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Hyundai Ioniq 5 in Nepal: The World Car of the Year comes with sustainability. How will the EV fare here?

Hyundai Ioniq 5
Photo: Hyundai

Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the latest premium electric SUV from Hyundai. Customers have a lot of things to be excited about this electric SUV as it recently won the titles of 2022 World Car of the Year, 2022 World Electric Vehicle of the Year and 2022 World Car Design of the Year at the New York International Auto Show. The feature-galore SUV offers a lot on both interior comforts as well as solid exteriors. The company claims along with the technological advancements, it has also focused on sustainability.

Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt Ltd, the sole authorised distributor of Hyundai Automobiles in Nepal, has now made the SUV available here. Hyundai is also one of the most popular and reputed automobile companies in Nepal. Hyundai Ioniq 5 is not the first electric vehicle launched by Hyundai here in Nepal. Before the launch of this vehicle, the company was also offering Ioniq EV and Kona EV in the market; both are one of the best in their own respective segments.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 offers tons of features for the rider and the passengers as well. The vehicle offers a faster acceleration with an upgraded range. It flaunts a bold and futuristic look while maintaining the safety features for the passengers on board.    

Let’s see what more the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 has to offer.

Specifications

DimensionsLength: 4635.5mm
Width: 1889.76mm
Height: 1600.2mm
Wheelbase: 2999.74mm
Minimum ground clearance: 154.94mm
MotorPermanent magnet synchronous motor
Max power170 PS
Max torque350 Nm
Battery typeLithium-ion polymer
Battery capacity58 kWh
Charging time10-100% Up to 7 hours (240V)
10-80% Up to 25 minutes (400V)
10-80% 18 minutes (800V)
Range375 Km
TransmissionAutomatic
Top speedUp to 185 kmph
Acceleration0-100 in 5.2 seconds
Seating capacity5
Boot space527 litres
Wheels and tyresWheels : 7.5JX19″, 8.5JX20″
Tyres: 235/55R19 & 255/45R20
Braking systemThe power-assisted braking system with ABS, EBD and BAS
BrakesFront: Disc
Rear: Disc
SuspensionFront: MacPherson Strut
Rear: Multi-Link
ColoursLucid blue pearl, mystic olive green pearl, digital teal green pearl, shooting star grey matte, atlas white, gravity gold matte, phantom black pearl, cyber grey metallic, galactic grey metallic
Gross weight2,370 kg
PriceRs 8,096,000 for the EV GLS vision roof variant
Rs 8,196,000 for EV GLS solar roof variant

Design

Hyundai Ioniq 5
Photo: Hyundai

Hyundai Ioniq 5 offers an innovative take on EV design. It has ignored the traditional stylistic elements for clean lines and minimalistic structures yet flaunts a unique clamshell hood that spans the entire width. This results in the minimisation of panel gaps and gives a clean and high-tech look to the vehicle.

The front of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 features bright signature Parametric Pixels LED lights. The 256 cubic pixels maintain a unique jewel-like design on the SUV. The V-shaped front bumper incorporating distinctive hidden lights add beauty to the overall aesthetics. Similarly, the side features an auto flash door handle that enhances not only the clean look but also the aerodynamics of the vehicle. At the back, it features similar Parametric Pixels lights.

The interior of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 offers a spacious cabin, premium finish and comfortability. The SUV offers either vision or a solar roof. The sleek modular dashboard on the vehicle features two integrated displays: a 12.25” full-touch infotainment screen and a 12.25” digital cluster that displays driver-centric information. The infotainment system supports both Apple and Android with voice activation controls on some features. It also supports auto smartphone mirroring.

Since Hyundai has focused on sustainability, eco-friendly materials and nature-inspired colours are said to have been used in the build of the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai claims it has used eco-friendly fabric made from recycled PET bottles on the seats and door armrests. Similarly, the leather used in the IONIQ 5’s interior is dyed using flaxseed oil while the seat whereas headlining and carpet fabric are said to include bio components extracted from sugarcane and corn.

The dashboard, switches, steering wheel and door panels on the vehicle are said to be coated with bio paint that includes oil extractions from plants such as rape flowers and corn.

For comfortability, Hyundai Ioniq 5 features a sliding centre console, power sliding rear seats, comfort seats, multiple USB ports along with a 15W fast wireless phone charger. The SUV also features heated seats and rain-sensing wipers. There is a large 572 of boot space storage on the vehicle.

Performance

Hyundai Ioniq 5
Photo: Hyundai

Hyundai Ioniq 5 is powered by a permanent magnet synchronous motor with a lithium-ion polymer battery with a capacity of 58 kWh. This allows the vehicle to generate a peak power of 170PS while generating a maximum torque of 350Nm. The onboard 10.5kW charger can fully charge the battery in seven hours while using a 400V charger, the battery can get 10-80% charge in 25 minutes. It only takes 18 minutes to charge the same amount if an 800V charger is used.

Photo: Hyundai

With a full charge, Hyundai Ioniq 5 offers a range of 375 km. It can achieve a top speed of 185 kmph and can reach from 0 to 100 in just 5.2 seconds. There is also a regenerative braking system on the vehicle. The driver can control the level of energy that the system regenerates and stores in the battery by adjusting the level of regenerative braking with the steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The higher the level, the more the car slows and charges the battery when the driver takes the foot off the accelerator.

Safety features

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 offers plenty of safety features for the passengers on board. The vehicle uses advanced high-strength steel and high tensile steel for the build of the body. For the braking, Hyundai Ioniq 5 features a power-assisted braking system with ABS, EBD and BAS with disc brakes on both ends. The SUV also offers seven airbags. Technology has been used at its best to ensure the safety of the vehicle and the passengers.

The vehicle offers smart safety features like:

  • Reverse parking collision avoidance assist
  • Rear-cross traffic collision avoidance assist
  • Blindspot view monitor
  • Surround-view with 360-degree monitor
  • Level 2 autonomous driving feature
  • Blindspot collision avoidance assist
  • Smart cruise control
  • Built on Hyundai’s new electric-global modular platform (E-GMP)
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Intelligent speed limit assist
  • Remote smart parking assist
  • Driver attention warning 

Other features

Talking about the suspension on the vehicle, it has a MacPherson Strut on the front whereas Multi-Link on the back. As mentioned earlier, this is a feature-packed SUV, hence the notable features include:

  • Durable build with the fusion of technology and sustainability
  • Use of eco-friendly build materials
  • Higher acceleration and top speed
  • Supports ultra-fast charging
  • Plenty of onboard and smart safety features
  • Solar roof
  • Wireless charging port
  • Fully digital instrumental cluster
  • Charge from inside
  • Power tailgate
  • Voice recognition vehicle control
  • Adjustable Regenerative Braking
  • Ambient mood light
  • Support of Android and Apple cars
  • Hill assist control and downhill brake control
  • Parametric pixels headlight and backlight

The price of Hyundai Ioniq 5 in Nepal is Rs 8,096,000 for the EV GLS vision roof variant and Rs 8,196,000 for EV GLS solar roof variant. The colour options include Lucid blue pearl, mystic olive green pearl, digital teal green pearl, shooting star grey matte, atlas white, gravity gold matte, phantom black pearl, cyber grey metallic, and galactic grey metallic.

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