Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 delivers on its EV-of-the-future promise

A combination of solid tech and retro-futuristic design make the EV a joy to drive.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5, photographed in a desert.
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Roberto Baldwin
Roberto Baldwin|@strngwys|December 17, 2021 1:00 PM

Automakers have been struggling to produce an EV that looks futuristic but not pretentious. Starting at $39,700, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 seems to toe that line with a mixture of retro and futuristic design elements combined with technology that actually works as advertised.

The hatchback-esque SUV doesn’t just look cool, it’s a pleasure to drive and is the culmination of the technology Hyundai has been adding to vehicles for years. We got a chance to drive it around Southern California and suffice to say, Hyundai has produced a winner.

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Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 delivers on its EV-of-the-future promise