Hyundai has been working on its new lineup of electric vehicles for quite a long time. The automaker even took the Ioniq name and turned it into a subbrand for all things electric last year. Now, it's time to meet the first member of the Ioniq family – an electric crossover called the Ioniq 5. While it might be inspired by the brand's first production car, the Pony, it is anything but small.

The 2021 Ioniq 5 rides on Hyundai's new E-GMP platform and is essentially the production version of the 45 Concept from 2019. The design of the Ioniq 5 remains relatively unchanged from the concept as well, featuring the same angular appearance paired with sharp lines all around. Hyundai even retained the recessed headlight and taillights with a rectangular design.

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Other noticeable design features include pop-out door handles, giving the crossover a clean look. The electric crossover also sports a clamshell hood in place of a traditional hood design. Though the photos show the vehicle with glass side mirrors, cameras are available for select markets.

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While they may look small in the photos, the wheels are 20-inches large. That alone should give you an idea regarding the size of the vehicle. The Ioniq 5 measures 4,635 mm long, 1,890 mm wide, and 1,605 mm tall. It also has a lengthy 3,000 mm wheelbase, even longer than the Palisade. With that, Hyundai claims the EV crossover offers interior space similar to a larger vehicle.

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Hyundai claims the cabin is spacious, both front and rear. They took advantage of the EV platform by providing a completely flat floor. Thanks to this layout, passengers can benefit from extra legroom. Designers also created a sliding center console, which can be slid back by up to 450 mm. Meanwhile, the dashboard is dominated by a pair of 12-inch screens, one as infotainment the other as an instrument cluster. There's also a heads-up display with augmented reality support.

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As for the powertrain, customers can choose between two battery options, either a 58 kWh or a 72.6 kWh unit. There are also two electric motor layouts – a rear-motor or a dual motor (front and rear) paired with an all-wheel-drive system. Regardless of configuration, top speed is limited to 185 km/h.

Depending on the battery and motor layout chosen, power output and range vary. But the most powerful combine the two-motor system and the 72.6-kWh battery, producing a total output of 306 PS and 650 Nm torque. This configuration allows the EV to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. For maximum driving range, the rear-motor layout is paired with the larger battery offers around 470 to 480 kilometers of range.

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The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is scheduled to arrive at dealerships later this year. Meanwhile, the Ioniq family will grow even bigger in the years to come.