15.02.2021 Press release

Hyundai Reveals IONIQ 5’s Living Space and Sustainable Interior

  • Interior images released ahead of virtual world premiere event slated for Feb. 23
  • Vehicle interior furnished with sustainable materials and textiles such as eco-processed leather, bio paint as well as natural and recycled fibers
  • Dedicated BEV platform allows long wheelbase and flat floors compared to midsize CUVs with conventional powertrains, enabling a breakthrough interior design
  • Inspired by ‘Living Space’ theme, IONIQ 5 designers were able to offer a distinctively different interior experience not possible before

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

IONIQ 5 is the first BEV model to utilize the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This BEV-dedicated 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. 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.

SangYup Lee Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center

‘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 center console to slide back and forth. This resulted in a fundamental rethink of the conventional center console and to offer greater function than a static storage box. The newly developed ‘Universal Island’ replaces the center console and becomes the centerpiece of the IONIQ 5’s living space experience.

IONIQ 5 is equipped with electronically adjustable front seats. The seats recline to the optimum angle, offering a weightless feeling for the occupant. Hyundai reduced the thickness of these front seats by about 30 percent, providing more space for those seated in the second row. This allows passengers to customize the interior space according to different needs and situations.

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 fibers such as sugar cane bio components, wool and poly yarns, as well as material woven from fibers 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

Due to the importance of Europe to Hyundai’s EV strategy, Hyundai will launch a limited edition all-new IONIQ 5 model in selected European markets. Customers will be able to reserve an introductory edition online called “Project 45”, which offers a series of special benefits.

Customers have the opportunity to reserve this limited edition model for a special price via an online reservation website, which will launch from the date of the world premiere.

Those who register to reserve the all-new IONIQ 5 “Project 45” edition will be the first in Europe to receive 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 production to delivery. In addition, they will receive an invitation to an exclusive IONIQ experience event in the selected countries in spring 2021.

In selected countries Hyundai is also offering each “Project 45” customer a free two-year subscription to IONITY, Europe’s leading high-power charging network (for customers in Germany this service will not be available from the start, but it will be activated later). 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 100 km of range.

The exclusively branded “Project 45” all-new IONIQ 5 model will be limited to 3,000 units worldwide. The online reservation programme will be available for customers in France, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Norway. Deliveries will begin in summer 2021, which ensures a short waiting time for Hyundai customers.

World Premiere of IONIQ 5

Hyundai will debut IONIQ 5 during the virtual world premiere event on February 23, 2021. During the event, Hyundai will unveil details about IONIQ 5’s innovative features and how customers can benefit from this dedicated BEV model.


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