Delivery of the all-new Hyundai Ioniq 5 has now begun here in Malaysia, with the keys for the first 11 units now handed over to their new owners in a special ceremony held at Hyundai Sime Darby Motors’ (HSDM) showroom in Ara Damansara.
In addition to receiving their new vehicles, the first 11 Ioniq 5 owners were also surprised with a complimentary one-year membership to the ChargEV network, courtesy of Yinson GreenTech. The ChargEV network consists of over 400 EV charging stations across Malaysia.
“This marks the second all-electric vehicle introduced by HSDM to the Malaysian market,” commented Sime Darby Motors Managing Director for Retail and Distribution, Jeffrey Gan. “As the mobility landscape continues to see greater adoption of EV vehicles in Malaysia, we are pleased to expand our EV line-up with world-class high-quality affordable offerings, supporting the nation’s transition towards a low carbon mobility future.”
HSDM Managing Director, Low Yuan Lung added: “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.”
The Hyundai Ioniq 5, which was just recently crowned 2022 World Car of the Year among its many other awards, was launched here in Malaysia last month. It’s offered three variants, starting with the base Lite which priced from RM199,888, moving up to the mid-spec Plus at RM229,888, and finally the range-topping Max, priced atfrom RM259,888.
Both the Lite and Plus variants are powered by a single rear-mounted electric motor making 170 hp (125 kW) and 350 Nm of torque, and are juiced from a 58 kWh lithium-ion battery pack for a 0-100 km/h time of 8.5 seconds, and a maximum driving range of 384 km based on the WLTP test cycle.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 Max, meanwhile, gets a larger 72.6 kWh battery pack, and an additional motor on the front axle for an all-wheel drive set-up. Power output is raised to 305 hp (225 kW) and 605 Nm, which translates to a century sprint time of 5.2 seconds. The electric driving range meanwhile is raised up to 430 km thanks to its larger battery.
For charging, all thre variants support AC charging of up to 11 kW. The Lite and Plus with their smaller battery takes five hours to fully charge at that speed, while the Max with its 72.6 kWh battery takes a little over six hours to top up.
The Ioniq 5 can technically handle a DC fast charger of up to 350 kW, which takes just under 20 minutes to charge all three variants from 10-80%. However, the 350 kW charger still doesn’t exist in practice just yet, so based on a 50 kW DC fast charger as guideline, 10-80% takes roughly 56 minutes for the Max, and 47 minutes for the other two variants.
For the full facts and figures breakdown of the all-new Hyundai Ioniq 5, check out our launch coverage here.