India-Bound Hyundai Ioniq 5 Launched With New Updates, Longer Range

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 will go on sale in the second half of this year in India; could be offered with the larger 77.4 kWh battery pack

Hyundai has launched the updated Ioniq 5 for the United Kingdom as it is priced at £52,900 for the RWD Namsan Edition and £56,400 for the AWD Namsan Edition. The entry-level Ioniq 5 SE Connect RWD costs £39,400 and is equipped only with a 58 kWh battery pack. The Ioniq 5 Ultimate is priced from £48,400 for RWD and £51,900 for AWD while the Ioniq 5 Premium has a starting price of £45,400 for RWD and £48,900 for AWD trim.

The Premium can also be had with the 58 kWh battery pack for £41,900. For MY2023, the South Korean auto major offers a larger battery pack with the 2022 World Car of the Year and these upgrades were also announced for Europe a couple of months back. The 72.6 kWh battery pack makes way for a 77.4 kWh unit with an improved driving range of 507 km on a single charge in the WLTP cycle.

In addition, Hyundai has made a new conditioning system and battery heater as standard across the portfolio allowing for the Ioniq 5 to adapt its battery temperature while supporting optimal charging scenarios with improved charging performance in different weather conditions. The range-topping Namsan Edition now comes with digital mirrors and a large panoramic sunroof.

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The brand has officially announced that the Ioniq 5 will be launched in India in the second half of this calendar year and is expected to be brought into the country via CBU route. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has plenty in common with the Kia EV6 as both share the dedicated E-GMP architecture. The EV6 crossover will go on sale in the coming months and its pre-bookings will commence on May 26 in India.

While the Kia EV6 will be limited to 100 units in India, it is yet unknown how the allotment will be for the Ioniq 5. We do expect the larger 77.4 kWh Li-ion battery pack to be made available locally and is capable of 800V battery tech and using a 220 kW DC fast charger, it can charge back up to 80 per cent from 10 per cent in just 18 minutes.

The Ioniq 5 is part of the brand planning to introduce six new electric vehicles by 2028 in India as a mass-market EV is also under development. Hyundai is also gearing up to launch the facelifted Kona Electric later this year and it will take on the upcoming long-range Nexon EV and recently facelifted MG ZS.