The Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric vehicle has received a minor update for its range-topping Max model in Malaysia for 2023. While the car remains mostly unchanged, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has finally added a head-up display (HUD) which addresses one of our complaints with the car’s instrument cluster.
Out with solar roof, in with a head-up display
Referring to the updated 2023 spec sheet published on the Hyundai Malaysia website, the HUD is now equipped but only for the Max variant. However, the biggest omission is the solar roof which was previously included in the 2022 Ioniq 5 Max model. Other features remain unchanged and the Ioniq 5 Max still gets heated and ventilated seats for the front, power-adjustable rear seats, relaxation seat mode for the front and a 7 speaker + subwoofer sound system by Bose.
The lack of a solar roof for the 2023 Ioniq 5 Max isn’t really a big deal especially if the car is going to be parked under a roof or covered car park most of the time. From our review, the Ioniq 5 Max test drive unit which has done over 10,000km in mileage, has only generated slightly over 32kWh. That’s approximately 3.2Wh of electricity saved for each km travelled, which isn’t a lot.
To recap Ioniq 5 uses a 12.3″ screen for its instrument cluster. However, if you’re a tall person or prefer to sit at a higher position, the steering wheel will block some of the vital information like your speed, remaining range, drive mode and even a portion of your blind spot view monitor as shown above.
The Head-up display is a welcomed addition to the Ioniq 5 Max as it allows you to view the current speed and other vital alerts and symbols without keeping your eyes off the road. Since the Malaysian Ioniq 5 units don’t come with built-in satellite navigation, it is safe to assume that you won’t get the augmented navigation feature for the HUD.
No drivetrain upgrades for 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Max in Malaysia
Despite the updates for the 2023 model year, the Ioniq 5 Max from HSDM still retains the same dual-motor setup that produces 302hp and 605Nm of torque while the battery remains unchanged at 72.6kWh. On a single charge, the Hyundai EV has a claimed range of 430km on the WLTP cycle.
In other markets including Singapore, Australia and the UK, the range-topping AWD version of the Ioniq 5 for 2023 is updated with motors that produce a higher combined 320hp output and a larger 77kWh battery, which is similar to the Kia EV6 GT-Line in Malaysia. The 77kWh battery is claimed to offer up to 507km on a single charge, which is about 77km more driving range than the smaller 72.6kWh unit.
However, the good news is that HSDM has retained the same price tag across the entire Ioniq 5 range. The Ioniq 5 Lite is priced at RM207,808 and the mid-spec Ioniq 5 Plus is still priced at RM238,408. Meanwhile, the range-topping Ioniq 5 Max is still priced at RM270,408. HSDM is only providing 2-year or 50,000km warranty for the vehicle and 8-year or 160,000km warranty for the battery pack. If you wish to extend the vehicle warranty with a 5-year or 100,000km warranty plus a 3-year service and maintenance package, you’ll have to fork out an additional RM10,000.
These EVs are currently exempted from import taxes and excise duties until 2025. In case you missed it, you can check out our review of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Max and watch our video below:
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