01 April 2023
Hyundai Motor Company Begins Sales Of Singapore-Built Ioniq 5

The Singapore-Built Ioniq 5 marks a new chapter in local automotive manufacturing, and it is now available in Singapore.

The Ioniq 5 is a special car for Singapore, in that it is the first mass-produced car to be assembled locally on our shores. Assembled in the new state-of-the-art Hyundai factory, 

The first 100 units will also bear a unique Singapore-inspired emblem on the back.

Variants for all

Prospective buyers can opt for four exterior colours for their new Ioniq 5:

  • Midnight Black Pearl
  • Titan Grey Metallic
  • Optic White
  • Magnetic Silver Metal

Customers will also get to choose from a few variants. The base ‘Exclusive’ trim level comes with a Cat A COE-friendly 58kWh battery, providing drivers with 384km of range (WLTP). This specification also puts out 143bhp and 350Nm of torque, and the century sprint can be completed in 9.5 seconds.

Spare some extra cash, and the higher rung ‘Prestige’ trim sets itself apart with Signature Parametric Pixel headlamps, a gloss black exterior belt line and side mirrors, plus chrome body moulding. Stepping inside, customers also receive Hyundai’s Zero Gravity seats upholstered in Hyundai’s internal term Natural Leather, and an Augmented Reality (AR) heads-up display.

This car is also available with the same 58kWh battery and the same power output as the ‘Exclusive’. However, customers can optionally spec the ‘Prestige’ trim with the larger 77kWh battery. Opting for the larger capacity will net you 507km of range, alongside a bump in performance to 225bhp and 350Nm of torque. Reaching 100km/h only takes 7.3 seconds too with this power boost.

Of course, there will be some who do not want any compromises and only wish to opt for the best in class. That’s where the ‘Inspiration’ trim comes into play. It comes with the same extended 77kWh battery but now feeds power to electric motors located at both axles. This dual motor setup allows it to deliver 320bhp alongside a commendable 605Nm of torque.

The century sprint can be rocked in just 5.1 seconds, and you can do that for a total of 454km (WLTP). The ‘Inspiration’ trim is also the only trim that comes with a Bose premium audio system as standard, as well as 20-inch rims.

Charging time for the smaller 58kWh cars is claimed to be 47 minutes (10% to 80%), while the larger 77kWh battery is 1 hour and 2 minutes (10% to 80%). The maximum charging speed rated for the Ioniq 5 is 350kWh using a fast direct current (DC) charger.

So how do you go about buying one?

Prospective customers will be able to customise, order and finance their cars on Hyundai’s online customer purchase platform.

The new online portal makes it extremely convenient for customers, offering a finance plan simulation for those looking to commit to a car. Once an order has been confirmed, customers will be able to deposit, apply for a loan, track their order status in real time, as well as select their own collection dates, all on the same website.

Buyers will also be able to pay via PayNow, a first-of-its-kind payment option. Just make sure you increase your daily spending limit before paying. Hyundai has also partnered with various banks, so hassle-free paperwork and financing can be expected, which is a huge relief.

Best of all, the Singapore-Built Ioniq 5 will be offered with a comprehensive free 10-year EV battery warranty alongside a 10-year free service programme at the EV-dedicated service centre at Komoco Motors. Those who live in landed housing can also receive a free EV home charger, including installation and an extended warranty. Alternatively, people who do not have access to a home charger can opt for free charging credits.