Hyundai plans to assemble the Ioniq 5 locally, allowing it to debut at a competitive price.
The Indian automobile industry has been witnessing a significant surge in the EV portfolio for quite some time now. Several major automakers have entered the EV market, promising to offer the very best. Recently, the South Korean automaker, Hyundai Motor Company, has announced that it will introduce the brand-new loniq 5 at the 2023 Auto Expo in January. Moreover, the firm has already revealed that it will begin accepting reservations for the car from December 20 onwards. Now, let's look at what can be expected from the upcoming EV.
Two battery sizes—58kWh and 72.6kWh—along with a single motor or twin motor system will be available for the Ioniq 5. The single motor configuration will produce 350Nm of peak torque and 165bhp of maximum power. The top-spec Ioniq 5 model will be available with a dual-motor setup and 72.6kWh. 298bhp and 605Nm of torque are produced by this configuration. The model can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in about 5.2 seconds. It is built on the E-GMP platform, which supports charging at 400 as well as 800-volt rates.
The new Ioniq 5 sports a quite unique look. Sharp lines, flat surfaces, an SUV-like stance, and dramatically raked windscreens all contribute to the car's retro appearance. The 20-inch aero-optimised alloy wheels feature a complex design that sets the Ioniq 5 apart from the rest of the Hyundai products. It also has pixelated front and rear lights.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric crossover's interior includes reclining front-row seats that are adjustable. The company asserts that eco-friendly materials like bio paint, eco-processed leather, and natural and recycled fibres are used to build the interior of the vehicle. A centre console that slides back and forward creates a tonne of extra space in the middle. Two 12-inch screens, one for the driver's display and the other for the infotainment, both enclosed in a large piece of glass, take up much of the dashboard. It has advanced driver assistance technologies, an enhanced heads-up display with augmented reality capabilities, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, connected car tech, and electrically adjustable front seats.
The Kia EV6 and the Ioniq 5 are built on the same platform, so it is anticipated that the upcoming EV will get a similar pricing as the recently launched EV6. The Ioniq 5 will only be offered in a limited number of units and should cost between ₹40 lakh and ₹60 lakh. Apart from the Kia EV6, the Ioniq 5 will compete with the likes of the Volvo XC40 Recharge.