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Hyundai teases first car model from dedicated EV brand

The Ioniq 5 can apparently function as a big power bank

Hyundai is putting its BEV platform to work with the Ioniq 5. PHOTO FROM HYUNDAI

The EV movement is in full force across the entire industry, if recent launches are anything to go by. With a new platform dedicated to electric cars, Hyundai obviously wants a piece of that cake. The automaker has now teased its first car from its Ioniq EV sub-brand, the Ioniq 5.

Whoever penned the taillights was probably a ‘Minecraft’ fan. PHOTO FROM HYUNDAI

There isn’t much to go by in terms of what has been revealed (or lack thereof), but the design is clearly reminiscent of the Hyundai 45 concept car of 2019 with its sleek, angular design full of chiseled edges. Hyundai classifies the Ioniq 5 as a crossover, so expect it to be at least as big as a Kona.

According to the South Korean car manufacturer, this design language is called “Parametric Pixel,” and it can be seen from the pixel-inspired lights, the blocky fender cuts, and the massive 20-inch wheels that offer an interesting look optimized for aerodynamics. The styling also prioritizes seamlessness, which evident in the minimal panel gaps.

Thankfully, the wheels are still round. It is corny, we know. PHOTO FROM HYUNDAI

There are no details about the car’s powerplant or performance numbers. However, Hyundai has released several teaser videos about the Ioniq 5’s capabilities as an EV. One of the car’s party pieces is its ability to function as a generator with its Vehicle-to-Load tech. The battery pack can supply about 3.5kW of electricity to power appliances such as ovens, speakers and even a treadmill.

If you want to know more about the car, wait for February 2021 when the Ioniq 5 will debut worldwide virtually.

Sam Surla

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