HSDM makes maiden Hyundai Kona Electric delivery in Malaysia

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd (HSDM) has recently delivered the much-awaited Hyundai Kona Electric to the first 13 customers in Malaysia.

Ranging from Kona Electric Lite (e-Lite), Kona Electric Plus (e-Plus) and Kona Electric Max (e- Max), the new electric vehicles (EV) were presented to their owners during a key handover ceremony at the Sime Darby Auto Hyundai (SDAH) Ara Damansara showroom.

“The growing EV segment continues to hold vast potential in Malaysia as we strive towards decarbonisation within the automotive industry. We remain focused on supporting EV adoption, further contributing to the government’s Low Carbon Mobility Blueprint,”J effrey Gan, Managing Director, Retail and Distribution of Sime Darby Motors Malaysia said in a statement today.

“On this note, we are pleased to see a very positive response from customers towards the Hyundai Kona Electric, clearly indicating the growing appetite for EV vehicles among Malaysians.”

The Kona Electric is a B-segment sports utility vehicle in the EV market in Malaysia due to its price point.

The first shipment of slightly over 100 cars was sold out almost as soon as it was first launched in Malaysia in November 2021.

Globally, the Kona Electric has received international recognition for its quality, reliability, safety and long-distance capability. 

With high-capacity batteries boasting a driving range of up to 305KM in the e-Lite and e-Plus variants, and 484KM in the e-Max variant, the stylish Hyundai Kona Electric supports environmentally-conscious lifestyles, without compromising on driving performance.

Additionally, the Hyundai Kona Electric’s interior combined with its state-of- the-art SmartSense system, along with advanced connectivity and safety features, ensures an exceptional electric driving experience.

Managing Director of HSDM Low Yuan Lung said its EV offerings of both the Kona Electric and Ioniq 5 EV have recorded encouraging feedback.

“This indeed reflects the increasing market acceptance by customers and recognition of the vast benefits of EV. We are pleased to hand over the first batch of Kona Electric vehicles to customers, and given the strong take-up rate with bookings coming in fast, we encourage customers to place their orders soon,” Low said.

Creating further convenience for the first batch of Kona Electric owners, each customer also received a one-year complimentary ChargEV card.

This provides access to over 300 ChargEV stations across the nation for drivers to easily charge their vehicles while on the go.

In addition, Kona Electric owners will also be able to ensure that their vehicles are well- maintained, given the highly skilled pool of EV technicians at HSDM, who have undergone world-class service and maintenance training by Hyundai.

The EV technicians’ capabilities are further supplemented through additional training provided by TOC Automotive College.

For those interested in experiencing the Kona Electric first-hand, the car is currently available for viewing and test drive at selected outlets nationwide, namely Hyundai Ara Damansara showroom at Sime Darby Motors City as well as at the Hyundai Old Klang Road showroom and Hyundai Citystore Penang.

Visit https://www.hyundai.com.my/showroom/kona-electric/ for more information. –TMR