Hyundai Ioniq owners can rejoice as Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has just announced exclusive service privileges for all Hyundai Ioniq owners with special discounts and a complimentary 20-point inspection.
Starting 1 October until 30 November 2021, customers who send in their Hyundai Ioniq to any Hyundai authorised service centre will enjoy discounts of up to 25 percent on selected parts and 10 percent on labour charges. Selected parts entitled for discounts include gaskets, oil filters, air filters, spark plugs and more.
Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM, said although HSDM has stopped retailing the current Ioniq model, customers who own this model is not forgotten.
“We have a big customer base for the Ioniq and we would like to continue to show our appreciation to our customers by offering them this special service privilege.”
“At the same time, we will also be able to help check on the condition of their cars. Unlike other Hyundai models, the Ioniq only requires service every 15,000km service interval or once in every 9 months, whichever comes first,” added Mr Low.
Hyundai Ioniq customers who are members of the Hyundai Loyalty Card will also enjoy exclusive monthly promotions, such as a 20 percent discount on KLIMA Fresh and BlueChem products. Customers who have yet to sign up for this complimentary card can still do so at any Authorised Hyundai Service Centre nationwide.
The Hyundai Ioniq is powered by a 1.6-litre Kappa four cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine with 40% thermal efficiency capable of delivering 104 hp and an estimated 148 Nm of torque alone.
The Ioniq Hybrid’s electric motor additionally delivers an estimated 43 hp with an estimated maximum torque of 169 Nm, powered by a 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery.
The battery is positioned beneath the rear passenger seats. In combination with the 1.6-litre direct injection engine, the Ioniq Hybrid offers an estimated total system output of 139 hp and 264 Nm. This engine is combined with a shifting six speed dual-clutch transmission.
Hyundai’s all-new luxury 7-seater MPV, the Hyundai Staria Premium is all set to make its Malaysian debut on the 27th of October virtually.
Now open for booking at all authorized Hyundai showrooms nationwide, the Staria is the first of Hyundai’s Purpose-Built Vehicles (PBV) that represents Hyundai’s vision for future mobility and its transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution provider.
The 7-seater MPV Staria Premium that is set to be launched here will be powered with a diesel-powered 2.2 CRDi engine.
The newly improved diesel engine is mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission, delivering an estimated power output of 177PS and 431Nm of torque. Its high-efficiency, air-cooled turbocharger has an improved compressor and turbine wheel performance for better low speed torque performance.
Featuring Hyundai’s new design language that is futuristic and iconic, the Staria Premium’s front is embellished with horizontal daytime running lights (DRLs) and a positioning lamp on its front, both running across the width of the vehicle.
This is complemented by a bold, wide radiator grille with a unique pattern. Its clean silhouette is further accented by a pair of low-set headlamps. Hyundai uses the same body color for all frontal parts to maximize the vehicle’s modern and pure style.
It also embodies Hyundai’s ‘inside-out’ design methodology that emphasizes interior spaciousness and usability. Its interior, which is inspired by the interior of a cruise ship, delivers an open and unique atmosphere through its innovative design architecture.
Like a cruise ship, the vehicle’s lower beltlines and panoramic windows create a spacious and stimulating environment for all passengers. The overall cabin offers a luxurious experience that is more premium than any mass market MPV.
The driver and passenger seats in the first row are designed to offer a feeling of space and comfort. The simple interior layout focuses only on the essentials to provide more room and flexibility, such as the glove compartment in the first row passenger seat which has been moved forward to provide extra legroom space.
The cargo space availability varies depending on how the seating configurations are arranged. The two- and three-seater, optimized for business use, offers maximum cargo space of almost 5,000 litres.
When it comes to car collection in Malaysia, it is safe to say that the Sultan of Johor, His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar is second to none, and the Ioniq 5 he was seen in recently is a testament to that.
Just a few months ago, he broke the internet when he arrived at the Persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri Johor in the unique Genesis G90 limousine amidst a sea of the usual S-Class, 7 Series, Alphards, and Bentleys.
Fast forward a few weeks, His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim made headlines once again when he visited our beloved Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in a Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric car.
In case you didn’t know, Hyundai has named its dedicated Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) sub-brand “Ioniq”, and the Ioniq 5 is the brand’s first model to roll out.
As for His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim’s Ioniq 5, the vehicle could be a part of Hyundai’s newly launched E-Mobility pilot program in Singapore.
Launched by Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) in partnership with SP Group and Komoco Motors, the program aims to identify real-world customer concerns and requirements for enhancing customer value and experience and establishing a robust EV ecosystem in the city.
The program will also test a new business model where participants will subscribe to one of the three monthly subscription plans that integrate customer care services and EV-charging credits.
That being said, a group of 50 participants were selected in July 2021 to experience the Ioniq 5 BEV for the next five years starting from September 2021 to see how the vehicle fares, and our guess is that His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim could be one of the 50 participants of the Hyundai E-Mobility pilot program.
Although this is merely our speculation, it actually makes a lot of sense for the Ioniq 5 to be tested in Johor as the state is right next to Singapore, and what better way to evaluate it in Johor than giving it to the Sultan himself?
Hyundai also said that the pilot participants will also be provided with in-vehicle air care products such as Embiome, a Hyundai Motor affiliate that specializes in automotive products based on eco-friendly biotechnology, offering eco-friendly coating and filters to maintain the vehicle’s internal clean air quality.
Whether the Ioniq 5 will be sold in Malaysia remains unknown for now, but looking at how enthusiastic Sime Darby is about electrification with cars like the Porsche Taycan and whatnot, there is a possibility for the Ioniq to make it to our shores after Singapore.
Limited certified used Hyundai units are on special deals this weekend from today to 19 September 2021 via Hyundai Promise, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors’ (HSDM) approved used car programme that offers an effortless and reliable way to trade-in and buy pre-owned Hyundai vehicles.
Limited units, which include the Elantra, Santa Fe, Grand Starex, Sonata, and Kona will be available for viewing and test drive at Sime Darby Auto Hyundai, Ara Damansara from 9am to 6pm this weekend, starting Friday.
According to Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director for HSDM, the company aims to make car ownership affordable regardless of whether it’s a used car or a brand-new car.
“Approved Used Car vehicles, though pre-owned, is ensured to be in tip top condition and refurbished to be as good as new. Purchasing a Hyundai model through Hyundai Promise will be like driving a top-quality vehicle for the price of a used vehicle,” said Mr Low.
Pre-owned Hyundai models sold through Hyundai Promise come with genuine parts and original engines. Stringent and rigorous inspections will be carried out by trained technicians to ensure that all vehicles are in optimal electrical and mechanical condition before they are approved and certified.
The vehicles are also major accident-free and refurbished to mint condition so Hyundai customers can have peace of mind when purchasing these vehicles. All approved and certified vehicles come with an extended warranty of between two to five years depending on the age of the vehicle and the clocked-in mileage.
All pre-owned cars are covered by manufacturer’s and dealer’s warranty as well as a 24-hour road assistance service.
Brand new Hyundai models come with easy financing and promotional packages should customers prefer to own a brand new car. Perks on offer include:
Step-up financing that starts from just RM 958 per month.
Receive a 5-year/300,000 km warranty and a 3-year/50,000 km free service package.
If you are a civil servant, you will also receive a promotional package worth RM 7,900.
Receive a gift if you test drive a Hyundai and another gift if you book a new car
For further information, customers can log in to www.hyundai.com.my or visit Hyundai Malaysia’s Facebook page.
Hyundai Motor Group recently presented its plans to popularize hydrogen by 2040 through the introduction of new technologies and mobility solutions in transportation and other industrial sectors.
The group’s target to fully apply its commercial vehicle lineup with fuel cells by 2028 will make it the first global automaker to realize such ambitions for commercial vehicle transportation and will further help facilitate the transition to true sustainable mobility.
Since the development of its first FCEV in 1998, the Group has been preparing for the future of hydrogen.
In 2013, the Tucson FCEV (ix35 Fuel Cell) was introduced, opening the door to the mass production of FCEVs. Then, in 2018, the company launched the next-generation fuel cell SUV, NEXO, and the world’s first heavy-duty fuel cell truck, XCIENT Fuel Cell, in 2020.
Now, the group is backing hydrogen to play a significant role in building a sustainable future and reducing society’s dependence on fossil fuels.
After two decades at the forefront of fuel cell technology development, the group will expand its fuel cell technologies for wider applications of its vehicles, including additional mobility solutions and various energy utilization.
The vision for Hyundai Motor Group is that by 2040 hydrogen energy will be used not only for transportation but will also be applied to wider areas of industries and sectors. The Group aims to make hydrogen energy available to ‘Everyone, Everything and Everywhere’.
Products for global markets
Hyundai will launch all-new commercial vehicles such as buses and heavy-duty trucks for the global market as fuel cell electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles.
By 2028, the company expects to become the first global automaker to apply its fuel cell system to all commercial vehicle models.
The Group has already started mass-producing a greatly improved version of the current XCIENT Fuel Cell, the world’s first mass produced fuel cell heavy-duty truck.
Genesis recently revealed a few exterior and interior images of the GV60, the brand’s first electric vehicle based on dedicated EV platform.
The GV60 is based on its dedicated EV platform known as E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform), marking the brand’s move towards electrification.
While the “G” in GV60 represents Genesis, the “V” represents the vehicle’s versatility.
The number ‘60’ on the other hand, is the lowest in the Genesis lineup and comes as the brand evolves its model-naming scheme to fit their unique design identity of ‘Athletic Elegance.’
On the exterior, we have the ‘Two-Line’ Quad Lamps, and a wide Crest Grille placed below the lights to increase the cooling efficiency of the high-voltage batteries in the underbody.
The GV60 will also see a new wing emblem applied to the grille, with thickness of the emblem reduced by nearly 80 percent from previous models.
In addition, Genesis has opted for a ‘Clamshell Hood’ for the first time, a single panel which combines the hood and fenders, creating a sleek impression for the EV model by removing lines between the parts.
The chrome line flowing from the windshield to the top of the Daylight Opening (DLO) window extends to a C pillar-garnish design that embodies the image of ‘electric’, adding a distinctive characteristic to the EV model.
Digital side mirrors are connected to the camera and monitor system. Meanwhile, an electric door handle enhances a strikingly futuristic image by automatically popping up when you approach the car.
At the rear, the GV60 features Two Line rear combination lamps, and a fixed rear wing spoiler to accent a coupe-shaped roof.
The most noticeable feature in GV60’s interior design is the Crystal Sphere, a sphere-shaped Shift By Wire (SBW) that intuitively informs drivers when the vehicle is ready to drive.
When the vehicle is turned off, the Crystal Sphere becomes the vehicle’s mood lights, adding to the aesthetic of the driving experience.
When you’re ready to drive, the sphere rotates and the SBW appears, creating an indoor atmosphere of futuristic mobility.
The Crystal Sphere
The Crystal Sphere is not just a key element of the interior design, but also provides emotional connection with driver while indicating driving status.
The floating console, where the Crystal Sphere is located, looks as if it is hovering in the air, working with other unique features such as the slim cockpit and flat floor to provide passengers with a maximum level of openness.
The crash pad inside the GV60 is designed in a wide and slim shape to augment the pleasant interior, emphasizing a high-tech atmosphere with a wide-screen integrated indicator (cclC, connected car Integrated Cockpit) that connects with the cluster and AVNT (audio, video, navigation, telecommunication).
The GV60 has also epitomized the uniformity of interior design by applying circular details to Crystal Sphere, the horn cover, door handles, and side mirror controllers.
That being said, the technical details of the Genesis GV60 are yet to be revealed, so watch this space for more updates as we draw closer to the official reveal.
Hyundai has unveiled the all-new 2022 Elantra N, completing the full range of its N brand.
Compared to the regular Elantra, the N variant adds strong, dynamic driving capabilities and aggressive design elements. The brand said that more than 40 specialized N elements are applied to the Elantra N.
On the exterior, we have the N-exclusive red strip at the base of the front fascia continues along Elantra N’s side valance, for a racetrack-ready look.
The prominent, N-exclusive wing spoiler with rear diffuser helps control airflow for aerodynamic performance and aggressive styling.
Further, an inverted-triangle N-exclusive reflector and dual, single-tipped exhaust, reminiscent of motorsports, neatly finish the rear view.
The N-exclusive interior conveys the application of N-branded elements, including the steering wheel, shifter, seats, door scuff panels and metal pedals.
The steering wheel with paddle shifters includes the NGS button (DCT only), raising horsepower to 286 for up to 20 seconds.
There are also the N light sport seats that reduce seat back thickness by two inches compared to the base model, further highlighting best-in-class rear seat roominess and practicality.
Powering the Elantra N is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 276 hp and 392 Nm of torque, which is paired to an 8-speed wet, dual clutch transmission.
The powertrain enables the Elantra N to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds.
Further complementing the Elantra N’s powertrain is the N Corner Carving Differential (e-LSD), Variable Exhaust Valve System and Launch Control—all of which are specialized, high-performance standard features.
For DCT models, N Grin Shift (NGS), N Power Shift (NPS) and N Track Sense Shift (NTS) are standard features that maximize driving engagement.
To further enhance handling character, the Elantra N comes with 14.2-inch brake rotors are equipped with high-friction pads.
Furthermore, an additional cooling aperture in the half-cut brake dust covers, combined with braking air guides, provides improved cooling efficiency.
The Elantra N advanced infotainment system is equipped with an N-exclusive graphic interface so that drivers can feel as if they are sitting in a dynamically moving VR game seat while watching a racing game screen.
The system employs colorful design graphics, allowing the driver to intuitively enjoy dynamic performance. Information needed for high-performance circuit driving, such as oil, coolant, torque, and turbo meters are displayed in the single-circle digital N mode cluster for driver convenience.
Furthermore, to maximize driving pleasure, drivers can customize various driving conditions, such as engine and steering feel.
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has launched its Hyundai Grand Starex Smart Lease Programme in partnership with Sime Darby Rent A Car (SDRAC), offering corporations, businesses as well as individuals an attractive three to five years leasing programme with great savings.
Customers who sign up for the Hyundai Grand Starex Smart Lease programme will enjoy the ownership experience of a new vehicle without having to worry about loan application, long-term maintenance cost, road tax and insurance, resale value or the headache of disposing a vehicle.
2-month deposite, RM500 booking fee
Customers will only need to pay the agreed fixed monthly payment, a two-month deposit and a booking fee of RM500 upon signing of the Hyundai Smart Lease Agreement.
Among the benefits of this programme are:
Fixed monthly payment
Lower deposit fee compared to a downpayment
Flexibility at the end of term
Less tax payable
Free from car disposal
Lease Rentals covering all soft costs (i.e. insurance, maintenance, etc.) of vehicles.
“We have tailored the programme to fit the business vehicle needs of companies. The Smart Lease programme will provide greater flexibility without the hassle and burden of hefty upfront payments and other costs,” said Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM.
The Hyundai Grand Starex Smart Lease Programme is offered for all four variants of the Grand Starex, namely the Standard Corporate, Executive Plus without bodykits, Executive Plus with bodykits and Executive Prime.
From RM2,800 per month
The monthly payment for the Standard Corporate variant is as low as RM2,800 for a 5-year leasing programme with mileage capped at 15,000km per annum, that also includes a car replacement benefit of three days.
Customers can choose to extend the mileage cap up to 30,000km per annum or 40,000km per annum with a monthly repayment of RM3,250 and RM3,550 respectively.
The Grand Starex is a large premium 11-seater MPV that features a 2.5L turbodiesel engine that is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission, swivel seats on the second row, a suite of safety features, overhead display monitor and more.
When the lease agreement expires, customers can opt to renew the lease programme with a brand-new unit. The Hyundai Smart Lease Programme offers significant cost savings of approximately RM17,000 for a five-year ownership.
Interested parties can head over to any of Hyundai’s showroom nationwide or register their interest online to sign up.
In expressing its sincerest gratitude to our heroes, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has come out with a special Hyundai’s Frontliners Appreciation Programme for these frontliners.
The appreciation programme comes with a special rebate, grocery vouchers, and other goodies worth RM7,900 in total, while making owning a brand-new Hyundai more affordable.
Hyundai Loyalty Card
Additionally, frontliners who sign up for this programme will also be eligible for the Hyundai Loyalty Card which entitles them to rebates on selected parts and labour charges as well as exclusive monthly promotions. All Hyundai models come with a 3-year free service or 50,000km and 5 years warranty or 300,000km, whichever comes first.
According to Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors’ (HSDM) Managing Director, Mr Low Yuan Lung, the programme is the company’s initiative to show its appreciation and support to frontliners who have worked tirelessly to serve the people.
“Day in and day out, our healthcare and public sector frontliners have shown their courage and resilience as they battle the pandemic. Our huge gratitude goes out to them for their selfless work which is instrumental in fighting the deadly virus. We stand in solidarity with these heroes and believe that we will get through this together.”
Thank you frontliners
“Their indomitable spirit and resilience during this difficult time is an inspiration to all of us. Our frontliners deserve to be acknowledged and appreciated, which is why we have created this appreciation programme for them.”
“We hope this programme will provide some relief. Apart from making Hyundai cars more affordable for them, we will also be giving out grocery vouchers as our token of appreciation for all their hard work, dedication and sacrifice,” he said.
“With this programme, we look forward to having frontliners join our Hyundai family and we will ensure that they enjoy the privileges they deserve,” added Mr Low.
HSDM is committed to serving the mobility needs of its customers and community by ensuring their safety as well as affordability with the many financial solutions offered with the purchase of every vehicle.
Interested parties can find out more about the programme at any of Hyundai’s showroom, or contact Hyundai’s customer care line
According to HSDM, the pre-owned Hyundai models sold through Hyundai Promise come with genuine parts and the original engine.
It is said that stringent and rigorous inspections will be carried out by trained technicians to ensure that all vehicles are in optimal electrical and mechanical condition before they are approved and certified.
The vehicles are also major accident-free, so Hyundai customers can have peace of mind when purchasing these vehicles.
2 to 5 years extended warranty
All approved and certified vehicles come with an extended warranty of between two to five years depending on the age of the vehicle and the clocked-in mileage.
“Hyundai Promise is forward-looking, offering customers a full circle of sales services, from purchasing their first new Hyundai model to trading in their vehicles for a newer model, at attractive deals. As the name of the programme suggests, we promise good quality vehicles and worry-free ownership.
Customers who make their purchase from Hyundai Promise will enjoy wonderful benefits including quality assurance, financial solutions, and extended warranty,” said Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM.
Mr Low added that Hyundai Promise is an important business segment that complements Hyundai’s existing business ecosystem. It also aims to regulate the resale value of Hyundai used cars in Malaysia.
Roadside assistance and more
All pre-owned cars are covered by manufacturer’s and dealer’s warranty as well as a 24-hour road assistance service. Interested parties can head over to the Hyundai Promise centre located at Lot 33, Temasya Industrial Park, Glenmarie, Shah Alam.
The centre is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, 9am to 12.30pm on Saturdays. The centre is closed on Sundays.
Hyundai Promise Approved Used Car Programme is owned and managed by HSDM, supported by Sime Darby Auto Selection.