Published on December 3rd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


6 Features You Must Try When You Test Drive The Hyundai IONIQ

This Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), dubbed the ‘driving device’ has been launched at an unbeatable price starting price of RM99,888 (without insurance and road tax), making it accessible to every car buyer looking to buy either a hybrid passenger car or a mid-size sedan.


The IONIQ is available in two variants i.e. the HEV and HEV Plus, with the ‘Plus’ version offering more high-end safety and convenient features which is available in vehicles costing at least twice as much and this is why you need to test drive the IONIQ asap.

Below are the 6 main features that you have to try on your test drive.

1. The Blind Spot Detection works directly alongside Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to warn the driver of any surrounding vehicles, passengers or other objects that may lead to a collision if unnoticed while the car is in motion.

2. A Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) are useful when driving. The systems alert the driver if unsafe movements are made while the car is driving over 60km/h by sensing the car’s position. The LDWS sounds an alarm before the car moves over white, grey, yellow lines as well as Bott’s dots on the road, while the LKAS warns the driver acoustically and visually before inducing corrective steering to guide the driver back to a safe position.


3. The IONIQ HEV Plus is also fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), an advanced active safety feature that alerts drivers to emergency situations, braking autonomously if required. Using front radar and camera sensors, AEB operates in three stages. Initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, it controls the brake according to the collision danger stage, and applies maximum braking force right before the moment of collision. When a vehicle or pedestrian is sensed in front of the car, the system is activated, operating at speeds of 10 km/h or above and minimises damage when a collision is unavoidable.


4. Using front radar sensors, the Smart Cruise Control allows a constant speed and distance to be maintained from the vehicle ahead without depressing the accelerator or brake pedals; it is automatically cancelled when speed drops to 10 km/h or below.


5. The IONIQ features state-of-the-art infotainment and connectivity features. It is equipped with a new generation high-resolution 7-inch TFT information cluster. With a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, it displays all types of gauges (speedometer, ECO, state of charge, fuel etc). Depending on the selected drive mode, background colour and gauges are adapted to always provide the most important and useful information as well as a relaxed or sporty atmosphere by means of the colours used. Within SPORT mode, the display changes into a revolving digital speedometer that is surrounded by an analogue style tachometer, showing the engine’s rpm on red coloured ground. When choosing ECO mode the TFT-information cluster simulates the familiar speedometer needle.


6. To ensure occupants’ phones are always charged, IONIQ also offers a wireless inductive charging pad (Qi standard) for mobile phones.



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