Following the launch of the Kona Electric, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) will be launching the all-electric IONIQ 5. Hyundai’s latest EV will be coming to our shores subsequent to the successful sale of its Kona Electric model last year.
Jeffrey Gan, Managing Director, Retail and Distribution of Sime Darby Motors Malaysia, said Hyundai is expected to lead the EV segment in Malaysia as more electric vehicles are expected to be rolled out over the next 3 years. “The Kona Electric introduced last year was a resounding success with the first batch of vehicles sold out. We expect demand for the IONIQ 5 to surpass the demand for the Kona Electric. Given how well received Hyundai-brand electric vehicles are here, we have lined up more electric models for our discerning customers,” said Jeffrey.
The IONIQ 5 is built on Hyundai’s BEV (battery electric vehicle) architecture i.e. the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This gives it unique proportions on an elongated wheelbase. The aero-optimised wheels reflect the new Parametric Pixel design theme of the IONIQ 5 and are offered in a 20″ size, the largest rims ever fitted to a Hyundai EV. These complete IONIQ 5’s perfected proportions, optimised for Hyundai’s E-GMP.
The front of the car is equipped with Hyundai’s first clamshell hood that minimises panel gaps for optimal aerodynamics. The front bumper is defined by an eye-catching V-shape incorporating distinctive daytime running lights (DRLs) that provide an unmistakable light signature unique to IONIQ 5. These small pixel-like clusters also appear at the rear of the vehicle.
On the sides, auto flush door handles provide clean surface styling and enhanced aerodynamic efficiency. The front and rear forms of the vehicle merge together at its doors, offering another example of Hyundai’s ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design, first seen on the Elantra. The strong C-pillar shape, inspired by Hyundai’s ‘45’ EV concept, gives the IONIQ 5 a commanding presence that is clearly identifiable from a distance.
Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM said the IONIQ 5 is the benchmark in redefining the electric mobility lifestyle with sustainable and innovative features. “It offers an innovative interior design with eco-friendly materials, strong performance mated with ultra-fast charging and a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function. Coupled with advanced connectivity and driver assistance features, the IONIQ 5 offers drivers the ultimate in-car experience while ensuring safety,” he said.
The IONIQ 5 is available with a range of power configurations to fit the different mobility needs of customers. There are 2 battery pack options i.e. 58 kWh and 72.6 kWh. You can select one of the 2 electric motor layouts, either with a rear motor only or with both front and rear motors. All variations promise outstanding range and deliver a top speed of 185 km/h.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is now open for booking at all authorised Hyundai showrooms with a booking fee of just RM1,000. Booking can also be done online via Hyundai’s online shopping platform, Cl!ck to Buy (www.hyundai.com.my/clicktobuy/).
Pending official launch, a teaser display of the IONIQ 5 is currently at 1 Utama Shopping Centre’s Centre Court (Ground Floor) until 6 March 2022.
You can also call Hyundai’s Customer Careline at 1300-13-2000 or visit www.hyundai.com.my for more information.