SEOUL, February 22, 2021 — #Hyundai Motor Company today launched the #ioniq5 midsize CUV during a virtual world premiere event. As the first model in Hyundai’s new IONIQ brand dedicated to battery electric vehicles (BEV), #ioniq5 sets the benchmark to redefine the electric #mobility lifestyle with sustainable and innovative features.
IONIQ 5 is built upon #Hyundai Motor Group’s dedicated BEV architecture called Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), enabling it to have unique proportions on an elongated wheelbase. With E-GMP, #ioniq5 offers innovative #interiordesign with eco-friendly materials in many touchpoints, strong performance mated with ultra-fast charging and a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function as well as advanced connectivity and driver assistance features that will offer the ultimate in-car experience while ensuring safety.
“IONIQ 5 will accommodate lifestyles without limits, proactively caring for customers’ needs throughout their journey,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer. “It is truly the first electric vehicle to provide a new experience with its innovative use of interior space and advanced technologies.”
Heralding a new era for #ev design
IONIQ 5’s progressive #design represents a departure from past norms, exploring a new #design freedom offered by a dedicated BEV platform. By evoking the daring attitude of #Hyundai Pony, the company’s first production car, #ioniq5 highlights Hyundai’s 45-year journey to become a part of customer’s lifestyles, creating a common thread from past to present and future. This is the redefinition of timeless #design, a theme that will expand as the IONIQ lineup grows.
IONIQ 5’s unique exterior #design is characterized by the Pony-inspired profile over a 3,000-mm wheelbase. This extended wheelbase requires a more sophisticated approach to translate this new proportion into a contemporary #ev typology.
The front of the car is equipped with Hyundai’s first clamshell hood that minimizes panel gaps for optimal aerodynamics. The front bumper is defined by an eye-catching V-shape incorporating distinctive daytime running lights (DRLs) that provide an unmistakable light signature unique to #ioniq5. These small pixel-like clusters also appear at the rear of the vehicle.
On the sides, #auto flush door handles provide clean surface styling and enhanced aerodynamic efficiency. The front and rear forms of the vehicle merge together at its doors, offering another example of Hyundai’s ‘Parametric Dynamics’ #design first seen on the all-new Tucson. The strong C-pillar shape, inspired by Hyundai’s ‘45’ #ev concept, gives #ioniq5 a commanding presence clearly identifiable from a distance.
Aero-optimized wheels further echo the Parametric Pixel #design theme and are offered in a super-sized 20-inch diameter, the largest rims ever fitted to a #Hyundai #ev. These complete IONIQ 5’s perfected proportions, optimized for Hyundai’s E-GMP.
“A new #mobility experience for the next generation—this was the mission from the first day we began this project, to look ahead towards the horizon, but stay fundamentally #Hyundai,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of #Hyundai Global #design Center. “IONIQ 5 is the new definition of timeless, providing a common thread linking our past to the present and future.”
The ‘Living Space’ theme runs throughout the interior, most notably embodied by the Universal Island, a moveable center console that can slide back as much as 140 mm. Universal Island, along with the flat floor where the batteries are stored, allows more freedom of movement inside the vehicle.
IONIQ 5 is also equipped with electronically adjustable front seats. The seats recline to the optimum angle, offering a weightless feeling for the occupant. #Hyundai reduced the thickness of the front seats by 30 percent, providing more space for those seated in the second row.
Many of its interior touchpoints — seats, headliner, door trim, floor and armrest — use eco-friendly, sustainably sourced materials, such as recycled PET bottles, plant-based (bio PET) yarns and natural wool yarns, eco-processed leather with plant-based extracts, and bio paint with plant extracts.
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