Hyundai IONIQ 5 becomes 2022 World Car of the Year, expected to launch soon in India

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 has been selected as the 2022 World Car of the Year. The EV from Hyundai has also won other awards which include 2022 World Car Design of the Year and World Electric Vehicle of the Year. According to reports, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 is all set to launch in India this year. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is expected to launch in India as a CBU unit and is expected to boost the EV sales in the country.

For those who are unknown about Hyundai IONIQ 5, it is the first model under Ioniq electric sub-brand. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 became the 2022 World Car of the Year after beating Kia EV6 and Ford Mustang Mach-E.

In case you are interested to know the details about Hyundai IONIQ 5, it is mentioned below in detail.

Platform and powertrain

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is offered in two powertrain options- single motor setup (two-wheel drive version) and dual-motor setup (all-wheel-drive version). The single motor setup offers a power of 169hp and 350Nm of torque. The single motor variant accelerates from 0-100kph in 8.5 seconds.  On the other hand, a dual-motor setup off offers a power of 306hp and 605Nm torque. It accelerates from 0-100kph in just 5.2 seconds. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is based on a dedicated electric platform known as Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).  Depending upon your choice the car can be customised with 19’’ or 20’’ tyres.

Battery packs and range

IONIQ 5 is one of the first production vehicles that gets an 800V battery system. The 800V battery system offers ultra-fast charging, consistent high performance, and is optimised for weight and space.

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is offered with two battery packs- 72.6kWh and 58kWh. The 72.6kWh battery offers a maximum range of 481km. On the other hand, the smaller battery offers a maximum range of 385km. Both the single motor setup and dual-motor setup can be paired with either of the battery packs.

Charging

In terms of charging, the 72.6kWh battery pack can be charged from 10 to 80 % in just 18 minutes using 350 kW DC station. However, the battery pack can be charged from 10 to 80 % in just 56 minutes using 50 kW DC station.

On the other hand, the 58 kWh battery pack can be charged from 10 to 80 % in just 18 minutes using 350 kW DC station. However, the battery pack can be charged from 10 to 80 % in just 43 minutes 30 seconds using 50 kW DC station.

Convenience

The EV gets Vehicle-to-Load technology (V2L) which can be used to power any device or charge electrical equipment up to 3.6 kW with the on-board 230V plug. The devices can be charged through bidirectional exterior charging port even when the vehicle is turned off. Other features for convenience include automatic dual zone air-conditioning, highly adjustable electric seats, front and rear cargo spaces (527 litres of trunk space and 1600 litres with 2nd row folded) etc.

Connectivity

The connectivity features on the Hyundai IONIQ 5 include fully digital 12.25’’ cluster, 12.25’’ touchscreen, Bose premium sound system, wireless charging, eCall, USB ports at the front and rear, Bluelink connected car services etc.

Safety options

The cutting edge safety options on the car include advanced head-up display, level 2 autonomous driving, Surround View Monitor (SVM), 7 air-bags, Blind spot View Monitor (BVM), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA), Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Driver Attention Warning (DAW), High beam assist and many more.

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