The Austrian arm of South Koren car maker Hyundai has revealed specifications of the upcoming Ioniq 5, opening a reservation page for the first in its new dedicated electric vehicle series, which is expected to hit Australia in 2021.
In an online order page on its Austrian website, the car maker revealed it will make 150 of its First Edition Ioniq 5 vehicles available to customers who put down 1,000 euros ($A1,610).
In doing so, it also revealed a number of details about the vehicle, which is based on the futuristic 45 concept.
It also shared a number of images, although it remains unclear if these are accurate impressions of the production vehicle.
“The dynamic and innovative design language of the IONIQ 5 was inspired by Hyundai’s design legacy,” said the company of the new Ioniq 5.
“It is the first Hyundai model to be based on the company’s Electric Global Modular Platform, now also known as E-GMP. This offers improved efficiency by enabling faster charging and longer ranges.
“At the same time, the designers were able to redesign the vehicle interior as an “intelligent living space” and also completely redevelop the driving behavior and stability,” the company said.
An ultra-fast 800 volt electrical architecture, bidirectional charging capability and acceleration from 0-100 km/hr within 5.2 seconds are just some of the specifications to be expected for Hyundai’s new Ioniq 5.
“With the development of a completely new E-CUV, Hyundai is underlining its commitment both as a provider of intelligent mobility solutions and its commitment to ecological mobility,” said a note on the car maker’s website (translated from German).
“The new IONIQ 5 is one of the first electric vehicles in the world from an established automobile brand to be equipped with a powerful 800-volt electrical system,” it says.
The only other vehicle to be equipped with an 800 volt system on the market today is the Porsche Taycan. It is this technology which allows it to charge at ultra-fast rates, and Hyundai says it will also, “leads to a consistently high performance as well as optimizing the weight and space in the interior.”
A specification sheet connected to the release and shared on Korean Car Blog indicates the Ioniq 5 will be able to charge at a rate of 232kW from 20% to 80% within 15 minutes, and have a range of 450km according to the WLTP cycle.
The Ioniq 5 will be able to charge at up to 11 kW on an AC wall box, or up to 2.3kW on a standard plug at home.
Hyundai says it will publish new details about the Ioniq 5 in coming weeks via social media channels.
“In addition to the charging functions and the design, this includes information on its innovative interior concept, safety and connectivity features,” the company sais.
It will also publish “puzzle teasers” to give an insight into the highlights of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 before its official premiere.
Bridie Schmidt is lead reporter for The Driven, sister site of Renew Economy. She specialises in writing about new technology and has been writing about electric vehicles for two years. She has a keen interest in the role that zero emissions transport has to play in sustainability and is co-organiser of the Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum.