Hyundai has just announced that its first ever all-electric crossover SUV, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, is available for pre-order. This vehicle is truly impressive:
- Range: The Ioniq 5 is available with both RWD and AWD. The RWD option will get you 300 miles of range; the AWD option will get you 269 miles. These numbers are still estimates, not yet verified by the EPA, but they're still exciting!
- Charging: The Ioniq 5 will also have a very fast charging capability. With an 800V electrical system, the Ioniq 5 can fill a battery from 10% to 80% in less than 18 minutes or add 62 miles in 5 minutes at a DC Fast Charger. To compare, a level 2 charger can do that in a little under 7 hours. Hyundai has partnered with Electrify America to offer unlimited free 30-minute chargers at any Electrify America charging station for the first two years of ownership.
With electrification at the front of every automaker's mind, the South Korean brand says the Ioniq 5 was “created to make waves with its unique, futuristic design, an innovative, airy interior space, and ultra-fast charging.” The size of the new vehicle sits right in between an SUV and a hatchback, at just 118 inches long, and includes 18.8 cubic feet of cargo space plus an additional 2 cubic feet in the front trunk.
The Limited trim comes equipped with premium remote smart parking assistant, 20-in alloy wheels, surround view monitor, blind spot view monitor, “vision” panoramic sunroof and two-way onboard charging.
When you onboard the SEL trim, you’ll notice the full LED headlights, leatherette seating surfaces, highway driving assist, hands-free smart liftgate with auto open, Hyundai digital key, and ambient interior lighting.
The highly anticipated SE trim includes ultra-fast charging, 19-in Aero alloy wheels, 12.3-in digital instrument cluster, 12.3-in touchscreen display with navigation, Bluelink connected car system, and heated front seats.
The Hyundai Ioniq is stepping into the scene with some pretty futuristic features that would leave even Marty McFly in awe. This EV will be the first to introduce Hyundai’s new windshield-based AR HUD. This feature will display navigation instructions, ADAS warnings, and a 360 view of the vehicle interior- directly onto the windshield.
Hyundai is currently working on a secure payment system that would store credit card information right inside the cars infotainment system. The idea is that anybody could pay for anything - from EV charging stations to coffee to parking spots - without rummaging for their card. There’s no promise that this will be featured in the upcoming release but it is currently in the works.
The Ioniq 5 will be one of the first mass-market cars with bi-directional capability. This means that you use the car's battery to power things like camping gear, tools, and possibly a refrigerator during a grid outage. This is what is called "Vehicle to Load" or VTL. It's an evolutionary step towards "Vehicle to Grid" or V2G. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog about that soon!
Pricing & Availability
Hyundai has not yet released the final price of the Ioniq 5. We've heard it could start around $38,000 from Edmunds, but others, like MarketWatch, are guessing it'll start closer to $45,000. We will, of course, keep you posted!