Hyundai turns up the EV desirability with eye-catching Ioniq 5
THIS sharp-looking machine is the Hyundai Ioniq 5, an all-new electric family car with a range of up to 300 miles, writes William Scholes.
It is a real statement of intent from Hyundai. Properly desirable, it is loaded with cutting edge tech and has been designed to maximise the benefits inherent in electric cars.
There is a long 3 metre wheelbase and a flat floor, making it a very roomy car. For some context, at 4.6m long, the Ioniq 5 is a little longer than a Hyundai Tucson but promises the interior space of an SUV from a larger size class.
There will be a range of powertrain options - choose from single or dual motors, 58kWh or 72.5kWh battery packs and two- or four-wheel-drive. The swiftest version has a 302bhp motor with 446lb ft of torque - sufficient to shift it from 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds.
Prices will start at £45,000, including the government's £3,000 plug-in car grant. The car is expected to be available in Northern Ireland from the summer.