The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is expected to go on sale later this year and is based on the dedicated E-GMP electric skateboard platform.
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is expected to launch the facelifted Creta next month while the updated venue has already been tested overseas. Both SUVs will follow the latest Sensitive Sportiness design philosophy with strong inspiration from the fourth generation Tucson sold in the international market.
Tucson is also expected to make a big difference in India this calendar year. We bring you the first exclusive spy image of the Ioniq 5 that has been captured on camera in public streets and it looks like the electrified model will also see the light in India later this year, next month or in June 2022 after the Kia EV6 crossover hits the market. .
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 are both well-received in the international market and are based on the E-GMP skateboard architecture. Like the EV6 for the Kia, the Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s first dedicated all-electric car. It can be brought into the country via CBU (fully built) route and it can hit local assembly depending on buyer feedback.
However, the details have not been officially announced yet. South Korea’s Auto Major plans to launch at least six new electric vehicles in India by 2028, and the Ioniq 5 will be part of that strategy. The design of the Ioniq 5 is based on the 45 EV concept and in contrast to the more modern look of the Kia EV6 it has a retro-inspired design.
Exterior highlights include a unique pixelated dual LED lighting component with U-shaped signature, mounted on a Hyundai badge hanging bonnet, 20-inch wheel, pop-out door handle, a rather clear side profile with a single letter line running from the front door. On the back, the boxy LED tail lamp signature, a conventional trunklead, charging port on both sides, and so on.
The list of features includes a HUD with augmented reality tech, twin 12-inch displays (one for instrument cluster and the other for infotainment), driver aids and safety technology, and more. In the international market, Hyundai offers a 58 kWh and a 72.6 kWh battery pack with claimed driving range of 385 km and 481 km in WLTP cycles, respectively.