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Hyundai Ioniq 5 spied testing in India | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

The India-spec Ioniq 5 can be domestically assembled; anticipated to launch early subsequent 12 months.

After Kia’s entry into the premium electrical car phase in India with the EV6, its sister model, Hyundai, is anticipated to launch its flagship electrical crossover – the Ioniq 5 – within the nation early subsequent 12 months. The EV crossover was lately noticed testing in Chennai beneath a heavy camouflage. 

  • Hyundai Ioniq 5 will get a 58kWh battery pack
  • Prone to be priced beneath Rs 50 lakh

Like its sister mannequin, the EV6, the Ioniq 5 relies on Hyundai Group’s e-GMP platform however not like Kia, Hyundai will domestically assemble its mannequin. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5: powertrain particulars 

For the worldwide markets, the Ioniq 5 is offered with a 58kWh battery with a single 169hp motor, in addition to a lately launched bigger 77.4kWh battery pack that offers the EV crossover a claimed vary of 506km. 

Nonetheless, sources inform us that Hyundai will launch the bottom model with a 58kWh battery pack and a single electrical motor in India. The smaller battery pack provides the Ioniq 5 a claimed vary of 383km on a single cost. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5: native meeting, value and India launch

We had beforehand reported that Hyundai will domestically assemble the Ioniq 5 on the market in India, which can allow the corporate to cost the EV crossover extra competitively than the Kia EV6 that involves India as a CBU. That is because of the customs responsibility distinction that we now have within the nation between CBU and CKD (Utterly Knocked Down) vehicles. That, and the probability of Hyundai launching the electrical crossover with solely a smaller 58kWh battery pack, implies that the Ioniq 5 will doubtless undercut the Kia EV6 by some margin. A supply in Hyundai had instructed us that the carmaker is concentrating on a sub-Rs 50 lakh value for the Ioniq 5. For reference, costs for the Kia EV6 begin at Rs 59.96 lakh. 

When it’s launched in India, it is going to tackle the lately launched Volvo XC40 Recharge and the Kia EV6, and also will compete with equally priced EVs just like the Mini Cooper SE

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