Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) unveiled yet another electric vehicle (EV) for the Malaysian market. Enter the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which is dubbed by HSDM to be a “Crossover Utility Vehicle” (CUV). With up to 430km of range (and powerful performance), the Ioniq 5 is certainly an interesting EV.
Of course, the Ioniq 5 also carries a premium price tag. The base Lite model, for one, retails at RM199,888, which offers a 58kWh battery (good for up to 384km range) and rear-wheel drive. The mid-tier Plus variant, on the other hand, is a better-equipped version of the Lite for RM229,888.
As for the range-topping Max, it costs RM259,888 for a larger 72.6kWh battery (returning up to 430km range) and dual-motor AWD. Do note that as announced at Budget 2022, the Ioniq 5 is fully exempted from import and excise duties, as well as road tax. Needless to say, this is a very good incentive to get the EV…if it fits your budget.
Powering the 58kWh RWD models of the Ioniq 5 – that is, the Lite and Plus variants – is a rear motor that outputs 170PS and 350Nm of torque, allowing them to do the century sprint in 8.5 seconds. As for the higher-end Max model with a dual-motor AWD configuration, it offers a whopping combined output of 305PS and 605Nm of torque; it can go from 0-100kmph in only 5.2 seconds.
Other specifications of the Ioniq 5 include seven airbags, fabric upholstery for the Lite (leather for the Plus and Max trims), Hyundai SmartSense – it includes lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control with stop and go – a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, as well as 19-inch alloy wheels; 20-inch for the Max.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV is now available for booking in Malaysia. You can also place your booking online for RM1,000 through HSDM’s “Cl!ck to Buy” platform.