We recently got the chance to test drive the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV ahead of its North American debut in 2022. As you’ll see in the video below, the highly anticipated Ioniq 5 sets the tone for the new sub-brand. from Hyundai Motor Group with a focus on style, safety and insanely fast charging speeds.
The Ioniq 5 is the first EV in an upcoming brand shift from Hyundai as it delves further into all-electric vehicles. Last summer, Hyundai launched Ioniq as its own electric brand with three new models, starting with the Ioniq 5.
This new EV is a departure from the previous Ioniq hatchback that Hyundai debuted as a 2017 model, including an all-electric version, and will soon be followed by an Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 7.
Last May I had the chance to take a closer look at the Ioniq 5 and discover some of the technology that consumers will soon be able to enjoy, although I didn’t have the opportunity to drive it at the time.
While the Ioniq 5 was set to debut in three separate trim levels: SE, SEL and Limited, we learned there will also be a Standard Range RWD drive version of the SE trim with a smaller battery. This news came to light when the public got the official Hyundai pricing earlier this week. Here’s a quick summary:
|Ioniq 5 Trim||Battery Size||powertrain||horsepower||EPA is. Decently||Recommended retail price|
|SE standard range (RWD)||58 kWh||Rear Engine||168 hp||220 miles||$39,700|
|SE (RWD)||77.4 kWh||Rear Engine||225 HP||303 miles||$43,650|
|SO (AWD)||77.4 kWh||double engine||320 hp||256 miles||$47,150|
|SEL (RWD)||77.4 kWh||Rear Engine||225 HP||303 miles||$45,900|
|SEL (AWD)||77.4 kWh||double engine||320 hp||256 miles||$49,400|
|Limited (RWD)||77.4 kWh||Rear Engine||225 HP||303 miles||$50,600|
|Limited (AWD)||77.4 kWh||double engine||320 hp||256 miles||$54,500|
The new crossover is coming to North America in six exterior colors, three of which are exclusive to the Ioniq 5 EV.
As you can see in the video below, I’m going through a lot of the reasoning and planning behind the Ioniq 5 that I learned firsthand while talking to the Hyundai team.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV will be available in the US in 2022. Watch my first driving video below:
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