What’s exciting about the Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV?


Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV

There’s always a buzz when Hyundai announces something especially in the Indian market. We’ve seen how in the past exciting makes such as the i10 and i20 (meant for the supermini hatchback) and the Creta (mid-size SUV) created waves. 

They still do and are very well liked. The number of units sold each month is exceedingly bright and puts forth a strong point from the house of the famous South Korean brand.

But with the market gearing up ever so more for electric cars, it was time to do something big and unique.

Which explains why there’s no dearth of tantalizing excitement where it comes to the recently launched Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV.

Hyundai IONIQ 5, a next generation EV that symbolizes Hyundai’s vision of ‘Progress for Humanity’. With its unique design and futuristic technology, the 2022 World Car of the Year is going to Power your World

The latest offering from the Korean giant, which it ought to be said, is a household name here in India, is exciting and on display at the most sought after auto exhibition in the entirety of India: the Auto Expo.

Surely, there ought to be palpable excitement when the “King of Bollywood” Shah Rukh Khan is snapped by the shutterbugs posing right next to a car that matches the don of romance for poise and elegance.

And that’s pretty much what formed the key highlight at the Auto Expo in Greater Noida, Delhi National Capital Territory Region a few hours back.

Having said all of that, just what makes the Hyundai Ioniq EV 5 an exciting pure electric pick?

For starters, a host of features underline the latest EV offering from the heart of South Korea but as the site of Hindustan Times ably put it:

“Hyundai’s latest offering for India is the Ioniq 5 battery electric vehicle which boasts many innovative features on top of very capable hardware. 

Hyundai Ioniq 5 is available in a single configuration for India, with a single electric motor, which along with the 72.6kWh battery pack, gives it a claimed ARAI-certified range of 631km.

The Ioniq 5 is the first among the six battery electric vehicles (BEVs), which Hyundai is planning to introduce in India by 2028 with an investment of Rs 4,000 crore. The Ioniq 5 is the maiden product to be based on Hyundai Motor Group’s electric-global modular platform (E-GMP).

One of the most popular EVs in the world, the Ioniq 5 won three honours at the 2022 World Car Awards — World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle of the Year and World Car Design of the Year.” 

But while surely, this is the time to go electric, what’s also interesting to note is what price point will massive commercial makers such as Hyundai leverage themselves. This, it mustn’t be forgotten, is a market that’s ever sensitive to dips and rises- isn’t it?