Hyundai will finally be launching the all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 in India at AutoExpo 2023. The EV will be locally assembled in India. Bookings for the Ioniq 5 will commence on December 20, 2022. Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s second all-electric offering in India, following the Kona. Ioniq’s Kia cousin, EV6, is currently on sale in India at the price of Rs 60 lakh.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV: Everything you need to know
When it comes to physical attributes, Hyundai Ioniq 5’s design seems heavily inspired by the 45 EV concept that the automaker revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2019. The EV sports sleek LED headlamps and tail lights and has an SUV-like stance. The sharp lines across the body add to the futuristic look of the EV. The Ioniq 5 also gets a new design for its 20-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 packs lots of cabin space along with some of the most premium features in a Hyundai offering in India. Keeping sustainability and clean energy factor in mind, Hyundai has used fabrics made from recycled plastic and eco-friendly leather for the upholstery and other finishes inside the car. When it comes to tech, the EV receives two 12-inch screens for the infotainment system and the instrument cluster. The Ioniq 5 also get features like a digital screen for the rear-view mirror, a Head-up display, wireless charging, a panoramic sunroof, and an ADAS package.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes in two battery pack options outside of India: 58kWh and 72.6kWh. The former produces 170hp in RWD and 233hp in AWD. The latter produces 217hp in RWD and 305hp in AWD. When it comes to driving range, the 58kWh battery pack offers 383km while the 72.6kWh offers 481km. With a 350kW supercharger, the battery pack can be charged from 10-80% in 18 minutes.
Bookings for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 will begin on December 20, 2022. Hyundai will reveal the battery pack options for India upon launch. The EV is expected to be priced at around Rs 50 lakh, which would make it significantly cheaper than the Kia EV6. The KiaEV6 also comes with a bigger battery pack (77.4 kWh) and is a CBU import. After its launch at the AutoExpo 2023, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 will rival Volvo XC40 Recharge, Kia EV6, and Mini Cooper SE.