Hyundai Ioniq 5 Challenges All Comers in the EV Race
As the race for EV market share becomes ever more competitive, mainstream auto industry disruptor Hyundai may run away with the glory.
The South Korean market maker introduced its Ioniq line in 2016 conceived as hybrids, plug-in hybrids and EVs. Now that series is being replaced by the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and future offerings, sporting the most advanced EV battery skateboard design, a jackpot of tech, impressive road manners, comfort, and value.
The Ioniq 5 is a compact hatchback that has adopted popular SUV attributes. Distinctive by being both smooth and silky but with clean body sculpted angles.
Inside the 5 person seating layout with a good sized cargo hatch benefits from the flat floor and uncluttered open approach of electric vehicle design.
The Ioniq 5 command and control display is a 12” dash mounted digital gauge cluster on a shared panel with a 12” touchscreen for infotainment entertainment.
Power comes smooth and fast with 320 horses and EPA rated 303 mile EV range. Value remains the Hyundai Ioniq 5 strong suit with its $36 to $55,000 sticker prices eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit.