It may look like a compact car akin to the Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla hatchbacks at first glance but the Ioniq 5 is deceptively large. Hyundai’s new EV actually boasts the longest wheelbase of any U.S.-market Hyundai product. The company notes that it also offers more overall passenger volume than the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4, coming in at 106.5 cubic feet versus the Ford’s 101.1 and the VW’s 99.9 cubes.
On top of being spacious, the Hyundai EV’s interior looks like it’ll be quite serene as well. Pull on one of the car’s flush door handles and climb inside and you’ll be greeted by a lounge-like cabin, a Universal Island center console that slides back and forth 5.5 inches, sustainable materials, a pair of wide 12-inch screens, and hidden ambient lighting. There’s even magnetic board to the left of the digital instrument screen intended as a place to put pictures, notes, or, if you really want, childrens’ drawings, just like you would on a refrigerator.
As for how one will purchase an Ioniq 5, Hyundai says it is working on changing things up on that front too. Ioniq products will, in the future, be offered on a subscription basis, with a monthly payment covering the car, insurance, and maintenance. It’s not a new idea by any means but one that’s proven difficult to get off of the ground for many manufacturers. In any case, the Ioniq 5 won’t be the only car available on Hyundai’s future subscription service because an electric mid-size sedan called the Ioniq 6 and a big electric SUV called the Ioniq 7 will be joining it soon.
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