A full on electric with world class specs is just months away. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 24, 2021 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 BEV Premiere Hyundai introduced the all-new IONIQ 5 CUV to U.S. observers. Within the presentation, Hyundai stated the Ioniq 5 is continuing to target 300 miles of all-electric range (AER) despite having just 77.4 kWh of useable Li-Ion traction battery available. The real multiplier here is its best-in-class, ultra-fast charging from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes while on a 350 kW Electrify America High Speed DCFC CCS charger. As mentioned previously, the IONIQ 5 rides on Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that allows for more interior space and optimized performance. IONIQ 5 is part of Hyundai’s plan to introduce 23 BEV models and sell 1 million BEV units worldwide by 2025. IONIQ 5 goes on sale this fall with a pre-reservation program for early purchasers that offers special benefits. 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Exterior Design IONIQ 5’s design starts with a skateboard platform on a 118.1” wheelbase, the longest in Hyundai’s U.S. product lineup. It measures 182.5 inches in overall length, 74.4 inches wide and 63.0-inches tall, all on top of the exceptionally long 118.1-inch wheelbase. It also incorporates the brands Parametic design language from the LED lighting elements to the rear LED taillamps. Flush door handles provide the clean sheet styling while improving aerodynamics similar to the Tesla models. If there was a hit, it is the fact that Hyundai decided on using large 20” areo-optimized wheels. Not only are wheels and tires that large heavy hurting range, replacement costs are astronomical vs a std. 16 or 17” tire. 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Interior Design The IONIQ 5’s interior takes full advantage of E-GMP’s nearly flat floor for maximum passenger and cargo space. With the battery pack mounted beneath the floor between the front and rear wheel axles, the flat floor provides more legroom for passengers, while allowing various arrangements for the front and rear seats. As built, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 has 106.5 cu. ft. of passenger volume, 5.4 cu. ft. more than Ford’s Mustang Mach-E at 101.1 cu. ft. and 6.6 cu. ft. larger than VWs ID.4 at 99.9 cu. ft. Moving to the cargo volume, the IONIQ 5 provides 27.2 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the second row and 59.3 cubic feet when the second-row seats are folded. For added versatility, the second-row seats can slide forward up to 5.3 inches, recline, and also fold in a 60:40 ratio. Comparing again to the Ford Mustang MachE, the MachE provides 2.5 and .4 more cu. ft. more cargo volume behind the rear seats and with the rear seats folded down respectively. A universal central storage center console can slide back and forth 5.5 inches. This movement, flat floor and gear selector located behind the steering wheel allows the driver to enter and exit the cabin on either side when parked in a narrow spot. First- and second-row passengers can enjoy the island’s cup holders, 15-watt wireless phone charger and USB ports. The shift-by-wire gear selector is easy to use. The driver just rotates it forward for drive and backward for reverse. Park is just a button click. A magnetic board just to the left of the digital cluster is ideal for posting pictures and notes just like on a refrigerator. Hidden cabin ambient lighting brings and surrounding the speaker grilles adds detail. IONIQ 5 is also equipped with an electronically adjustable memory driver’s seat that reclines to the optimum angle and has a footrest underneath. Hyundai engineers reduced the thickness of the seats by 30 percent, providing even more space for those seated in the second row. The second-row seats also recline and slide similar to the now defunct Prius v that provides more legroom than midsize SUVs and additional headroom. The sliding second-row also can provide additional luggage space when needed. To give the interior an even greater sense of openness, IONIQ 5’s vision roof consists of one large glass panel without cross members. The IONIQ 5 features a Heads-Up Display (HUD) with Augmented Reality (AR) mode. Drivers can choose to use AR technology to project relevant information, such as turn-by-turn navigation, advanced safety and the car’s surroundings nearly 4 feet in front of their line of sight on the road. This allows drivers to process information quickly while keeping their attention on the road ahead. I have never been a fan of HUDs in any vehicle and I doubt that will change with the Ioniq 5s either. They just distract me as they are always in my line of sight. Many of its interior surfaces including the seats, headliner, door trim, floor and armrest are constructed from eco-friendly, sustainably sourced materials. These materials include recycled PET bottles, plant-based (bio PET) yarns and natural wool yarns, eco-processed leather with plant-based extracts, and bio paint with plant extracts. 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Drivetrain IONIQ 5 arrives with the 77.4 kWh battery pack powering either front and rear or just rear electric motor. The traction battery’s energy density has been improved by approximately 10 percent over existing EV battery technology meaning the pack is lighter, mounted lower in the body, and liberates even more cabin space as spelled out above. The AWD dual motor option produces a combined power output of 320 hp and 446 ft.-lbs. of torque. An IONIQ 5 with this configuration can reach 60 in under 5 seconds. The single-motor layout with a rear motor offers 225 hp and 258 ft.-lbs. of torque. The single motor’s maximum driving range on a single 77.4 kWh full charge is still 300 miles. The AWD dual motor SE & SEL models is 269 miles. The Limited AWD has a targeted range of 244 miles. All configurations have a top speed of 115 MPH and can tow a trailer with a capacity of up to 1,500 pounds. 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Blazing Fast Charging and its Free for 2 Years! IONIQ 5’s E-GMP can support both 400V and 800V charging infrastructures. The platform offers 800V charging standard, and can accommodate 400V charging without the need for additional components or adapters. The multi-charging system is a world’s first patented technology that operates the motor and inverter to boost 400V to 800V. From a 350-kW Electrify America charger, the IONIQ 5 can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. If the owner only has five minutes to spare, the IONIQ 5 can reach about 68 miles of range from the same fast charger. The standard 10.9 kW on-board L2 charger completes a full charge in 6 hours and 43 minutes. The real kick @$$ piece of the story released today is that Hyundai partnered with Electrify America to support owners of the IONIQ 5 with UNLIMITED 30-minute Charging Sessions for 2 Years from the date of purchase. Hyundai will provide more details about the charging plan when the IONIQ 5 goes on sale in the fall. 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) Function IONIQ 5 also provides V2L function, which allows customers to charge any electric device including electric bicycles, scooters or camping equipment and even another stranded EV. You can tap the 1.9 kW peak power 120V outlet via an optional accessory adaptor that plugs into the exterior charging port. In addition to the outside power outlet, there is a second 120V outlet underneath the back row seat for charging laptops, phones and other devices on the Limited trim. 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Infotainment IONIQ 5 uses a wide, configurable, dual display featuring a 12” full-touch infotainment screen and hoodless 12” inch digital gauge cluster that can be customized to meet customers’ needs. IONIQ 5’s infotainment system provides real-time travel radius mapping based on the current SOC. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard as is Bluetooth w/ multi-connection so two devices can be paired at the same time—one for phone calls and one for streaming audio. The navigation system comes with three years of Bluelink Infotainment/Map updates and I am sure you all know what I think about OEM maps. Google Maps are always better. 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Driver Assist and Safety IONIQ 5 is equipped with the latest Hyundai SmartSense, advanced driver assistance system. It will offer Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2), Smart Cruise Control with Machine Learning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), High Beam Assist (HBA), and more. IONIQ 5’s Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2) makes highway driving more convenient. HDA 2 helps maintain a set distance and speed from the vehicle ahead when driving on a highway. It also helps center IONIQ 5 in the lane, even around a curve by controlling the steering wheel. The system actively responds to close-range low-speed cut-ins by other drivers and will automatically assist lane changes in certain conditions simply by activating the turn signal. HDA 2 also adjusts steering feel according to drive mode. Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Machine Learning tailors the SCC to mimic the driver’s unique tendencies for acceleration and spacing with the vehicle ahead. The system is able to learn the driver’s behavior even when SCC is not activated. By observing the timing and responsiveness of the driver’s acceleration and the following distance maintained, the system can approximate similar behavior when SCC is activated. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) can detect a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist and can help avoid a collision with any one of them. It includes Junction Turning, Junction Crossing, Lane-Changing Oncoming and Side along with Evasive Steering Assist. FCA with Junction Turning activates the brakes if it detects oncoming traffic when the driver is turning left at an intersection. FCA with Junction Crossing senses vehicles approaching from the side when the driver is going straight through an intersection. FCA with Lane-Change Oncoming and Side makes switching lanes safer. If FCA senses an approaching car that has crossed the center line when the driver is changing lines, it automatically assists with avoidance steering, if there is no danger of secondary accidents. If a potential secondary accident is detected, FCA will only produce a warning. When the FCA system detects a vehicle in the adjacent lane switching into a lane at the same time, avoidance steering is provided. Other semi-autonomous driving features include Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), which adjusts vehicle speed to match the speed limit, and High Beam Assist (HBA), which automatically turns high beams on and off to avoid blinding oncoming drivers. While not a safety system perse, can I just lay here and relax for a while? IONIQ 5 has several driver attention-related functions to ensure safety at all times by detecting if the driver is drowsy or distracted. Driver Attention Warning (DAW) displays the driver’s attention level and provides a warning when signs of driver inattentiveness are detected and recommends a rest if needed. DAW sounds a warning if the vehicle remains stopped for a long period of time (such as at a traffic signal) and the driver doesn’t react quickly enough when the vehicle ahead starts moving. Several functions work in tandem to help avoid collisions in a variety of driving situations. Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) helps avoid collisions at the rear side of the vehicle by using radar to detect other vehicles and applies differential braking, when necessary. BCA is particularly useful in situations such as changing lanes or exiting from parallel parking. Another function, Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM), uses a camera to show the driver views to the left and the right of the vehicle on the cluster screen if the driver indicates to change lanes. IONIQ 5 also assures the safety of backseat passengers with Safe Exit Assist (SEA), which helps prevent passengers from stepping out into danger by using radar to detect nearing vehicles. When the occupant opens the door to exit the vehicle after a stop, if an approaching vehicle from the rear side is detected, the system provides a warning. The system also helps keep the rear door closed through operation of the electronic child lock. A variety of parking assistance features make parking in a variety of circumstances easier than before. Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) allows the driver to remotely park or exit a parking spot from outside the vehicle. This feature works for both parallel and perpendicular parking and can be activated via a button on the vehicle’s smart key. Surround View Monitor (SVM) uses an array of strategically located cameras to give the driver a 360-degree view of the area surrounding the vehicle, making it easier to park in tight spaces. Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist (PCA) works to help avoid collisions while backing up. If an obstacle is detected via the rear-view camera or rear ultrasonic sensors, PCA will display a warning and, if necessary, apply the brakes. Similarly, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) can display and sound a warning, or apply the brakes, when a car approaches from the left or right side and the driver does not stop. 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Connected The IONIQ 5 brings in-car credit card payment capabilities to owners via the infotainment screen. In-car credit card payment will be available with major brands and allow drivers to do the following: Find and pay for EV charging Order and pay for food / coffee to go Find, reserve and pay for parking IONIQ 5 is also the first Hyundai to offer over-the-air wireless updates for maps and multimedia software. These updates are also available at no charge via Hyundai web portal and are available twice a year in April and October. Hyundai Bluelink connected car services allows customers to control their car with their smartphone or voice. New Bluelink features include Connected Routing, Last Mile Navigation and a new User Profile feature. The Bluelink app displays the vehicle’s range, battery state and charging times when plugged into public or private charging points. Customers can access an advanced battery management system in order to select charging times that best fit their schedules or their budgets by making the most of off-peak electricity rates. Other Bluelink-enabled features include: Remote Profile Management stores selected vehicle settings in the Bluelink cloud, with the ability to remotely update and push back to the vehicle, personalized to driver preferences Remote Start Enhancements offer remote seat heating and ventilation functions as well as preloads of individual driver settings for seating position Vehicle Status Notifications inform customers if the vehicle is left with doors unlocked or windows open POI Send to Car Now with Waypoints is an ability to add up to three-way points to be delivered to the vehicle together and automatically set order of destinations Maintenance Alert Enhancement tracks maintenance intervals in the multimedia system, with ability to reset With Remote Charging, IONIQ 5 drivers can start and stop charging with the push of a button on their smartphone app. During colder months, Remote Climate Control allows users to schedule pre-heating of IONIQ 5 while it is connected to an external power source. Not only does this ensure comfort for occupants during the drive, but it also saves battery power that would otherwise be needed to heat the vehicle on the road. IONIQ 5’s Dynamic Voice Recognition system accepts simple voice commands to conveniently control cabin A/C, radio, hatch opening/closing, heated steering wheel, heated/cooled seats and other functions. The system can also assist with various points of interest (POI), weather status and stock market data updates. IONIQ 5 features a premium Bose sound system. Its eight speakers, including a subwoofer, are strategically placed throughout the vehicle for a high-quality listening experience. 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Initial Availability The IONIQ 5 will initially be sold in Hyundai dealerships in the 10 zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) states plus TX, FL., IL, GA., NC, PA, and AZ followed by a broader rollout in 2022. Hyundai is also looking at alternative ownership models to attract and engage first-time EV customers. People are interested in trying EVs, but want to do so in a convenient, low-risk way and are already comfortable using subscriptions to buy goods and services. In the future, Hyundai dealers will offer a simple automobile subscription service for IONIQ shoppers. This subscription service will feature a single, all-inclusive monthly payment, covering the vehicle, insurance and maintenance. The Ioniq 5 will be offered in 6 exterior colors including Phantom Black (Pearl), Cyber Gray (Metallic), Atlas White (Solid), Digital Teal (Green Pearl), Lucid Blue (Pearl), and Shooting Star (Gray Matte). The interior will include 3 color options Obsidian Black Monotone, Dark Pebble Gray/Dove Gray, Dark Teal/Dove Gray. The introduction of IONIQ 5 is the first step in the company's journey of dedicated electric vehicles. Following IONIQ 5, Hyundai will expand its BEV lineup with IONIQ 6, a midsize electric sedan, and IONIQ 7, a large electric SUV. The world seems a lot different than just a decade ago as electrification progress is driving towards us like an unstoppable freight train. With regards to low carbon emitting transportation, in a very good way.