Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has delivered the first 11 units of the Ioniq 5 to customers in Malaysia at a special event held at the company’s showroom in Ara Damansara. The first 11 Ioniq 5 customers also received a free one-year subscription to ChargEV sponsored by Yinson GreenTech.
“This is the second all-electric vehicle introduced by HSDM in the Malaysian market. As the mobility landscape continues to see greater adoption of electric vehicles in Malaysia, we are excited to expand our range of electric vehicles with world-class, high-quality affordable offerings, supporting the country’s transition to a future low-carbon mobility,” commented Jeffrey Gan. , General Manager, Retail and Distribution of Sime Darby Motors Malaysia.
“Redefining the e-mobility lifestyle, the Ioniq 5 sets a new benchmark with its global reputation for combining durability with powerful performance. As a testament to this, since launching in Malaysia in March 2022, we have recorded over 200 bookings. This indeed reflects the very positive reception of this innovative sustainable vehicle, and we will continue to strive to meet customer demand,” said Low Yuan Lung, General Manager of HSDM.
The multi-award-winning electric vehicle was launched last month and comes in three variants, with the base Lite retailing for RM199,888, the medium Plus for RM229,888 and the Max range for RM259,888.
These are prices on the road without insurance and with government incentives for electric vehicles (no import and excise duties, sales tax and road tax) taken into account. Note that the Ioniq 5 comes with a standard two-year, 50,000 km warranty as well as an eight-year, 160,000 km EV battery warranty, although the former can be extended to five-year, 100 km coverage. 000 km for an additional RM10,000.
Both the Lite and the Plus feature a 58kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack and a rear-mounted electric motor, the latter good for 170hp (168hp or 125kW) and torque of 350 Nm. This enables a 0-100 km/h time of 8.5 seconds, while the battery offers up to 384 km of range according to the WLTP standard.
Meanwhile, the Max gets a 72.6 kWh battery and an additional motor up front for all-wheel drive. Outputs for the Max are 305 PS (302 bhp or 225 kW) and 605 Nm, with the increased grunt and higher energy capacity battery shortening the century sprint time to 5.2 seconds and increasing the range to 430 km.
With an 11kW AC load, the 72.6kWh battery takes just over six hours to fully charge, while the smaller 58kWh battery needs five hours. These times are significantly reduced with DC fast charging, with a 50kW input taking the state of charge from 10% to 80% in around 56 minutes (72.6kWh) or 47 minutes (58kWh).
The Ioniq 5 can handle DC input as high as 350kW, so extracting the battery from 10-80% takes 18 minutes for both battery types when plugged into a charger capable of that output. We don’t have any chargers that powerful yet, it’s good to know that the Ioniq is able to charge faster when they finally appear.
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