The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an all-electric vehicle from a Korean manufacturer. It looks futuristic, has over 300 miles of range, and has a long list of features. Intended to be Hyundai’s sub-brand, the Ioniq name will be associated with many electric cars for Hyundai, and to begin with, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Available in RWD and AWD, with incredible range and versatile interior. , the Ioniq 5 promises to be a game-changer in the electric SUV segment.
The auto industry is currently in a massive transition to all-electric vehicles, and all automakers are doing their part to help this revolution. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is expected to bring a lot to the table. The Ioniq 5 can quickly charge from 10 to 80% in under 18 minutes, which is blazing fast for this segment. This translates to over 60 miles of range in 5 minutes.
A retro-modern exterior
The stance of the Ioniq 5 may not look like an SUV or a crossover, it looks more like a raised hatch because it is very low to the ground, but in terms of dimensions it is quite tall with its wheelbase of 118, 1 inches, 182.5 inches in total length, 74.4 inches in width and 63 inches in height. On the road, the Ioniq 5 attracts a ton of attention because of its quirky styling. Up front, what draws the most attention are the LED pixel headlights, which are standard across the range. The silver accents on the bumper pair well with the contrasting colors. Since this is an EV, there are no openings in the grille instead of an IC car. However, the traditional grill is expected to house sensors, cameras, and other radar systems.
The first thing you notice on the side are the big alloy rims; Hyundai claims these are the largest alloys ever fitted to its 20 ” production car. Other notable items on the side are the door handles, which stay flush with the car body and pop out once the vehicle is unlocked. Since the Ioniq 5 is a crossover, it has body coating all around but has a silver finish instead of just being left in black like most crossovers. The mirrors have built-in LED indicators with cameras and sensors, as the Ioniq 5 has a 360-degree parking camera.
At the rear, the pixel design continues, and most notable is the section of the taillight that runs across the width of the car. The whole LED pixel bar lights up, but it has everything you’d expect of it. Turn signals, reversing lights, parking lights and more are easily visible when turned on. As this is an electric vehicle, there are no visible exhaust tips. The sensors and cameras are neatly stored in the panels, as is the front end.
The cabin is a home away from home
One of the main talking points about the Ioniq 5 is its “Vehicle to Load” feature. This means that it allows the consumer to charge, power and use any electrical device freely using the Ioniq 5 as a battery. This feature can power e-bikes, scooters, and a fair amount of camping gear. This function can also be used when the vehicle is switched off. The V2L function is also exercised inside the car. Underneath the second row of seats there is a 3.6 kWh power supply that can power electronic gadgets, although the functionality inside can only be used when the vehicle is on.
The E-GMP platform on which the Ioniq 5 is based frees up a lot of space in the passenger compartment. The vehicle has a docking function that slides the driver’s seat back when unlocked, making entry and exit easier. Once inside, the two 12 ” screens do not go unnoticed as they are perfectly placed in the driver’s field of vision. These screens, like any other vehicle, control a lot of things in the car like navigation, EV data, state of charge and others. What’s worth noting is that there are Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, but it’s not wireless. The car also has heated and ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel. The corresponding controls are housed in the 12-inch screen; there is dual zone air conditioning with dedicated physical buttons.
Other things to mention inside the Ioniq 5 are the electronically adjustable rear seats that slide back and forth 135mm, and an optional panoramic sunroof. There is extensive use of environmentally friendly and recycled materials throughout the cabin with fabrics, leather and even paint used inside.
Charge into the future
According to Hyundai, the Ioniq 5 comes standard with a 58 kWh battery and a 2WD setup, giving it an estimated range of 220 miles. The larger 77.4 kWh battery comes in two options: a single motor and a dual motor and AWD. The dual engine gives 256 miles of range, while the single gives 303 miles. The standard rear-mounted battery gives the Ioniq 5 nearly 168 HP and 0-60 mph in 7.4 seconds. The AWD version is much more powerful at 305 HP and does 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. The maximum speed of the Ioniq 5 is 115 mph. All the finishes of the Ioniq 5 are well thought out, you can get the long autonomy battery (77.4 Kwh) with 2WD and AWD, and the same goes for the standard 58 Kwh battery.
The Ioniq 5 has a remote park feature, adjustable regenerative braking levels and a HUD at the front of the technology. The iconic 5 is packed with all the modern safety features like Level 2 autonomous driving, a 360-degree camera and seven airbags. Forward collision warning, blind spot detection system, traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, driver attention monitoring are some of the features standard security offered.
A hit proposal for the money
The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 starts just north of the $ 40,000 mark for the SE RWD model and goes all the way up to $ 55,725 for the high-end Limited AWD variant. There are six variants of the Ioniq 5 to choose from, mainly divided into SE, SEL and the limited version, and all versions have a RWD and AWD option. All this before the federal tax credit of $ 7,500 or any other incentive. It’s a good product if you want a car that stands out while being environmentally conscious.
When Hyundai unveiled the production version of the Ioniq 5, people around the world were talking about how it looked and how much tech it had to offer. It’s fair to say that the Ioniq 5 has met and even exceeded the expectations of many people. It turns heads and offers a ton of space inside, as well as a lot of comfort. In addition, it drives well and offers a lot of practicality. In short, Hyundai has designed a seemingly perfect vehicle to meet the needs of most people in style.
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