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Hyundai IONIQ 5 India Launch Confirmed

Days after the announcement of the Kia EV6‘s India debut, Hyundai Motors has also confirmed that it will bring its globally acclaimed IONIQ 5 electric SUV to our shores in the second half of 2022. With this, it will become Hyundai’s second electric offering in the Indian market after the Kona EV.

Hyundai IONIQ 5: Design, Dimensions and Features

Debuted in 2021, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 has won numerous accolades, including World Car Of The Year (WCOTY 2022), German Car of the Year, UK Car of the Year, Auto Express’ Car of the Year, and Auto Bild’s Electric Car of the Year. It is based on the brand’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and emphasizes the brand’s ‘Parametric Dynamics’ and luxurious ‘Living Space’ theme.

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Speaking of the dimension, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is 4,635mm long, 1,890mm wide, and 1,605mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 3,000mm, that’s 255mm more than the Toyota Fortuner. And since its battery pack is placed inside the floor (between the front and rear axles), it offers abundant cabin space. Further, it comes with a moveable center console that can slide back by 140mm.

What makes the IONIQ 5 more interesting is the use of various environmentally-sensitive materials like plant-based wools, recycled PET bottles, eco-processed leather, bio paint, etc, for the various interior parts, including seats and door trims.

In terms of features, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 gets a dual-screen setup (12-inch displays), and Hyundai’s latest futuristic augmented reality (AR) head-up display (HUD), which uses the windshield as a display screen. It also comes equipped with Hyundai SmartSense technology (ADAS) that comprises reader-based active safety features like a surround-view monitor, forward collision-avoidance assist, high beam assist, intelligent speed limit assist, highway driving assist 2, driver attention warning, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, parking collision-avoidance assist, and remote smart parking assist. 

Hyundai IONIQ 5 India Launch


Globally, it comes with two battery packs: 58kWh and 72.6kWh. Both can be had with either a rear-wheel drivetrain (RWD) or an all-wheel drivetrain (AWD). The RWD model gets a single motor for the rear axle, whereas the AWD trim gets two motors placed on each axle. 

The larger battery pack with an AWD setup makes out 306PS of maximum grunt and 605Nm of peak torque. It is claimed to achieve 0-100kmph in just 5.2 seconds before reaching the top speed of 185kmph. With its RWD model, Hyundai claims a WLTP-tested range of around 470-480kms.

Charging Capabilities

The Ioniq 5 supports up to 220kW DC fast charging that can energies its battery from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes. It also supports ”Vehicle to Load (V2L)” tech, which stimulates it as a 3.6kW charger for other electric vehicles or devices.