Hyundai Motor Company has sent the Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV on a 2,751 km tour across Southeast Asia. The Hyundai “Go Far with Zero Worries” IONIQ 5 ASEAN Tour was flagged off from the Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center Singapore (HMGICS) on 20 November 2023, and made a stop in Kuala Lumpur the following day. The tour will take the convoy through 5 countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam), with the final stop being the Royal Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 30 November.
The convoy is made up of 3 cars from HMGICS and 2 from Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (HMMI) to showcase the IONIQ 5’s reliability, eco-friendliness, and long-distance capabilities. There are 24 participants in this tour, including representatives from Hyundai Motor Company, the AAS (Automobile Association of Singapore), Hyundai club members, local community influencers across ASEAN countries, and Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) from Indonesia and Thailand. The convoy will be exploring over 20 iconic destinations across ASEAN such as the Penang Heritage Walk in Malaysia and the Bayon Temple in Cambodia.
“Our aspiration through this journey is to demonstrate the reliability, eco-friendliness, and long-distance capabilities of the IONIQ 5, aiming to reduce consumers’ doubts and anxiety about EVs, especially in the region,” said Youngtack Lee, President of Hyundai Motor ASEAN Headquarters at the flag-off ceremony.
Pioneering a new era in automotive technology, the IONIQ 5’s Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) feature allows the IONIQ 5 to serve as a charging port, benefiting not only the participants of the tour but also the local communities along the route. With V2L, the IONIQ 5 becomes a versatile energy hub, allowing participants to tap into its electrical prowess for various needs, from powering gadgets to providing on-the-go electricity for community events. This forward-thinking technology exemplifies Hyundai’s commitment to smart and sustainable mobility, transforming the IONIQ 5 into a driving force for positive change throughout the ASEAN region.
The tour not only marks a historic collaboration between many key stakeholders but also symbolises seamless connectivity and cooperation across borders. This journey becomes a catalyst for positive change and technological innovation. As the tour progresses, it not only redefines the driving experience but also signifies a pivotal moment in the automotive industry.
The IONIQ 5 is not just a vehicle, it is a symbol of Hyundai’s dedication to shaping a more sustainable and connected future for the ASEAN region. The IONIQ 5 ASEAN Tour is not merely a journey. It is a transformative exploration, paving the way for a new era in electric mobility.