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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric crossover arrives with retro looks, handy tech

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Hyundai Motor Group E-GMP platform

Hyundai last summer established the sub-brand Ioniq for its future electric vehicles (the name was taken from Hyundai’s current Prius rival), and on Tuesday the covers came off the first member of the new EV family: the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5.

Set to go on sale this fall, the Ioniq 5 is a smallish battery-electric crossover SUV that will go up against the Volkswagen ID.4, Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E. Another contender arriving soon is the Nissan Ariya.

The Ioniq 5 has a boxy, almost wedge-like look that echoes the Giugiaro-designed Pony Coupe concept of 1974, which later spawned the first Hyundai. There are also cool elements like lights made up of individual pixels and a clamshell hood that spans the width of the car.

Underpinning it is Hyundai Motor Group’s new E-GMP dedicated EV platform, which the automaker said is capable of delivering a range approaching 300 miles on a charge. EPA-rated range estimates for the Ioniq 5 will be announced closer to the market launch.

Hyundai Motor Group E-GMP platform

What we can confirm is that the Ioniq 5 will offer buyers the choice between Standard Range (58 kilowatt-hours) and Long Range (77.4-kwh) batteries. Buyers will also be able to choose between a single-motor rear-wheel-drive setup or dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup.

All-wheel-drive models have an output of 302 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque with the Long Range battery, or 232 hp and 446 lb-ft the Standard Range battery. Rear-wheel-drive models come with 215 hp and 258 lb-ft with either battery configuration. The quickest Ioniq 5 sprints to 62 mph in about 5.2 seconds and all models have their top speed capped at 115 mph. Hyundai said it is still deciding whether to develop a more extreme model via its N performance skunkworks.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 prototype

Hyundai Ioniq 5 prototype

The Ioniq 5 can support both 400V and 800V fast-charging, and its multi-charging system will effectively step up the voltage with 400V hardware to achieve fast, stable charging. According to the automaker, the Ioniq 5 can get from a 10% charge to 80% in just 18 minutes.

The Ioniq 5 has also been designed with bi-directional charging and as a result can supply a continuous 3.6 kilowatts, which can be ideal when camping or during a blackout. Power connectors can be found under the rear seats and at the charging port on the exterior of the vehicle.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 interior preview

Hyundai Ioniq 5 interior preview

The Ioniq 5 is about 182 inches long which makes it roughly five inches shorter than the Model Y, though the Hyundai has the longer wheelbase. That wheelbase, Hyundai is keen to point out, amounts to lots of space for five adults. Cargo space is ample, too—18.8 cubic feet in back, or 56.2 cubic feet with the seats folded. A wide, configurable cockpit features individual 12-inch screens for the instrument cluster and infotainment hub. Augmented reality head-up display technology is also included, as are multiple electronic driver-assist features including semi-autonomous highway and parking assist features.

Hyundai has already confirmed two additional vehicles based on the E-GMP platform and slotting in the Ioniq family. One is an Ioniq 6 sedan based on last year’s stunning Prophecy concept. It’s due in 2022. Another is an Ioniq 7 large SUV due in 2024. Kia and Genesis will also use the platform and are already testing several prototypes.

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Turn back time with this retro 2021 Ford F-150

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2021 BFP Retro Ford F-150

After launching a retro design package for the Ford F-150 about two years ago, Ohio dealership Beechmont Ford is back with another version for the redesigned 2021 F-150.

First spotted by Motor1, the 2021 BFP Retro Ford F-150 features basically the same ingredients as before, including a two-tone vinyl wrap, retro 17-inch wheels wrapped in 35-inch all-terrain tires, and a 3.5-inch lift kit. A chrome bed rack and KC Hi Lights complete the look. The default Satin Pearl wrap can also be substituted for actual paint.

While the previous retro F-150 was based on the XLT trim level, the 2021 model shown here is based on the higher-level Lariat model. You can still get the retro package on an XLT, or a different 2021 F-150 trim level should you desire. Beechmont Ford does recommend the factory Chrome Package, which matches the bed rack and polished wheels.

2021 BFP Retro Ford F-150

Beechmont is asking for a $500 deposit on the package. Customers must order their trucks directly from Ford and specify delivery to Beechmont, which will then add the retro extras.

The dealership noted that wait times are longer than usual due to the global microchip shortage, which has heavily impacted truck production. It’s currently estimating a six-month wait time for delivery.

Beechmont doesn’t just do retro trucks. This is also the dealership that began offering a 750-hp supercharged Ford Mustang for $44,994 last year. Beechmont takes a stock 5.0-liter V-8 Mustang GT and adds a Roush Phase 2 supercharger, which is normally a $7,999 item on its own. You even get a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.

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Should you use racing oil in your road car?

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Ford Mustang NASCAR Xfinity Series race car

Every part of a modern race car is optimized to extract maximum performance—including the fluids that go into it. Specialized racing oil is a must in the paddock, but is it a good idea to use that in your road car?

“Engineering Explained” host Jason Fenske answers that question in this video, talking to engineers from Mobil1 (which also sponsored the video), engine builder Roush Yates Engines, and NASCAR team Stewart-Haas Racing.

First off, Fenske emphasizes that racing engines don’t have much in common with road-car engines. Pushrod V-8s like the ones used in NASCAR disappeared from the average American car decades ago, and racing engines in general have a very different duty cycle. They’re flogged (a NASCAR V-8 can rev to 10,000 rpm and spend 90% to 95% of a race at full throttle), but also have fairly short maintenance intervals. NASCAR engines have their oil changed about every 500 miles and are only expected to last about 1,500 miles, Fenske noted.

 

Ford Mustang NASCAR Xfinity Series race car

NASCAR oil is also fairly unrestricted (rules can vary by race series), giving teams more leeway to look for competitive advantages, Fenske said. Teams tend to use thinner-weight oils to reduce frictional losses and maximize power. That’s not great for longevity but, remember, the engine only needs to last 1,500 miles. Road-car engines, on the other hand, are expected to last hundreds of thousands of miles, so that kind of tradeoff isn’t possible.

Racing oils and road-car oils do have some commonalities, though. They use a lot of the same additives, such as detergents, dispersants, anti-foaming agents, antioxidants, and rust inhibitors, Fenske noted.

However, the difference is in the details. Oils used for road cars are designed to meet a long list of regulations and requirements set down by individual automakers. In NASCAR where, again, rules governing oil are fairly loose, teams can optimize an oil for one specific engine design. It’s really that process that makes racing oil work, and it’s just not practical for individual road cars. Unless you have your own laboratory and a lot of patience, at least.

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Bugatti Chiron Super Sport, 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid, 2022 Ford Maverick: This Week’s Top Photos

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Tesla Model S Plaid specs

Bugatti this week launched a new variant of the Chiron packing 1,578 hp. It’s related to the recent Chiron Super Sport 300+ but features a lower top speed and tuning that prioritizes comfort.

Tesla Model S Plaid specs

If you’re looking for a car that accelerates quicker to 60 mph than the Bugatti above, look no further than the 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid. The electric super hatch started deliveries this week, and owners can look forward to 0-60 times in less than two seconds and a quarter-mile ET of a bit over nine.

2022 Toyota Land Cruiser

2022 Toyota Land Cruiser

A new Toyota Land Cruiser was revealed this week, the iconic off-roader’s first redesign in more than a decade. It features a new platform as well as twin-turbo V-6 power, and while it won’t be sold in the United States its hardware should end up in a redesigned Lexus LX.

2022 BMW X3 M Competition

2022 BMW X3 M Competition

BMW unveiled updated versions of its X3 and X4 small crossovers. The updates extend to the high-performance M versions which also benefit from a boost in torque figures for the Competition models. A redesigned BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe also made headlines.

2022 Ford Maverick

2022 Ford Maverick

Ford unveiled a compact pickup truck that goes by the name Maverick. It’s essentially a twin under the skin with the Bronco Sport, and it’s headed to showrooms shortly with standard hybrid power and a base price of about $20,000.

2022 Volkswagen Multivan

2022 Volkswagen Multivan

Another new vehicle in the headlines this week was Volkswagen’s T7-generation van, which debuted in passenger-oriented Multivan guise. Unlike the T6 generation, which uses a dedicated van platform, the T7 has moved to the more car-like MQB platform shared with multiple models sold by Volkswagen Group brands.

2022 Ferrari V-6 hybrid supercar spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Ferrari V-6 hybrid supercar spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

And finally, Ferrari was spotted testing its upcoming V-6-powered supercar. The new model will feature a mid-engine layout and hybrid technology, making it a rival to the recently revealed McLaren Artura.

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