Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs Kia EV6: Battery, range and price comparison

Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 are direct competitors in India’s EV segment. While both the Ioniq 5 and EV6 are based on the e-GMP or Electric-Global modular platform that underpins pure electric models in South Korea, these particular EVs will now vie for attention in the still fairly small EV market here.

Both Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 have been launched in the Indian car market.

The Kia EV6 is launched in India in 2022 and enters via the import route, while the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is officially launched at the Auto Expo in January 2023 and enters via the CKD or full teardown route. This allows Hyundai to position the Ioniq 5 more attractively in terms of pricing.At launch, the Ioniq 5 was in ¥The first 500 pre-ordered 4.5 million, and now it is ¥4.6 million (ex-showroom).In comparison, the Kia EV6 is much more expensive ¥6.1 million (ex-showroom).

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs Kia EV6: Battery and range

The e-GMP platform was jointly developed by Hyundai and Kia, so the Ioniq 5 and EV6 are largely similar in many ways. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 in India offers a 72.6 kWh battery pack, although there is also a 58 kWh pack option in foreign markets. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a claimed range of 631 km (ARAI certified).

The Kia EV6 has a larger 77.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, but its WLTP-certified range is about 500 kilometers.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs Kia EV6: Dimensions

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs Kia EV6: Dimensions (mm) ion 5 EV6
length 4635 4681
width 1889 1879
high 1600 1544
wheelbase 3000 2900

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is 60mm shorter than the Kia EV6. However, the Ioniq 5 is 55mm taller, while also having a 100mm advantage in wheelbase. Compared to the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Kia EV6 has a sleeker design. Both models feature plenty of LED lighting and futuristic design cues.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs Kia EV6: Features

Most of the standout features between Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 are the same. This includes a zero-gravity reclining function for the front seats, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, wireless phone charging and separate charging points for powering small appliances. The Ioniq 5 has a 12.3-inch digital console and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while the EV6 gets curved HD displays for the main infotainment system and driver display.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs Kia EV6: Pricing

Hyundai Ioniq 5 vs Kia EV6: Pricing
ion 5 ¥4.6 million
EV6 ¥6000000
¥6.5 million
(ex-showroom, pre-subsidy)

As mentioned earlier, the Ioniq 5 has a clear price advantage over the EV6 as it was introduced via the CKD route and therefore has a lower tax impact.

First published date: Feb 17, 2023 at 13:34pm CST

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