The 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Is True Game-Changer. Here’s Why

From Transport Evolved.

This is the short version of our first-drive review. To watch a longer version, head to our second channel, @Transport Evolved: Take 2

To date, sibling brands Hyundai Kia have chosen to focus their attention on building platforms capable of supporting hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric drivetrains.

The results, while competent and enjoyable, had their downsides.

Now both companies are producing their first electric vehicles based on the e-GMP platform. It’s a new platform designed exclusively for electric vehicles.

The Kia EV6 is Kia’s offering – but today, we’re driving the Hyundai IONIQ 5.

Here’s what we thought form our quick spin – and why we think it has the potential to be a game changer.

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 first drive.

Hyundai Motors North America provided airfare, lodging and meals to enable us to bring you this first-person report.

Transport Evolved retained all editorial control

Presenter: Kate Walton-Elliott
Cameras: Kate Walton-Elliott
Audio: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Additional footage © Hyundai Motors North America
Editor: Michael Horton
Coloring: Winter Tashlin
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2021

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