After winning several international awards and accolades post its global debut in 2021, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has finally gone on sale in India.
Being locally assembled, this all-electric offering wears an aggressive introductory price tag of Rs 44.95 lakh (ex-showroom), making it considerably cheaper than the fully-imported Kia EV6, which is built on the same platform.
Globally, the Ioniq 5 is available with either all-wheel drive (dual motor set-up) or rear-wheel drive (single motor set-up) and is offered with either 58kWh or 72.6kWh battery.
As the Ioniq 5 just debuted last year, Hyundai makes subtle equipment changes, but enough to bump the car's EPA-rating higher in a few areas.
All-wheel-drive models now get an EPA-estimated 266 miles of range, up from last year's 256-mile rating. They also now have slightly higher MPGe ratings.
A battery heating system and preconditioning function are now standard on all models.
Finally, on the chance you need tow something with the Ioniq 5, know that the maximum tow rating for SEL and Limited models is up to 2300 pounds.