Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV May Get 342-Mile Range

By

Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

Follow On: Twitter

, Automotive Editor - December 30, 2020

Hyundai’s made quite a lot of impressive statements about its electrified future recently. The South Korean automaker is in the process of launching its electrified IONIQ sub-brand. Additionally, the automaker will have a total of 10 electrified vehicles in its lineup by 2022, which includes two all-new EVs. Hyundai is certainly busy. While we know what’s happening with Hyundai, we don’t have a lot of specifics on the vehicles it’s set to release. Thanks to a leak that The Korean Car Blog found, we do know some of the upcoming IONIQ 5’s specs.

The outlet, finding a leak on Hyundai’s Austrian division’s website, received some information on the IONIQ 5 First Edition. As with other First Edition models, the IONIQ 5 First Edition will most likely have the largest battery pack, the most features, and the most power.

The trim will reportedly come with two electric motors, have a combined output of 308 horsepower, and be able to get to 62 mph in roughly 5.2 seconds. When it comes to range, the IONIQ 5 First Edition will feature a 58-kWh battery pack for a range of 280 miles on the WLTP cycle. A larger 73-kWh battery pack will be available, boosting range to 342 miles.

The leak also had some information on charging times. The IONIQ 5 First Edition will be equipped with an 800-volt charging system that will allow the battery to get up to 80% of range back after just 18 minutes. Hyundai’s new electric vehicle will also support vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability where the IONIQ 5 will be able to supply electricity to an outside source. To aid with charge times and being green, the IONIQ 5 will feature Hyundai’s solar roof, which was seen on the Sonata Hybrid.

While this is just a leak and there’s no way to confirm any of this information, plus figures will probably change for the U.S. market, the numbers look competitive for the class. A range of around 300 miles would put it line with options like the Volkswagen ID.4, BMW iX3, Audi e-tron, Kia Niro EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, Chevrolet Bolt EV, and Ford Mustang Mach-E. The Tesla Model Y continues to be the long-range king with 326 miles of range. Where the IONIQ 5 will have an edge over its competitors is when it comes to charging, as being able to charge when using a 350-kW super-fast charger is something only a few EVs can support.

The IONIQ 5 is expected to be the first EV to fit under Hyundai’s new IONIQ brand with an expected arrival date of 2021. The vehicle will be a compact hatchback that will be based on the Hyundai 45 concept. In Hyundai’s IONIQ lineup, the vehicle will sit below the IONIQ 6 sedan and the IONIQ 7 SUV as the smallest EV available.

Explore the current Hyundai lineup »

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

Follow On: Twitter

Privacy Policy|Do Not Sell My Personal Information|Terms of Use|Cookie Policy|Disclaimer|
COPYRIGHT 1999-2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba CarsDirect.com