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U.S.-spec 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 details released, promises up to 300 miles on a charge

Hyundai has revealed details on the U.S.-spec 2022 Ioniq 5 and we’re liking what we see. The first vehicle on the Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP architecture, which is dedicated to battery-electric vehicles, offers several cool features including 800-volt charging capability. That means the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 can go from 10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes using a 350-kW DC charger. Using a level 2 charger, the 10.9-kW onboard charger can fully charge the car in 6 hours and 43 minutes. In addition, the crossover also has V2L capability, enabling owners to use the car to power a home or appliance.

In terms of size, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 lands squarely in the middle of the compact crossover segment. At 182.5 inches long, 74.4 inches wide, and 63.0 inches tall, the Ioniq 5 is similar in size to cars like Hyundai’s own Tucson, the Toyota RAV4. However, the Ioniq 5’s height is closer to a subcompact crossover than the class above it. The unique aspect is the 118.1-inch wheelbase, nearly four inches longer than the Palisade, giving the Ioniq 5 its unique proportions.

Under the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5’s retro-futuristic shell is an interior that promises generous room thanks to its 118.1-inch wheelbase. That yields plenty of cargo space at 27.2 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 59.3 cubic feet with them folded. You can slide the recline second row up to 5.3 inches. Hyundai takes advantage of the flat floor by adding nifty features like a center island console that moves back and forth 5.5 inches and has a 15-watt wireless charger and USB ports. The cubby in the movable center console can fit a handbag, according to Hyundai.

The Ioniq 5 introduces several new tech features. One of the highlights is a head-up display with augmented reality capability that projects relevant information into the windshield. A dual 12.0-inch display layout will also be available including a reconfigurable digital gauge cluster and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The built-in navigation also updates the radius of how far you can travel based on the car’s current state of charge. An in-car payment system will also be added to the Ioniq 5, allowing you to pay for everything from charging to food and parking via the infotainment system. Hyundai’s Bluelink connect car services adds new features like connected routing, last-mile navigation, user profiles, and remote charging to allow drivers to start or stop charging via a smartphone app.

Highway Driving Assist II will make its first appearance in a Hyundai vehicle with the Ioniq 5. In addition to adaptive cruise control and centering the vehicle, this latest addition adds automatic lane changes and the ability to respond when other vehicles cut you off. Forward collision warning and front automatic emergency braking now works at junctions and includes evasive steering assist to help you avoid sideswiping other drivers. The rest of Hyundai’s Smart Sense driver assistance suite is available on the Ioniq 5 and includes lane-keeping assist, lane centering, blind-spot monitoring, pedestrian and cyclist detection, and rear automatic emergency braking.

Two battery choices will be available in the U.S.-spec 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: a standard 58-kWh or an optional 77.4-kWh unit. In single-motor configuration, the larger battery option makes 225 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The single-motor long-range version can travel the farthest with an estimated EPA range of 300 miles per charge. Dual-motor long-range variants are the most powerful at 320 hp and 446 lb-ft. Hyundai says this model can hit 60 mph in under 5.0 seconds. However, that comes at the cost of driving range because the dual-motor long-range Ioniq 5 is expected to get 269 miles per charge on the SE and SEL trims or 245 on the Limited, which is likely equipped with 20-inch wheels. Every variant can tow up to 1,500 pounds and a 115-mph top speed.

Hyundai will initially sell the Ioniq 5 in the 10 zero-emissions vehicle states plus Texas, Florida, Illinois, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. It will roll out the car to other states in 2022 and is looking at other ownership models like subscriptions to attract more first-time EV owners. That model will include everything from the vehicle, insurance, and maintenance all in one payment.

The 2022 Ioniq 5 is the first model in Hyundai’s Ioniq subbrand. It will be followed by the Ioniq 6 sedan and a large crossover called the Ioniq 7. This is part of Hyundai Motor Group’s plan to introduce 23 all-electric models globally by 2026. It also intends to sell 1 million EVs worldwide by the same year. The Ioniq 5 will go on sale in the fall with a reservation program that Hyundai says will have special benefits.

Written by Stefan Ogbac
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