Hyundai unveils India-spec Ioniq 5 electric SUV

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the first car based on Hyundai’s E-GMP platform to be launched in India and the second electric vehicle from the Korean automaker after the Kona.

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Mumbai,UPDATED: 20 December 2022 21:02 IST

Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUV

Today by carHyundai has launched the Ioniq 5 electric SUV in India. The Ioniq 5 is the first of six BEVs based on the E-GMP platform till 2028 in India, for which the Korean automaker has announced an investment of Rs 4,000 crore. Hyundai has also started bookings for the car on the brand’s website for Rs 1 lakh.

Commenting on the announcement, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., Hyundai Motor India Ltd., Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a big statement of conscious consumerism. We are committed to introducing this world-class BEV SUV to delight customers and usher in the future transformation of the Indian automotive landscape. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a strong step in that direction and with its smart technology and innovation, this BEV will bring us closer to a sustainable future.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 presents a unique exterior that blends clean and sharp lines. It measures 4,635 mm in length, 1,890 mm in width and 1,625 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 3,000 mm. The front gets Parametric Pixel LED headlamps, with the pixel design carried over to the front bumper. It also comes with an active air flap that improves aerodynamic efficiency when closed and provides ventilation when open. It rides on 20-inch alloy wheels with a parametric design to maximize aerodynamic efficiency. The rear gets LED tail lamps with the signature pixel design.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The lack of mechanical parts means the Ioniq 5 comes with a flat floor, which Hyundai has used to create a very spacious, futuristic cabin. It has eco-processed seat upholstery, magnetic dashboard, sliding center console with 140 mm travel, sliding glove box and many other innovative features. The electric SUV also comes packed with technology, including a 12.3-inch infotainment screen and a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, with systems paired with Bose’s premium sound system. It also comes with Level 2 ADAS features.

The India-spec Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes with a rear-mounted electric motor that produces 217 bhp and 350 Nm of torque. This motor draws power from a 72.6 kWh battery mounted on the floor between the front and rear axles for weight balance. Hyundai claims an ARAI certified range of 631 km. The battery can be charged using a 350 kW DC fast charger and takes 18 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 percent. The car also supports V2L (vehicle charging), which allows the battery to be used to power other electrical appliances.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be launched as a locally assembled model, so it would be priced lower compared to its imported Kia sibling. The Kia EV6 is priced at Rs 59.95 lakh (ex-showroom), so expect the Ioniq 5 to cost between Rs 50 to Rs 55 lakh (ex-showroom).

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