Hyundai Malaysia has confirmed the Ioniq Hybrid will be launched this month at around RM 130,000 (Rs 20.27 lakh), and bookings have begun for this hybrid that will take on the likes of the Toyota Prius.
Hyundai’s Ioniq Hybrid will be locally assembled at the Kulim plant in Malaysia to take advantage of the government’s incentive for CKD energy efficient vehicles (EEVs), and Malaysia is the first location outside of South Korea that assembles the Ioniq.
Powering the Ioniq Hybrid is a 105bhp 1.6-litre Kappa direct injection engine that’s linked to a 44bhp electric motor and a lithium-ion polymer battery. Transmission duties are fulfilled by a six-speed dual-clutch automatic (DCT), and the car can see speeds of up to 120kmph in pure electric mode.
“The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, promises a pleasurable driving experience. It will not only appeal to fuel-efficiency oriented buyers but also car buyers who are looking for a car with advanced technologies, great performance and a stylish design,” said Lau Yit Mun, MD of HSDM.