The Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV made a splash with its clean exterior and surprisingly large dimensions. Now there is an opportunity to look at the interior of the car.
The back is surprisingly spacious. Heated and electrically adjustable rear seats can be moved forward or backward for passenger comfort or cargo transportation. There are also vents at the rear on the B-pillars and sun visors above the windows. The doors have natural light in the armrests as well as speakers. Under the seats are USB fast chargers and standard electrical outlets, the latter of which is for powering household appliances.
At the front of the cabin, the flat floor creates a spacious feeling. Upholstery options include a wide range of environmentally friendly, recyclable materials. The dashboard houses two 12.3-inch screens, one for the instrument panel and the other for the infotainment system. These are joined by screens of virtual side mirrors that replace the traditional ones located in the corners of the dashboard.
In terms of controls, there is an updated number of physical buttons and dials, especially for EVs, where the trend is heading towards overarching screens. The center console can slide forward or backward, so front and rear passengers can use it.
Overall, the Ioniq 5’s interior does a good job of balancing utility with simplicity while remaining comfortable and spacious. However, we must point out that this is an example for the Korean market. It is not yet clear if all of its features will be available in other markets.
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