Hyundai Releases First Images of the Futuristic IONIQ 5

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Hyundai Motor Company released the first images of the IONIQ 5 midsize CUV, the first model in its IONIQ dedicated battery-powered electric vehicle lineup.

It will be the first vehicle mated with Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric-Global Modular Platform, a system made for next-generation battery-electric vehicles that aims to launch a new era of clean mobility for the company.

The futuristic design suggests a fundamental shift moving forward. Elements include Parametric Pixels, the smallest unit of digital imaging, as well as an eco-friendly Color Material Finish.

 
 

The front end is adorned with arrays of pixel-inspired lights. It’s the first Hyundai vehicle to feature a clamshell hood that spans the entire width of the car.

“IONIQ 5 presents an all-new customer experience through innovative EV design that is evocative of the icon that established Hyundai’s design DNA.”

Aero-optimized wheels echo the overall aesthetic; they’re offered in a super-sized 20-inch diameter.

 
 

Image via Hyundai

Image via Hyundai

“IONIQ 5 presents an all-new customer experience through innovative EV design that is evocative of the icon that established Hyundai’s design DNA,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “Beginning with IONIQ 5, our dedicated BEV lineup brand will redefine the relationship between people and their cars, establishing a new standard against which all BEV design experiences will be measured.”

Hyundai Motor also released four teaser videos giving viewers a sneak peek at IONIQ 5’s core technologies. What can the IONIQ 5 do? Well, power an oven to cook a turkey in the woods, obviously. Who doesn’t want that?

The ‘5 Min Challenge’ video highlights IONIQ 5’s ultra-fast charging capability that enables it to drive more than 100km with only a 5-minute charge. It’s quite the bold claim, to say the least.

IONIQ 5 will debut in a virtual world premiere event in February 2021.

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