“A new mobility experience for the next generation”. SangYup Lee, SVP Head of Hyundai Global Design, describes the early design stages of the Ioniq 5, the first model of Hyundai’s new brand dedicated to electric mobility and the Korean group’s first car built on the E-Gmp zero-emission car platform. True even in the production version to the 45 concept car unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2019, the Ioniq 5 is sculpted by sharp lines and clean surfaces for a modern yet sophisticated look.

Precision-modelled surfaces and shapes give the car an angular, almost geometric appearance. For the headlamps, as on the 45 concept, the designers have adopted Parametric Pixel lights, made up of several LED pixels that expand across the full width of the front and rear. The Ioniq 5 benefits from an all-electric platform that allows a decidedly long wheelbase (3 metres) and compact dimensions: it is 4.6 metres long, 1.9 metres wide, 1.6 metres high and has a boot capacity of 531 litres and, for some versions, a front compartment of 57 litres.

The interior is completely new and does not resemble anything shown so far by the Korean group. In the centre of the dashboard there are two 12-inch displays for the instrumentation and infotainment system, while the console area has been revolutionised. The flat floor has made it possible to free up the area between the two passengers and to slide the console forwards or backwards depending on the occupants’ needs.

The Color&Trim department worked extensively on the choice of finishes and materials. Numerous interior contact points, such as seats, roof lining, door trim, floor and armrests, were made from eco-friendly materials derived from sustainable sources, such as recycled PET bottles, plant-derived (organic PET) and natural wool yarns, as well as eco-leather processed from plant extracts and organic paint from plant extracts. The car can also be equipped with a solar panel roof, which supports the vehicle’s power supply by collecting energy and transferring it to the battery pack.

The package of driver assistance systems is complete, including a large Head-Up Display with augmented reality technology, digital mirrors and a Vehicle-to-Load device that allows the vehicle to act as a power supply for external devices such as scooters or bicycles or for the interior. The car is available at launch in different power versions with two or four-wheel drive with battery packs of up to 72.6 kWh and electric motors with combined power of up to 225 kW for a range of 480 kilometres.