This five-car IONIQ 5 EV convoy will cover 2,751 km from Singapore to Vietnam in 10 days.
In a bid to reduce consumer doubts about EVs as well as showcasing the IONIQ 5’s reliability and long-distance capabilities, Hyundai has recently just kicked off its ‘Go Far with Zero Worries’ IONIQ 5 ASEAN Tour. Covering a distance of 2,751 km across Southeast Asia, this five-car convoy departed from the Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center Singapore (HMGICS) on November 20th and will plan to arrive at Ho Chi Minh City’s Royal Palace in Vietnam on November 30th.
The purely IONIQ 5 convoy consists of three cars from HMGICS and two from Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (HMMI). These five cars meanwhile carry between them 24 lucky participants, which included representatives from the automaker, the AAS, Hyundai club members, local community influencers across ASEAN countries, and Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) from Indonesia and Thailand.
Commencing in the vibrant city of Singapore, this convoy will journey across five of the most visited countries in Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. 20 iconic destinations that includes the Penang Heritage Walk in Malaysia and the Bayon Temple in Cambodia will also be visited along the way, under the cover of proving that the IONIQ 5 is a reliable companion for a long-distance journey.
Originating in South Korea, this tour witnessed collaboration between the Association of Singapore (AAS) and Hyundai Korea Domestic Market, spanning the Korean Peninsula to Jeju Island. Now, with Hyundai Motor ASEAN Headquarters joining forces, this epic adventure marks a significant milestone, aiming to surpass expectations and redefine the automotive landscape with cutting-edge technology.
Youngtack Lee, President of Hyundai Motor ASEAN Headquarters, expressed during his welcome remarks at the Flag Off ceremony, “Our aspiration through this journey is to demonstrate the reliability, eco-friendliness, and long-distance capabilities of the IONIQ 5, aiming to reduce consumers’ doubts and anxiety about EVs, especially in the region.”
Hyundai has touted for the IONIQ 5’s Vehicle to Load (V2L) capability that enables it to serve as a charging port will benefit not only the participants of the tour, but also the local communities along the route. The automaker further quotes for this feature to serve as an indication of its ‘commitment to smart and sustainable mobility, transforming the IONIQ 5 into a driving force for positive change throughout the ASEAN region’.
‘As the tour progresses, it not only redefines the driving experience but also signifies a pivotal moment in the automotive industry. The IONIQ 5 is not just a vehicle; it’s a symbol of Hyundai’s dedication to shaping a more sustainable and connected future for the ASEAN region. The IONIQ 5 ASEAN Tour is not merely a journey; it’s a transformative exploration, paving the way for a new era in electric mobility,’ quotes Hyundai regarding what is essentially just a rather scenic tour across Southeast Asia for the lucky participants who were chosen for this event.