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2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 teased! Is this new electric SUV the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid rival we've been waiting for?

The Ioniq 5 is based on Hyundai’s 45 concept from the 2019 Frankfurt motor show.

Hyundai has kicked off a teaser campaign for its first all-electric SUV, the Ioniq 5 mid-sizer, which is due in Australian showrooms this year.

Set to be revealed in February, the Ioniq 5 is the first model from Hyundai’s emerging Ioniq all-electric sub-brand, and as such, it debuts the new dedicated E-GMP platform as well as a futuristic but retro design language.

As shown in the three teaser images released thus far, Parametric Pixels is one of the mid-size SUV's signature styling elements, with it exhibited by the segmented headlights and tail-lights as well as the aerodynamically honed 20-inch alloy wheels.

Via three teaser videos, Hyundai has also confirmed the Ioniq 5 has Vehicle to Load (V2L) technology that allows it to function as a general power supply (110/220V) while out and about, such as camping.

And thanks to the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid’s fast charging capability, it’s also been revealed it can recoup more than 100km of driving range (WLTP) with only a five-minute charge.

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As reported, the Ioniq 5 will be available with a 230kW dual-motor set-up with all-wheel drive and a 0-100km/h time of 5.2 seconds, among other zero-emissions powertrains.

A 58kWh battery that provides 450km of driving range (WLTP) will be offered in the aforementioned combination alongside a 73kWh unit that can travel 550km between charges.

For reference, the Ioniq 5 measures 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.