The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is setting a new standard in the world of electric vehicles (EVs), with its impressive range, performance, and affordability. This model is not just a car, but a new mobility experience, redefining what it means to drive an EV.
Hyundai IONIQ 5: A Triple Crown Winner
The IONIQ 5 has been globally acclaimed for its unique design, technology, and the experience it offers as a next-generation EV. It was triple-crowned in the 2022 World Car Awards, winning the titles of World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle of the Year, and World Car Design of the Year. This recognition has significantly changed the world’s view on electric vehicles.
The IONIQ 5’s new EV platform has allowed Hyundai to redefine the mobility experience. The car features an innovative moveable centre console, known as the Universal Island, which can slide back as much as 140 mm, offering a unique living space within the vehicle.
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Here are the detailed specifications for the Hyundai IONIQ 5:
Performance, Battery and Charging
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is powered by a high-power 72.6 kWh battery. It offers a maximum power of 214.56 bhp and a maximum torque of 350 Nm. The car has an ARAI certified range of 631 km.
Charges 10% to 80% in Just 18 Minutes**
The charging time for the battery is approximately 6.90 hours using AC charging. However, with a 350 kW DC charger, it can charge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. A five-minute charge can provide 100 km of range, according to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP).
The IONIQ 5 also features a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function that can supply up to 3.6 kW of power. The V2L port is located under the second-row seats and can be activated when the vehicle is on. Another V2L port is located at the charging port on the vehicle exterior. Using a converter, customers can charge high-power electric equipment. The outside port provides power even when the vehicle is turned off.
The IONIQ 5 has a length of 4635 mm, a width of 1890 mm, and a height of 1625 mm.
It has a wheelbase of 3000 mm and a kerb weight of 1830 kg.
Eco-Friendly Interiors and Comfort Features
Hyundai has addressed the growing demand for eco-conscious mobility solutions by using eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials in the IONIQ 5. The seats are clad in eco-processed leather that is dyed and treated with plant oil extractions from flaxseed.
Other soft furnishings throughout the cabin consist of textiles derived from sustainable fibers such as sugar cane bio components, wool and poly yarns, as well as material woven from fibers made from crushed used PET plastic bottles. Surfaces such as the dashboard, switches, steering wheel, and door panels are coated in polyurethane bio paint composed of oils from rape flowers and corn.
The car comes with adjustable headrests, an adjustable steering column, a cooled glove box, a multifunction steering wheel, power steering, power windows, rain-sensing wipers, and a start/stop button. It also features a climate control system, a reverse camera, and two drive modes.
The interior is furnished with eco-processed leather seat upholstery and a dark pebble grey interior colour.
The IONIQ 5 has adjustable headlights, fog lights at the front, power-adjustable exterior rearview mirrors, and electric folding rearview mirrors. It also features a sunroof, alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, and LED headlights, DRL’s (Day Time Running Lights).
The car is available in three different colour options – White, Black, and an exclusive Matte Silver.
Hyundai SmartSense: an Advanced Driver Assistance System (Level 2 ADAS)
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is equipped with Hyundai SmartSense, an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) Level 2 that offers an intuitive sense of safety to keep the driver and passengers always protected. It enhances the driving experience into one that is convenient and stress-free.
These safety features are designed to avoid crashes and collisions by offering technologies that alert the driver to problems, implementing safeguards, and taking control of the vehicle if necessary. It is also proven to reduce road fatalities by minimizing human errors.
Here’s a detailed overview of the Hyundai SmartSense, an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) Level 2 features:
Please note that Hyundai SmartSense, the Advanced Driver Assistance System, is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving and its effectiveness depends on various factors. Actual situations may vary and all objects around the vehicle may not be detected. The driver must stay focused and be careful while driving.
Apart from the above Hyundai SmartSense, the Advanced Driver Assistance System features the IONIQ 5 is also equipped with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), Central Locking, EBA (Electronic Brake Assist), ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Hill Assist, ISOFIX (Child-Seat Mount), and 6 airbags (driver & passenger, side & curtain).
It also features a virtual engine sound system (VESS), an electric parking brake (EPB), all four disc brakes, and a multi-collision-avoidance brake (MCB).
Entertainment and Communication
The car comes with a Bose premium sound system and a 12.3″ touchscreen infotainment system with navigation.
It also offers Hyundai Bluelink-connected car technology and over-the-air updates for the infotainment system and maps. The IONIQ 5 also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Driving Experience of Hyundai IONIQ 5
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 offers an exhilarating driving experience that combines power, comfort, and eco-friendliness in a unique package. The IONIQ 5 is powered by an electric-only powertrain available in multiple potencies. The standard-range battery paired with a single, rear-mounted electric motor generates 168 horsepower.
With the longer-range battery, the rear-drive configuration generates 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which Hyundai says will propel the IONIQ 5 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds. The all-wheel-drive version is much more powerful, with 320 horses and a substantial 446 pound-feet, and quicker too. It catapulted to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds at our test track.
The IONIQ 5 we drove demonstrated its smoothness on a variety of road surfaces, and its wide-for-an-EV tires combined with a low center of gravity made it feel athletic going side to side. We only wish its steering provided more feedback and the suspension was a smidge firmer.
The IONIQ 5 has an electric-only powertrain that’s available in multiple potencies. The standard-range battery paired with a single, rear-mounted electric motor generates 168 horsepower. With the longer-range battery, the rear-drive configuration generates 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which Hyundai says will propel the IONIQ 5 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds. The all-wheel-drive version is much more powerful, with 320 horses and a substantial 446 pound-feet, and quicker too. It catapulted to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds at our test track.
The IONIQ 5’s driving experience is further enhanced by its regenerative braking system. This system allows the vehicle to recover energy during deceleration and braking and use it to recharge the battery. This not only improves the vehicle’s overall efficiency but also provides a unique driving experience, with the ability to control the vehicle’s speed using just the accelerator pedal in certain situations.
Please note that the driving experience can vary based on factors such as the vehicle’s configuration and the conditions in which it is driven. For a more accurate understanding of the IONIQ 5’s driving experience, it is recommended to take a test drive.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 offers a driving experience that is both exhilarating and eco-friendly. Its powerful electric powertrain provides rapid acceleration, while its regenerative braking system and smooth ride make it a pleasure to drive on a variety of road surfaces. Whether you’re commuting in the city or embarking on a long road trip, the IONIQ 5 is designed to make every journey a joy.
Ownership Costs for Hyundai IONIQ 5 in India:
Owning an electric vehicle like the Hyundai IONIQ 5 can be a different experience compared to owning a traditional gasoline vehicle. The costs can vary significantly depending on the region. Here, we will discuss the cost of owning this vehicle in India.
The total cost of ownership for the Hyundai IONIQ 5 in India over a period of five years includes:
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹45.95 Lacs Onwards
Fuel Cost (Electricity): ₹63,386
Tyre Change Cost: ₹1,90,000
Service Cost: ₹1,23,120
Please note that the actual costs may vary based on usage, electricity rates, insurance premiums, and other factors.
Technology and Features of Hyundai IONIQ 5
Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 is packed with advanced technology and features that enhance the driving experience and provide added convenience and safety. Here’s a detailed look at what this vehicle has to offer:
The IONIQ 5 is equipped with a host of high-tech features. It comes with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, which are housed under a single piece of glass to create a wide, immersive digital landscape. The infotainment system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless smartphone integration.
The IONIQ 5 also offers Hyundai’s BlueLink-connected car services, which allow you to control various vehicle functions remotely via a smartphone app. These include remote start with climate control, remote door lock/unlock on-demand diagnostics and destination search.
In terms of driver-assistance systems, the IONIQ 5 comes with Hyundai’s SmartSense suite of safety features. This includes forward collision-avoidance assist, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, safe exit assist, highway driving assist, and more.
One of the unique features of the IONIQ 5 is its Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function, which allows the vehicle’s battery to supply up to 3.6 kW of power. This means you can use the IONIQ 5 to charge electric devices, such as electric bicycles, camping equipment, and more.
In conclusion, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 comes packed with a host of advanced technology and features that enhance the driving experience, provide added convenience, and enhance safety. Whether it’s the immersive digital displays, the connected car services, the comprehensive driver-assistance systems, or the unique V2L function, this vehicle is designed to deliver a superior and futuristic driving experience and offers a compelling choice for those looking to make the switch to electric.
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