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Looking to buy a new Hyundai Ioniq in Malaysia? Research Hyundai Ioniq car prices, specs, safety, reviews & ratings at CarBase.my. You can also compare the Hyundai Ioniq against its rivals in Malaysia.
At long last, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid has finally made its launch debut here at the 1 Utama Shopping Centre. The model was first shown to us in left-hand drive guise in May this year, before being put on display as...
Starting from RM100,328 for the base HEV variant, the 2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid appears to represent great value. Locally assembled by Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors at its Inokom plant in Kulim, Kedah, the Hyundai Ioniq...
The Malaysian car market is fairly predictable, but every once in a blue moon, someone will spring a surprise. And as surprises go, the introduction of the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid late last year (yes, we're in 2017!) w...
I'm in love with this car. I got it about a month ago, and am constantly impressed.
Lane Keeping Assist
Whenever the lane lines are clear on the road, i can keep my grip on the steering wheel a bit loose, and can feel the car steer itself all the way. This impresses me by how intelligent the car is, but also makes me a better driver by making sure I signal everytime I change lanes even when no one else is on the road, else the lane-departure warning beeps at me.
Smart Cruise Control
Coupled with the LKAS above, the car practically drives itself on the highway.
Superb. The driver's seat is multi-adjustable with lumbar support. Coupled with the leather seats, I've been okay with getting stuck in traffic (though maybe that's the allure of being in a new car, but it IS very comfy). The fact that there's so little noise all around does add to the comfort, something about noise levels and wellbeing and all. I can say that every part of the car, from the arm rests on the doors to the buttons on the dashboards are well thought out and well positioned.
This car is absolutely beautiful. I didn't realise how big the rear looks until i parked it beside a Chinese restaurant and realised the ass dwarfed every car beside it. Possibly because of the fact this car is still pretty much like a rare unicorn (not many on the road right now), it gets a lot of second looks whenever I park anywhere. While the Honda City does look very distinct and has the "wow" factor, the Ioniq doesn't lose out in terms of classiness or attractiveness.
I travel around KL city a lot - meetings and such - and rack up close to 400km - 500km a week. However, I find i only need to refuel every two weeks. In the beginning I tried altering my driving style to maximise fuel economy, but reverted to my normal driving style after a couple of weeks. I like driving fast and getting up to 100km above as soon as possible. While i won't achieve the above 20km/l average that some other Ioniq drivers have gotten - due to my somewhat aggressive driving style - but it still does manage to be a great fuel saver.
This car is a joy to drive. It hugs curves and corners very well even at high speed - something I've tried over at Kerinchi and Penchala Link (I won't mention how fast I went as I don't want to get arrested!). Switch over Sports mode and you've got a Beast - but of course, it fuel economy goes down a tad. But even on normal Eco mode, driving is a joy - it doesn't feel like a laggard, slow, conservative car.
Yes, the Head Unit is kinda bright at night (which is an issue some people keep pointing out again and again), but I just turn the display off at night since there's nothing to look at anyway, except if i'm making a phone call.
There are rattling sounds like from the left side seatbelt against the door pillar when there are no passengers, and from the boot's louvre-cover thingy sometimes when I go over bumps.
One thing that annoys me is that if I were connected to bluetooth when I switch off the car (and that's pretty much always), the next time I start the car - since it will take awhile to connect to my phone - it defaults to AM frequency first, so there's a buzzing noise. The first time this happened I thought there was something wrong with the car until i realised it was the AM frequency's buzzing. I wish there was a setting to default to FM if bluetooth is not connected, though, but I've "solved" that by making sure the default volume for AM is always zero.
Well, everyone mentioned the Head Unit. It'd be great if the light can be dimmed. Android Auto or Apple Carplay would be a great addition too. I've been told though that Hyundai Malaysia is looking into it, so i'll update this review at a later date once it gets resolved.
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