Automotive IONIQ 5

Published on March 26th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV Bookings Surge Past 200 Plus Units

IONIQ 5 is probably the best selling electric car for 2022 or is it?

Sime Darby Motors best selling electric vehicle for 2022 might NOT be a BMW, Porsche or even a Volvo, instead might just be a Hyundai, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 to be more precise. We have just found out that the current booking numbers for this ground breaking Hyundai has passed 200 units, which is higher than the BMW iX EV and also the recently launched Volvo XC40 Electric Crossover (which is estimated to be RM258,000 and its final bookings numbers for March 2022 have not been shared with us).

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is sold in Malaysia with a range of power electric configurations to fit the mobility needs of every customer with two battery pack options of either 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh.

72.6 kWh battery specifications.

The IONIQ 5 electric car delivers an acceleration time from 0 to 100km/h in just 5.2 seconds in the all-wheel drive version equipped with the Long Range battery. In this version, the IONIQ 5 is propelled by two electric motors integrated with the front and rear axles, providing 305PS and 605Nm of instant torque.

In the two-wheel drive, Long Range battery version, the IONIQ 5 is propelled by a 160 kW electric motor integrated in the rear axle, providing 217PS and 350Nm of instant torque. The acceleration time for this version from 0-100 km/h is a sensible 7.4 seconds.

The appeal of the IONIQ 5 starts with its innovative interior design with eco-friendly materials, strong performance mated with ultra-fast charging and a Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) function. Coupled with advanced connectivity and driver assistance features, the IONIQ 5 offers drivers the ultimate in-car experience while ensuring safety.

The front of the car is equipped with Hyundai’s first clamshell hood that minimises panel gaps for optimal aerodynamics. The front bumper is defined by an eye-catching V-shape incorporating distinctive daytime running lights (DRLs) that provide an unmistakable light signature unique to IONIQ 5. These small pixel-like clusters also appear at the rear of the vehicle. 

On the sides, auto flush door handles provide clean surface styling and enhanced aerodynamic efficiency. The front and rear forms of the vehicle merge together at its doors, offering another example of Hyundai’ ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design, first seen on the Elantra. The strong C-pillar shape, inspired by Hyundai’s ‘45’ EV concept, gives the IONIQ 5 a commanding presence that is clearly identifiable from a distance.

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IONIQ 5 is equipped with the next level of Hyundai SmartSense, the company’s advanced driver assistance system, which ensures the highest levels of safety and convenience on the road.

IONIQ 5 is the first Hyundai model to offer Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2), which combines Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control and Lane Following Assist and utilises Level 2 autonomous driving capabilities to make highway driving even more convenient. Using front view camera, radar sensors and navigation data, HDA 2 works to control the speed, direction and following distance. While Level 1 HDA (HDA 1) maintains a safe following distance and keeps the vehicle centred in its lane, HDA 2 can additionally assist the driver when changing lanes.

Other semi-autonomous driving features include Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), which adjusts vehicle speed to match the speed limit, and High Beam Assist (HBA), which automatically turns high beams on and off to avoid blinding oncoming drivers.

IONIQ 5 is equipped with several driver attention-related functions to ensure safe driving at all times by detecting if the driver is drowsy or distracted. Driver Attention Warning (DAW) monitors the driver’s attention level while driving and provides a warning when signs of driver inattentiveness are detected and will recommend a rest if needed.

DAW includes the Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA) function, which sounds a warning if the vehicle remains stopped for a prolonged period (such as at a traffic signal) and the driver doesn’t react quickly enough when the vehicle ahead starts moving.

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