear - together with the short overhangs and striking 45-degree angles. Technically, the first offshoot of the all-electric sub-brand relies on a modern 800-volt architecture based on Rimac, which ensures fast charging. It is supposed to bring the Ioniq 5 from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes, and the CUV aims to achieve a range of 100 kilometers in 5 minutes. Depending on the equipment, the electricity is stored in a battery with 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh - and is brought to the road via rear- or all-wheel drive. What about range? According to current calculations, it's a solid 470 kilometers.

The big thing, however, is actually the interior of the Ioniq 5: Designed as a kind of living space on four wheels, it is tidy and clear, much like the electric car's exterior. The seats and center console are particularly spacious and flexible, and the latter can be freely moved through large parts of the interior. On a wheelbase of three meters, the Ioniq 5 thus offers either a particularly large amount of space for passengers - or up to 1591 liters of trunk volume. It also takes charging seriously in other respects and, if desired, can also use a solar roof to extend its range. An additional 2,000 kilometers per year should be possible this way. The lithium-ion battery can also be used as a mobile energy storage unit and can charge other devices. To do this, the Ioniq 5 doesn't even have to be started. So that's how you move things, even when you're standing still. Not only a clear announcement, but also pretty well thought out.

Hyundai Ioniq 5
Engine: Electric motor
Power: 305PS (225 kW)
Torquw: 605 Nm
0–100 km/h: 5,2 s
Vmax: 185 km/h
Price: ab 41.900 Euro

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