Hyundai's all-new, all-electric Ioniq subbrand, which the firm claims will usher in 23 battery-electric vehicles by 2025, makes its premiere with the Ioniq 5.
The 2022 Ioniq 5 with the standard-range battery and rear-wheel drive will cost around $40,000, but it won't be available when the Ioniq 5 is released.
The SEL AWD with the 320-hp dual-motor configuration is our pick; it also has a larger battery pack and a stated 256-mile driving range.
The standard-range battery produces 168 horsepower when combined with a single rear-mounted electric motor.
The rear-drive option provides 225 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque with the longer-range battery, which Hyundai claims will propel the Ioniq 5 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds.
The all-wheel-drive variant is significantly more powerful, with 320 horsepower and a huge 446 pound-feet of torque, and also much faster. At our test track, it hit 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
The Ioniq 5 is expected to have a range of 220 miles with the basic 58.0-kWh battery pack.
When hooked into a DC fast charger, Hyundai claims the larger battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in approximately 18 minutes or added 68 miles in about five minutes.
The interior of the Ioniq 5 is tech-savvy, with a digital dashboard and a high dosage of eco-friendly materials.
One enticing feature is an augmented reality head-up display that can show navigation directions onto the windshield.
The all-electric packaging also benefits the tiny crossover, which has a completely flat floor for optimal passenger and baggage space.
Its wide centre console provides plenty of storage space and moves back and forth between the front seats on top-spec Limited versions.
Hyundai offers one of the industry's top warranty policies. It also includes an astonishing quantity of free scheduled maintenance.
– Limited warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles – Powertrain warranty covers 10 years or 100,000 miles – Complimentary maintenance is covered for three years or 36,000 miles