Hyundai will launch its Ioniq 5 EV during the second half of this year
At a time when Kia is readying its EV6 for India, Hyundai will also launch its highly-acclaimed EV, Ioniq 5, here during the second half of 2022. The Ioniq is one of the unique offerings of Hyundai with many ground-breaking features.
The Ioniq 5 sports an 800 V battery system with support for 400 V as well. With a 350 kW charger, Ioniq 5 can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in 18 minutes and by charging for 5 minutes users can get 100 km of range.
The EV’s maximum range is rated at 481 km with a top speed of 260 km/hr. The new set of paddle shifters help adjust the level of regenerative braking.
The EV features 2 kinds of battery packs – long range 72.6 kWh and standard range 58 kWh. Using a converter that plugs into the bidirectional exterior charging port, users can also power their devices up to 3.6 kW even when the vehicle is turned off. There’s also option to choose between 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive system for the said battery packs.
In the long range version, the all-wheel drive variant is propelled by 2 electric motors integrated with the front and rear axles, providing 302 HP and 605 Nm of instant torque with a 0-100 km/hr time of 5.2 seconds. In the 2-wheel drive version, the EV is propelled by a single electric motor integrated in the rear axle, providing 214 HP and 350 Nm with a 0-100 km/hr time of 7.4 seconds.
In the standard battery version, the all-wheel drive variant’s overall output is 230 HP and 605 Nm with a 0-100 km/hr time of 6.1 seconds. In the 2-wheel drive variant, the overall output is 169 HP and 350 Nm with a 0-100 km/hr time of 8.5 seconds.
The Ioniq is built on Hyundai’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and also the first model to sport it. The brand claims it enables faster charging, increased driving range, more interior space, and better handling.
The battery pack is positioned within the wheelbase to ensure better weight distribution. Optimised for EVs, the E-GMP has unique EV design characteristics such as short overhangs and a long wheelbase with collision safety, maximised passenger space, and battery safety.
On the inside , the Ioniq sports unique rear seats that can power-slide backwards and forwards up to 135 mm. The front seats can recline fully. The moveable center console can slide back as much as 140 mm. The modular dashboard features two integrated displays – a 12.25-inch full-touch infotainment screen and a 12.25-inch digital cluster.
The interplay of Parametric Pixels represents the visual identity of the Ioniq 5 on the outside The exterior design is characterized by clean and sharp lines, creating a sleek and sophisticated look. The LED headlamps sport 256 Parametric Pixels. The silhouette with its short hood lines and slick roof line features a steeply sloped C-pillar. The ceiling consists of a large glass panel without any support materials.
Some of the features on offer include level 2 autonomous driving, surround view monitor, 7-airbags, forward collision avoidance assist, blind spot collision avoidance assist, rear cross traffic collision avoidance assist, reverse parking collision avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, smart cruise control with stop and go, remote smart parking assist, intelligent speed limit assist, navigation-based smart cruise control, and driver attention warning.