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Hyundai Revs Up EV Enthusiasts with Delivery of 1st Kona Electric

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

by Gopal Nair
First Hyundai Kona Electric Owners in Malaysia

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd (HSDM) 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 Kona Electric is an exciting 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. This includes making it into the Guinness World Records for ‘Highest Altitude Achieved in an Electric Car’ by reaching an altitude of 5,731 meters in Tibet under extreme cold weather and icy conditions; being named Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the US; and selected as Best Small Family Car in the TopGear Electric Awards in the UK by covering 1,600 kilometres in under 24 hours.

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 comfortable interior combined with its state-of-the-art SmartSense system, along with advanced connectivity and safety features, ensures an exceptional electric driving experience.

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. With this widespread charging network coupled with the Kona Electric’s impressive battery capacity, drivers can put away any range anxiety and be assured that they will be well-equipped to go the distance for their entire trip. 

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.

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