The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the 300-mile true Tesla EV rival styled by Minecraft. We say Minecraft, but any 8-bit video game really. 

Jonny seemed convinced by the Korean EV efficiency, the retro-future bold styling, massive cabin and boot space, and the charging/power output versatility. 

E-GMP is the codename for Hyundai’s Electric Global Modular Platform that the Ioniq 5 is based upon. This is a dedicated EV as opposed to shared with piston models, like the Kona and Niro models previously (good as they are). Don’t get confused with the existing Ioniq either – that’s a much smaller car that can be purchased in petrol hybrid, PHEV or full EV form.

4635mm long 1890mm wide 1605mm high 3000mm wheelbase Longer than ID.4, shorter than Mustang Mach-e and 78 mm longer wheelbase than a full size Range Rover! Boot space 531L + 57L froot (24L if AWD optioned). Boot space rivals: VW ID.4 = 543L, 1575L seats down Ford Mach-E = 402L + 81L (froot), 1420L seats down Nissan Ariya = 468L (2wd model).

Much of the interior is eco-friendly and uses sustainable sourced materials, recycled PET bottles, plant based (bio PET) yarns and natural wool yarns, plus eco-processed leather with plant based extracts and bio paint with plant extracts.

400 or 800v charging capability supported (world first), the IONIQ5 also can rapid charge up to 380kW, so although much of the UK isn’t there yet it is ready. Theoretically it can can charge 10-80% in 18 mins at this level. Or get 100km of range from 5 mins of charge.

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