Hyundai showcases winter-ready Ioniq 5, Santa Fe PHEV at 2023 WEF

Updated Jan 25, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Group is promoting the South Korean city of Busan’s bid to host World Expo 2030.

Hyundai Motor Group announced the South Korean city of Busan’s bid to host World Expo 2030 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Genesis GV60

Hyundai Motor Group attended the 2023 WEF with eco-friendly cars

The Group’s latest initiative was to roll out a fleet of 45 eco-friendly models at the WEF held from January 16 to 20. Included in the fleet were 18 electrified Genesis G80s, eight GV60s, four electrified GV70s, and 15 Hyundai Santa Fe plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs).

Moreover, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 also participated in the campaign. Units of this all-electric compact crossover could be found next to the dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the event. These units were tasked to provide emergency charging using the EV’s Vehicle to Load (V2L) feature.

For the uninitiated, Hyundai Motor Group is the parent company of Korean automakers including Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis. This is why the Group managed to bring in not only Hyundai cars but also models from its Genesis luxury vehicle division.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Genesis GV60

Charging stations were set up

The fleet sported Busan’s World Expo 2030 logo to promote the city to the global political and business leaders in attendance, as well as Swiss citizens and other visitors. They were also used as official transportation for the forum’s Korean delegates.

To combat winter road conditions, the fleet is equipped with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system and winter tires. These help the Group’s cars maintain traction on the area’s surrounding slippery roads, ensuring safety for drivers and visitors. An on-site technical team was also on standby to provide support.

Genesis cars at 2023 WEF

Genesis cars also supported the city of Busan's bid to host the World Expo 2030

Other initiatives the Hyundai Motor Group rolled out to support its goal were promoting Busan’s bid at the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) General Assembly in Paris in June and November last year; rolling out promotional banners and brochures during the official vehicle delivery ceremony at the G20 Bali Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia last November; and sharing the bid through social media channels.

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Know more about Hyundai Ioniq 5 2023

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Ioniq 5 is a fully-electric compact crossover SUV. For the Philippine market, it has two variants: The Long Range 2WD, and the entry-level Standard Range 2WD. These are available for Php 3,698,000 and Php 3,068,000 respectively. 

When it comes to size, the Ioniq 5 is 4,635mm long. It also has a width of 1,890mm, and a height of 1,605mm. It then has a wheelbase length of 3,000mm. 

Powering the Ioniq 5 Long Range is a 72.6 kWh battery. The Standard Range variant meanwhile, gets a 58 kWh battery. Both use a permanent magnet synchronous motor. On the Long Range Variant, it can make up to 214 horsepower and 653 Nm of torque. The Standard Range meanwhile, can produce up to 167 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque.  

For both variants, the engine output is then managed by an E-Shift transmission sending power to the rear wheels.  

As per their names, these two trims also get different ranges. The Long Range variant is capable of travelling up to 451 km in a single change, while the entry level trim meanwhile, provides 384 km of range.  

Locally, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is set to compete against the upcoming Kia EV6.  

₱ 3,068,000 - ₱ 3,698,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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