- hyundai has shared a few images of the 2022 ioniq 5 ev ahead of its official reveal next month.
- this is the first model in the ioniq ev subbrand and is a mid-size hatchback.
- the ioniq 5 will be able to serve as a generator providing 3.5 kilowatts of power.
hyundai's new ioniq subbrand will launch its first electric vehicle soon, and we now have an idea of what it will look like. these teaser images of the 2022 hyundai ioniq 5 confirm that it will closely mirror the attractive hyundai 45 concept car from 2019, and the company has also shared a few more details about the ioniq 5's design and its ability to serve as a generator.
although hyundai calls the ioniq 5 a mid-size crossover, we think its proportions are more hatchback-like. earlier leaked specs confirmed that it is the same height as the kona crossover but a foot longer, meaning it should look long and low. other mechanical details include a combined output of 313 horsepower, standard all-wheel drive, and a choice of two battery packs: a standard 58.0-kwh pack with an estimated 282 miles of range on the wltp cycle and a possible optional 73.0-kwh pack with even more range.
hyundai also confirmed that the ioniq 5 will have the capability to serve as a generator. it will provide up to 3.5 kilowatts of juice through 110-volt and 220-volt outlets to power various appliances (the company used an oven, a sound system, and a treadmill as examples).
more information is coming in february, as hyundai is planning a reveal event for the ioniq 5. it will be the first ioniq model to arrive in the u.s., possibly by the end of the year, with other ioniq-branded electric vehicles still to come.