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The Hyundai Ioniq has been spotted in Malaysia again thanks to paultan.org reader Satish Chandramohan. Rather than being on display however, the hybrid vehicle is seen here on the road, Old Klang Road specifically, according to our source.

As a recap, the Ioniq is Hyundai’s answer to the Toyota Prius, and comes in three models – the Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric. While the hybrid and pure electric versions have been revealed already, the Ioniq PHEV will only make its debut in 2017.

For the Ioniq Hybrid (the car you see here), the powertrain is made up of a 1.6 litre Kappa GDI four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 105 PS and 147 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed dual clutch gearbox. Electrification comes in the form of a 32 kW (43 PS) electric motor with 170 Nm of torque.

A 1.56 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery under the rear seats powers the electric motor, and the total system output is rated at 141 PS and 265 Nm. Hyundai boasts a thermal efficiency of 40%, about the same as the current Prius.

The Ioniq Hybrid seen here sports a ‘K’ trade plate, which could indicate that Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has CKD plans for the model at its Kulim plant in Kedah. Would you be interested in purchasing a locally-assembled Ioniq, maybe at attractive EEV pricing? Let us know in the comments below.

GALLERY: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid at My Auto Fest 2016