Early Hyundai Ioniq 5 customers all set for an electrifying drive as deliveries commence

Dinesh · Apr 21, 2022 02:37 PM

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It’s going to be an electrifying time on the road for the first 11 customers that put money down on the futuristic-looking Hyundai Ioniq 5 as Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) commenced with the first batch of deliveries for the Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) at their Ara Damansara showroom.

In addition to receiving their new vehicles, the first 11 Ioniq 5 customers were also provided a complimentary one-year membership with chargEV; sponsored by Yinson GreenTech. chargEV is a leading provider of electric vehicle charging solutions in Malaysia with over 400 charging stations nationwide.

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The Ioniq 5 is available in Lite, Plus and Max variants; all delivering stellar performance with excellent driving range fast charging, a top speed of 185 kph and the innovative SmartSense suite safety feature. It’s also equipped with advanced connectivity and driver assistance features amid its modern finish designed with eco-friendly materials.

Also Read: Bookings for Ioniq 5 and Hyundai Kona Electric exceeded Malaysia’s allocation, HSDM to secure more units

“Redefining the electric mobility lifestyle, the Ioniq 5 sets a new benchmark with its global acclaim for combining sustainability with a powerful performance. Testament to this, since the launch in Malaysia in March 2022, we have recorded close to 300 bookings. This indeed reflects the highly positive reception for this innovative sustainable vehicle, and we will continue to strive to meet customer demand,” said Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM.

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The Ioniq 5 is available in three variants here; the Lite and Plus with a 58 kWh battery as well as the range-topping Max with a 72.6 kWh unit. The Plus and Max are all-wheel drive (AWD) while the Lite is rear-wheel drive (RWD).

Also Read: Bought a 2022 Ioniq 5? There's still some waiting to do before you get your car

Using a standard 11 kW home AC charger, owners can charge the Ioniq 5 from 0-100 percent in 6 hours while a more powerful 50 kW DC charger can get it from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 47 minutes. Quoted WLTP ranges for the Lite and Plus is 384 km while the Max returns 430 km.

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Pricing for the Ioniq 5 starts at RM 199,888 and climbs all the way up to RM 259,888. This makes it the most affordable dedicated EV in Malaysia to date.

Also Read: From RM 199.9k, Ioniq 5 SUV launched in Malaysia: up to 430km range, V2L powerbank function, 3 variants

A sales associate recently mentioned that initial deliveries will only comprise the lower spec Ioniq 5s, meaning the Max variants probably isn’t among the 11 units handed over today. Nonetheless, even if owners receive orders after the 30 June 2022 SST exemption period, pricing for remains as despite being a CBU model, all pricing quoted is exempted from import and excise duties until 31 December 2023 under Budget 2022 initiatives.

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Dinesh

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“Better late than never.” Some despise it, others begrudgingly agree with it but he swears by it… much to the chagrin of everyone around him. That unfortunately stems from all of his project cars not running most of the time, which in turn is testament to his questionable decision-making skills in life. A culmination of many wrongs fortunately making a right; much like his project cars on the rare occasions they run, he’s still trying to figure out if another project car is the way to go.

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