Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV: 3 Variants; 2 Battery Capacities; From RM199,888
Following a favourable and encouraging reception to its Kona Electric, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has launched another electric vehicle, the IONIQ 5 to offer Malaysians another choice of electric mobility. HSDM is also taking advantage of the government’s incentives for EV to launch this. Like the Kona Electric, this new Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) come in 3 variants i.e. IONIQ 5 Lite, Plus and Max.
“Hyundai is paving the way for affordable EV ownership. There will be more EVs in the line-up by various brands under Sime Darby Motors as we aim to lead in Malaysia’s push towards low carbon mobility with a suite of products, services and capabilities across the automotive value chain to support the country’s electric vehicle plans,” said Jeffrey Gan, Managing Director, Retail and Distribution of Sime Darby Motors Malaysia.
Built on Hyundai’s dedicated Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) architecture – Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the IONIQ 5 supports both 400 volt and 800 volt charging infrastructures. The platform offers 800V charging capability as standard, along with 400V charging, without the need for additional components or adapters. If plugged into a 50 kW DC charger, the IONIQ 5 can charge up from 10% to 80% in only 47 minutes. For a standard 11 kW home AC charger it can charge from 0% to 100% in 6.1 hours.
The IONIQ 5 Lite and Plus variants are 2-Wheel Drive (2WD), with power sent to the rear axle. These 2 variants are equipped with a 58 kWh battery pack. On the other hand, the top-of-the-range IONIQ 5 Max has All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and a larger 72.6 kWh battery pack. Furthermore, there is a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function that can supply up to 3.6 kW of power. The official rated driving distances are 380 km for the first 2 variants and 480 km for the Max. Top speed is claimed at 185 km/h.
The IONIQ 5 design language stands out from Hyundai’s other models while still maintaining the brand’s ‘Parametric Dynamics’ theme. Its unique exterior is a redefinition of Hyundai Pony, its first mass produced car from 1975 that was also exported to some markets. The IONIQ 5 is much larger than the compact Pony, and much larger than it appears to be. It sits on a 3,000 mm wheelbase and is 4,635 mm long, 1,890 mm wide, and 1,605 mm tall. The exterior lines are kept neat for styling and aerodynamics purposes. The door handles auto retract to provide an interrupted surface, and the front and rear forms of the vehicle merge together at its doors. Cargo space at the rear is about 527 litres and can be expanded to 1,587 litres. And because it is an EV, there is also a trunk space in front (or as Hyundai calls it – a frunk). The 2-wheel drive models have a 54 litre frunk, while the AWD Max has a smaller 24 litre frunk as a compromise for an additional motor for the front axle.
Hyundai has also designed the IONIQ 5’s interior as a ‘Living Space’, using eco-friendly materials for many touchpoints. The upholstery, whether leather or fabric (Lite variant), is a more sustainable form either in material or in manufacturing process. And fit for an EV adopter are a pair of 12.3″ digital displays which includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity as standard.
Additional features include the Hyundai SmartSense driving assistance. The IONIQ 5 Lite however, is not fitted with the camera-based blind spot monitor like the others, nor a surround view. The Lite also makes do with LED reflector headlights and separate turn indicator lights unlike dual LED projector units with integrated turning indicators for the Plus and Max. Buyers of the range-topping Max will enjoy front seats with ottoman feature and ventilation, and a Bose sound system, as well as a roof-integrated solar panel.
“The IONIQ 5 is selling very well in most countries and we are confident that this futuristic-designed all-electric CUV will appeal to Malaysians too. It is definitely the ultimate electric CUV to own with its best-in-class performance, range, complete safety features including the Smartsense suite and an ultra-fast charging speed,” said Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM.
The Hyundai IONIQ5 Lite is priced at RM199,888, while the IONIQ 5 Plus is RM229,888, and the IONIQ 5 Max RM259,888. All prices stated are on-the-road without insurance, and fully exempt from import and excise duties, sales tax as well as road tax, as per Budget 2022.
The IONIQ 5 has a 2-year (or 50,000 km) vehicle warranty while its battery pack is covered for 8 years (or 160,000 km). You can also opt to purchase extended warranty and service packages for RM10,000. This will upgrade the vehicle warranty to 5 years (100,000 km) and service maintenance to 3 years (50,000 km). The battery warranty will remain unchanged.
There are also options for a 7 kW AC charging station at RM6,000 or a 22 kW AC charging station at RM7,000 (not inclusive of additional cabling and extended installation requirements).
You can book the IONIQ 5 online via Hyundai’s online shopping platform, Cl!ck to Buy or visit any of Hyundai’s authorised showrooms.
With plans to rollout more EV in the near future and in conjunction with the launch of the IONIQ 5, HSDM is collaborating with Mecomb, a subsidiary of Sime Darby Industrial, in providing home charging product and installation solutions, as well as with Yinson GreenTech to offer access to the chargEV network which has over 400 charging stations, and growing, nationwide.