Hyundai wins six awards as IONIQ 5 named 'Car of the Year 2021'

Hyundai Motor UK has dominated the 2021 Auto Express New Car Awards winning six highly coveted trophies, including the Car of the Year Award for the all-electric IONIQ 5.

The IONIQ 5 was also named best Mid-Size Company Car and best Premium Electric Car by Auto Express and secured the prestigious Design trophy. In addition, the experts at Auto Express hailed the Hyundai TUCSON as best Mid-Size SUV and the Hyundai i20N best Hot Hatchback.

Every car on sale in the UK is eligible for the annual Auto Express New Car Awards, which were first held in 1993. The awards are judged by Auto Express’ highly experienced panel of road testers, chaired by the editor-in-chief, Steve Fowler.

"When we first saw the Concept 45 that previewed the IONIQ 5, we knew the production car would be something special,” commented Fowler. “The IONIQ 5 delivers on styling, quality, driver appeal and quality. Hyundai has already proven to be a technology leader in the Electric Vehicle space, and the IONIQ 5 takes it one step further. It’s a brilliant car." - Steve Fowler. Editor-in-chief, Auto Express.

The futuristic-looking Hyundai IONIQ 5 is based upon Hyundai’s breakthrough Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which delivers faster charging, increased driving range, superior handling and more interior space. In addition to revolutionising sustainable mobility, the IONIQ 5 offers an interior that provides a whole new in-car experience – redefining living space and moving space. Environmentally friendly materials, such as eco-processed leather and recycled yarn, are used extensively in the IONIQ 5.

Offered with a range of electric powertrains and two- and four-wheel drive configurations, the IONIQ 5 is able to charge from 10%-80% in just 18 minutes, accelerate from 0-62mph in as little as 5.2 seconds and travel up to 298 miles on a single charge.

​Showing strength across the Hyundai range, the TUCSON was presented with the Mid-Size SUV award by the Auto Express team.

​"The Hyundai TUCSON is the perfect SUV for our times." - Steve Fowler. Editor-in-chief, Auto Express.

The Auto Express road testers have been impressed by the TUCSON’s broad choice of efficient powertrains and high-value trims. In addition, they were won over by the SUV's “attractive, spacious and easy-to-use interior, high quality fixtures and fittings, and all the kit today’s drivers want and need.” 

Showing strength across the Hyundai range, the TUCSON was presented with the Mid-Size SUV award by the Auto Express team.

"The Hyundai TUCSON is the perfect SUV for our times." - Steve Fowler. Editor-in-chief, Auto Express.

The Auto Express road testers have been impressed by the TUCSON’s broad choice of efficient powertrains and high-value trims. In addition, they were won over by the SUV's “attractive, spacious and easy-to-use interior, high quality fixtures and fittings, and all the kit today’s drivers want and need.”

The pure driving appeal of Hyundai’s motorsport-inspired i20N was left in little doubt, following its triumph in the Hot Hatchback category against some incredibly tough opposition.

"Hyundai’s N badge is fast becoming the must-have accessory for anyone who loves to drive. The new i20N is all about fun – this is a hot hatch that will put a smile on your face every time. We love the snappy acceleration and secure handling that gives it an old-school hot hatch feel, but brought bang up to date with Hyundai technology and quality." - Auto Express.

Discover each of these groundbreaking new models at Brindley Hyundai today. Book your test drive at one of our two dealerships in West Bromwich or Wolverhampton.

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The pure driving appeal of Hyundai’s motorsport-inspired i20N was left in little doubt, following its triumph in the Hot Hatchback category against some incredibly tough opposition.

"Hyundai’s N badge is fast becoming the must-have accessory for anyone who loves to drive. The new i20N is all about fun – this is a hot hatch that will put a smile on your face every time. We love the snappy acceleration and secure handling that gives it an old-school hot hatch feel, but brought bang up to date with Hyundai technology and quality." - Auto Express.

Discover each of these groundbreaking new models at Brindley Hyundai today. Book your test drive at one of our two dealerships in West Bromwich or Wolverhampton.

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