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Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 named Car of the Year at UK Car of the Year Awards

Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 has been named Car of the Year at the UK Car of the Year Awards.

The 298-mile range EV was also crowned Best Family Car.

The title was bestowed 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.”

It is the latest in a string of accolades for the Ioniq 5. 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 functionality.

That same month, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 was recognised 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 recognised 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 Ioniq 5 is priced from £37,420.

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