Hyundai IONIQ 5 has been on the market for almost exactly one year, and already about 6,000 Norwegians have got their car. Demand is still sky high, and so far, in 2022, IONIQ 5 is one of the country's most registered car models.
Hyundai is now taking an important step to ensure that all IONIQ 5 customers have an even better ownership experience. With immediate effect, the service interval is changed to two years or 30,000 kilometers, whichever occurs first. The change applies to all Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric cars delivered in Norway and means that customers no longer have to have the car serviced every year.
"This is something we think customers will greatly appreciate, which makes car ownership even more enjoyable," says Øyvind L. Knudsen for Hyundai Motor Norway.
The change means that the first service can be completed up to two years after purchase. After that, there will be a service interval every two years, except for some intermediate years where the car has to be replaced to replace the eCall battery and coolant. This will, for example, apply to year three but will not be full service.
"For customers, this has obvious advantages, in that you do not have to go into service as often as before. Norwegians drive an average of 12,772 kilometers a year with their electric cars, which suggests that very many of our customers will have simpler car maintenance due to this change," says Knudsen in Hyundai.
Hyundai released a Navigation Updater earlier this year, which allows you to download the latest software for the car's infotainment unit on your own PC or Mac and then install it in the car via a memory stick.
With an update coming in February this year, over-the-air updates (OTA) were also activated for the infotainment system in Hyundai IONIQ 5. The first OTA update will be released for direct and automatic download to customers' cars in June.
Thus, customers will always have access to the latest available update for the infotainment system wirelessly and easily via the mobile network in the car. To update software for the car's control units, you must still go to a workshop, and this can easily be done at Hyundai's brand dealers, either by service or by booking an appointment for an update.
"With longer service intervals and OTA updates, we make Hyundai IONIQ 5 even more attractive in the market, and we believe that this is important news for our customers," Knudsen concludes.