Hyundai Ioniq 5 Electric India Bookings Open 20th Dec 2022

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Hyundai took its next big step in electric mobility when it officially unveiled the Ioniq 5 earlier in February last year. The mid-size electric crossover has been rumoured to land on Indian shores sooner or later but the Korean auto giant hadn’t released an official statement regarding this until now.

The company has now stated through a press release that Ioniq 5 will be hitting showrooms across our country in the coming month. Official bookings will open from 20th Dec 2022. This will be the second fully electric offering by Hyundai in India after Kona Electric. The Korean brand has further stated that it will expand its EV lineup in India to six models by 2028.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Launch In India

Although an exact launch date for Hyundai Ioniq 5 hasn’t been revealed by the carmaker yet, it is most likely to planned for launch at Auto Expo 2023 in January next year. The electric crossover is also the recipient of the World Car of the Year 2022. Ioniq 5 will be available in the Indian market as a CKD product and will be assembled at the company’s facility near Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Production of the upcoming electric crossover is expected to commence in the coming weeks. It is based on the Hyundai Group’s Skateboard Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that also underpins the Kia EV6.

Powertrain Specs

Internationally, Ioniq 5 is available in two variants with different battery specs. One uses a 58 kWh battery and sends power to the rear wheels while the other variant uses a 72.6 kWh battery and sends power to all four wheels thanks to a dual-motor setup. The single-motor variant is expected to be offered to Indian consumers initially while the AWD variant is expected to launch subsequently.