The 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 is an all-new all-electric vehicle that will be the first EV to kick off 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 in December, 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. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluelink connected car system will come standard.
Hyundai will offer two battery packs with the IONIQ 5. The standard pack will be a 58-kWh unit, while the larger one will measure 77.4 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 come in at 220 miles for the Standard Range IONIQ 5 and 303 miles for the Long Range configuration.
The IONIQ 5 will come standard with Hyundai SmartSense. 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.