Hybrids & Electrics

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 Stars in Its Own Hollywood-Caliber Action Film

Suspense continues to build for another new EV release. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 isn’t the first electric vehicle the Korean automaker has produced. But it certainly is the first dedicated EV. And Hyundai is making the official introduction dramatic.

The latest teaser video feels like a Hollywood-caliber film, with hints of action and even spy drama. But what can we really expect from this crossover utility vehicle (CUV)? And do these videos tell us much about the Hyundai Ioniq 5?

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 CUV

Hyundai has released a few details about the new Ioniq 5, including pixel-inspired headlights and a clamshell hood. This electric CUV will ride on Kia and Hyundai’s new E-GMP platform.

Handling and performance will be smooth with the weight of the vehicle being more centered and positioned lower. A long wheelbase will provide crash protection, and the body’s solid framework will offer incredible durability, stability, and interior design flexibility.

What we anticipate about the Ioniq 5’s specs

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Hyundai hasn’t confirmed or finalized all of the Ioniq 5’s specs. But for now, here’s what most anticipate. According to CNET, Hyundai is shooting for an impressive 342-mile range with the Ioniq 5’s 73 kWh battery. A smaller battery, providing 280 miles of driving range, might become available. These estimates are not EPA-official, so the figures may adjust upon evaluation. But consumers can probably expect a 400 to 800-volt charging capacity, translating to a full charge in potentially under 20 minutes.

Car and Driver suggests the standard platform for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV will have all-wheel drive.

The Hollywood-caliber teaser video

Hyundai’s latest teaser video offers hints and subtle flashes of the new Ioniq 5. CNET called the video “strange” and likened the aesthetic to that of a quasi-spy drama. This short film offers thrilling music, a mysterious woman, a speeding Ioniq 5, and cut scenes like a Hollywood secret-agent flick.

There have been three other teaser videos, and Hyundai features them on its site. Titled “Ultimate Camping,” the series is broken into three scenes: “Cooking,” “Sound,” and “Running.”

The “Ready. Pack. Go.” motto is prevalent throughout the series. Each video approaches ultimate camping as a stark contrast to roughing it. Cooking while camping is like preparing a rotisserie chicken in the wild. Sound while camping features a man surrounded by high-quality speakers. And running through the woods, Ioniq 5 style, is like taking your high-end treadmill into the forest.

Each video offers only glimpses of the crossover but hints at a new luxurious electric vehicle. Owning and plugging in your EV won’t feel like old-school camping anymore. 

When can you see one of these EVs in person?

Hyundai hasn’t revealed a release date. But the Ioniq 5 is set to debut in the next couple of weeks. Early price estimates suggest the MSRP will hover around $45,000, but the automaker hasn’t confirmed the price range. Despite the teasers so far, we really don’t have an idea of what to expect in terms of amenities. But some of the visuals on Hyundai’s website look promising. And most experts expect this revolutionary crossover to offer tons of tech and an edgy design. 

By the time you read this, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 might already be officially introduced. If not, the wait will soon be over. The automaker continues to surge ahead with this latest addition to its lineup. Critics and consumers alike are champing at the bit to see one in person and experience this all-electric ride firsthand. The latest teaser video feels Hollywood-inspired. So owning one might feel downright star-worthy too.