In addition to General Motors, which is now fully electric, Hyundai also wants to be taken seriously in this frantic race. The South Korean manufacturer presented last week the first pictures of the model that will kick off this new electrification effort through its sub-brand Ioniq.
The Ioniq 5, presented as a compact crossover, will become the first model based on the new electric platform from manufacturer E-GMP. In anticipation of its official unveiling slated for next month, Hyundai says this model will usher in a “fundamental change” in its approach to design.
We can therefore see at first glance that the Ioniq 5 seems to want to combine past and future in a beautiful way, marking time with a retrofuturistic presentation that draws references from the 1980s. Interesting detail, the front cover will form a large complete body part with wings (clamshell in English) to ensure a better assembly of components.
On the technical side, Hyundai is careful not to advance anything for the moment, apart from the fact that the Ioniq 5 will take five minutes to store the first 100 kilometers of range on a fast charging system. It will also have a 110V electrical plug to power electrical devices.