► Ioniq sub-brand's first car
► All-electric crossover coupe
► Design inspired by 45 Concept
Hyundai has dropped a teaser of the first of its new Ioniq models: the 5. Hyundai says it will be a ‘CUV’ or crossover coupe, will use a lot of the 45 Concept’s design cues and will make its official debut in February 2021.
It’s the first car to use Hyundai Motor Group’s new E-GMP architecture – a scalable battery-electric toolkit that will be the basis of many Ioniq models to come. Kia will also use the platform for future EVs, and it was recently confirmed that Apple will use the platform for its electric car.
Read about Hyundai’s electric plans here
Back to the Ioniq 5. Plenty of the 45 Concept can be seen in the 5’s design, with the concept car’s ‘parametric pixel’ headlights, angular lines and complex wheels all present and correct here. Digital camera ‘mirrors’ can be seen and are similar in shape to those on Audi’s e-Tron models. Hyundai also points out other details, including a supposedly environmentally-friendly paint finish.
Powertrain specs aren’t explained yet, but Hyundai is keen to point out the 5’s ability to supply power to the grid if required and claims that 62 miles of charge can be acquired in just five minutes via a social media video.
We’ll hear more about the Ioniq 5 in February 2021. Until then, stay tuned.
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