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Hyundai IONIQ 6 launched in Malaysia with two variants, Max RWD and Max AWD

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has officially launched the Hyundai IONIQ 6 in Malaysia with two variants to choose from, Max RWD and Max AWD.

The Max RWD uses a single-motor while the Max AWD is powered by dual-motor. 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). If you want a performance EV, the Max AWD can output a total of 239 kW of power and 605 Nm of torque, allowing sprinting to century in just 5.1 seconds, thanks to an electric motor on each axle.

The IONIQ 6 design includes the retrofuturism theme with Parametric Pixel lighting – an IONIQ trademark – present in numerous places including the head and tail lamps, rear spoiler-mounted third brake lamp and even the steering wheel. The ‘mindful cocoon’ interior 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, amongst others.

For safety, IONIQ 6 is a five-star Euro NCAP-rated, thanks to the inclusion of 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.

One cool feature on 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.

The IONIQ 6 in Malaysia is priced at RM289,888 for the Max RWD variant and RM319,888 for the Max AWD variant, which included 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. To sweeten deal, Hyundai Malaysia is offering the first 30 owners will receive a free one-year Shell Recharge Gold membership upon vehicle delivery, allowing them to enjoy attractive charging rates.

Bookings for the IONIQ 6 can be made at any authorised Hyundai sales outlet nationwide as well as on the online booking platform Cl!cktoBuy (https://www.hyundai.com.my/clicktobuy/). Five body colours – Abyss Black Pearl, Nocturne Grey Matte, Biophilic Blue Pearl, Dive Blue Solid and Gravity Gold Matte – are available.

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