Hyundai Reveals IONIQ 5’s Living Space and Sustainable Interior Ahead of Virtual World Premiere

Added: 15 February 2021

Hyundai Motor Company today released new images revealing the spacious and versatile interior of the much-anticipated IONIQ 5, which will make its virtual world premiere on 23 February 2021.

IONIQ 5 is the first fully electric model to utilize the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This dedicated electric vehicle platform houses a flat battery that enables a spacious and customizable interior, offering personalized mobility with flexible configurations to comfortably accommodate both passengers and cargo.

Furnished with primarily eco-friendly materials and textiles, the interior design reflects consumers’ rising interest in personal transportation that supports well-being as well as demand for more ethical and sustainable products.

“IONIQ 5 is a statement of design that offers an optimistic look at what customers can expect in the new EV era,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Centre. “The long wheelbase is translated to a new dimension of space. We designed this special space as a perfect place to recharge - your home away from home.”

‘Living Space’ inspired interior opens a new dimension of design

IONIQ 5 sets itself apart from other midsize crossovers, especially those with internal combustion engines and conventional Steer-by-Wire systems, because the E-GMP allows for an elongated wheelbase and flat floor.

IONIQ 5’s driver and passengers can freely enter and exit the cabin on either side when parked in a narrow spot, because the flat floor allows the centre console to slide back and forth. This resulted in a fundamental rethink of the conventional centre console and to offer greater function than a static storage box. The newly developed ‘Universal Island’ replaces the console and becomes the centrepiece of the IONIQ 5’s living space experience.

The Zero-Gravity driver and front passenger seats are equipped with leg rests that allow passengers to ‘relax and recharge’ while their vehicle is being recharged. All seats can be operated and repositioned, making it easier for adults in the front to care for children and pets seated in the rear.

Reducing negative environmental impact with high-quality, eco-friendly interiors
While developing IONIQ 5, Hyundai put considerable thought into what consumers were looking for in a car. One of the clear demands was the need for more eco-conscious mobility solutions with lower environmental impact. Designers addressed these concerns through IONIQ 5’s use of eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials.

The seats are clad in an eco-processed leather that is dyed and treated with plant oil extractions from flaxseed. Other soft furnishings throughout the cabin consist of textiles derived from sustainable fibres such as sugar cane bio components, wool and poly yarns, as well as material woven from fibres made from recycled PET plastic bottles. Surfaces such as the dashboard, switches, steering wheel and door panels are coated in a polyurethane bio paint composed of oils from rape flowers and corn.

Online reservation of the all-new IONIQ 5 “Project 45” limited edition following the world premiere
To mark the World Premiere of the IONIQ 5, Hyundai will launch a limited edition model in the UK & other selected European markets. Customers will be able to reserve this introductory edition -called “Project 45” – for a special price online from 23 February.

Those who register to reserve the all-new IONIQ 5 “Project 45” edition will be the first in the UK & Europe to take delivery of the car. Customers will receive advance content in the form of exclusive videos, images and news updates, and they will remain informed about the status of their car from when it leaves the factory to when it is delivered.

Hyundai is also offering each “Project 45” customer a free two-year subscription to IONITY, Europe’s leading high-power charging network. With IONITY, drivers can charge their all-new IONIQ 5 at the maximum charging power and in a very fast time. The 800-volt battery is capable of going from a 10 to 80 per cent charge in just 18 minutes. With less than five minutes of charging, customers can enjoy 62 miles of range.

The exclusively branded “Project 45” model will be limited to 3,000 units across the UK & Europe. Deliveries will begin in summer 2021.

World Premiere of IONIQ 5
Hyundai will debut IONIQ 5 during the virtual world premiere event on February 23, 2021 at 7am GMT. During the event, Hyundai will unveil details about IONIQ 5’s innovative features and how customers can benefit from this dedicated electric model.

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