The electric SUV segment is rapidly expanding, with new models being introduced and racing to market in the next year or two. The latest to break cover is the Hyundai Ioniq 5, a pure electric vehicle that is sized between the automaker’s Tucson and Santa Fe SUVs. It is based on a flat-floored Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP)—Hyundai’s first EV-only platform—allowing great flexibility in designing interior space. This EV-specific architecture will be used for future models under the Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands.
The Ioniq 5 will expand the brand’s offerings, which currently include the Kona EV and Ioniq Electric hatchback, and from its Kia corporate cousin, the Niro EV.