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Hyundai IONIQ 5 Electric Crossover Spotted; Nepal Launch Likely

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Hyundai Motor has been selling fully electric vehicles in the Nepalese market. The company's Kona Electric SUV in Nepal is performing very well and now the Korean carmaker is planning to bring the Hyundai IONIQ 5. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the first model under the brand’s Ioniq electric sub-brand. The launch of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 might just be around the corner but according to multiple reports, a test mule of the electric crossover was spotted testing. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 made its global debut earlier this year in February 2021as the first-ever EV to be produced under the brand's subdivision.

The Ioniq 5 is said to be available with two powertrain options. The base version gets a single motor setup that produces 169hp and 350Nm of torque while there’s also a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version that produces 306hp and 605Nm of peak torque. The Ioniq 5 is available with two battery packs 72.6kWh and 58kWh with the larger battery having a maximum range of 481km and the smaller battery having a maximum range of 385km. It can go on to hit a top speed of 185kph. The 2 variants of Ioniq 5 can sprint from 0-100kph in 8.5 seconds and 0-100kph in 5.2sec.

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric vehicle comes with a very futuristic design. The car is equipped with a pair of 12-inch screens for the instrument cluster and infotainment system featuring Hyundai’s BlueLink connected-car suite. It also gets digital screens for the rear-view mirror display. It is also structured with a sharp line and hidden LED taillight. Besides this, IONIQ 5 offers Bose sound system, dual-zone temperature control, hands-free tailgate, 360-degree camera, seven airbags, and Level 2 autonomy. Ioniq will also offer a wireless charging system and innovative safety package that offers blind spot detection, autonomous braking, cruise control, and rear traffic alert. 

As reported by us earlier, Hyundai is considering launching Ioniq 5 in Nepal. However, the company has not made any official announcement about launching the Ioniq 5 in Nepal yet but the IONIQ 5 undergoing testing is certainly a positive sign. Hyundai might plan to launch the Ioniq 5 in Nepal sometime in 2022 or 2023. According to the latest report, Hyundai will also introduce a mass-market electric vehicle at a much affordable price point. Hyundai is also planning to launch several EVs specifically developed for Nepal. 

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