Ioniq 5 set to sell its 90,000th unit soon; Most successful EV from Hyundai Motor

Jerrica · May 8, 2022 10:00 AM

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Hyundai Motor’s Ioniq 5 is set to set to sell its 90,000th unit since the electric vehicle’s (EV) official launch just a year ago.

According to a statement, the company has sold 88,871 units as of March 2022; 33,212 units in Korea and 55,658 units abroad.

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The Ioniq 5 started life as this Hyundai 45 EV concept

The achievement makes the Ioniq 5 Hyundai’s most successful EV to date. Even in Indonesia, the company has received over 1,587 orders since its official launch less than a month ago (22-April-2022).

That is more than double the number of EV sales in the country during the whole of 2021 as only 693 EVs were registered.

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The Ioniq 5 is so popular that Hyundai is even venturing back into Japan

In Korea, the Ioniq 5 is currently the best selling EV as sales of the car make up 31.59 percent of the total sales of 22,597 units last year.

The Ioniq 5 is the first EV launched under Hyundai’s new fully electric sub-brand Ioniq. The EV is also the first car built on Hyundai’s EV specific platform, the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).

Also read: Reverse colonization – Hyundai re-enters Japan with Ioniq 5 BEV and Nexo FCEV

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Inspiration for the car’s design came from the company’s first production car, the Hyundai Pony which was a massive hit with Koreans back in the 1970s. This explains the retro looks the Ioniq 5 sports.

Other than that, the Ioniq 5 also features an ultra-fast 800V charging capability that can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. The EV is also good for a range of 428 km on a full charge.

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

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The EV has also collected a series of accolades within the year it was launched including World Car of the Year by the World Car Awards, German Car of the Year, UK Car of the Year, and Auto Express Car of the Year.

Closer to home, Hyundai Sime Darby Motor (HSDM) launched the Ioniq 5 in March 2022 priced from RM 199,888 to RM 259,888. Even in Malaysia, the Ioniq 5 is proving to be very popular amongst buyers as HSDM reportedly sold out all its allocated units within a month of its launch! 

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

Jerrica

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There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.

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