First In the summer of 2020, Hyundai presented the new electrical brand Ioniq, and the first series will be unveiled as early as 2021: the SUV coupé Ioniq 5. The basis is the new E-GMP electrical platform, Hyundai has already revealed that much – otherwise the Koreans are still reluctant to provide information. But now the car portal “The Korean Car Blog” has published technical details, which Hyundai Austria had apparently accidentally leaked previously. If the data is correct, the competitors will have to dress warmly!
80 percent full in just 15 minutes
The Ioniq 5 should initially start in Europe as a limited “First Edition”. According to the leak, this has one 58 kWh battery, which should enable a WLTP range of 450 kilometers. Two electric motors drive both axles and bring it together to 230 kW (313 PS), with which the Ioniq is supposed to sprint to 100 km / h in 5.2 seconds. A 73 kWh battery with an impressive 550 km range could follow later. The standard is probably an 800 V electrical system. Rumor has it that the Ioniq 5’s batteries can be charged to 80 percent in just 15 minutes. That would be sensational, after all, the Porsche Taycan with its 93.4 kWh battery needs 25 minutes for this charging process. Adjusted for capacity, the Ioniq 5 would be on a par with the much more expensive E-Porsche!
Cameras instead of exterior mirrors
Visually, the Ioniq 5 should be based strongly on the angular design of the Study 45, which was presented at the IAA 2019. Accordingly, the series version could look like the illustration by the AUTO BILD draftsman – with a hatchback including a wide C-pillar and geometric beads in the side view. The front is apparently only slightly smoothed and equipped with a slightly modified apron. In terms of size, the electric SUV will be based on the Hyundai Tucson. According to the leak, cameras will replace the side mirrors on the Ioniq 5, depending on the market. The Ioniq 5 should be presented no later than February 2021, the first copies will be delivered in the same year.