Hyundai teases new model that kickstarts electric ‘IONIQ’ brand

Hyundai teases new model that kickstarts electric ‘IONIQ’ brand

The IONIQ 5 will sits on a new platform that will underpin a range of EVs

Hyundai has teased the first model that sits under its new ‘IONIQ’ umbrella dedicated to EVs. 

The new IONIQ 5 was first previewed by the retro-futuristic Hyundai 45 concept first shown at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show and looks to be entering production with the same striking design. 

While the teaser images don’t reveal too much, the fancy LED lights, flared wheelarch trim and intricate alloy wheels look to be making their way into the showroom – showing a shift in design for Hyundai.

The IONIQ 5 is based on a new platform that will go on to underpin many models from the brand and sister firm Kia. The architecture, known as electric-global modular platform (E-GMP) has been designed just for EVs, and will enable rapid charging that enables 62 miles of charge to be added in just five minutes. 

Hyundai also says the new EV has ‘Vehicle-to-Load’ (V2L) technology, which is said to allow the car to work as a general power supply

SangYup Lee, Senior vice president and head of Hyundai Global Design Centre, said: “IONIQ 5 presents an all-new customer experience through innovative EV design that is evocative of the icon that established Hyundai’s design DNA.

“Beginning with IONIQ 5, our dedicated BEV lineup brand will redefine the relationship between people and their cars, establishing a new standard against which all BEV design experiences will be measured.”

Hyundai is likely to continue releasing information about the IONIQ 5 in the build up to a full reveal in February.

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