Hyundai Motors has been at the forefront of the electric mobility revolution in India with the introduction of the Kona EV, India’s first electric SUV, back in 2019. And now, the Korean automaker is all set to launch its second EV as Ioniq 5, in India by the second half of 2022.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 is based on Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). Additionally, Hyundai believes that the new E-GMP platform will pave the way for highly reliable BEVs of the future. The vehicles developed on E-GMP will accommodate more space with a flatter floor and flexible seating layout. Hyundai claims that IONIQ 5 is the ideal representation of its commitment to sustainable and innovative mobility solutions. Moreover, the word IONIQ is the smart fusion of two words- “ion” and “unique”.
The brand claims that their new-age electric vehicles will be more fun-to-drive and will come equipped with a large battery capacity of up to 77.4 kWh that can offer a maximum WLTP range of around 502 km. There is also a small 58kWh battery pack option with roughly around 385 km of WLTP range. Moreover, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 will feature 800V battery technology, capable of charging from 10 per cent to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes using a 220kW DC charger.Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes with two drive train options – AWD and 2WD, wherein 2WD variant gets a rear axle mounted single electric motor, which produces around 169hp of power and 350 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the AWD variant has two electric motors that produce around 325hp of power and 605Nm of torque.
Currently, the EV industry in India is at a nascent stage, so Hyundai plan to collaborate strategically to drive the widespread adaptation of BEVs. The company will also develop public charging infrastructure, home charging, and fast charging facility at dealerships and provide 24×7 road assistance to increase the widespread adoption of EVs in India.