The Hyundai Ioniq is the company's first venture into a dedicated electrified vehicle. That means, like the Toyota Prius, the Ioniq’s body is not shared with any other regular internal combustion engine Hyundai model.
The Ioniq was designed and engineered to be available with either an electric, petrol-electric self-charging hybrid, or a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Hyundai says the Ioniq will be the first car from any manufacturer to offer these three powertrains in a single body type.
In Malaysia, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) is offering the petrol-electric hybrid, in two variants, which are Ioniq Hybrid priced from RM100,388 and Hybrid Plus from RM116,488, on-the-road without insurance.
Both the models are locally-assembled at the Inokom plant in Kulim, Kedah.
Powered by Hyundai’s 1.6-litre four-cylinder GDI Kappa engine and a 44 PS electric motor, the car, which is a full hybrid like the Toyota Prius, produces a total output of 141 PS and 265 Nm of maximum torque. Drive is sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic dual clutch transmission, while the electric motor is powered by a lithium-ion polymer traction battery.
Thanks to the powertrain package, claimed fuel consumption readings stand at 25.6 km/l.
Standard features include: 17-inch wheels and 225/45 tyres, LED DRL, 5-inch multi information display, 60:40 split folding rear seats, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, flat-bottom steering wheel, aluminum-covered foot pedals, tyre pressure monitoring system, ESC, reverse camera and 7 airbags.
The Hybrid Plus adds quite significant more kit, such as: HID head lamps, LED tail lamps, power adjustable driver's seat, leather seat upholstery and steering wheel, 7-inch multi info display, rain sensing wipers and the full suite of advanced driving assistance systems which includes - adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, autonomous emergency braking, and blind spot detection.
All new Hyundai Ioniq distributed by HSDM come with a 5-year or 300,000 km vehicle warranty. The hybrid battery in the Ioniq is also covered with a 8-year unlimited mileage warranty. Should the hybrid battery requires replacement after it has past its warranty coverage, it is estimated to be in the region of under RM10,000.
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