2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 debuts in Malaysia from RM289,888
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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 debuts in Malaysia from RM289,888

Hyundai Ioniq 6

Offered in two variants, owners can choose between the Ioniq 6 Max RWD and Max AWD versions that come with 614km and 519km respectively

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has officially launched the Hyundai IONIQ 6 in Malaysia, which won three prestigious global awards in the past year – 2023 World Car of the Year, 2023 World Electric Vehicle of the Year and 2023 World Car Design of the Year.

Two variants of the Hyundai IONIQ 6 are offered in Malaysia – Max RWD and Max AWD – which are essentially single- and dual-motor versions respectively. Both are powered by a high-capacity 77.4 kW lithium-ion polymer battery, yielding impressive WLTP ranges of 614 km (Max RWD) and 519 km (Max AWD). With an electric motor on each axle, the Max AWD possesses a total of 239 kW of power and 605 Nm of torque, sprinting it to 100 km/h from rest in just 5.1 seconds.

Ioniq 6

Featuring a fastback design, the Ioniq 6’s key exterior features include a low 0.21 drag coefficiency which makes it very aerodynamic, Parametric Pixel headlights and tail lights, rear spoiler-mounted third brake light, 18 to 20-inch wheels depending on variant, as well as a sunroof.

Hyundai Ioniq 6

The ‘mindful cocoon’ interior on the other hand, features two seamlessly connected 12.3-inch screens, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, wireless phone charging, eco-friendly materials and multi-colour ambient lighting.

Other standard features include:

  • Leather seats
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Automatic Dual Zone air conditioning
  • Wireless charging
  • USB Type-C charging ports
  • Bose 8-speaker audio system

In terms of safety, the five-star Euro NCAP-rated IONIQ 6 features seven airbags (including a front-centre airbag) and a comprehensive Hyundai SmartSense suite of active safety systems as standard. The suite includes Remote Smart Parking Assist, which lets the driver remotely manoeuvre the car forwards and backwards – handy for getting into and out of tight parking spaces as well as making small parking adjustments.

Ioniq 6 rims

An innovative feature of the IONIQ 6 is Vehicle-to-Load (V2L), which turns the car into a mobile powerbank. Via two electrical outlets (one inside and one outside), the IONIQ 6 can charge and power a variety of devices and appliances, from laptops and TVs to camping equipment and electric bikes. It could even be used to rescue a stranded EV.

Hyundai Ioniq 6

Underpinned by Hyundai’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the IONIQ 6 is the current pinnacle of Hyundai’s electric vehicle (EV) line-up in terms of technology, range, efficiency, and performance. It features a 800-volt architecture, accepts up to 350 kW DC charging, which would make possible a 10% to 80% charge time of just 18 minutes.

Ioniq 6 screen

That being said, the IONIQ 6 is priced, on-the-road before insurance, at RM289,888 for the Max RWD variant and RM319,888 for the Max AWD variant, inclusive of an eight-year/160,000 km battery warranty.

For an additional RM10,000, the standard vehicle warranty is upgradable to five years/100,000 km, and attached to this is three years/50,000 km of free service. Plus, the first 30 owners will receive a free one-year Shell Recharge Gold membership upon vehicle delivery, allowing them to enjoy attractive charging rates.

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