It is not the premiere of Hyundai in the field of 100% electric models (it already markets the Kona and Ioniq), but the South Korean brand has just opened a new stage. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the first model in the new Ioniq family, exclusively made up of battery-powered vehicles and which will gradually grow with the arrival of new members.

This first model derives from the 45 EV Concept prototype that the brand presented more than a year ago, and from which it retains most of its features.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 offers a minimalist design that stands out for elements such as the discreet headlights, the taillights, its striking 20-inch wheels or the treatment of the sides, with the door handles integrated into them. Altogether, the new Korean electric car conveys a feeling of solidity.

This is a generously sized model. Even being within the segment of compact cars, its length (4.63 meters) puts it on a par with the station wagon versions of the Seat León or the Renault Mégane, for example. In addition, it measures 1.89 meters wide, 1.6 meters high and has a considerable wheelbase (three meters).

This last fact is important, since it translates into an interior that, according to the images, gives the impression of being spacious and open. This is helped by the front seats, which are 30% thinner than usual, increasing the space for the rear seats.

The cockpit of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is very uncluttered and features a flattened steering wheel at the bottom, as well as a system of twin displays for the instrument panel and multimedia system, each measuring 12 inches. In addition, the center console is sliding and can be moved up to 14 centimeters. Finally, it offers a 531-liter boot that can be expanded to 1,591 liters if the seats are folded down.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be available with a fairly varied range of versions that includes two battery sizes, each with the possibility of mounting an engine (front-wheel drive) or two (all-wheel drive).

The access variant combines the 58 kWh battery with a 170 hp (125 kW) and 350 Nm electric block to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.5 seconds. The same battery can also be associated with a twin-engine configuration (23 kW on the front axle and 120 kW on the rear) of 235 hp and 605 Nm, which makes the 0-100 sprint in 6.1 seconds.

On top is the 72.6 kWh battery, which in the front-wheel drive version develops 218 hp (160 kW) and 350 Nm, and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.4 seconds. With all-wheel drive, it delivers 306 hp (70 and 155 kW) and 605 Nm, taking just 5.2 seconds to reach 100 km / h from a standstill.

The specific data is still missing, but the brand announces for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 a range of between 470 and 480 kilometers for the variant with a larger battery. Regarding recharges, the model is compatible with 350 kW fast poles, with which in five minutes it adds 100 kilometers of range and in 18 minutes it is capable of going from 10 to 80% of its capacity.

Regarding the technological section, it includes the Bluelink connectivity system; BOSE audio equipment and driving aids such as the 360-degree camera, remote smart parking or Highway Driving Assist 2.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 will hit the market at some point to be determined in the first half of the year, and the brand has already anticipated that the next members of the electric family will be the Ioniq 6 (2022) and the large SUV Ioniq 7 (2024). ).

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