Hyundai IONIQ 5 Ushers in a New Era of Electric Mobility

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The new Hyundai IONIQ 5 represents the evolution of electric vehicles by offering a highly eco-friendly and sustainable mobility solution that should pave the way for future EVs

Now available in India at an attractive starting price of Rs 45.95 lakh, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 has been a global success like none other. In fact, the premium EV has been the recipient of several coveted awards, including the 2022 World Car of the Year, 2022 Electric Vehicle of the Year and 2022 World Car Design of the Year titles. Hyundai IONIQ 5 is based on the advanced E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) architecture and impresses not just with its technological brilliance but how this model has redefined the future of electric mobility. 

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Recycled Materials

Quite obviously, the electric powertrain of the IONIQ 5 is way greener than any IC engine on the face of the planet but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The entire cabin makes for a case study when it comes to the usage of environment-friendly materials whilst maintaining an upmarket ambiance expected from a premium crossover. For instance, the seats come clad in eco-processed leather that is made from plant extracts and recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate or PET. This eco-processed leather is dyed and treated with plant oil extractions from flaxseed. The headliner and carpet are made from fibres using corn, wood, poly yarns and sugarcane. The seat and door pad fabric is made from materials obtained from recycling of 32 plastic bottles. 

hyundai ioniq 5 interior recycled materials

Moreover, the dashboard, switchgear, steering wheel and door panels have been coated in a bio paint. Essentially, the carmaker has used a polyurethane paint composed of oils made from rape flowers and corn. Further enhancing the overall feel of the cabin is the usage of a special recyclable Paperette that feels like Korean paper, “Hanji”. The choice of materials used to create the cabin of this world-class BEV SUV reflects how the manufacturer is moving towards an eco-conscious and futuristic mobility solution with a minimal environmental impact. Trust us, guilt-free indulgence never felt better!

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In addition to usage of sustainable materials, the cabin layout is minimalistic yet sophisticated. There are the latest features like Hyundai SmartSense Level 2 ADAS with 21 functions, 12.3-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System, Shift-by-Wire gear changes, Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS), Hands-free Powered Tailgate, Heated ORVMs with LED Turn Indicators, BlueLink Connected Car Tech with 60+ Features, Home-to-Car with Alexa and Google Voice Assistant, Wireless Charging, Vision Glass Roof, Memory Seat Configuration for all seats, 8-Speaker Premium Bose Sound System, Ventilated and Heated Front Seats with Lumbar Support and more. As has been the case with Hyundai, it has left no stone unturned to push the envelope of providing several segment-first features. 

hyundai ioniq 5 v2l

One of the biggest highlights, though, is the Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function. Through this, the BEV can provide up to 3.6 kw power output. This can help you use the energy stored in the car’s battery to recharge an e-bike, or power electrical camping equipment, or some domestic appliances. The V2L ports are located under the second-row seats as well as at the charging port on the car’s exterior. The outside port provides power even when the vehicle is turned off.

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In addition to having eco-friendly credentials, Hyundai IONIQ 5 also comes with a whole host of active safety features to ensure maximum safety of the occupants. This includes  functions like Forward collision warning (FCW), Forward collision – avoidance assist – car (FCA- Car), Forward collision – avoidance assist – cycle (FCA -Cyl), Forward collision – avoidance assist – junction turning (FCA-JT), Blind-spot collision warning (BCW), Blind-spot collision – avoidance Assist (BCA), Lane keeping assist (LKA), Lane departure warning (LDW), Driver attention warning (DAW), Smart cruise control with stop & go (SCC with S&G), Rear cross – traffic collision warning (RCCW), Surround view monitor (SVM) and more. And then there’s the full quota of 6 airbags, ESC, VSM, electric parking brake, and TPMS. 

hyundai ioniq 5 adas

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Hyundai IONIQ 5 offers the ultimate green mobility solution by offering a top-notch performance with zero tailpipe emissions. It features a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) electric motor that is powered by a 72.6 kWh liquid-cooled Lithium-ion battery pack to produce 217 PS and 350 Nm of peak power and torque. There is a RWD configuration with a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of just 7.6 secs. The EV even offers various drive modes to optimize the overall driving experience. 

The icing on the cake comes in the form of the incredible 631 km range (as per ARAI) which ensures that range anxiety is a thing of the past. The high driving range should, in fact, play a vital role in the acerated adoption of EVs. Using an ultra-fast 350 kW DC charger, the battery can be charged from 10-80% in just 18 mins under ambient conditions. All these factors, contribute to IONIQ 5 being the most compelling EV in the segment in India at the moment.

hyundai ioniq 5 performance

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The main highlight of the IONIQ 5 is its incredible 631 km range (according to ARAI) which ensures that you don’t have to make any compromises in terms of adopting EVs. This range will encourage more potential buyers to opt for the IONIQ 5 as the range anxiety is being taken care of. Using an ultra-fast 350 kW DC charger, the battery can be charged from 10-80% in just 18 mins under ambient conditions. All these factors, contribute to the Hyundai IONIQ 5 being the most compelling EV in the segment in India at the moment.