Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has introduced a new Audio Visual Navigation (AVN) System as part of a third top-level variant in the Ioniq range. The unit is larger than those found in the variants at launch, sitting at 8-inches in size and providing more room and functionality for use. It is also available for retrofit in existing Hyundai Ioniq models that were purchased prior to this introduction.
Chief among the new features are the apps available to the user. Besides the regular audio streaming via inputs, the system can also run the Spotify app for music streaming as a standalone device. There is also the My Hyundai app that allows owners to book service appointments or call for 24-hour roadside assistance. Navigation comes through Waze and Google Maps apps.
In order to get this extra bit of kit, there is a RM 2,400 premium over the price of the Ioniq Hybrid HEV Plus. Existing Ioniq owners can pay the difference in price in order to install this new AVN system in their own vehicles. The prices for the Hyundai Ioniq variants are as follows (on the road, without insurance):
- Ioniq Hybrid HEV (RM100,388)
- Ioniq Hybrid HEV Plus (RM114,088)
- Ioniq HEV Plus with AVN System (RM116,488)