The Hyundai IONIQ 5, the first new model in the EV-exclusive IONIQ brand, will make its dynamic show debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th July.
Appearing on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb across the four days in the ‘First Glance’ category, Festival goers will have a chance to admire its retro-futuristic looks as it silently glides by. The IONIQ 5 is able to charge from 10%-80% in just 18 minutes, accelerate from 0-62mph in as little as 5.2 seconds and with the 2WD version can travel up to 298 miles on a single charge.
For those hoping to get a little closer, IONIQ 5 will also be appearing in Goodwood Festival of Speed’s ‘Electric Avenue’. Visitors can admire the exterior design, which evokes the daring attitude of the Hyundai Pony, the company’s first production car but modernized with the freedom of a dedicated EV platform. The front of the car is equipped with Hyundai’s first clamshell hood that minimizes panel gaps for optimal aerodynamics, the front bumper is defined by a V-shape incorporating distinctive daytime running lights and on the sides, auto flush door handles provide a clean surface styling and enhanced aerodynamic efficiency.
Goodwood guests can also admire the ‘Living Space’ cabin, complete with flat floor and reclining seats. Many of the interior touchpoints are eco-friendly too: the seats, headliner, door trim, floor and armrest use sustainably sourced materials, such as recycled PET bottles, plant-based (bio PET) yarns and natural wool yarns, eco-processed leather with plant-based extracts and bio paint with plant extracts.
A new dedicated EV ‘E-GMP’ platform provides IONIQ 5 flexibility in powertrain options, with customers having the choice of three battery and drive types: a 58-kWh rear wheel drive, a 73-kWh rear wheel drive, or a 73-kWh all-wheel drive. IONIQ 5 features 800V charging as standard, which when combined with a 350kW ultra-rapid charger will provide 80% charge in just 18 minutes or 62 miles of driving range in five minutes.
Ashley Andrew, Hyundai Motor UK Managing Director, said, “The launch of IONIQ 5 is a hugely significant moment for Hyundai, it heralds a new era for clean mobility. Goodwood Festival of Speed will be one of the first opportunities that the UK public will have had to see IONIQ 5 on the move and up close, so we’re thrilled to be able to share this landmark in our history with the many enthusiasts expected at the Festival.”
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is available to order now, priced from £36,995. IONIQ 5 will be available in three specification levels: SE Connect, Premium & Ultimate, which join the comprehensively equipped special launch edition Project 45. The Project 45 edition was oversubscribed by three times just 24 hours after reservations first opened.
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is present in over 200 countries with more than 120,000 employees dedicated to tackling real-world mobility challenges around the globe. Based on the brand vision ‘Progress for Humanity,’ Hyundai Motor is accelerating its transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider. The company invests in advanced technologies such as robotics and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to bring about revolutionary mobility solutions, while pursuing open innovation to introduce future mobility services. In pursuit of sustainable future for the world, Hyundai will continue its efforts to introduce zero emission vehicles equipped with industry-leading hydrogen fuel cell and EV technologies.
About Hyundai Motor UK
Hyundai has sold vehicles in the UK since 1982. In 2005, Hyundai opened its own UK subsidiary, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, which is now based in Leatherhead, Surrey. As of January 2021, Hyundai has one of the youngest product ranges of any manufacturer, with almost all models younger than 1 ½ years old. More than 75 per cent of the Company’s line-up is now available as an electrified version, and the company plans to electrify its entire range by 2025. Furthermore, Hyundai is a pioneer in zero-emission mobility, including its fully electric 300-mile range Kona Electric, its second-generation fuel cell electric vehicle NEXO, and the soon-to-be launched battery-electric IONIQ 5, the first model in its new IONIQ line-up brand. All passenger cars come with Hyundai’s unique Five-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package, providing customers with a five-year warranty with unlimited mileage, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks. The High Voltage battery warranty is 8 years or 100,000 miles. Further information about Hyundai and its products is available at www.hyundai.co.uk