South Korea’s leading automaker Hyundai today inaugurated its new headquarters in Gurugram. On this occasion, the company has also displayed some models available in the global market, including the Ioniq 5 electric car. It is a hydrogen fuel-cell SUV and in fact bringing such vehicles into the country will require the support of the government as well as the demand from the customers.
The Ioniq 5 is quite popular in the global market and is seen as a competitor to Tesla’s famous electric car Model 3. In this, the company has given a battery pack of 72.6kWh capacity and the company claims that this car gives a driving range of up to 480 km in a single charge.
In the new Hyundai IONIQ 5, the company has given a 12-inch touchscreen system and the gear selector is given behind the steering wheel. Charging ports have been given on both sides of this electric car, so that it can be charged easily. In this crossover model, the company has given 20-inch alloy wheels with pop up door handles, raked front windshield, black roof, slick LED headlamps. As an electric vehicle, the largest size wheel is being given in it. The company will launch it in different trims and its top speed is 185 kmph.
This car is very powerful:
In this crossover, the company has given a 58 kWh capacity battery and single motor set up. Which generates power of 58 168 hp and torque of 350 Nm. This electric car is capable of catching a speed of 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 8.5 seconds. While its all wheel drive model generates power of 232 hp and torque of 605 Nm, this model accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 6.1 seconds.
As far as launching this car in the Indian market is concerned, it is currently studying the possibilities. SS Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. says, “The demand for two wheelers and three wheelers is highest in the field of electric mobility. As far as the four wheeler segment is concerned, we are studying it and these are the demands of the customers. And depends on the support provided by the government.”
Currently, there are very limited options available in the electric passenger vehicle segment in the Indian market. However, in the last few years, the legendary players have definitely introduced some of their few models in this segment. Kona from Hyundai, MZs from MG Motor, Tata Nexon Electric etc. But it is difficult to say anything about the launch of Ioniq 5 in India right now.