Hyundai Motor ASEAN is kicking off its Ioniq 5 ASEAN Tour to prove there are no worries driving an electric vehicle (EV) long distance. The convoy of Hyundai Ioniq 5 EVs will cover 5 ASEAN countries from Singapore to Vietnam.
We spotted the convoy making a pit stop at Shell R&R Pagoh (Northbound). This location has a 180kW Shell Recharge DC charger which is also a great spot for a quick DC fast charging top-up.
According to Hyundai Motor ASEAN’s Facebook post, the Ioniq 5 ASEAN Tour will cover Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in the next 11 days. The Korean car brand wants consumers to toss away their common anxieties about driving an EV. From the long-distance adventure, Hyundai wants to showcase how a long ride on an EV can be comfortable and it’s practically a vacation on wheels.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a fully electric SUV which comes in several variants. The range-topping model with a larger battery and twin motor setup in Singapore produces 239kW (320hp) and 605Nm of torque, with a 0-100km/h time of 5.1 seconds. The 77kWh battery is rated to provide up to 454km of range on a single charge based on the WLTP cycle.
For range is more important, there’s also a 2WD version with a 77kWh battery. It pushes 168kW (225Nm) of power, 350Nm of torque and a longer range of up to 507km on a single charge. However, 0-100km/h time is slightly longer at 7.3 seconds.
With an 800V architecture, the Ioniq 5 boasts fast DC fast charging speeds with 10-80% charge taking just 18 minutes. According to Hyundai, a quick 5-minute charge is enough to top up to 100km of range. In addition, the EV also boasts vehicle-to-load (V2L), allowing you to power up home appliances from the 3 pin socket underneath the rear seats or through a V2L adapter on the exterior charging port.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is also locally assembled in Singapore, and it is the first “Made-in-Singapore” car in almost 40 years.
In Malaysia, the Ioniq 5 Max with twin motors and a 72.6kWh battery is priced at RM270,408. Meanwhile, the mid-spec Ioniq 5 Plus model with a 58kWh battery and a single motor is priced at RM238,408. In case you missed it, you can check out our Hyundai Ioniq 5 Max review below:
Speaking of long-distance, we recently took the Hyundai Ioniq 6 RWD from Taiping to Johor Bahru on a single charge. The Ioniq 6 can go further as it gets a large 77kWh battery and a single motor setup, along with an incredibly low drag coefficient rating of just 0.21cd.
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