The fully-electric 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’."
On the IONIQ 5's win, Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe said:
"Earning this prestigious award in the UK brings the number of market-specific Car of the Year wins for IONIQ 5 to ten, making it one of the most awarded cars in Europe over these past months. This proves that our fully-electric midsize CUV has won over both automotive experts and customers in Europe with its zero-emission powertrain, spacious and stylish layout, and premium, eco-friendly interior."
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.”
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.
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