Hyundai Motor Company shared the latest teaser images for the IONIQ 5, its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) release to incorporate the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The E-GMP, Hyundai’s first dedicated BEV platform, improves a model’s development flexibility, driving performance and range, safety, and interior spaces. With the BEV-dedicated platform, Hyundai designed the IONIQ 5 to optimize interior space by equipping it with a flat battery.
“IONIQ 5 is a statement of design that offers an optimistic look at what customers can expect in the new EV era,” said Lee Sang-yup, Hyundai Global Design Center’s Senior VP. On February 23, the South Korean automotive manufacturer will launch IONIQ 5 in an online world premiere event.
In August of last year, the popular K-pop group BTS released the song “IONIQ: I’m On It,” in partnership with Hyundai to promote the IONIQ electric vehicle.
IONIQ 5’s Innovative Features
Under the theme ‘Living Space,’ Hyundai furnished the highly anticipated EV model with flat floors and a long wheelbase. “The long wheelbase is translated to a new dimension of space. We designed this special place as a perfect place to recharge,” continued Lee.
IONIQ 5’s most distinguishable feature is its flat floor, a technology that lets the central console move back and forth. Named as ‘Universal Island,’ the center console permits drivers to go inside the automobile using both left and right doors. The IONIQ 5 teaser also displayed leg rests on both the driver and front passenger seats, providing rest during charging. Thanks to Hyundai’s innovative space use, passengers can reposition rear seats, giving them more expansive legroom.
IONIQ 5 is one of the first vehicles to use an 800V battery system, enabling fast charging and longer battery life. The vehicle’s battery capacity can extend from 10% to 80% in only 18 minutes through its ultra-fast charger. Due to the E-GMP, IONIQ 5 can sustain a 500-kilometer driving operation with only a single charging session. Along with a 256-pixel headlight design, IONIQ 5 also includes a V2L (Vehicle-to-Load) technology that supports enhanced onboard device charging.
Additionally, Hyundai built the IONIQ 5 using eco-friendly textiles and equipment and other green mobility solutions. Hyundai derived materials from sustainable sources such as bio components, eco-processed leather, wool, sugar cane, and recycled plastic bottles. Hyundai also coated IONIQ 5’s surfaces with polyurethane bio paint flower and corn oil.
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