The production Hyundai Ioniq 5 will take its styling from the 45 Concept
|driving.ca 13 Jan 2021 at 14:42|
Hyundai is gearing up to release its next-generation Ioniq sedan, which we now know will borrow styling from the company’s beautiful 45 Concept revealed at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Ioniq 5, as it’ll be badged, will largely borrow design traits from the 45 Concept, itself inspired by the 1974 Hyundai Pony penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro, famous for styling the MK1 VW Golf GTI and other iconic vehicles.
The car will ride on the all-new Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which will underpin a number of other battery-powered vehicles from the brand.
Unfortunately, we don’t know whether or not the vehicle will feature one, two, or multiple electric motors — we’ll just have to wait and see.
What we do know is the battery can be charged up with 60 miles (96 km) of range in five minutes on a quick charger. The power can be discharged in ways other than driving around, too; Hyundai’s included an outlet located beneath the rear bench that can accept a regular 120V wall plug.
Hyundai demonstrated this latter capability in a fun video, where a man cooks an entire chicken in a small oven at his campsite.
The Ioniq 5 make its official debut online in February 2021, although the jury is still out on whether or not it will make it to our shores.