We’ve just received the first glimpse of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 in a gallery of teaser images from the Korean manufacturer. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 midsize CUV is the first model in its IONIQ dedicated full-electric lineup.
Launching the company in the direction of clean mobility the Hyundai IONIQ 5 will be the first vehicle mated to the group’s electric-global modular platform – the basis for all their upcoming cars basically.
Looks like Hyundai is shifting gears in design, as the car design elements are focused on ‘electric cars’. From what the company has to say, the 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.
IONIQ 5’s front end will be loaded 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.
Hyundai Motor has also released four teaser videos to spark curiosity about the new model, each presenting viewers with a sneak peek at IONIQ 5’s core technologies.
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.
IONIQ 5 will debut in a virtual world premiere event in February 2021.