Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has begun accepting orders for its new IONIQ Hybrid, which will be launched in Malaysia by the end of the year, at any authorised Hyundai sales dealer.

It is powered by a 1.6 GDI four-cylinder Kappa engine coupled with a 43hp electric motor, which is fed by a Lithium-ion polymer battery to give a combined output of 139hp and 265Nm of torque, and paired with a six-speed dual-clutch transmission (6DCT).

The Lithium-Ion polymer battery pack used in the hybrid is 23-25% more efficient than a conventional nickel-metal-hydride battery.

Its interior design features eco-friendly materials and a relatively clutter-free approach as well as a host of safety features including a touchscreen Audio Visual Navigator, a dynamic reverse camera, the Vehicle Stability Management and seven air bags that include a knee airbag for the driver.

The vehicle is built with 53.5% advanced-high-strength steel and lightweight aluminium.

HSDM is confident that the launch of the new IONIQ Hybrid in Malaysia will benefit many new customers with its low fuel consumption, low maintenance and advanced features.

The Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid will also be displayed at the Malaysia Autoshow 2016 which will be held at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC) from November 10 to 13.


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