Hyundai just unveiled its stunning EV to compete with Tesla and Volkswagen - tour the brand-new Ioniq 5


Hyundai Ioniq 5._16 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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  • The 2022 Ioniq 5 is the first battery-electric car from Hyundai's dedicated EV brand.
  • With the biggest battery and rear-wheel drive, Hyundai estimates it to return about 300 miles.
  • No price was announced at this time, but you can expect them to arrive in the US later this year.
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Back in August, Hyundai revealed plans to create a dedicated brand for battery-electric vehicles called Ioniq. This week, the automaker showed off the first model of that brand.

Meet the 2022 Ioniq 5 - a stylish little SUV that comes in either an all-wheel-drive, dual-motor setup or rear-wheel-drive, single-motor setup, according to the announcement. With the rear-motor setup, Hyundai estimates the maximum range to be just under 300 miles.

Size-wise, the Ioniq 5 comes within spitting distance of the Tesla Model Y and Volkswagen ID.4. Hyundai did not announce pricing at this time but did say that the Ioniq 5 will be available in "selected regions" during the first half of this year.

Keep reading to see more!

The 2022 Ioniq 5 is the first model in Hyundai's dedicated battery-electric vehicle brand, Ioniq. Hyundai Ioniq 5._18 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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It is an all-electric SUV that's built on Hyundai's new E-GMP platform. Hyundai Ioniq 5._17 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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And, no, these are not renderings of a concept. They're photos of the real car that's going to production. Hyundai Ioniq 5._16 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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There are two battery pack options: a 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh. Hyundai Ioniq 5._15 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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You can get it in a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup, which produces a claimed 302 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque. Hyundai Ioniq 5._3 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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Or a single-motor, rear-wheel-drive setup, which produces a claimed 215 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Hyundai Ioniq 5._14 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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When using the 72.6-kWh battery and rear-drive setup, Hyundai estimates the Ioniq 5 to return between 292 and 298 miles on a full charge. Hyundai Ioniq 5._10 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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The Ioniq 5 uses both 400- and 800-volt charging infrastructure. Hyundai Ioniq 5._2 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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With ultra-fast charging, it can return to 80% of its battery from 10% in a claimed 18 minutes of charging. Hyundai Ioniq 5._7 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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The interior is airy, spacious, and cleanly designed. It features a 12-inch infotainment screen and a 12-inch digital gauge cluster. Hyundai Ioniq 5._13 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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The seats, door trim, floor, armrests, and headliner are made from sustainable materials like recycled PET bottles, plant-based yarns, natural yarns, eco-processed leather, and bio-paint with plant extracts. Hyundai Ioniq 5._12 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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The electronically-adjustable front seats can recline quite far. Hyundai Ioniq 5._11 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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That center console is called the Universal Island, which can slide back by as much as 5.5 inches. Hyundai Ioniq 5._5 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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The thickness of those front seats was also reduced so second-row passengers can enjoy more room. Hyundai Ioniq 5._4 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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You can also equip the Ioniq 5 with a solar roof. Hyundai Ioniq 5._9 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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Following the Ioniq 5, we can expect the Ioniq 6 (a sedan) and the Ioniq 7 (a large SUV). All fully electric, of course. Hyundai Ioniq 5._8 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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Hyundai did not announce pricing for the Ioniq 5 for now, but Motor Trend thinks it'll start at above $30,000. Hyundai Ioniq 5._1 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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Source: Motor Trend

Motor Trend also reports that production will start next month. Hyundai said the car will be "available in selected regions starting in the first half of 2021." Hyundai Ioniq 5._6 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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Source: Motor Trend

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