24.11.2022 Press release

Hyundai IONIQ 5 named New Car of the Year at the Motor Trader Industry Awards

  • Pioneering, all-electric Hyundai IONIQ 5 claims yet another prestigious honour 
  • Crowned New Car of the Year at 2022 Motor Trader Industry Awards
  • Praised for its impressive blend of trailblazing EV tech, performance and practicality 
  • Motor Trader awards recognise the highest standards of excellence in the industry

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The Hyundai IONIQ 5 has added another coveted honour to its ever-growing trophy cabinet by being named New Car of the Year at the 2022 Motor Trader Industry Awards.

Now in their 32nd year, the awards are held annually to celebrate excellence in the UK motor industry.

Motor Trader’s independent judging panel of industry experts hailed the victory as richly deserved.

The IONIQ 5 blazes an EV trail right up there with the best of the volume carmakers and is stealing sales from premium players too. At the IONIQ 5’s heart is a bespoke new EV platform which allows for cabin-maximising proportions. This large hatchback drives well and has an airy cabin and electric range in excess of 300 miles for the 77kWh 2WD version. And it is only the start of Hyundai’s new EV-specific product offensive. Impressive.

A spokesperson for the judging panel

Since its introduction in February 2021, the IONIQ 5 has won widespread acclaim thanks to its dynamic design and exceptional all-round ability, which has been reflected in a string of high-profile awards. Built on Hyundai’s dedicated E-GMP battery electric vehicle platform, it delivers superb real-world performance, with potential for 0-62mph in as little as five seconds, fast charging capability and a range of up to 315 miles on a single charge.

Among the array of accolades that it has picked up are World Car of the Year 2022, World Electric Vehicle of the Year 2022, World Car Design of the Year 2022, UK Car of the Year, German Car of the Year and Auto Express Car of the Year.

The IONIQ 5’s compelling credentials as a company car have also been recognized with a host of additional honours, including Carbuyer Best Company Car 2022, Company Car and Van Car of the Year and overall winner in the 2022 Company Car Today CCT 100 Awards.

A series of enhancements have made the 2023 model year IONIQ 5 even more appealing. The introduction of a 77kWH battery pack has seen the potential range extend to up to 315 miles (on the WLTP cycle), and power increase to 325PS – an 11PS rise over the previous 72.6 kWh battery. A new battery heating and conditioning feature is also now standard across the range to enable more consistent charging, while handling and ride comfort have been upgraded thanks to the addition of smart frequency dampers to improve the response of the front and rear suspension.

The IONIQ 5 has been setting benchmarks for both design and real-world electric vehicle usability since its launch, and we are absolutely delighted that the experts at Motor Trader are the latest to recognise its appeal by naming it their New Car of the Year 2022. It truly has been a game changer – and the really exciting thing is that it merely marks the beginning of a new era of premium, innovative, zero-emissions cars from Hyundai.

Ashley Andrew Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK

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