Is Hyundai planning to launch IONIQ 5 eSUV in India?
Hyundai is likely planning to launch the IONIQ 5 electric SUV in India. In the latest development, the car has been spotted testing in Chennai. It was also showcased at Hyundai's new headquarters in Gurugram in July. The IONIQ 5 made its debut in February this year with a unique design, a tech-forward cabin, and a range of up to 481km.
Why does this story matter?
While Hyundai has not made any announcement regarding the launch of the IONIQ 5 in India, the fact that the company is testing the car here suggests we may get to see the premium EV in the coming months. It will also be one of the very first cars in India to offer Level 2 autonomy.
The car comes with an all-LED lighting
Hyundai IONIQ 5 is built on the Electric Global Modular Platform and features a clean design with a black band in place of grille, LED headlights and quad DRLs. On the sides, it is flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, dual-tone ORVMs, sculpted doors, and designer wheels with flared arches. A shark fin antenna, roof-mounted spoiler, and LED taillights are available on the rear.
It can be charged from 10-80% in under 20 minutes
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is offered with an electric motor and two battery options of 58kWh and 72.6kWh. The powertrain delivers a range of up to 481km on a single charge. It can be charged from 10-80% in 18 minutes via a fast charger.
Inside, there are two 12.25-inch screens
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 offers a spacious cabin made of sustainable materials. It gets Level 2 autonomous driving support, 2-zone climate control, rear AC vents, hands-free tailgate, and 8-way adjustable seats. It also houses a Bose sound system, a 12.25-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 12.25-inch touchscreen infotainment panel. For safety, there are seven airbags and a 360-degree-view camera.
Hyundai IONIQ 5: Pricing and availability
If at all the Hyundai IONIQ 5 comes to India, it will be launched sometime in 2022. In the UK, it starts at £36,995 and by that yardstick, we can expect it to cost around Rs. 37 lakh (ex-showroom) in India.