On January 11 of 2019 Hyundai Motor will officially release the Ioniq 5 EV in India. After debuting on Tuesday, December 20 at a price of one lakh, the Korean automaker has begun taking reservations for the electric crossover. After the success of the Kona Electric SUV, Hyundai has released the Ioniq 5 as their second electric vehicle in India. With its cutting-edge EV architecture and technologies, however, the Ioniq 5 promises to be a significantly more premium offering than the Kona.
It shares many characteristics with the Kia EV6, which was released in India earlier this year, and might be considered the latter’s technical brother. Nonetheless, there are also distinctions. Compare the range, features, and specifications of the Kia EV6 versus the Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs Kia EV6: Price
Hyundai will reveal the cost of the Ioniq 5 next month. The Kia EV6, released earlier this year, is a high-end product with a base price of 59.95 lakh (ex-showroom). However, it has been speculated that Hyundai will sell the Ioniq 5 at 50 lakh or above, making it more reasonably priced than the competition.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs Kia EV6: Specifications
Both of these EVs are constructed on a platform developed jointly by the two Korean automakers. All Hyundai and Kia’s latest generation of electric vehicles are built on the E-GMP platform. Both models have similar functionality, but with some minor specification changes. When compared to the Kia EV, the Hyundai is slightly more compact in size. Still, a 60-mm length differential is hardly noticeable. They may be the same length and breadth, but the Ioniq 5 is 55 mm taller than the EV6. Hyundai’s EV is around 100 mm longer than its Korean counterpart in terms of wheelbase, suggesting a roomier interior.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs Kia EV6: Features
The 12.3-inch digital console and touchscreen infotainment system are just two of the many upgrades found in Hyundai’s electric crossover. There is a Bose sound system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, ventilated seats with a memory function, and more among the more than 60 features of the linked car technology. The Ioniq 5 has more interior customization options than the competing Koran due to its detachable centre console.
The primary infotainment and driver display of the Kia EV6 is a curved high-definition (HD) screen. Two of the seats up front can be reclined to a completely flat position. Some of the other features include a panoramic sunroof, mood lighting, and wireless charging.
Each vehicle has its own charging port for other electronics and appliances, or to juice up another EV while you’re out and about. Safety-wise, both EVs provide ADAS capabilities among a plethora of other features.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs Kia EV6: Performance and range
The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be equipped with a 72.6 kWh battery pack, which the company claims will allow the vehicle to go 631 kilometres before needing to be recharged. The EV is equipped with a single electric motor at the axle, which generates 214 horsepower and 350 Nm of peak torque. It only takes 18 minutes to charge the EV to 80 percent, according to Hyundai, while using a 350 kW DC charger.
The Kia EV6 is powered by a smaller lithium-ion battery pack that has a capacity of 77.4 kWh. But its range is inferior to that of the Ioniq 5. Based on WLTP certification standards, the range of the Kia EV6 is greater than 500 kilometres (European standard). Using a 150 kWh DC fast charger, it can go from 10 percent to 80 percent in around 40 minutes. The Kia EV6 rear-wheel drive model has a top output of 229 horsepower and 350 Newton-meters of torque, while the all-wheel drive model tops out at 347 horsepower and 605 Newton-meters of torque.