You might be familiar with the Hyundai Ioniq, a small Prius-like hatchback that comes in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and EV variants. Soon, Hyundai will use the Ioniq name as a springboard for several electric vehicles. The first of these is the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, a midsize SUV. It will be followed by the Hyundai Ioniq 6 sedan in the 2022 calendar year and the larger Ioniq 7 SUV in 2024. Hyundai says the Ioniq 5 will debut in the U.S. starting in the fall of 2021.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
The Ioniq 5 will offer two battery sizes: 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh. The base Ioniq 5 has rear-wheel drive with a single electric motor. A dual-motor setup with all-wheel drive will also be available.
The Ioniq 5 has a techy vibe thanks to its two 12-inch display screens on the dash. The left screen will presumably display a lot of driver-related information, while the center screen will handle the multimedia stuff. Below the center screen is an array of conventional climate control buttons.
Check this out: Hyundai says the Ioniq 5 will have the capability to use its battery pack as a power supply. Connecting to an exterior port or one located underneath the rear seats, you'll be able to draw up to a constant 3.6 kW to help power small electrical appliances or tools. Seems like a handy feature for tailgating to us, or at least within the limitations of wanting to make sure you reserve enough battery power to get home.
The 2022 Ioniq 5 represents Hyundai's commitment to the future of electric vehicles. It will join a multitude of other non-luxury SUV EVs hitting the market. Besides the Ford Mach-E and Tesla Model Y that are on sale now, you'll also be able to shop the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, Nissan Ariya and Volkswagen ID.4. How to choose? Hang with us at Edmunds as we get them in for testing in the coming months.