The Korean automaker announced last year that IONIQ would become a brand new electric vehicle, and confirmed the launch of three new electric cars under it in the next three years.
The IONIQ brand is not to be confused with the current Hyundai Ioniq offered in three different engine packages, including an all-electric motor.
Hyundai says: The new IONIQ brand includes the next generation of all-electric vehicles and represents its efforts to become one of the best electric vehicle manufacturers in the world.
The automaker confirmed that the IONIQ brand is starting with the launch of the mid-size IONIQ 5 in early 2021, and the company has talked about the car, such as revealing that it is getting two-way charging.
Last month, the South Korean company released several new photos of the IONIQ 5, revealing a lot of its exterior design.
Hyundai is now releasing new images showcasing the interior of the IONIQ 5 electric car before it is unveiled next week.
Hyundai claims it uses environmentally friendly materials and textiles, such as eco-treated leather that is dyed and treated with vegetable oil extracts from flaxseeds for the seats.
Other soft furnishings throughout the cabin consist of textiles derived from sustainable fibers, as well as fiber-woven materials made from recycled plastic bottles.
The surfaces, such as: the dashboard, keys, steering wheel and door panels, were painted with a bio-varnish consisting of oils of rapeseed and corn.
The interior design reflects consumers’ increasing interest in personal transportation that supports luxury as well as demand for more sustainable products.
The E-GMP platform contains a flat battery that Hyundai uses to provide a spacious and customizable interior.
The company says the E-GMP platform allows for a long wheelbase that allows more space inside the vehicle.
Hyundai has created a system that allows the center console with the front seats to be moved to create more space.
The driver and passengers in the IONIQ 5 can freely enter and exit the cabin on either side when parking in a confined space, because the flat floor allows the center console to slide back and forth.
This fundamentally re-thinking the traditional center console and offering greater functionality than a static storage box.
The company has redesigned the center center console as an island that can move, the newly developed Universal Island replaces the center center console, and has become the cornerstone of the space experiment in IONIQ 5.
The driver and front passenger seats are equipped with leg rests that allow passengers to relax while recharging the car.
All seats can be moved and repositioned, making it easy for adults in the front to care for children and pets in the back.
Hyundai plans to unveil the IONIQ 5 on February 23 during a hypothetical event.