Hyundai’s all-new Ioniq 5 isn’t the first ‘affordable’ EV launched by a mainstream brand and it’s not even Hyundai’s first EV. However, it is one of the most exciting and is the best EV on sale at this price point.
Underpinning the Ioniq 5 is the same Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) as the Kia EV6 and Genesis GV60. It is the first in a long line of all-electric models that Hyundai is developing and borrows its name from the Ioniq liftback that was introduced a few years ago and sold as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and an EV. Don’t let the familiar name fool you, though; the Ioniq 5 is nothing like the original Ioniq, nor is it like any other electric vehicle on sale.