The first model from Hyundai’s new Ioniq all-electric sub-brand has been detailed earlier than expected, with powertrain information on the Ioniq 5 mid-size SUV going public ahead of its official reveal early next year.
As reported by Korean Car Blog, Hyundai Austria has not only started accepting reservations for the Ioniq 5’s First Edition, but released some key details on it, including confirmation of its 230kW dual-motor set-up with all-wheel drive and a 0-100km/h time of 5.2 seconds.
While the First Edition has a 58kWh battery that provides 450km of driving range (WLTP), Korean Car Blog was able to confirm with a Hyundai Austria representative the Ioniq 5 will also be available with a 73kWh unit that can travel 550km between charges.
Speaking of which, the First Edition will have an 800V charging system that can charge its battery from 20 to 80 per cent in just 15 minutes. That said, a solar roof will also be fitted, allowing the Ioniq 5 to be topped up while on the move.
It’s also been confirmed the Ioniq 5 First Edition will measure 4640mm long (with a 3000mm wheelbase), 1890mm wide and 1600mm tall, making it 10mm longer and 25mm wider but 65mm shorter than Hyundai’s other mid-size SUV, the conventionally powered Tucson.
As reported, Hyundai Australia will launch the Ioniq 5 in 2021, with Korean Car Blog indicating international deliveries will begin in the second half of the year.
When the Ioniq 5 arrives locally, it will go tyre to tyre with the best-selling Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and a host of other low-emissions mid-size SUVs ahead of the all-electric Volkswagen ID.4’s expected arrival in 2023.