The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been confirmed for a reveal in “early 2021”. It would be the first of three EVs set to fall below the Korean automaker’s new, totally electrical sub-brand – Ioniq – in the following 4 years. Each mannequin will use a numerical naming technique, comparable to Volkswagen’s ID line-up. Odd numbers shall be used for SUVs and even numbers for sedans and different fashions.
- Ioniq 5 to be primarily based on the 45 Concept
- Car’s batteries may even be able to sending energy to the grid or dwelling
- Hyundai EV to characteristic fast-charging functionality
Hyundai Ioniq 5: What’s new?
The 2021 Ioniq 5 shall be a compact crossover primarily based on the novel Hyundai 45 Concept from final yr’s Frankfurt motor present. New particulars of the automobile confirmed by Hyundai embrace three ‘extras’ it’s going to launch with. The first is vehicle-to-load (V2L) know-how – bi-directional charging that enables homeowners to use the automobile’s batteries to retailer power after which discharge it again to the nationwide grid, or the house, when it’s required throughout peak demand instances.
The second is fast-charging functionality, though the Korean agency is but to element the precise charging speeds the automobile is able to. The third is the automobile’s “soon-to-be-announced array of features”.
The Ioniq 5 shall be adopted in 2022 by the Ioniq 6 electrical sports activities sedan, which is able to take cues from the low-slung Hyundai Prophecy idea. A big, as but unseen SUV referred to as the Ioniq 7 will land in 2024.
The closing manufacturing designs of all three stay below wraps. However, Hyundai has beforehand stated it plans for every to have a particular and completely different design, however they’ll all characteristic pixel headlights, as seen on the 45 and Prophecy ideas.
Hyundai Ioniq 5: Technical particulars
Each of the upcoming EVs will sit atop the model’s all-new Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which is alleged to be able to quick charging and an extended vary. With an extended wheelbase and a flat ground, it additionally permits for every mannequin to have a spacious inside, which, Hyundai says, shall be modelled on “smart living rooms”.
The firm additionally says all Ioniq-branded fashions will provide enhanced connectivity options “to integrate in-car and out-of-car experiences for a seamless journey”.
Hyundai EV technique
Notably, the Hyundai Ioniq EV, which we drove final yr, won’t type a part of the brand new mannequin vary, suggesting it’s going to both be renamed or changed completely.
By 2025, Hyundai intends to launch 16 new EVs to enhance its annual EV gross sales to greater than half one million – the equal of simply over 10 % of its whole gross sales in 2019. As an entire, the Hyundai Motor Group is aiming to obtain a 5 % world automotive market share and transition to be a ‘good mobility answer supplier’, relatively than purely a automobile producer.
Hyundai EV plans for India
Hyundai forayed into the EV area in India final yr with the Kona Electric, which is presently priced at Rs 23.76-23.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The crossover encompasses a 136hp motor on the entrance axle and packs in a 39.2kWh battery pack which is able to delivering a claimed vary of 452km in supreme circumstances.
Hyundai has made no official announcement about its intentions of bringing the Ioniq sub-brand to India, nonetheless, a Hyundai mass-market EV for our market is below growth and is anticipated to be launched in the following two years.
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