Hyundai introduces E-GMP platform for India, to begin with Ioniq5

The Ioniq 5 will be the company's first model in the country based on the electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) on 10th November, unveiled its BEV Platform EGMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) for India. The company’s Ioniq 5 will be the first model to be introduced on the platform. According to the South Korean automaker, its E-GMP platform comprises vehicle chassis that includes battery, motor and power electric system. The battery system features a battery pack offering high range, while the bi-directional charging plug allows the high-voltage battery to power various electronic appliances.

It also features an integrated charging control unit (ICCU) that charges both the high-voltage battery as well as auxiliary battery. With an inherent modular DNA, E-GMP is capable of forming the underpinnings of vehicles with different body types and through the interior packaging the vehicles will feature a flat floor, slim cockpit and a flexible yet expansive cabin.

On the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the high-speed electric motor provides a performance, achieving a top speed of 185 km/h. With the use of a 5-link rear suspension the platform can deliver ride comfort and handling. Further, with E-GMP customers can enjoy the benefits of Ultrafast Charging that can charge up to 80 % in 18 Minutes (with a 350 kW DC charger), the carmaker said.

Unsoo Kim, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India, said that the company’s electric mobility campaign in India began in 2019 with the launch of Kona Electric. “With the introduction of the new platform to India, we will be able to provide customers with advanced battery electric vehicles, derived from a platform that is modular, scalable and versatile.” Hyundai said that E-GMP offers maximized interior space with a long wheelbase. By shifting the AC system to the engine bay, it will also offer increased cabin space. Through its flat floor construct, it enhances seating comfort. By removing the centre tunnel, middle passengers on the rear seat can sit more comfortably