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Hyundai Ioniq 5 named Car of the Year by Company Car and Van

Hyundai’s revolutionary electric vehicle, the Ioniq 5, has been named Car of the Year at the Company Car and Van awards.

The Ioniq 5 has already won a number of accolades, including Auto Express Car of the Year, Best Company Car and Best Family Electric Car at the Carbuyer Awards, and Motoring Innovation of the Year at the News UK Awards.

Hyundai’s Tucson was also named SUV Plug-In Car of the Year at the Company Car and Van Awards, adding yet another gong to its trophy cabinet, having won Carbuyer Car of the Year late in 2021.

Priced from £36,995, the Ioniq 5 provides faster charging times, increased driving range, enhanced handling, and superior interior space thanks to Hyundai’s industry-disrupting new Electric Global Modular Platform.

The modular, flat-floor E-GMP has also enabled Hyundai’s designers to revolutionise the car interior, which offers sustainable materials, fully flexible seating, and numerous custom options. .

The model is able to charge from 10 per cent to 80 per cent 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.

Company Car and Van editor Andrew Walker said: “In a year where more electric cars appeared than ever before, one stood out. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is our Car of the Year 2022.

“The highest praise that we can give the Ioniq 5, is that it’s the first electric car we’ve driven that is tempting enough to consider as our very own company car.

“Not only does it look fantastic, both inside and out but the interior’s spacious, very well equipped and the on-board tech is some of the best out there.

“Factor in a real-world range of 250 miles as well as 1 per cent BIK, and company car drivers should be taking a long hard look.”

While the Ioniq 5 may be Hyundai’s electrified flagship, nearly every model in the range is offered with hybrid or plug-in hybrid technology, including the Tucson.

Hyundai’s unsurpassed ability to blend carbon-footprint-reducing technology with peerless driver and family appeal raised the Hyundai Tucson to the top of its class.

Andrew Walker said: “With a raft of similar plug-in mid-range SUVs to choose from, we felt that the Tucson PHEV pips all the others to the post and is a deserved winner of our SUV Plug-In Car of the Year for 2022.

“Not only does it stand out in a crowd, it’s comfortable, spacious, quiet and refined. Furthermore, all Hyundai models come with a five-year warranty and you’ll not want for any safety features either.

“For company car drivers, the low BIK is a bonus and makes this version the one to choose.”

Priced from £28,760, the Hyundai Tucson is offered to customers with a choice of three powertrains, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Petrol with Mild Hybrid.

The Tucson’s styling is sophisticated yet rugged, performance is consummately blended with efficiency, and the engaging driving experience is backed up by best-in-class safety.

Every Tucson is equipped with advanced safety features such as Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) Car, Pedestrian and Cycle and Multi Collision Braking (MCA) as standard.

Tim White, head of fleet at Hyundai Motor UK, said: “For us Ioniq 5 is a breakthrough product, bringing new innovations, new technologies and an entirely new design direction to the market.

“We’ve seen a wholly positive response across the complete new car market, from private customers to company car buyers, and we’re delighted to see the experts continue to heap praise upon our latest EV.

“We’re also honoured to have our strength in depth recognised, with Plug-In Hybrid models like the Tucson praised for delivering a stylish, well-equipped and practical package for fleet car drivers.”

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