Hyundai Motor Company unveiled teaser images of its upcoming IONIQ 5 battery-electric crossover. The IONIQ 5 will mark the first vehicle from Hyundai’s new dedicated electric vehicle brand. It will also constitute the first vehicle built on the automaker’s new dedicated EV architecture.
Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) will underpin the IONIQ 5. Essentially a large skateboard like platform, the E-GMP is rear-wheel-drive by default. Given the IONIQ 5 is an SUV, it will have an additional electric motor at the front axle, making it all-wheel-drive. E-GMP vehicles will also be compatible with fast-charging, enabling the IONIQ 5 to add 62 miles of range in just five-minutes.
Its brand new bones will also usher in new design traits, such as Parametric Pixels. Known as the smallest unit of digital imaging, these pixels can be scene has integral design elements on the IONIQ 5. Both headlights and taillights appear comprised of the pixels, giving a bit of life to the bezels.
The IONIQ 5 will also feature a clamshell style hood design, eliminating panel gaps to clean up the vehicle’s appearance. Though we will note that it’s also generally cheaper to manufacturing a clamshell design as its less challenging to align the panels.
“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.
Although most of the IONIQ 5’s details are still a mystery, its Vehicle to Load (V2L) function is quite clever. V2L functions as a standby power generator with 110 and 220-volt plugs. Through 3.5-kW of power, Hyundai demonstrates many of the possibilities to power items via its teaser videos below.
Expect to hear more about the 2022 IONIQ 5 and its functionality next month when Hyundai plans to reveal it to the public.