After showcasing it in public a few days ago and started accepting its bookings, Hyundai has officially launched the Ioniq 5 all-electric crossover in India. The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been launched at Rs 44.95 lakh for the single fully-loaded variant in which it will be available. The bookings for the new Ioniq 5 were already open for Rs 1 lakh since December 21, 2022. The price is applicable for the first 500 customers of the car.
Based on the 45 EV concept showcased a few years ago, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 looks nothing like any other current offering from the Korean car maker in India. This retro-futuristic look of the Ioniq 5 features next-generation design elements all-LED headlamps and a pixelated theme for the LED tail lamps. The Ioniq 5 gets sharp lines, highly raked windscreens and flat surfaces, which give it an SUV-like stance. Additional design highlights of the Ioniq 5 include 20-inch aero-optimized alloy wheels with a turbine-like design. For the Indian market, the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 has arrived in three colour options – Optic White, Gravity Gold Matte and Midnight Black Pearl.
The cabin of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 focuses on a minimalist approach and sustainability, with it getting sustainable materials like eco-friendly artificial leather and fabrics made from recyclable plastic. Hyundai has used bio-paint for the switches, steering wheel and door pads for the Ioniq 5, which also gets typical new-gen EV traits like a flat floor, movable centre console and flexible seats.
The cabin of the Ioniq 5 looks sci-fi with features like dual 12.3-inch full-TFT screens – one each for the instrument console and touchscreen infotainment system and a head-up display with augmented reality functions. It also gets a few other premium features like a full suite of ADAS and vehicle-to-load function, the latter of which can be used to charge external electrical appliances with a power output of 3.6 kW.
Single variant for the Indian market
For the Indian car market, the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been launched with a single powertrain option, which includes a single motor setup giving it a rear-wheel drive configuration. The electric motor, which produces 217 bhp of power and 350 Nm of torque, is accompanied by a 72.6 kWh lithium-ion battery. Capable of supporting 800V fast charging, with which it can charge from 10-80 per cent in 18 minutes, this battery gives the Ioniq 5 a claimed range of 631 km on a single charge.
With this pricing, the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 has arrived as a more affordable alternative compared to the Kia EV6, with which it shares its e-GMP platform. Unlike the Kia EV6, which is available in India through the CBU route, Hyundai has chosen the more affordable CKD route for the Ioniq 5. In addition to the EV6, the Ioniq 5 will also compete with the Volvo XC40 Recharge.