TEASED: First Ioniq Model Coming Sooner Than Expected

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We can't wait to see what's in store.

While Hyundai caters to traditional clientele in the form of striking vehicles like the Tucson, it's the brand's innovation in terms of electric vehicles that will determine its long-term success. Vehicles like the upcoming Ioniq 5 are critical to maintaining the brand's strong financial outlook and long-term success, and now we know when we'll get to see the fruits of Hyundai's labor. Although an official date is not mentioned in the below video, we can now confirm that the Ioniq 5 will not arrive in October 2021 as originally thought.

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Although the video is vague, we are happy to see that the new EV will arrive early in 2021 rather than later in the year. Perhaps the rest of the Ioniq range will also reach market sooner than expected. For now, all we know for certain is that we can look forward to a retro design, but nothing else has been confirmed at this point. All we can do is guess that it will have a range of around 300 miles and that it will be based on an all-new modular platform that promises strong on-road performance, safety, and innovation.

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Whether it will be offered exclusively in one drive configuration (likely AWD) or with two options is yet to be seen, but since the new platform allows for disconnection of the AWD system, we expect that this new EV will power both axles. Speaking of power, the Hyundai Kona EV generates 201 horsepower, and as this new electric brand needs to make a good impression, we suspect that it will offer considerably more. In terms of pricing, it will almost certainly be dearer than the $38,000 Kona EV, but to remain competitive, it likely won't cost more than 50 grand, at least not in base form. 2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year for cars, and we can't wait to try this one.

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