If you think electric cars are boring, Hyundai says think again
One of 2021's most highly anticipated rides is arriving from Hyundai and one thing is clear — they're upping the game for sustainable car design.
If you weren't expecting one of the year's hypest wheels to come from a brand like Hyundai, you're not alone, but prepared to be impressed. The impending arrival of the RWD Ioniq 5 propels the brand forward in their goal to dominate the electric vehicle landscape similarly to how brands like Toyota have come to be recognized for hybrid models. The upcoming August release of the all-electric '5' crossover also marks the overall debut of the manufacturer's new sub-brand, ICONIQ.
While the exterior takes a retro approach inspired by Hyundai's very first in-house creation, the 1975 Pony, the interior is anything but nostalgic. A spaciously luxurious cabin that gives off Mercedes-Benz vibes features multi-screen technology and the most cutting-edge options of sustainably sourced materials with an eco-processed leather that is dyed and treated with plant oil extractions from flaxseed.
Under the hood you'll find configurations offering single-motor real-wheel-drive and dual-motor all-wheel-drive. Depending on your power preference, there's two battery options (58kWh and 72.6kWh), making a 0-100km/h time as low as 5.2 seconds and as high as 480km between top-ups possible. Expect to spend at least $60,000 on the lower-powered option at its summer debut.
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