The Hyundai Ioniq 5 Just got Even More Versatile
Four-wheel steering isn’t a new concept in the automotive industry, but the Ioniq 5 could take it to the next level. After making waves with its “Crabwalk” feature, Hyundai’s electric SUV could achieve something similar. Except, instead of helping increase off-road capabilities, this system is made to make life easier in urban environments.
What does e-Corner mean on a Hyundai?
e-Corner is an advanced system that allows the four wheels of a Hyundai to turn up to 90 degrees. It’s currently in prototype form, but it’s on the Ioniq 5. Essentially, it uses wire brake, wire steering, an electric motor, and an electric shock absorber in all four wheel assemblies.
it can rotate its wheels up to 90 degrees. And in practice, it can do some pretty ingenious things. The e-Corner system should make things like parallel parking and general vehicle maneuvering easier.
Surprisingly, the Ioniq 5 isn’t the first Hyundai to feature e-Cornering. It was first shown in 2018. But now it looks like we might actually see it implemented in the real world. According to , it could be implemented as soon as 2025. And this is definitely in the near future.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an electric vehicle for the masses
It was first released for the 2022 model year. And it quickly became clear that it has what it takes to be a popular SUV. It offers the unique style, practicality and efficiency of an electric powertrain. Plus, it’s not that expensive. At least in terms of being an EV.
In its standard form, it boasts a range of 220 miles. But if you opt for the larger battery pack, you can get a range of 266 miles. Of course, how far it enters when actually used depends on the conditions you’re driving in.
Is the Hyundai Ioniq 5 the same as the Kia EV6?
The rides on the same platform as the EV6. It was built in cooperation between Hyundai and Kia. The biggest difference really comes in terms of the design. But the EV6 also has a performance model known as the Kia EV6 GT.
Both electric SUVs are compatible with DC fast charging. So when you use the right charging setup, the Ioniq 5 can get an 80% charge in about 20 minutes. And this increases the practicality of this vehicle.
Overall, consumers seem to be impressed with Hyundai’s electric SUV. It hasn’t entered the mainstream yet, due to supply issues, but will likely become a popular vehicle. And if Hyundai ends up adding the e-Cornering, it will become an even better SUV. However, you have to wonder about the reliability of such a system. And what kind of costs it might add if you have to fix it.