South Korean automaker Hyundai announced today that it will debut the all-electric Ioniq 5 in India. The automobile is scheduled to be released in the second half of 2022 as part of their Beyond Mobility agenda. The company has also committed to increasing its electric car portfolio in the country by up to six models by 2028.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 Specifications
The Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s first ground-up EV, constructed around the battery and electric motors, and is based on the Skateboard platform named E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform). One of the most notable features of the Ioniq 5 is its ’80s-inspired design, which combines clean and minimalist lines, flat surfaces, and an SUV-like look with some throwback design elements to give the car a distinct appearance.
There are two powertrain options for the car. The first is a single-motor configuration that generates 169hp and 350Nm of torque and drives the rear wheels. The higher trims feature a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive setup that delivers 325hp and 605Nm of peak torque. There are two battery pack options—a 77.4kWh pack with a maximum range of 502km (WLTP cycle) and a 58kWh pack with a range of 385km on a single charge. The EV has 800V battery technology, which enables rapid charging, with the Ioniq 5 charging its batteries from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes using a 220kW DC charger.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 Price
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This year, the Ioniq 5 will be available in India as a full import. Because it is a CBU unit, we believe the Ioniq 5 will cost more than ₹50 lakhs (ex-showroom) in India. It could be released in the country alongside the Kona Electric Facelift. Apart from that, Hyundai’s sibling brand Kia intends to launch the Kia EV6 in India, which would use the same base and battery packs as the Ioniq 5.