Hyundai teases IONIQ 5 all-electric SUV

Hyundai has given us a first glimpse of the company’s upcoming IONIQ 5 EV ahead of its debut next month.

Previewed by the 45 concept, the IONIQ 5 is set to be Hyundai’s first electric vehicle to be based on the new E-GMP platform.

Unlike anything else we’ve seen from Hyundai’s current line-up, the new model features a unique design that the company says will be a “fundamental shift” in the design of EVs moving forward.

Distinctive styling elements include pixel-inspired head- and taillights “suggestive of the digital technology within”, a clamshell bonnet that spans the entire width of the SUV to minimise panel gaps and create a clean and high-tech overall look and aerodynamically optimised wheels measuring up to 20-inches.

Digital side mirrors also replace traditional wing mirrors, while contrasting body cladding ensures it looks the part.

Most details of the vehicle is still under wraps although Hyundai has revealed the car’s Vehicle to Load technology will enable the IONIQ 5 to function as a 110/220V power supply and that it’s “ultra-fast” charging capability will see a five minute charge proving more than 100km of cruising range in the WLTP cycle.

While nothing is official at this stage, the IONIQ 5 will reportedly feature all-wheel drive and a driving range of approximately 450km, with the solar roof helping to top-up the batteries when the crossover is parked.

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