Hyundai just unveiled its stunning EV to compete with Tesla and Volkswagen - tour the brand-new Ioniq 5

Kristen Lee
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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai
  • The 2022 Ioniq 5 is the first battery-electric car from Hyundai's dedicated EV brand.

  • With the biggest battery and rear-wheel drive, Hyundai estimates it to return about 300 miles.

  • No price was announced at this time, but you can expect them to arrive in the US later this year.

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Back in August, Hyundai revealed plans to create a dedicated brand for battery-electric vehicles called Ioniq. This week, the automaker showed off the first model of that brand.

Meet the 2022 Ioniq 5 - a stylish little SUV that comes in either an all-wheel-drive, dual-motor setup or rear-wheel-drive, single-motor setup, according to the announcement. With the rear-motor setup, Hyundai estimates the maximum range to be just under 300 miles.

Size-wise, the Ioniq 5 comes within spitting distance of the Tesla Model Y and Volkswagen ID.4. Hyundai did not announce pricing at this time but did say that the Ioniq 5 will be available in "selected regions" during the first half of this year.

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The 2022 Ioniq 5 is the first model in Hyundai's dedicated battery-electric vehicle brand, Ioniq.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

It is an all-electric SUV that's built on Hyundai's new E-GMP platform.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

And, no, these are not renderings of a concept. They're photos of the real car that's going to production.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

There are two battery pack options: a 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

You can get it in a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup, which produces a claimed 302 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

Or a single-motor, rear-wheel-drive setup, which produces a claimed 215 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

When using the 72.6-kWh battery and rear-drive setup, Hyundai estimates the Ioniq 5 to return between 292 and 298 miles on a full charge.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

The Ioniq 5 uses both 400- and 800-volt charging infrastructure.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

With ultra-fast charging, it can return to 80% of its battery from 10% in a claimed 18 minutes of charging.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

The interior is airy, spacious, and cleanly designed. It features a 12-inch infotainment screen and a 12-inch digital gauge cluster.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

The seats, door trim, floor, armrests, and headliner are made from sustainable materials like recycled PET bottles, plant-based yarns, natural yarns, eco-processed leather, and bio-paint with plant extracts.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

The electronically-adjustable front seats can recline quite far.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

That center console is called the Universal Island, which can slide back by as much as 5.5 inches.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

The thickness of those front seats was also reduced so second-row passengers can enjoy more room.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

You can also equip the Ioniq 5 with a solar roof.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

Following the Ioniq 5, we can expect the Ioniq 6 (a sedan) and the Ioniq 7 (a large SUV). All fully electric, of course.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

Hyundai did not announce pricing for the Ioniq 5 for now, but Motor Trend thinks it'll start at above $30,000.

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

Source: Motor Trend

Motor Trend also reports that production will start next month. Hyundai said the car will be "available in selected regions starting in the first half of 2021."

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai

Source: Motor Trend

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