Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be assembled in India and will be more affordable than its cousin, the Kia EV6.
Hyundai has showcased the Ioniq 5 electric crossover in India, ahead of its launch at the Auto Expo in January 2023. The South Korean carmaker has also opened bookings for its new flagship model.
Hyundai Ioniq 5: prices
The Ioniq 5 will be assembled in India, unlike its cousin the Kia EV6 which comes to India as a full import. It will also be slightly more affordable than the Kia (Rs 59.96 lakh), with Hyundai targeting a sub-Rs 50 lakh price for the model. The variation in pricing is due to the difference in customs duty between a completely built unit (CBU) and a completely knocked down (CKD) car in India.
Hyundai Ioniq 5: powertrain details
While Hyundai hasn’t revealed any powertrain details yet, it is expected to be equipped with either a 58kWh or a 72.6kWh battery, which will give it a range of 383km on a single charge for the former and 481km with the latter, based on the official test cycle. The Ioniq 5 is available in rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations, with the smaller battery producing 170hp with the former and 233hp with the latter. With the larger battery, the Ioniq 5 produces 217hp and 305hp in the rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive guises, respectively. The Ioniq 5 is also capable of supporting superfast 800V charging, which can charge the battery from 10 percent to 80 percent in 18 minutes.
Hyundai Ioniq 5: exterior design
The Ioniq 5 was first previewed as the 45 EV concept at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show and the final production model closely sticks to the retro-futuristic design language of the concept. It won the 2022 World Car of the Year award, as well as the World Design of the Year and World Electric Car of the Year awards.
The retro look of the Ioniq 5 is characterised by sharp lines, flat surfaces and an SUV-ish stance, but with highly-raked windscreens. The front and rear lights get a pixelated look, and the 20-inch aero-optimised alloy wheels feature a turbine-like design.
Hyundai Ioniq 5: interior and features
On the inside, the Ioniq 5 follows a minimalist approach and is characterised by a flat floor, flexible seats and a movable centre console. Hyundai has used sustainable materials like fabrics made from recycled plastic and eco-friendly leather for the upholstery. It has also used bio-paint for the crash pads, switches, steering wheels and door pads.
The Ioniq 5 gets a pair of 12-inch screens for the instrument cluster and the touchscreen, a head-up display with augmented reality functions, and ADAS.
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