With its theme of “Beyond Mobility”, Hyundai has made its presence felt at Auto Expo 2023. Showcasing its perspective on what the future of mobility has in store for us, the company launched a much anticipated electric vehicle, and put up a range of futuristic offerings and technologies on display.
Clean Mobility Zone:
- IONIQ 5: Hyundai launched its second EV offering in India with much fanfare, getting none other than its star ambassador, actor Shah Rukh Khan to be there for the unveil. Launched at an introductory price of INR 44.95 lacs for the first 500 customers, IONIQ 5 is Hyundai’s first offering based on its dedicated BEV platform E-GMP. The exterior design of the IONIQ 5 is defined by clean, sharp lines which create a minimalist looking vehicle that we have rarely seen before. The minimalism carries on into the interior as well, with the grey colour scheme exuding an air of eco-consciousness with its eco-processed leather and amalgamation of technology and simplicity. The IONIQ 5 boasts superior performance, with 217PS of power, 350Nm of torque and an ARAI claimed range of 631 kms. on a single charge.
- IONIQ 6: Also on display at the Hyundai pavilion was IONIQ 6, a futuristic and aerodynamically designed electric sedan, also based on the E-GMP platform. When eventually launched, the IONIQ 6 will be Hyundai’s third EV offering in India. Visually, the IONIQ 6 is a sleek looking sedan with a design that is both futuristic and minimalist at the same time, with an extremely sloping roofline reminiscent of the original Mercedes Benz CLS. The IONIQ 6 comes with a fully digital instrument cluster, ADAS technology and a claimed range between 429-614 kms, depending on the variant.
- Nexo: Hyundai also showcased its innovative and futuristic offering Nexo, an FCEV offering which utilises its 95 Kw hydrogen fuel cell to power its 45 Kw electric motor, producing 161Bhp and 395Nm of torque in the process. The Nexo is one of the most forward thinking offerings available across the world, and with a claimed range of more than 650 kms, it epitomises the idea of the future of mobility.
Future Mobility Zone:
Hyundai also used the 2023 Auto Expo to introduce visitors to its range of innovative solutions in the field of robotics, and with Hyundai’s recent purchase of acclaimed robotics firm Boston Dynamics, the collection of robots at the Hyundai pavilion was truly breathtaking. The technologies on display included Spot – the robot dog, Atlas – a humanoid robot, ModED – a small mobility solution with a flat body, and H-MEX – the Hyundai Mobility Exoskeleton designed for medical use.
Other zones in the Hyundai pavilion included one which let users interact with Hyundai’s connected car technologies such as MyHyundai App, BlueLink and CMS, a Kids DIY zone, a Metaverse zone and more.