First Ride Review Of Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV | Overdrive | CNBC-TV18
Sorry that, as you can see its a very electric show we have lined up for you today lets start off with the all new Hyundai ioniq 5.. It is probably the most important electric vehicle that Hyundai builds globally. Today, it is the Brands first ground up electric vehicle that promises to offer over 600 kilometers of driving range and also level 2 Adas features. Tuhin will get you all the details. Music is probably the Korean car Makers most important car globally as of right now, its finally here in Indias new flagship and its filled with the kind of fresh out of the box. Thinking that will India electrics to buy us as it stands. Its also got 631 kilometers off range and is locally assembled, so it should be a good deal as well. This is down to the rupees 45.95 lakh asking price. So, even though the ionic is very closely related to the Kia ev6, with the same egmp architecture, Hyundai has been able to position this car within a gap in the EV segment, using just a simple rear motor setup and a smaller 72.6 kilowatt battery pack. Now the first thing that you need to know about the ionic 5 is that its quite a bit larger than what it looks like on screen or in photos. Now this crossoverish hatchback mishmash kind of shaped this very funky look hides the fact that this is longer and wider than the two. So if not as tall but yes, the Hyundai ionic 5 is really quite a large car Music.
What will catch your eye? Immediately, though, is this Neo retro styling? It takes inspiration from the Hyundai Pony from 1975., the first Korean developed car. You see this in the double barrel. Light design enhanced here in a deep set cluster with the seamless black band, but its the detailing that lifts it. The pixelated LED drls and the hidden striations for the full width lighting being the most prominent. The look is also specially clean. There are no visible radar. Sensors and the flaps in the bumper only open on the move for cooling, the battery and ventilation. Now its very clear of the benefits that Hyundai has been able to achieve using this EV only egmp architecture, for example. You dont see this very often in EVS for some reason, but theres a proper front trunk or a fruit or whatever you want to call it its 57 liters. So you can actually use it for more than just your chargers and that continues when you move to the side as well. Of course you have. These really large 20 inch wheels. Youve never seen Wheels like this in a Hyundai before but theyre there. The boot is a large 537 liters, its got a flat of slightly high lip, but a square and useful space. As with many EVS, you dont get a spare wheel with the motor being packed underneath overall, despite ground clearance growing to a laden 163 mm for India. The ionic 5 is striking with its Square squat proportions now, while the ionic 5 looks quite funky and almost sci fi ish from the outside on the inside theres, quite a bit of thought, thats gone into it and, to be honest, this to start with, is quite A premium interior, so its simple, but really quite thoughtfully, done, and then you have this steering wheel, which again is a bit different from regular Hyundai, but has capacitive buttons, these paddles for the region modes, and these really quite Hefty, really nice to use stocks for the Indicators for the wipers and even the gear levers, almost a mercedes style sort of stock mounted here same with these two 12.
3 inch screens. They have completely new graphics, which are an upgrade over what youve seen in say, something like the Tucson Music. Now the heavy use of white materials, many of which are from recycled waste, is calming, but it will take some cleaning. The white themed instrumentation merges quite nicely with this, though the EV specific Graphics are detailed, giving you a great idea of just how far you can go with the battery levels, but what really uplifts this Ambience are? These really smart touches that Hyundai has done its a playful thing, so it really works. For example, there is no h logo here on this horn pad its just four dots, which is Morse code for the letter, H very thoughtfully done, and then, of course, this two spoke steering wheel that I mentioned really well made. You have these dry mode switches again. Quite in quite a sporty manner on the steering wheel and it does not stop there – you get these aside from the usual lumbar adjustment and the powered adjustments you also get. These leg rests on the seats if you can see so there is that added degree of comfort and then with the EV architecture. Of course, theres immense practicality. The no pockets are large, as you can see its a step through floor theres, no Central tunnel at all. To speak of, and it doesnt stop there, as you can see, you can actually slide this Central tunnel back and forth, which is and just walk through or maybe put something if you want to and as youve come to expect from human right.
This is backed up by a really long set of features, but really, if youre spending close to 50 lakhs on a car, the back seat really has to be quite important and again, with that 3000 mm wheelbase, the ionic 5 delivers here in Spades as well. For example, theres immense space like the front its a fully flat floor, thats, barely a hump because its a skateboard architecture, a lot of knee room and legroom. You can put your feet underneath the front seats, and this is really quite uncommon. A lot of EVS that we drive with their compromise flaws with which holds the battery pack, you dont, have under thigh support, but with this always being designed as an EV, that problem does not exist. So it really is quite a comfortable bench here and considering the weight. Three people will easily fit here and it doesnt stop there. You can slide it forward like this slide it back and also recline to quite a comfortable angle. You can do it for both this split and this split. Of course you have this moon roof. It doesnt open, sadly, but it of course has a shade. So yeah in terms of rear seat Comfort to the ionic 5, really does deliver now thats a fully loaded electric vehicle from Hyundai India.