Hyundai’s premium electric car Ioniq 5 to arrive in India this year – Here’s all you need to know

Hyundai’s premium electric car Ioniq 5 to arrive in India this year – Here’s all you need to know
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5 is expected to arrive in India sometime this year.
  • The premium SUV is built on an electric skateboard platform.
  • The car has a minimalist design and comes in different battery variants.
Hyundai’s first fully-electric SUV under the Ioniq brand, the Ioniq 5 is coming to India sometime this year. The EV was first previewed as the 45 EV concept car at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show and now it is expected to play a major part in Hyundai’s plans of electrifying the roads with at least six models until 2028.

Let’s take a look at what to expect from the upcoming EV in terms of design, specifications and price.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 design

From the outside, it will look simple and flat, with front and rear LED lights and alloy wheels standing out in the clean surface. The exterior will have a SUV-ish design, however, it will not look anything close to other SUVs in the Ioniq range.

As it is built on an electric skateboard platform, it features a flat floor along with flexible seats that can be moved and reclined. Even the centre console can slide to offer a comfortable ride. The interior looks minimalistic and has plenty of free spaces. It features a couple of 12-inch screens for infotainment.

Apart from this, it also features an advanced display for AR functions, driver assistance and more. The interior upholstery is made of recycled plastic bottles and paperette.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 specifications

There are two variants when it comes to powertrain, single-motor and dual-motor. In the single-motor base model, you will get 169hp, 350Nm of torque and power only in the rear wheels. In the dual-motor version, 306hp, 605Nm of peak torque and an all-wheel drive.

You get two versions of the battery as well — 72.6kWh and 58kWh. The larger battery claims to offer a maximum range of 481km, while the smaller one offers a maximum range of 385km. The car also features a 800V battery technology that allows rapid charging, from 10 percent to 80 percent in 18 minutes with a 20kW DC charger.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 price in India

The South Korean brand plans to offer its most premium electric vehicle technology with the Ioniq 5 and it is expected to be pricey. The company is looking to target only a set of customers with this fully-imported EV as it plans to drop more affordable options in the future.

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