2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor - November 22, 2021

Model Preview

The 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 is an all-new all-electric vehicle that will be the first EV to kick of the new IONIQ sub-brand. It will give the South Korean automaker a much-needed modern competitor in the rapidly growing electric segment.

When the IONIQ 5 arrives at showrooms later this fall, it will appear with a funky, modern design. Hyundai may call the IONIQ 5 a CUV, but the electric vehicle has a tiny footprint that makes it more in line with a hatchback. The IONIQ 5 wears an angular front fascia that sits underneath a slim grille that encompasses blocky headlights. At the back, the EV has retro touches with a gray bar sitting in the middle of the liftgate and four small, rectangular taillights. The IONIQ 5’s exterior design is a unique mix of retro and modern.

On the inside, the IONIQ 5 is far more futuristic. The digital-heavy dashboard has a simple design, while the flat floor and expansive front windshield make the EV feel spacious. The electric car comes with a center console that can slide forward and backward by roughly 5.5 inches for increased comfort. Focusing on the vehicle’s environmental impact, the majority of the IONIQ 5’s interior is made out of sustainable or recycled materials.

On the tech front, the IONIQ 5 will come with a 12-inch touchscreen and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster. The electric vehicle will also come with an augmented reality head-up display that can turn the windshield into a display screen. We also expect things like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Wi-Fi hot spot to be standard.

Hyundai IONIQ 5

Hyundai is expected to offer two battery packs with the IONIQ 5. The standard pack will be a 58-kWh unit, while the larger one will measure 72.6 kWh. Rear-wheel drive and a single electric motor will be standard. Hyundai will also offer two electric motors with all-wheel drive. Official range figures for the U.S. market haven’t been confirmed yet, but Hyundai claims the EV has a range of up to 298 miles on the WLTP cycle.

The IONIQ 5 will come with Hyundai SmartSense, though we’re unsure if the system will be standard or available. The automaker will also offer its Highway Driving Assist 2 system on the EV. Safety features will include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, driver attention warning, high-beam assist, and intelligent speed limit assist.

Pricing & Release Date

Hyundai says the 2022 IONIQ 5 will begin arriving at dealerships in the winter of 2021.

Pricing for the 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 hasn’t been announced yet. We expect pricing to start at around $40,000.

This small electric vehicle will compete with the Chevrolet Bolt, Volkswagen ID.4, Kia Niro EV, and Nissan Leaf Plus.

Pictured: 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

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