Hyundai has shown, albeit very briefly, the interior of his next electric car. The electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 2021 will have a futuristic and ecological interior that will be one of its main buying assets.
Without prior notice, Hyundai has delayed a few days more of the world presentation of what will be the electric car, perhaps the most important for the firm in this decade; the Hyundai Ioniq 5 2021. By contrast, what the firm has let us see is a brief image that shows the new interior of its imminent electric car.
We should have known it already, but it will not be until February 23 when we can see it in its final production form. To date there have been several teasers that Hyundai has shown of its new electric compact, allowing us to intuit where its new electric car will go in aesthetic terms.
Of the interior, however, nothing was known, but the Korean firm has released an image in which, in plan perspective, you can see part of the interior of the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 2021. In the unveiled image, published on the website that The firm has enabled to present its new electric car on February 23, an interior finished in a light tone can be appreciated, accompanied by the contrast of the dark color of the passenger compartment floor and the dashboard.
It is a dashboard divided into two heights; at the threshold of the lowest level, we find the multimedia system keypad, while at the top we find both the central screen and the control panel. These two screens are striking, covered by the same sheet of glass that extends across the width of the dashboard. Saving the distances, they are largely reminiscent of the double screen of the outgoing generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Hyundai has revealed that the central console that has a gap between the front seats is capable of moving longitudinally, independently of the arrangement of the same seats. The Korean firm has called the console “universal island”. Also, they know that their customers will have to spend time waiting for their electric car to charge, and they have designed front seats that are equipped with leg rests that allow passengers to lie down while their electric car is charging. Although given the 800 V electrical system that will equip the Hyundai Ioniq 5 2021, if the customer has a fast charger at their disposal, it will only require 18 minutes to complete 80% of the total battery.
With the Ioniq 5 being the first car designed as electric from scratch by the Korean firm, they have had the opportunity to reinterpret to some extent what a car interior is and how the end-user will perceive it. Hyundai’s director of design calls it “home away from home.”
The seats are upholstered with material that imitates leather but is eco-processed and is dyed and treated with vegetable oil extractions. In the search for efficiency and respect for the environment, they have even used material from recycled plastic bottles to shape certain interior materials.
Hyundai’s electric vehicle will have in its offer two different battery options with which in its version with the highest capacity it will exceed 500 kilometers of autonomy based on the WLTP cycle. Its power will exceed 200 hp and will be accompanied by a huge number of engine torque. The interior space also promises to set a new point in the compact car segment, both in terms of habitability and cargo volume.
To know all the official figures, then, we must wait for the next February 23 at 8 in the morning.