We recently got an opportunity 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 long-anticipated Ioniq 5 sets the tone for the new sub-brand of Hyundai Motor Group with a focus on style, safety, and crazy fast charge 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 beginning with the Ioniq 5.
This new EV is a deviation 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.
This past May, I got the opportunity to explore the Ioniq 5 close-up and explore some of the technology consumers will soon be able to enjoy, although I didn’t get an opportunity to drive it at the time.
While the Ioniq 5 would debut in three separate trims: 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 pricing from Hyundai earlier this week. Here’s a quick recap:
|Ioniq 5 Trim||Battery Size||Powertrain||Horsepower||EPA est. Range||MSRP|
|SE Standard Range (RWD)||58 kWh||Rear Motor||168 HP||220 miles||$39,700|
|SE (RWD)||77.4 kWh||Rear Motor||225 HP||303 miles||$43,650|
|SE (AWD)||77.4 kWh||Dual Motor||320 HP||256 miles||$47,150|
|SEL (RWD)||77.4 kWh||Rear Motor||225 HP||303 miles||$45,900|
|SEL (AWD)||77.4 kWh||Dual Motor||320 HP||256 miles||$49,400|
|Limited (RWD)||77.4 kWh||Rear Motor||225 HP||303 miles||$50,600|
|Limited (AWD)||77.4 kWh||Dual Motor||320 HP||256 miles||$54,500|
The new crossover will come to North America in six exterior color options, three of which are exclusive to the Ioniq 5 EV.
As you’ll see in the video below, I walk through a lot of the reasoning and planning behind the Ioniq 5 that I learned in speaking with the Hyundai team firsthand.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV will become available in the US in 2022. Check out my first drive video below:
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