The all-new IONIQ EV looks to be a pretty compelling package if these specs are to be believed.
Hyundai’s Austrian division has recently inadvertently revealed what could be the specs of the IONIQ 5. And looking at it, this all-electric car from the South Korean auto conglomerate’s all-new BEV sub-brand could be a pretty compelling package to take on the likes of the Jaguar I-Pace and the Tesla Model Y.
Starting with the size of this debut model from IONIQ, the 5 measures in at 4,640 mm in length, 1,890 mm in width and 1,600 mm in height. To put these numbers into perspective, it is roughly the same size of car as the Hyundai Tucson mid-sized SUV.
Saying that, as the IONIQ 5 is based the Hyundai Motor Group’s proprietary E-GMP all-electric platform, it does have a significantly longer wheelbase of 3,000 mm than the Tucson. Such is the case with all new EVs then, it should be expected to boast superior interior volume than a typical piston-powered car.
Speaking of the interior, not much is actually known yet about the cabin of the new IONIQ 5. Such is the case too about the exterior design, though reliable sources and spy shots place this upcoming EV to look very much like the Hyundai 45 concept that was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year.
What we do know however from this leak is the powertrain specs of the IONIQ 5, or more specifically the powertrain specs of the First Edition models at least.
According to the since-redacted spec sheet, the IONIQ 5 First Editions are to feature a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup which supposedly outputs a combined power figure of 230 kW (313 PS). The spec sheet also claims a healthy 0-100 km/h time of 5.2 seconds for this all-new E-CUV, along with an equally adequate WLTP-rated all-electric range of 450 km.
Continuing on the topic of the electrified side of things, as this new EV is based on the aforementioned E-GMP architecture, an 800 V electrical system will be featured on the IONIQ 5. This means that DC fast charging at a rate of 232 kW is a possibility on this new car, which is therefore supposedly able to top up the standard 52 kWh battery pack on these First Edition cars from 20% to 80% in just 15 minutes.
That aside, the IONIQ 5 is also capable to charge at up to 11 kW on an AC wall box, or up to 2.3kW on a standard plug at home. Additionally, a ‘solar roof’ which will most probably keep the in-car electrical ancillaries topped up has been touted as among the tech highlights on this upcoming EV.
Officially launching some time early next year, this new IONIQ 5 will only arrive in dealerships of select countries around mid-2021. This new model will then be followed on by the launch of the IONIQ 6 all-electric sedan and IONIQ 7 full-sized E-SUV in the future.