Hyundai IONIQ (2)

The Hyundai Ioniq is set to make its first Malaysian appearance this Friday at the My Auto Fest 2016 event, which will run over the weekend at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC).

The production Ioniq, which made its debut at the Geneva show in March, is the world’s first model to offer three electrified powertrains on one dedicated vehicle platform – the Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric and Ioniq Plug-in. We understand that the Ioniq Hybrid will be the one visiting Malaysia.

“Hyundai’s Prius” is powered by a 1.6 litre Kappa GDI petrol engine with 105 PS and 147 Nm, coupled to a 32 kW (44 PS) electric motor with 170 Nm. The latter gets juice from a 1.56 kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery located under the rear seats. Combined output is 141 PS and up to 265 Nm of torque, with a top speed of 185 km/h. Pure electric mode can be used up to 120 km/h. The gearbox is a six-speed dual-clutch unit.

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors will also have its full local range at the show, with promo deals. The Elantra gets a RM14,000 discount, and one can save RM12,000 on the Veloster and Sonata. Discounts for the Santa Fe SUV and i10 are RM7,000 and RM4,500 respectively.