Hyundai Motor India has finally confirmed the arrival of the Ioniq 5, its second all-electric crossover SUV in India. The upcoming Ioniq 5 will also be the first Hyundai model to be based on the born electric E-GMP Platform, that also underpins the Kia EV6. Expect the Ioniq 5 to be the first of the many BEV planned for India and international markets.
Hyundai Ioniq 5: Platform and Design
The new Ioniq 5 is based on the E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) which is the Skateboard platform of Hyundai Motors. This is also the carmaker’s first ground-up electric vehicle built around the battery and the electric motors. Talking about the design, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has minimalist and clean lines, flat surfaces and the SUV stance with some retro design elements to present a unique look. The front and the end is characterised by the large multiple square LED headlamp/ tail lamp set-up while the side profile features the large aero alloy wheels.
Hyundai Ioniq 5: Powertrain and Battery
Internationally, Hyundai offers two powertrain options for the Ioniq 5. The first is a single motor layout that produces 169 bhp and 350 Nm of torque that can drive the rear wheels. While the other is a dual motor setup, that is rated for 325 bhp and 605 Nm of peak torque with an all-wheel drive layout.
For the battery packs, there are two configurations; 77.4 kWh which provides a maximum range of 502 km (WTP cycle) and 58 kWh which is good for 385 km on a single charge. The EV is likely to feature 800V battery technology– that allows ultra-rapid charging. As a result, the Ioniq 5 can get charged from 10 percent to 80 percent within 18 minutes using the 220 kW DC charger.
Hyundai Ioniq 5: Expected Price
Hyundai is expected to launch the Ioniq 5 before the Auto Expo 2023. The EV is expected to be on stand at the auto show to garner some interest and will go on sale soon after. We believe that Hyundai will assemble the Ioniq 5 in the country, helping bring costs to a minimum and undercut its competitor, the KIA EV6 comfortably.
Hyundai’s Next Step
As is well known, the Ioniq 5 would not be the only electric vehicle from Hyundai. In fact, Hyundai is developing a mass-market EV for India which is going to be introduced in upcoming years. The company also has committed to expanding its electric vehicle range to six models in India by 2028.