Motioning towards the idea of offering enhanced passenger comfort, Hyundai Motor Company has recently released images of its BEV model, IONIQ 5’s spacious interior. Sources acquaint with this development state that the IONIQ 5 will debut at Hyundai’s virtual world premiere on February 23rd, 2021.
Built on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), IONIQ 5 houses a flat battery base that enables a more spacious and modular interior, offering flexible configurations to comfortably seat both passengers and their luggage.
The E-GMP platform enables integration of a longer wheelbase and flat floor, features that make IONIQ 5 stand out from other midsize crossovers, particularly those with IC (internal combustion) engines and traditional Steer-by-Wire systems.
Thanks to the flat floor design that allows the center console to slide back and forth, driver and passengers in the vehicle can enter and exit the cabin freely from either side when parked.
Expressing his views, SangYup Lee, Senior VP & Head, Hyundai Global Design Center, said that the IONIQ 5 is a statement of design that presents optimistic features that customers are looking for in the EV era.
Apparently, Hyundai believes in an imminent need for eco-conscious mobility solutions that have a lower impact on the environment. With this vision, the company’s designers have focused on using eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials in the IONIQ 5.
For example, the seats in the IONIQ 5 at cladded in a sustainable, eco-processed leather that is then dyed and treated with plant-based oil extractions squeezed from flaxseed. Similarly, other soft furnishings used in the cabin compose of textiles that are sourced from sustainable fibers like wool, sugar cane bio components, and poly yarns, as well as materials woven from fibers that are made from recycled PET plastic bottles.
Moreover, components such as switches, dashboard, steering wheel and door panels are layered with a polyurethane bio paint made from rape flowers and corn.