As the beginning of the story of the latest Hyundai EV brand (Ioniq), the Ioniq 5 model provides a variety of great potential. Many of its advantages are supported by the design of the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). But that’s not all, the manufacturer also plays weapons on the supply side. It is known that they set high standards for even the lowest variants, at least for the UK market.
Recently, Hyundai Motor UK announced prices and specs for the electric crossover bearing the cursive H logo. Three trim levels are prepared as general variants in addition to the special edition for the first launch of Project 45. SE Connect, Premium, and Ultimate types enliven the line-up. The choice then continues on the type of wheel drive and the size of the battery. The rear-drive version is marketed with a battery selection of 58 kWh and 73 kWh while the AWD model comes specifically with a 73 kWh power supply.
Needless to say, Ultimate offers the largest arsenal. But what’s interesting lies in the lowest spec SE Connect. The standard is quite comprehensive even compared to currently available models. This includes 19-inch large rims size, front and rear LED lights, and flat-body door handles. Meanwhile, in the cabin, there is a fabric upholstery material made with natural polyester resin as well as adjusting the height of the front seats and the shift in the rear seats.
More than that, it features a 12.3-inch LCD entertainment facility as a built-in device. Providing navigation functions, DAB online radio, reverse camera, to the integration of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphones. Then the excitement was enlivened by interior mood lighting as standard. Apart from that, the wireless charging device also filled the attendance list. The splash of modern nuance is also completed by the use of the screen for instrumentation.
For driving support, Ioniq 5 SE Connect brings Navigation based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) capabilities. This car is able to control velocity following speed limits while adjusting road layout. Not only that, other assistance includes Highway Drive Assist (HDA), Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), Lane Keep Assist with Lane Following Assist (LKAS + LFA), and Driver Attention Alert. Do not miss the Forward Collision Avoidance System (FCA) accidental prevention tool which is able to detect cars, pedestrians, and cyclists.
Yep, this array of capabilities can give an idea that the Ioniq 5 still looks extra sophisticated even though it has the lowest trim. Classified as very comprehensive. All these supplies are sold under the label of 36.995 Pounds Sterling, or around $ 52.213. For information, the cheapest unit is presented in the RWD format and the smallest battery.
More Advanced Capabilities on the Top Trim
The most basic specs sound great, how about the above variants? What is clear is not just the differentiation of exterior styles. The Premium model offers additional devices such as a dual-LED projector headlamp, a power tailgate, a four-way electric seat for the driver, and heating on the front seat and steering wheel.
The ability of an active driving assistant is also made smarter. Highway Drive-Assist Level 2 allows automatic lane shifting when turning on the turn signal. The FCA active preventive system is assisted by a crossing detection tool and Blindspot Collision Avoidance assist (BCA).
The choices for consumers are also more varied in the Premium trim. There is an optional Vehicle 2 Load (V2L) device that can be pinned to Ioniq 5. Can make Ioniq 5 a ‘power bank’ for electronic equipment. Travel packages are available from a 58 kWh rear-wheel drive unit or an RWD and AWD version with a 73 kWh battery. The cheapest is labeled 39,295 UK Pounds Sterling or 55,619 US Dollar.
All the highest specs are present in this car. For examples; the complete electrical settings and bench vents. Passengers will be increasingly spoiled by the Bose premium sound system. While the driver will be presented with a head-up display with augmented reality, shift center console, and alloy pedals.
Don’t ask any more about the latest technology, the Premium trim standard is of course carried off with the V2L function as default. However, its sophistication can be further enhanced with the optional Eco-Pack device. This adds a battery heating system. If it’s still lacking, there is a Tech Pack that reinforces the premium impression. Front Memory Seats and Relaxation Premium Seats will be installed to support travel comfort. The active driving assistant guard continued to be enlivened by BVM (Blind View Monitor), PCA (Parking Collision Avoidance Assist – Reverse), RSPA (Remote Smart Parking Assist), and SVM (Surround View Monitor). Without optional devices, the Ioniq 5 Ultimate is labeled starting at £ 42.295, around $ 59.693.
Supported Flexibility and Advantages of the E-GMP Platform
As is known, Ioniq 5 is the first model on the E-GMP platform. This base itself offers various advantages as an EV. For examples in terms of dimensions and space utilization. It has a wheelbase of 3,000 mm which is slightly longer than the manufacturer’s largest SUV, Palisade. The synergy with the flat floor composition then provides freedom of movement in the cabin.
Fulfilling the need for power or spur power comes through the powertrain option. Two battery capacities are the probability of serving; the Standard Range of 58 kWh or the Long Range of 73 kWh. If you want the ultimate in racing performance, there’s the AWD Long Range model. The combination of two electric motors delivers 301 hp and a fantastic torque of 605 Nm. On that basis, the acceleration to 100 kph can be completed as fast as 5.2 seconds. The maximum mileage itself is able to reach 461.9 km
Meanwhile, the farthest reach is the rear-wheel drive format with the largest battery option. The claim is that it can cover up to 482 km from one full charge based on the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure) calculation standard. Serve a power output of 214 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Another story on the lowest spec 2WD package and the smallest battery; It provides a range of 386 km with a notable power of 168 hp / 350 Nm.
The electrical architecture also provides the flexibility of charging the battery to its highest potential for now. With a multi-charging system, the battery is capable of replacing 400 V and 800 V systems without the need for an additional adapter and it has become the standard. Via a 350 kW charger, the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. With five minutes charging; Ioniq 5 added a 100 km coverage area.
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