Hyundai Officially Teases Its Sleek New IONIQ 5 EV

The official premiere of this hotly-anticipated IONIQ model is slated to be in February. 

After months of spy shots, rumours and leaks, Hyundai has finally officially teased the arrival of its new IONIQ 5 EV. 

As with any teaser, official details from Hyundai about this upcoming E-CUV is still rather thin on the ground, especially in regards the powertrain and interior specs. Nevertheless, the South Korean automaker did divulge some new information regarding the exterior of the IONIQ 5. 

On that front, looking much like the Hyundai 45 concept which debut last year, the biggest design highlight of the IONIQ 5 will be its signature Parametric Pixels, which lay claim to being the smallest unit of digital imaging on any car. This new EV will also finished in an eco-friendly Color Material Finish (CMF), an aesthetic which supposedly has been claimed to bridge the analogue and digital worlds in this futuristic-looking electric car. 

Adding to that, the IONIQ 5 will feature full-width clamshell bonnet, the first of its kind to be fitted any Hyundais. This new EV will also be sitting on hilariously huge aero-optimised 20-inch alloy wheels, the largest rims to ever be fitted to any Hyundai electric car. 

Through a series of teaser videos too (found below) that were released recently, Hyundai has revealed that the new IONIQ 5 will be equipped with Hyundai’s Vehicle to Load (V2L) technology, enabling the EV to act as a 3.5 kW, 110/220 V general power supply. This new Hyundai electric car will also be capable of ultra-fast charging, with the automaker touting an all-electric WLTP-claimed range exceeding 100km being achievable with only a 5-minute charge. 

The first model to be launched not only as part of Hyundai’s dedicated IONIQ BEV sub-brand, but also the first car to sit on the South Korean auto conglomerate’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), more details regarding this new IONIQ 5 is set to drop in the coming weeks before its international world premiere sometime next month. 

Global deliveries meanwhile of this hotly-anticipated IONIQ EV is rumoured to take place sometime in the middle of the year, though inevitably, there has not been any word yet on this particular sleek, stylish South Korean electric car arriving on our shores any time soon. 

PRESS RELEASE: Hyundai Motor Company today unveiled the first teaser image of the highly anticipated IONIQ 5 midsize CUV, the first model in its IONIQ dedicated BEV lineup brand.

IONIQ 5 will be the first vehicle mated with Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), an innovative system made exclusively for next-generation battery electric vehicles that will launch a new era of clean mobility for the company.

IONIQ 5’s distinctive and innovative design provides a unique experience that can only be enjoyed in dedicated BEVs, suggesting a fundamental shift in design approach.

IONIQ 5’s signature design elements include Parametric Pixels, the smallest unit of digital imaging, as well as its eco-friendly Color Material Finish (CMF) direction that connects the analogue with digital emotions, showcasing the IONIQ brand’s timeless design value.

IONIQ 5’s front end is adorned with arrays of pixel-inspired lights suggestive of the digital technology within. IONIQ 5 is also the first Hyundai vehicle to feature a clamshell hood that spans the entire width of the car, thus minimizing panel gaps and creating a clean and high-tech overall look.

Aero-optimized wheels further echo the Parametric Pixel design theme, offered in a super-sized 20-inch diameter, the largest rims ever fitted to a Hyundai EV. These complete car’s perfected proportions, optimized for Hyundai’s new signature dedicated EV architecture.

“IONIQ 5 presents an all-new customer experience through innovative EV design that is evocative of the icon that established Hyundai’s design DNA,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “Beginning with IONIQ 5, our dedicated BEV lineup brand will redefine the relationship between people and their cars, establishing a new standard against which all BEV design experiences will be measured.”

Hyundai Motor has also released four teaser videos to spark curiosity about the new model, each presenting viewers with a sneak peek at its core technologies, raising expectations for the company’s dedicated BEV lineup brand and its first entry.

Three ‘Ultimate Camping’ videos show a camper using various electrical appliances powered by IONIQ 5’s Vehicle to Load (V2L) technology that functions as a general power supply (110/220V). In each video, the camper is seen using IONIQ 5’s 3.5KW of V2L-supplied power to roast a turkey in a large oven, listen to music on high-end audio speakers, and exercise on a treadmill—all at a camping site.


The ‘5 Min Challenge’ video highlights IONIQ 5’s ultra-fast charging capability that enables it to drive more than 100km with only a 5-minute charge (WLTP Standard). To showcase this extraordinary performance, a movie trailer-style challenge was set up featuring IONIQ 5 and three devices—a smartphone, laptop and action camera—that were each charged for 5 minutes and competed to be the last to survive.


Beginning with these videos, Hyundai Motor plans to release even more engaging content that highlights the enhanced lifestyle that new IONIQ 5 customers will experience.

IONIQ 5 will debut in a virtual world premiere event in February 2021.

Joshua Chin

Automotive journalist. Professional work on and Personal writing found at Instagram: @driveeveryday

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