Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has upgraded the Hyundai Ioniq with an advanced Audio Visual Navigation (AVN) system built around the Android operating system.

The upgraded 8-inch AVN system comes with a wide range of functions and applications including radio, MP3 Playback, Spotify, built-in Bluetooth wireless communication and phonebook transfer, My Hyundai app to place a service booking or call for 24-hour road assist, navigation apps with Waze and Google Maps installed as well as clock and weather widgets that are updated via wifi.

The eight-inch AVN system also supports standalone applications, and integrates well with both the iOS and Android based smartphones.

The new AVN system comes with a three-year or 100,000km warranty, whichever comes first.

With the introduction of the new upgraded AVN system, HSDM now offers the hybrid in three variants, namely, the Ioniq Hybrid HEV, Ioniq Hybrid HEV Plus, and Ioniq HEV Plus with AVN System, priced at RM100,388, RM114,088 and RM116,488, OTR without insurance.

Existing Ioniq Hybrid customers can also opt for the upgrade by trading in their existing head unit and topping up the difference.

Other features of the Ioniq Hybrid include vehicle stability management (VSM), front and rear parking system, seven-airbag system and the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

Features that are exclusive to the HEV Plus variant include wireless charging system for smartphones, blind spot detection (BSD), lane keeping assist system (LKAS), automatic emergency braking system (AEB), smart cruise control system (SCC), and a rain sensor.


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