The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is Hyundai's first new EV to fall under its fresh Ioniq sub-brand, packing big driving range and two battery options.
Basically a local commuter.With only up to 298 miles on the WLTP cycle this is more of a Bolt competitor than Ultium where all vehicles are expected to offer over 300 miles on the EPA test cycle. The Opel Ampera-E was rated at 323 miles on the WLTP cycle and that was will the older Bolt battery with about 10% less range.
The announced GM charging rates really make ultium based vehicles unworthy of highway travel. There aren't many chargers that can even handle that speed at the current time too. GM needs to get with it fast.However where this Hyundai has a leg-up on GM is its 800V 350 kWh capable charging. The Bolt can only handle a paltry 55 kWh. From what GM has announced so far only Ultium trucks can handle 350 kWh. Everything else like the Lyriq can only handle 150 kWh charging. Those charge rates refer to the peak rate so we would still need to see how well GM has engineered the overall charging rate.
Motortend must fulfil their contractual obligations, they already call Hyundai/KIA product gorgeous. Next will be C&D and Jalopnik. They also had titles prepared before even they saw the product. I am waiting for 'striking and jaw droppingly beautiful Hyundai' from them.This is one gorgeous electric SUV—from Hyundai!
Yeah those creases ruin the otherwise nice look. A formal crease running front to back, such that GMs full size SUVs have, would be much more suitable and elegant. At least it’s not a mishmash of curves and swoops that is the norm in car design now. I like this kia in the way I like the Xt4’s styling.I'm really not all that impressed with it. The side sculpting looks contrived(if one could call it that).
It's a modern take on the original Hyundai Pony which was penned by Italdesign, which also designed the Audi 80.Hyundai and Kia have employed a lot of German industry executives to grow their business. Styling is going to reflect that German minimalist thing from time to time.
Actually the US is getting a different battery than the rest of the world at 77kwh so I’m guessing it will be over 300 milesWith only up to 298 miles on the WLTP cycle this is more of a Bolt competitor than Ultium where all vehicles are expected to offer over 300 miles on the EPA test cycle. The Opel Ampera-E was rated at 323 miles on the WLTP cycle and that was will the older Bolt battery with about 10% less range.