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Hyundai is HOT! - 2022 IONIQ 5 Named UK Car of the Year 2022


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(from left) John Challen, Editor and Managing Director at UK Car of the Year / Ashley Andrew, Managing Director at Hyundai Motor UK

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  • Ground-breaking Hyundai IONIQ 5 takes top honor at the UK Car of the Year Awards
  • 298-mile range EV also crowned Best Family Car
  • Hailed by judges as “the future of motoring, but here today”
  • Follows a string of prestigious awards throughout 2021 and early 2022

LEATHERHEAD, England / SEOUL, Korea, March 8, 2022 – The all-new Hyundai IONIQ 5 has added to its growing list of Car of the Year honors by being named overall UK Car of the Year 2022.

Having already been recognized as Best Family Car in the UK Car of the Year Awards shortlist, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 was crowned best car overall by a panel of 29 expert judges from a diverse array of titles covering the British automotive industry, including The Sunday Times, The Daily Express, The Telegraph, The Independent, Top Gear, Auto Express, CAR, Evo and Business Car.

John Challen, Editor and Managing Director of the UK Car of the Year Awards, said the Hyundai IONIQ 5 had been a popular choice as 2022’s number one car. He explained: “The Hyundai IONIQ 5 feels like the future of motoring, only it's here today. The design, performance and practicality make it a fantastic proposition for those looking for an EV – and also a very worthy winner of the title ?UK Car of the Year 2022’.”

Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK, said: “The IONIQ 5 has really captured the attention of UK consumers, offering a stylish, premium full EV experience that appeals to almost every type of new car buyer. Its innovative layout means its spacious enough for large families, its efficient zero emissions powertrain is perfect for company car buyers and its luxurious eco-friendly interior elevates Hyundai into a genuine premium product. It is a huge endorsement to receive the title of UK Car of the Year”

The claiming of the top honor in the UK Car of the Year Awards came after the IONIQ 5 was also awarded the Best Family Car category where it was praised for making “going electric easy” and being “innovative, desirable, practical, and brilliantly designed to make full use of its electric-only platform.”

The Hyundai i20N was also recognized, beating a host of established sports cars to lift the Best Performance Car title. The hot hatch can dispatch 0-62mph in only 6.2 seconds and comes fitted with an efficient 204PS 1.6 T-GDi petrol engine, and the judges were suitably impressed, hailing it as “quite the performer at an affordable price.”.

Since its introduction in 2020, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 has won many admirers thanks to its attractive design, range of up to 298 miles and the ability to rapid recharge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes.

As a result, it’s picked up a string of prestigious awards. In July last year, it was named Car of the Year in the 2021 Auto Express New Car Awards, and also triumphed in the Mid-Size Company Car, Premium Electric Car and Design categories.

There was further success in October when it was crowned Best Designed Car of the Year in the 2021 News UK Motor Awards, and also awarded Motoring Innovation of the Year for its relaxation seats and Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) functionality.

That same month, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 was recognized in the Carbuyer Best Car Awards 2022, where it was named Best Company Car and Best Family Electric Car. And just a month later, there were more celebrations as it was recognized as Best Car at the 2021 EE Pocket-lint Awards. The success story has continued into 2022, with another Car of the Year title at the Company Car and Van awards. And in late January, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 was named overall winner in the 2022 Company Car Today CCT 100 Awards, as well as Premium EV of the Year.

The sleekly styled Hyundai IONIQ 5 pays homage to the marque's design heritage while focusing on delivering the future of electric mobility to customers today. Thanks to Hyundai's industry-disrupting new Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the IONIQ 5 provides faster charging times, increased driving range, enhanced handling, and superior interior space.

The modular, flat-floor E-GMP has also enabled Hyundai’s designers to revolutionize the car interior. The IONIQ 5 redefines what is possible with a completely new in-car experience and living space, offering sustainable materials, fully flexible seating, and numerous custom options.

About Hyundai Motor Company Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is present in over 200 countries with more than 120,000 employees dedicated to tackling real-world mobility challenges around the globe. Based on the brand vision ?Progress for Humanity,' Hyundai Motor is accelerating its transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider. The company invests in advanced technologies such as robotics and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to bring about revolutionary mobility solutions, while pursuing open innovation to introduce future mobility services. In pursuit of sustainable future for the world, Hyundai will continue its efforts to introduce zero emission vehicles equipped with industry-leading hydrogen fuel cell and EV technologies.