Hyundai’s Austrian division has announced the Ioniq 5 First Edition for reservation. For €1,000, you can put one of the first of 150 units in your garage when deliveries start in mid-2021. The best part is Hyundai reveals some of the Ioniq 5’s specifications and we like what we’re seeing. Hyundai Austria has since pulled the specs sheet down but not before we could get a screenshot.
In terms of size, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is about the size of a Tucson. At 4,640 mm (182.6 inches) long, 1,890 mm (74.4 inches) wide, and 1,600 mm (62.9 inches) tall, the Ioniq 5’s dimensions land smack dab in the middle of the compact SUV segment. The big surprise is the wheelbase of 3,000 mm (118.1 inches), which is more like a mid-size SUV than something the size of a Tucson.
All Ioniq 5 First Edition models will get AWD as standard, which hints that it could have a two-motor setup. The total output from the powertrain is around 230 kW or 308 hp. Hyundai says that the Ioniq 5 will be able to do the 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) run in 5.2 seconds, which puts it on the same playing field as the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus. In the WLTP cycle, the Ioniq 5 is rated for 450 km on a single charge, which translates to around 279.6 miles. Expect the EPA cycle ratings for the Ioniq 5 to be lower due to more conservative testing.
Based on the WLTP range estimates, the car appears to have a battery sized similar to the Kona Electric. Expect to have multiple battery options depending on the region. Models with larger batteries could also get more power; however, that could come at the cost of range.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the first model in the brand’s upcoming lineup of electrified vehicles, all of which will be underpinned by the new E-GMP platform. A sedan and full-size SUV called the Ioniq 6 and Ioniq 7 respectively, will follow the Ioniq 5. Hyundai’s Ioniq range is part of the brand’s electrified push, which will see the addition of hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants of the Tucson and Santa Fe. Recently, Hyundai added a redesigned Sonata Hybrid and, for the first time, an Elantra Hybrid for the U.S. market.