Hyundai has confirmed that it will launch the Ioniq 5 hatchback in India sometime later this year. The all-electric hatchback will be based on the Korean carmaker’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which will also underpin the upcoming Kia EV6. 

Design-wise, the Ioniq 5 adapts the same minimalist look that seems to be synonymous with EVs lately. We can’t help but notice that the front in particular looks like it was inspired by Robocop’s helmet. Overall, the Ioniq 5 hatchback features a clean, sophisticated design with a rather SUV-like stance. 

Things are interesting on the inside too. The hatchback gets roomy interiors and a central console that can be slid back and forth. You also get power sliding rear seats, which can be reclined forward and backwards by 135mm. 

The equipment list on the Ioniq 5 includes two 12.5-inch displays, with one of them being the touchscreen infotainment centre, and the other serving as a driver’s aid display. 

Internationally, Hyundai offers the Ioniq 5 in two different trims: Standard Range and Long Range, with both of them getting either a  single or dual motor powertrain. The single motor produces 171hp, while the dual-motor, AWD variant makes 329.5hp. 

In terms of range and charging, the Ioniq 5 Standard Range comes with a 58kWh battery pack capable of doing 385km on a single charge. Meanwhile, the Long Range model packs a 77.4kWh battery pack with 502km of the claimed range. Hyundai claims the electric hatchback can go from 10 to 80 percent charge in just under 18 minutes using a 220kW DC charger.

In addition to the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the carmaker will also bring the Kona Electric facelift to our market this year. Wait for our detailed review of the hatchback.

Image credits: Hyundai