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Check Out Hyundai’s New IONIQ 5 Highlight Video

Hyundai has released a detailed highlight video of the highly anticipated 2022 IONIQ 5. The IONIQ 5 disrupts the EV market with its ultra-fast charging, incredible vehicle-to-load power capability and a targeted driving range of 300 miles. The IONIQ 5 utilizes Hyundai’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that allows for more interior space and optimized vehicle performance. IONIQ 5 is one of 23 Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) Hyundai plans to introduce worldwide by 2025. IONIQ 5 goes on sale this fall with a pre-reservation program for early purchasers that offers special benefits.

“IONIQ 5 introduces the Hyundai brand to a whole new set of buyers,” 

said José Muñoz, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. 

“Once behind the steering wheel, they are going to be shocked by the range, power, comfort, interior space and advanced technology. Owning one is going to be a new experience and lifestyle that only the IONIQ brand can provide.”

The highlight video is presented by the following executives that share insights on the IONIQ 5:

  • José Muñoz, Global Chief Operating Officer, Hyundai Motor Company | President and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America | President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America
  • Simon Loasby, Hyundai Vice President, Head of Hyundai Styling
  • Olabisi Boyle, Vice President, Product Planning and Mobility Strategy, Hyundai Motor North America

Check out the video below for more information on the market disrupting 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV.

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 Electric CUV Shakes Up EV Market with Ultra-Fast Charging and Power Capability

  • Ultra-fast 800-volt multi-charging (10 to 80 percent in 18 minutes)
  • Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function can power small appliances, devices and even charge other EVs
  • Driving range target of 300 miles
  • New E-GMP platform improves performance, enhances driving dynamics and optimizes interior volume (spaciousness of a large car in a compact CUV)
  • Eco-friendly materials and nature-inspired colors at many touchpoints
  • IONIQ 5 customers will receive unlimited 30-minute charging sessions for two years on Electrify America’s growing network of chargers
  • IONIQ 5 is the first model in Hyundai’s new family of IONIQ electric vehicles

Hyundai America has introduced the all-new IONIQ 5, which is an electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) with a targeted driving range of 300 miles, cutting edge technology and best-in-class ultra-fast charging from 10 to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.

“IONIQ 5 introduces the Hyundai brand to a whole new set of buyers,” 

said José Muñoz, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America

“Once behind the steering wheel, they are going to be shocked by the range, power, comfort, interior space and advanced technology. Owning one is going to be a new experience and lifestyle that only the IONIQ brand can provide.”

Sleek and Sophisticated Design

Taking inspiration from the ‘45’ EV concept, the IONIQ 5 captures the character and many details of the concept car. 

  • Extended 118.1-inch wheelbase – IONIQ 5 has the longest wheelbase in Hyundai’s U.S. product lineup
  • Cutting-edge Parametric Pixel LED lighting elements
  • Eye-catching V-shaped front bumper incorporates distinctive daytime running lamps (DRLs)
  • Front and rear forms merge together at the doors, another example of Hyundai’s ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design
  • Strong C-pillar shape, inspired by the ‘45’ EV concept, gives IONIQ 5 a commanding presence
  • Large 20-inch aero-optimized wheels echo the Parametric Pixel design theme and complete IONIQ 5’s perfected proportions, optimized for Hyundai’s E-GMP platform

Color Options for the IONIQ 5 will include Phantom Black (Pearl), Cyber Gray (Metallic), Atlas White (Solid), Digital Teal (Green Pearl), Lucid Blue (Pearl), Shooting Star (Gray Matte). The interior has three color options which are Obsidian Black Monotone, Dark Pebble Gray/Dove Gray, Dark Teal/Dove Gray.

Electric Motor and Battery

IONIQ 5 is available with a range of drive motors to fit the needs of every customer. Customers can mate the 77.4 kWh battery pack to two electric motor layouts, either with a rear motor only or with both front and rear motors. The top-of-the-line dual motor setup is an all-wheel drive (AWD) option producing a combined power output of 320 horsepower (74 kW front + 165 kW rear) and 446 ft.-lbs. of torque. An IONIQ 5 with this configuration can go from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 5 seconds. The single-motor layout with a rear motor offers 225 horsepower (168 kW) and 258 ft.-lbs. of torque and two-wheel drive (2WD).   

When equipped with a single motor (2WD), IONIQ 5’s targeted maximum driving range on a single charge is 300 miles. The targeted range of the dual motor all-wheel drive SE & SEL models is 269. The top-of-the-line Limited AWD model has a targeted range of 244 miles. All configurations have a top speed of 115 MPH and can tow a trailer with a capacity of up to 1,500 pounds.

Fast Charging

IONIQ 5’s E-GMP can support both 400-V and 800-V charging infrastructures. The platform offers 800-V charging capability as standard, and can accommodate 400-V charging without the need for additional components or adapters.

With a 350-kW charger, IONIQ 5 can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. If the owner only has five minutes to spare, the IONIQ 5 can recoup about 68 miles of range using a 350-kW fast charger. The standard 10.9 kW on-board charger completes a full charge in 6 hours and 43 minutes using Level 2 charging.

Unlimited Charging for Two Years

Recently, Hyundai Motor America (HMA) collaborated with Electrify America to support owners of the 2021 Kona Electric and IONIQ plug-in sedans with 250 kWh of included DC Fast charging in the all- new Electrify America app. Electrify America’s network of over 600 stations offers owners the access they need to fully enjoy their EV by providing convenient, ultra-fast charging stations across the country. In order to support our IONIQ 5 customers, HMA will continue to partner with Electrify America by offering unlimited 30-minute charging sessions for two years from the date of purchase on their rapidly growing network of ultra-fast chargers. Electrify America plans to have about 800 charging stations with more than 3,500 ultra-fast chargers either open or in development by the end of 2021. Hyundai America will provide more details about the charging plan when the IONIQ 5 goes on sale in the fall. Driving an EV has never been easier.

Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) Functionality 

IONIQ 5 also provides an innovative V2L function, which allows customers to freely use or charge any electronic devices, such as electric bicycles, scooters or camping equipment. It serves as a charger on wheels. This function can even be used to charge a stranded EV. It is ideal for powering necessities during a power outage, tailgate parties, camping or outdoor projects (1.9 kW peak power using a standard 120-volt outlet). The V2L function is enabled using an available accessory adaptor and goes into the outside charging port. In addition to the outside power outlet, there is a second outlet underneath the back row seat for charging laptops, phones and other devices on the Limited trim.

Cutting Edge Technology

Augmented Reality (AR) – a Head-Up Display (HUD) with Augmented Reality (AR) mode, essentially turning the windshield into a display screen. Drivers can choose to use AR technology to project relevant information, such as turn-by-turn navigation, or advanced safety information about the car’s surroundings.

Connectivity – A 12-inch full touchscreen infotainment screen with Android Auto / Apple Car Play.

Driver Assistance – The IONIQ 5 comes packed with driver assistance technology including:

  • Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA2)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
  • Forward-Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA)
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)

Availability and Alternative Ownership Model

IONIQ 5 will initially be sold in Hyundai stores in the 10 zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) states[i] plus Texas, Fla., Ill., Ga., NC, Pa, and Ariz. followed by a broader rollout in 2022. HMA is also looking at alternative ownership models to attract and engage first-time EV customers. People are interested in trying EVs, but want to do so in a convenient, low-risk way and are already comfortable using subscriptions to buy goods and services. In the future, Hyundai dealers will offer a simple automobile subscription service for IONIQ shoppers. This subscription service will feature a single, all-inclusive monthly payment, covering the vehicle, insurance and maintenance.

Stay posted to the Spokane Hyundai Blog for more information on the highly anticipated release of the IONIQ 5.

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Hyundai Kona Named a Top 10 Car for Recent College Graduates by AutoTrader

Hyundai is proud to announce that the Hyundai Kona has earned a spot on AutoTraders annual Top 10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates. All vehicles on this year’s Ten Best list are available for under $25,000 and achieve a combined fuel economy rating of at least 30 mpg.

“The Hyundai Kona is one of those small, affordable cars that are so much fun and have such a unique character that it really feels like a much more expensive car. In the world of $25,000 cars, new or used, the Hyundai Kona is worth a test drive.” 

said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. 

As impressive as the 2018-2020 models are that were nominated for this award, Hyundai has innovated even further by redesigning the new 2022 Hyundai Kona. 

“For 2022, Kona has been freshly redesigned with new safety and convenience features that ensures it remains at the top of SUV buyer lists. Whether they desire the eco-focused Electric, Turbo or sporty new N Line version, we’re confident the new Kona will exceed the most demanding compact SUV buyer expectations,” 

said Ricky Lao, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor North America.

The redesigned 2022 Kona has been significantly enhanced with a fresh design and a slew of new convenience and safety features. Beyond that the 2022 Kona benefits from an updated suspension system that enhances both responsiveness and ride comfort, and upgraded connectivity features including the latest generation of Hyundai Bluelink®. 

But, perhaps the most compelling argument for a recent college graduate to buy a Kona is Hyundai’s incredibly low finance and lease rates while still offering America’s Best Warranty for no extra cost. On top of this, receive Complimentary Maintenance for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles of ownership. This incredible combination of value for no extra cost to the consumer makes the 2022 Hyundai Kona a must buy for recent college graduates or anyone else looking to get the best deal on a sub-compact SUV.

Check out Spokane Hyundai’s impressive selection of 2022 Hyundai Kona’s.

Or schedule a test drive to experience the difference for yourself!

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Hyundai Santa Fe and Elantra Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Hyundai Santa Fe and Elantra have just earned a 2021 Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with specific headlights. Impressively the Elantra and Santa Fe are Hyundai’s 8th and 9th to receive a 2021 Top Safety Pick (TSP) or TSP+ rating. Hyundai has 7 models with a TSP rating and 2 earning the top rating of TSP+, and all Hyundai SUVs have a TSP or TSP+ rating.

“These top ratings prove our commitment to safety,” 

said Brian Latouf, chief safety officer, Hyundai Motor North America. 

“Being an industry leader in safety and IIHS accolades is foundational to our brand, and we continually strive to provide outstanding passenger safety to our customers.”

How do Vehicles Qualify to be IIHS Top Safety Picks?

To qualify for TSP, vehicles must earn good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. They must also be available with a front crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian tests and good- or acceptable-rated headlights. For the higher-tier TSP+ award, good or acceptable headlights must be standard on all models, regardless of trim level. 

Looking for more information on Hyundai’s impressive safety features? Check out our previous posts on Hyundai’s Lane Keep Assist and Brake Assist System.  

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2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Electronic CUV Virtual Premiere on May 24th

Spokane Hyundai is proud to announce the upcoming reveal of the all-new 2022 IONIQ 5 to the North American market on Mon., May 24 at 12:00 p.m. PT. IONIQ 5 introduces advanced technology, innovative use of interior space and a new global electric platform. During the virtual presentation the following executives will share insights about the IONIQ 5.

  • José Muñoz, Global Chief Operating Officer, Hyundai Motor Company | President and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America | President and CEO, Hyundai Motor America
  • Simon Loasby, Hyundai Vice President, Head of Hyundai Styling
  • Olabisi Boyle, Vice President, Product Planning and Mobility Strategy, Hyundai Motor North America

IONIQ 5’s progressive design explores a new freedom offered by a dedicated battery electric vehicle platform. IONIQ 5 is also a power source on wheels. The innovative Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function allows customers to freely use or charge electric devices, such as electric bicycles, scooters or camping equipment out of the vehicle. During the debut, Hyundai’s leadership will discuss commitment to electrification, IONIQ 5 design, North American product attributes and other major announcements.

IONIQ 5 goes on sale this fall. The IONIQ 5 North American virtual premiere will take place May 24th at 12:00 p.m. PT at: Click to add to your calendar.  Stay posted to the Spokane Hyundai Blog for more information on the IONIQ 5 as we approach the launch date this fall.

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Hyundai Will Reveal All-New Kona N at “N day” Digital Event

The all-new KONA N, a performance SUV, makes its world premiere at the Hyundai N Day digital event on April 27, 2021

Hyundai Motor will share the brand’s philosophy, new brand claim, and future e-performance direction

SEOUL, April 15, 2021 — Hyundai Motor Company will unveil the all-new KONA N at its first-ever Hyundai N Day, a digital showcase for its high-performance N Brand, on April 27, 2021.

KONA N is not only the latest addition to Hyundai’s growing high-performance N lineup but is also the first N model with an SUV body type. With a powerful combination of versatility, spirited acceleration, agility, and racetrack capability, KONA N stands to change what people expect from an SUV. The all-new KONA N will be presented by Albert Biermann, President and Head of R&D Division at Hyundai Motor Group.

The company will use N Day as a platform for sharing the N brand high-performance philosophy, introduce the new brand claim, make news about upcoming N models, and talk about its future e-performance direction. This part will be presented by Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Head of Customer Experience Division.

“We are very excited to unveil the KONA N, a true Hot SUV with all the driving fun N offers,”

Till Wartenberg, Vice President and Head of N Brand Management & Motorsport Sub-Division at Hyundai Motor Company said. 

“With our first-ever N Day, we aim to continue the story of N and share our vision with this digital format to further engage with our enthusiasts.”

Stay posted to the Spokane Hyundai Blog for more information about the Kona N and other vehicle announcements.

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Hyundai Elantra and Venue Earn a Spot on KBB’s 5-Year Cost to Own 2021 List

Kelly Blue Book (KBB) has just announced the winner of its tenth annual KBB 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. Hyundai is proud to announce that both the Hyundai Venue and Hyundai Elantra are the winners of their respective segments. This marks the 2nd year in a row that the Hyundai Elantra has been awarded this honor. The KBB 5-Year Cost to Own Awards recognize new vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs over the initial five-year period of ownership. Beyond the initial purchase price, shoppers need to consider fuel costs, insurance, scheduled maintenance and warranty coverage when choosing the right vehicle for them. 

“Listening to customer data has allowed us to deliver products that meet consumer needs while also providing superior financial benefit. The Elantra and Venue’s being awarded by KBB to their annual 5-Year Cost to Own, reinforces our commitment in successfully addressing the full cost of vehicle ownership experience,” 

said Ricky Lao, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor North America.

Beyond Hyundai’s commitment to affordable vehicle pricing and industry leading residual value, what really set it apart from the competition is Hyundai’s America’s Best Warranty, and Hyundai’s No Charge Complimentary Maintenance. This combination of coverage means you have complete peace of mind even 10 years down the line while not having to pay for scheduled maintenance in the first 3 years of ownership.  

“In a very hotly contested segment where the winning margin was less than $100, the Elantra earned Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award through its superior fuel economy and significantly lower repair costs,” 

said Eric Ibara, director of residual values for Kelley Blue Book. 

“In only its second year, the Venue wins in the Subcompact SUV/Crossover category for having low costs in every category, but especially for its expected low repair costs.”

Stay posted to the Spokane Hyundai Blog for more information on the award winning 2021 lineup of Hyundai vehicles.

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Hyundai IONIQ Named Best Hybrid and Best Plug-In Hybrid by U.S. News & World Report

Hyundai is proud to announce the 2021 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid were named the best hybrid vehicle by U.S. News & World Report. The IONIQ was voted best hybrid of 2020 as well, marking the 2nd year in a row Hyundai has won this award.

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and Civic, provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C. 

U.S. News & World Report determine the winner of the hybrid category by comparing and combining U.S. News overall vehicle score, starting price, gas mileage, charging speed and capacity from the EPA for 73 hybrid vehicles total. The IONIQ separated itself by a combination of value and impressive technology that Hyundai is known for. 

The 2021 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid has a starting price of $23,400 and a combined fuel economy of 59 MPG on the Blue model. For comparison, the Toyota Prius ECO is rated at 56 MPG combined and costs $1000 more. 

On the Plug-In side, The 2021 Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid starts from $26,700 with a combined MPG rating of 133 MPGe. Hybrid shoppers of all kinds looking for the best combination of price, fuel efficiency, standard technology and unbeatable value should consider the Hyundai IONIQ hybrid models. 

Don’t miss out, check out our stock of 2021 IONIQ hybrids before they’re gone. Or, contact our sales department to arrange a test drive and experience the U.S. News best hybrid vehicle 2 years running!

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2022 Hyundai Tucson Adds N-Line and Plug-in Hybrid Models

Hyundai is proud to announce the expansion of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson model lineup. The 2022 Tucson will include a plug-in hybrid model and the sporty N-Line edition. The plug-in hybrid version will arrive this summer while the N-Line will arrive this spring. 


The N-Line version of the Tucson is designed for the driving enthusiast and features a more aggressive exterior styling and a refined interior finish. Here are some exclusive N-Line features:


  • N Line front and rear bumper fascia
  • N Line grille
  • Black headlamp bezels
  • Fender N line badging
  • Unique 19-inch black alloy wheel design
  • Black side mirrors and window surrounds
  • Dual-tipped exhaust
  • N Line rear spoiler


  • N Line logos: steering wheel, shifter, and seats
  • Leather and fabric seating surfaces
  • Red accents on seats and door trim
  • Black headliner
  • Metal pedals and door sill plates
  • Bose® premium audio system

N-Line Color Options

  • Ash Black
  • White Pearl
  • Titan Grey
  • Red Crimson

Plug-in Hybrid

The Plug-in Hybrid Tucson offers a combination of fun to drive and efficiency that the competition can’t match. The 2022 Tucson Plug-in Hybrid boasts a 32-mile fully electric range resulting in a fuel economy of 70 MPGe which can be fully recharged in 2 hours, while still offering an impressive 261 horsepower turbocharged engine to give you all the power you need.

HTRAC® AWD in a Plug-in Hybrid SUV

Along with the new 2022 Santa Fe Hybrids, Tucson Hybrid, and Plug-in Hybrid models will also offer our standard mechanical HTRAC® AWD capability to meet the needs of eco-focused buyers with specialized modes for greater adaptability to terrain and weather conditions, including Snow mode. Hyundai’s latest HTRAC® all-wheel-drive systems for the hybrid and plug-in hybrid have been tuned at off-road proving grounds around the world to maximize forward traction capability over a wide variety of surfaces.

e-Handling Driving Dynamics

The driving performance goal for the Tucson was to create a more pure sense of connection between the vehicle and the driver. Driving dynamics match the sporty exterior design, and the handling package is improved, so the new Tucson is even more agile than the previous generation. The suspension has been refined in conjunction with e-handling systems to minimize traditional compromises between sporty handling and superb ride comfort.

Tucson plug-in hybrid and hybrid models feature Hyundai’s e-handling technology, which precisely applies electric motor torque control according to dynamic inputs and road conditions to improve cornering performance for a new level of fun-to-drive dynamics. As a Tucson hybrid model turns-in to a corner, the electric motor system applies precise incremental braking force to the front wheels, increasing their tire contact patch on the road surface for enhanced traction and steering response while initiating turn-in. Then, as the vehicle moves to exit the corner, the electric motor applies precise torque to the rear axle, increasing the rear tire contact patches for enhanced traction and control accelerating out of the corner.

America’s Best Warranty

Regardless of the Hyundai vehicle you choose, Hyundai’s warranty has you covered. For no extra charge you receive:

  • 10 year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty
  • 5 year/60,000-mile comprehensive warranty
  • 7-year/ unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty
  • 3 years/36,000-mile complimentary maintenance (Oil Change and Tire Rotation)

For more information on the upcoming release of the highly anticipated check our launch information article.

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Hyundai Teases the Highly-Anticipated Hyundai Santa Cruz

Hyundai has just released a first look at the segment-shattering Hyundai Santa Cruz sport adventure vehicle. The 2022 Santa Cruz offers a new category of vehicle that is unlike any other vehicle available in the U.S. market as a combination of an SUV, Truck, and Crossover vehicle.

The Santa Cruz offers a bold yet sophisticated exterior design combined with a refined and comfortable interior with powerful and efficient powertrain options. The highly flexible and maneuverable all-wheel-drive platform can easily get you where you need to go whether you’re in the city or out on an off-roading adventure. A flexible open truck bed for storage and gear is juxtaposed with cutting-edge technology and connectivity through the bevy of standard safety and convenience options.

“Santa Cruz, with its bold styling, breaks open all-new segment territory, both for Hyundai and the industry as a whole. Open-bed flexibility coupled with closed-cabin security meets the changing everyday needs of its adventure-oriented buyers, while powerful and efficient engines and superb maneuverability ensure it is a pleasure to drive in urban or off-road environments. Our customers will wonder just how they managed before owning one,” 

said Jose Munoz, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America.

The Santa Cruz will be produced right here in the U.S. at a manufacturing facility in Montgomery, Alabama later this summer. Stay posted to the Spokane Hyundai blog for more information as we get close to the launch of the much-awaited 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz.