Hyundai Ioniq 5- An Affordable Alternative for Kia EV6?

Hyundai has just unveiled the Ioniq 5, its much-anticipated electric offering in India. It is based on the same E-GMP EV platform as the Kia EV6 and thus shares its underpinnings. It joins a growing list of premium and long-range EVs that are not from a luxury brand. So, here’s everything you need to know about the new Ioniq 5-

Hyundai Ioniq 5- Exterior Design

The design language of the Ioniq 5 is retro-futuristic. The Ioniq 5’s retro styling is defined by sharp lines, flat surfaces, and an SUV-like stance, but with steeply raked windscreens. The front and rear lights are pixelated, and the 20-inch aero-optimized alloy wheels are designed in the shape of a turbine. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is available in three colours: Gravity Gold Matte, Optic White, and Midnight Black Pearl.

Hyundai Ioniq 5- Features

The Ioniq 5’s cabin is modern and minimalist, with two displays: a 12.25-inch driver information screen and a 12.25-inch infotainment touchscreen system. The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes standard with Level 2 ADAS, a panoramic sunroof, a sliding centre console, a two-spoke steering wheel, and electrically adjustable front seats with lumbar support and a relaxation function.

Hyundai Ioniq 5- Battrey/ Range

Hyundai offers the Ioniq 5 with two battery pack options: AWD and rear-wheel drive, with capacities of 58kWh and 77.4kWh, respectively. The smaller battery generates 170PS in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations; the larger battery generates 324PS in both configurations. The smaller battery has a range of 354 kilometres, while the larger one in the all-wheel drive has a range of 428 kilometres and 487 kilometres in the rear-wheel drive.

Hyundai Ioniq 5- Bookings/ Expected Pricing

Because the Ioniq 5 will be assembled in India, the price is expected to be in the 45-50 lakh range (ex-showroom). Although the carmaker has opened bookings today that isΒ  December 21 for its new flagship model for Rs 1 lakh.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs Kia EV6

Both of these EVs can be compared in only two Departments. The first is in terms of performance, where the two EVs differ significantly. The Ioniq 5 will be powered by two electric motors that deliver a combined 300 hp and 605 Nm of torque, propelling the EV from 0 to 100 kmph in 5.2 seconds. According to the website, the 72.6 kWh long-range battery pack has a claimed range of 481 kilometres (WLTP) on a full charge and a top speed of 185 kilometres per hour.

The Kia EV6, on the other hand, is available in two variants, the GT and the GT AWD, but that is where the similarities end. The Kia EV6 AWD has a 77.4 kWh battery pack with a range of 528 kilometres (WLTP). The combined power of the dual motors is 316 hp and 605 Nm torque. It is faster than the Hyundai, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and reaching a top speed of 260 km/h.

Kia EV6 reviewThe pricing department is the second department. Kia EV6 prices range from Rs 59.95 lakh to Rs 64.95 lakh (ex-showroom). The Hyundai Ioniq 5, on the other hand, is expected to be priced at around Rs 45 lakh. As a result, the price difference in India is due to the difference in customs duty between a completely built unit (CBU) and a completely knocked down (CKD) car.

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