Hyundai recently took the wraps off the Ioniq 5 - the first model under its Ioniq electric sub-brand.
There are two battery sizes that will be available: 72.6kWh and 58kWh, both available with either rear- or all-wheel-drive layouts. The larger battery has a maximum range of 470km. Its dual-motor setup produces a combined 306hp and 605Nm. Featuring 800V battery technology that gives the potential for ultra-rapid charging, the Ioniq 5 supports up to 220kW DC charging, taking the battery from 10 percent to 80 percent in 18 minutes. Previously, 800V cabling has been available on only high-end sportscars like the Porsche Taycan. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/hyundai-ioniq-5-ev-revealed-420019
The Ioniq 5 was recently spotted out and about on the streets of Korea. Here's a closer look:
Maruti Suzuki has launched the Swift facelift, with prices ranging from Rs 5.73-8.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The biggest change to the 2021 Swift is under the hood. The old 83hp, 1.2-litre K12 engine is replaced by a more powerful 90hp 1.2-litre DualJet petrol unit that was introduced in the Dzire last year. The new unit also brings a start/stop function that helps to further boost fuel economy. The updated Swift now has an ARAI figure of 23.20kpl in the manual version and 23.76kpl in the automatic version, as against the outgoing car’s 21.21kpl.
Moving to the design, the 2021 Swift gets minor cosmetic changes over the outgoing model. Up front, the cross mesh grille has been tweaked and now gets a chrome accent. Round the back, little has changed over the outgoing model. Maruti Suzuki now also offers three dual tone options on the top-spec Swift.
Moving to the interior, the seats get revised fabrics upholstery. In terms of equipment, the 2021 Swift VXi gets a new audio head unit that features feather-touch controls for volume and track change. The fully-loaded model, meanwhile, now comes with cruise control, coloured MID and auto folding ORVMs. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/2021-maruti-suzuki-swift-facelift-launched-from-rs-573-lakh-419959
Here's a closer look at the VXi variant:
Source: Javed Khan Autovlogs