Hyundai Motor North America has officially introduced the 2022 Ionig 5: an all-electric crossover utility vehicle. Here are 5 important areas to know about the Ioniq 5.
Ioniq 5 Performance Numbers
The Ioniq 5 is available with a range of drive motors. According to Hyundai, customers can mate the 77.4 kWh battery pack to two electric motor layouts, either with a rear motor only or with both front and rear motors. The top-of-the-line dual motor setup is an all-wheel drive (AWD) option producing a combined power output of 320 horsepower (74 kW front + 165 kW rear) and 446 ft.-lbs. of torque. An Ioniq 5 with this configuration can go from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 5 seconds.
The single-motor layout with a rear motor offers 225 horsepower (168 kW) and 258 ft.-lbs. of torque and two-wheel drive (2WD). When equipped with a single motor (2WD), Ioniq 5’s targeted maximum driving range on a single charge is 300 miles. The targeted range of the dual motor all-wheel drive SE & SEL models is 269. The top-of-the-line Limited AWD model has a targeted range of 244 miles.
All configurations have a top speed of 115 mph and can tow a trailer with a capacity of up to 1,500 pounds. Frankly, you’re not going to be towing much with an Ioniq 5, especially because towing can halve an EV’s range.
Ioniq 5’s E-GMP https://www.torquenews.com/108/hyundai-s-new-ev-platform-targets-tesla can support both 400-V and 800-V charging infrastructures. The platform offers 800-V charging capability as standard, and can accommodate 400-V charging without the need for additional components or adapters. The multi-charging system is a world’s first patented technology that operates the motor and inverter to boost 400 V to 800 V for stable charging compatibility.
With a 350-kW charger, IONIQ 5 can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. If the owner only has five minutes to spare, the Ioniq 5 can recoup about 68 miles of range using a 350-kW fast charger. This is a game-changing feature that all but wipes out range anxiety for all but the longest trips.
The standard 10.9 kW on-board charger completes a full charge in 6 hours and 43 minutes using Level 2 charging. Charge it overnight while you’re sleeping.
Charging Other Devices
Ioniq 5 also provides an innovative V2L function, which allows customers to use or charge any electric devices, such as electric bicycles, scooters or camping equipment. It serves as a charger on wheels. This function can even be used to charge a stranded EV.
The V2L function is enabled using an available accessory adaptor and goes into the outside charging port. In addition to outside power outlet, there is a second outlet underneath the back row seat for charging laptops, phones and other devices on the Limited trim. This second outlet is similar to what you would find on a commercial airliner.
Ioniq 5 Design Features
With an 118.1-inch wheelbase, Ioniq 5 has the longest wheelbase in Hyundai’s U.S. product lineup. Its wheelbase is almost 4 inches longer when compared with a Hyundai Palisade midsize CUV, but its overall length is 14 inches shorter than Palisade’s.
It also features flush door handles for clean surface styling and enhanced aerodynamics; a strong C-pillar shape, inspired by the ‘45’ EV concept, and arge 20-inch areo-optimized wheels.
Ioniq 5’s Neat Seats
The Ioniq 5 is also equipped with an electronically adjustable memory driver’s seat that reclines to the optimum angle and has a footrest underneath, offering a feeling of weightlessness. Hyundai engineers reduced the thickness of these seats by 30 percent, providing even more space for those seated in the second row. The second-row seats also recline and slide to provide more legroom than a midsize SUV and additional headroom. The sliding second-row seats also can provide additional luggage space when needed. To give the interior an even greater sense of openness, IONIQ 5’s vision roof consists of one large glass panel without cross members.
Keith Griffin covers Hyundai and Kia at Torque News. He has been writing continuously about cars since 2002. Keith used to be a researcher/writer for US News & World Report, as well as numerous car sites, including Carfax and Car Gurus, and a contributor to The Boston Globe. Most recently, Keith was the managing editor for American Business Media. Follow Keith at @indepthauto on Twitter, on @LinkedIn and on his Indepth Auto Facebook page.