Indonesia’s Coga Bodykit and Platinum Auto Workshop have created a truly wild modified Hyundai Ioniq 5. Check it out here!
Ok, yes, I hear you – the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an electric vehicle. And that makes it evil, or at least deeply uncool, right? Well, to be honest, I’m kinda bored of that narrative. The electric revolution isn’t just on the horizon, it’s actually here, so us enthusiasts might as well start making the best of it rather than digging our heels in the sand. Believe it or not, modern EVs and our beloved combustion cars of old *can* coexist. Happily, some creative folks over in Indonesia have shown just what can be achieved with an EV when the aftermarket puts its collective brainpower together. I mean just look at this thing!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that this is in anyway the perfect replacement for all the tuner cars that we know and love. At the end of the day, it’s still a big, cumbersome SUV. Electric or not, we need less of those. However, what this modified Hyundai Ioniq 5 does do is give me hope. It gives me hope that when enthusiast cars (coupes, hot hatches etc.) all go electric, we’ll still at least have an aftermarket that allows us to create awesome looking vehicles. The driving engagement issue is a battle for another day…
Anyway, now that I’ve had my little rant, let’s take a closer look at this mad Ioniq 5.
Coga Modified Hyundai Ioniq 5
The kit itself is a bespoke design from a company called Coga Bodykit, and it has been brought to life by a team of fabricators at Platinum Auto Workshop, who proudly displayed the car on their stand at the recent Indonesian Modification Expo. Think of it as like a version of SEMA, but for the Indonesian domestic market.
Intriguingly, Hendra Fadila (one of the key people behind this project) claims on Instagram that the bodykit installation doesn’t require any cutting of panels, and therefore the stock body shell remains undamaged underneath. This is obviously a major selling point for people who might want to sell their Ioniq 5 on in the future.
As for the details within the design, well that striking pink paintwork is a special blend mixed up by another Indonesian aftermarket player, Belkote. Meanwhile, you’ll find the arches filled by Rotiform wheel rims wrapped in Yokohama Advan rubber. Naturally, the Ioniq 5 is riding on air bags, allowing it to be slammed right down to the floor when stationary. That, combined with the wide fenders, begins to plays tricks with your eyes. Proportionally, it gives off major hot hatch vibes now, which frankly is a bit of a tease given the reality of the car that lies underneath the skin.
That said, Hyundai does make an N version of the Ioniq 5 now, as unveiled at Goodwood this year. So, if you want your car to perform as aggressively as it looks, it might be worth investigating whether these kits fit the N too. I say that because, yes, Coga does intend to bring this bodykit to the mass aftermarket. Though there’s not been any public confirmation of cost yet…
Anyway, if you’d like to watch the build unfold before you, you can see all the work that went into building this car in the video below. Do bear in mind that it’s all in Indonesian, but YouTube’s somewhat loose English auto-generated subtitles can help you get an idea of what’s going on.