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News Upcoming IONIQ 5 EV Revealed

Upcoming IONIQ 5 EV Revealed

The new brand’s first EV will be a crossover.


  • The IONIQ 5 will officially debut in February.

  • No word yet on powertrain details, but the vehicle will act as a power supply.

  • A five-minute charge will net 100 kilometres of range (with the WLTP standard).


The IONIQ 5 is the first vehicle of a new brand created by Hyundai Motor called IONIQ, which is dedicated to fully electric vehicles. And now, the manufacturer is offering us a first look at it.

It will be built on an all-new, recently introduced global modular platform called E-GMP, which will underpin the brand’s future models, but Hyundai and Kia branded vehicles as well.

IONIQ 5 | Photo: Hyundai Motor Group

The IONIQ 5 is a midsize crossover was created using a Parametric Pixels design theme, giving the vehicle a digital, minimalistic look. Styling cues include a clamshell hood, 20-inch alloy wheels as well as what it called an eco-friendly Color Material Finish, or CMF, which “connects the analogue with digital emotions, showcasing the IONIQ brand’s timeless design value.”

No word yet on the IONIQ 5’s powertrain details, but it will feature Vehicle-to-Load technology, or V2L, which allows owners to use the vehicle as an auxiliary power supply. Like a camper who draws power from the crossover’s 3.5-kW output to roast a turkey in a large oven while listening to music—as seen in the embedded videos below.

IONIQ 5 | Photo: Hyundai Motor Group

The company also brags about the IONIQ 5’s fast charging times, claiming a five-minute plug-in can provide more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) of range—according to the WLTP standard, which is generally more optimistic to the EPA’s calculations.

The IONIQ 5 will officially debut in February 2021, and should go on sale before the end of the year. It will be followed by the IONIQ 6 sedan in 2022 and the IONIQ 7, a large SUV that should arrive sometime in 2024. The Hyundai Motor Group has big ambitions, aiming to sell one million BEVs by 2025, which would account for a 10% share of the market. Meanwhile, the Hyundai brand would become the world’s third largest manufacturer of eco-friendly vehicles by 2025, figuring it can move out 560,000 units of fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles combined by that time.

In North America, the manufacturer’s current EV lineup consists of the Hyundai Kona Electric, the Hyundai IONIQ Electric, the Hyundai NEXO hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Kia Soul EV and the Kia Niro EV.

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