Hyundai Motor India Ltd has presented the 1,100th unit of its all electric IONIQ 5 to none other than the Bollywood Megastar, King Khan as a token of gratitude and to commemorate his association with the brand. He has been associated with the Korean carmaker as its brand ambassador for more than 25 years now. The flagship electric SUV was launched in India in January at the Auto Expo 2023 by Shah Rukh Khan himself.
The IONIQ 5 is Hyundai’s current flagship offering in the Indian market. It is priced at Rs. 45.95 Lakh. It has already crossed the sales mark of 1,000 units last week itself and now, the brand has gifted the 1,100th unit to SRK.
MORE ABOUT THE IONIQ 5
The EV has a 72.6 kWh battery pack which provides a maximum range of 631 km on a single full charge. It has a single rear mounted electric motor which gives out a maximum power of 214 hp and a peak torque of 350 nm. It also has a 150 kW DC fast charger that can charge the battery from 0 to 80 percent in just 21 minutes while a 50 kW charger would take an hour in doing the same.
The IONIQ 5 is equipped with features like a 12.3 inch touchscreen infotainment system, a same sized instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charger, ventilated seats system, heads up display, dual zone climate control, vehicle-to-load function, etc.
It is equipped with safety features including 6 airbags, electronic stability control, a 360 degree camera and advanced assistance systems. It also has Hyundai SmartSense ADAS Level 2 features like Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Collision Avoidance, Lane Follow Assist, Blind Spot View Monitor, Driver Attention Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, etc.
During the presentation ceremony, Hyundai Motor India Ltd’s MD and CEO, Unsoo Kim stated, “Hyundai has been associated with Shah Rukh Khan for the last 25 years, making it one of the longest brand ambassador partnerships in the industry. SRK is one of the first Hyundai family members and has played a key role in enhancing our brand values and propositions over the years.”
Kim also added that they have presented the flagship EV IONIQ 5 to SRK as a vote of thanks, showcasing the technological greatness of the EV as well as the future of mobility in India. They are truly grateful for his unwavering support in Hyundai and hope their association goes on for many more years to come.
Shah Rukh Khan also expressed his gratitude to Hyundai. He mentioned that it is his first ever EV and he is glad it is a Hyundai.
He also said, “The love we have mutually received from the people of India is our driving force in the industry. Being the oldest member of the Hyundai Motor India family, our 25 year long journey has been really fruitful for both me and the brand. We have had some brilliant moments and milestones together. The brand is family to me and it is my pleasure to be associated with one of the most trusted and loved car brands in India.”