The first pictures of the interior of the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 are publishedSeptember 2, 2020
After we saw the first shots of the new Genesis electric car, it is now our turn to take a look at the Ioniq 5 EV prototype with cameras instead of mirrors and take a look into the interior for the first time.
Hyundai wants to create a sub-brand for its purely electric vehicles called Ioniq, and we believe the production version of the Hyunai 45 concept will be called Ioniq 5. This will be the first model to be released under the new brand, and from what we know so far, it should be a big hit.
The Ioniq 5 will be the first of five cars under the Ioniq brand to be built on the new E-GMP platform and will cost about $ 45,000. The technical characteristics of the new items should surpass those of the Kona Electric, which costs less than $ 40 thousand. In fact, unlike the Kona EV, which is only front-wheel drive, the Ioniq 5 is likely to be all-wheel-drive, and since it was recently spotted testing at the Nurburgring it could have a “charged” version as well.
According to AutoDaum portal, Hyundai Motor Company has already changed the 2nd line of the Ulsan plant to a dedicated line for electric vehicles. The automaker plans to produce 74,000 electric vehicles next year, its first year of production, and 89,000 in 2022.
The Ioniq 5 “NE” is the first production vehicle to use a dedicated Hyundai electric platform (e-GMP). Hyundai has only produced electric vehicles, which have partially redesigned existing vehicles such as the Kona and Ioniq. This is why NE is called Hyundai’s first new-generation electric vehicle.
The NE is designed as a long, low coupe SUV (CUV). Body length (4635 mm) and body width (1890 mm) are similar to those of the Santa Fe mid-size SUV. The body height is 1605 mm, which corresponds to the small class of Kona SUVs (1565 mm). It is noticed that it will look like a coupe-SUV, such as the BMW X4.
By the end of this year, Hyundai Motor Company plans to build 20 ultra-fast charging stations and deploy 120 ultra-fast chargers. Hyundai will export the Ioniq 5 to Europe from January next year and launch it domestically in March. It also arrives in the US next July.
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