Korean automaker Hyundai is gearing up to unveil a wide range of new models at the 2023 Auto Expo, starting January 11. A new report claims that the recently unveiled Ioniq at the Hyundai auto event Will also showcase 6 electric sedans.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 to be priced between Rs 45-50 lakh; will undercut Kia EV6.

Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 prices

The Ioniq 5 is expected to be priced between Rs 45 lakh-50 lakh, significantly undercutting its cousin, the Kia EV6, which is priced between Rs 59.95 lakh-64.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Features of Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Kia EV6 gets ventilated seats and two large 12.3-inch curved displays. One is for the infotainment system, and the other is for the instrument cluster. It also comes with HUD, a premium sound system, smartphone connectivity with navigation and a 520-litre boot. In terms of safety, the EV6 gets a host of features, including 8 airbags, ABS, EBD, traction control, forward collision warning, blind-spot detection, dynamic cruise control, lane change assist and a 360-degree camera.

The Ioniq 5 offers several features available in global markets, including autonomous level 2 driving, 7 airbags, smart cruise control, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, blind-spot detection, reverse parking collision avoidance system, and remote parking. All these can be found in Indian variants as well.

Battery pack and range of the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Kia EV6 in India is available in Single Motor (RWD) and Dual Motors (AWD) variants. The car gets a 77.4 kWh battery pack. The single-motor variant generates 229 bhp power and 350 Nm peak torque, while the dual-motor variant can generate 320 bhp and 605 Nm. Globally, the EV6 is also offered a smaller 58 kWh battery pack.

The Kia EV6‘s battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in 18 minutes with a 350 kW DC fast charger and 73 minutes with a 50 kW charger. Once fully charged, it can give a range of 528 km. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 5.2 seconds (AWD).

Hyundai Ioniq 5 has two battery options: one – 72.6 kWh battery pack and the other – 58 kWh battery pack. Hyundai claims that the Ioniq 5 takes 18 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 per cent with the 350 kW DC charger and 1 hour with the 50 kW DC charger. Globally it has four variants – Standard Range 2WD, Standard Range 4WD, Long Range 2WD and Long Range 4WD, and it remains to be seen which variants come to India.


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