Hyundai Release IONIQ 5’s Living Space and Sustainable Interior Ahead of Virtual World Premiere
Hyundai today released new images Hyundai’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) model to utilize the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP)- IONIQ 5. The BEV-dedicated platform of IONIQ 5houses a flat battery that enables a spacious and customizable interior, offering personalized mobility with flexible configurations to comfortably accommodate both passengers and cargo. Hyundai 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. The newly developed Universal Island replaces the center console and becomes the centerpiece of the IONIQ 5’s living space experience.
The 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. The seats are clad in an eco-processed leather that is dyed and treated with plant oil extractions from flaxseed.
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, witches, steering wheel and door panels are coated in a polyurethane bio paint composed of oils from rape flowers and corn. Hyundai will debut IONIQ 5 during the virtual world premiere event on February 23, 2021.