Hyundai Delivers Award-Winning IONIQ 5 to First Malaysian Customers

Marking an exciting milestone for electric vehicle (EV) drivers, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) celebrated the arrival of the award-winning IONIQ 5 Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) in Malaysia, presenting the keys to the first 11 customers at HSDM’s Ara Damansara showroom.

The IONIQ 5 is available in Lite, Plus, and Max variants, all delivering a stellar performance with excellent driving range, fast charging, a maximum speed of 185 km/hr and the innovative SmartSense suite safety feature. It is also equipped with advanced connectivity and driver assistance features amid its modern finish, designed with eco-friendly materials. The IONIQ 5 has garnered overwhelming response globally, winning six trophies at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2021 in the United Kingdom, including the coveted ‘Car of the Year’ award.

Jeffrey Gan, Managing Director, Retail and Distribution of Sime Darby Motors Malaysia, commented, “This marks the second all-electric vehicle introduced by HSDM to the Malaysian market. 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.”

Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM, said, “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.”

In addition to receiving their new vehicles, the first 11 IONIQ 5 customers were also provided a complimentary one-year membership with chargEV sponsored by Yinson GreenTech. chargEV is a leading provider of electric vehicle charging solutions in Malaysia with over 400 charging stations nationwide.

The IONIQ 5 starts from RM199,888 (on-the-road without insurance – fully exempted from import and excise duties, sales tax as well as road tax as announced under Budget 2022). Interested customers can visit Hyundai Cl!ck to Buy ( or any of Hyundai’s authorised showrooms. For more information, contact Hyundai’s Customer Careline at 1300-13-2000 or check out