The Hyundai IONIQ 5 has been named ‘German Car of the Year’

OFFENBACH, Germany, Nov. 25, 2021 

Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 has been named ‘German Car of the Year’ for 2022, just half a year after its debut in Germany (GCOTY). The fully-electric midsize CUV beat off world-class contenders in the final round of the prestigious competition.

The top car model debuts of the year compete in five categories at the GCOTY awards: “Compact,” “Premium,” “Luxury,” “New Energy,” and “Performance.” Each product is tested and evaluated by a jury of 20 automotive journalists from across the world in terms of product characteristics, relevance, and future feasibility.

As the class winner in the “New Energy” category, IONIQ 5 automatically took place – and consequently won – in the final round.

“The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is not just a standout electric car. To us, it’s this year’s top model,” says Jens Meiners, initiator and jury member of the ‘German Car of the Year’.

“IONIQ 5’s unique combination of design, efficiency, and driving pleasure helped the car earn above-average scores across all criteria without showing any weak spots. In our eyes, IONIQ 5’s operating concept and battery technology are ground-breaking. And although it is the 2022 ‘German Car of the Year’, IONIQ 5 definitely has global appeal.”

“IONIQ 5 receiving this award in such a highly competitive environment proves that we have succeeded in creating an exceptional vehicle that stands out among its competitors in the European automotive market,” says Michael Cole, President and CEO at Hyundai Motor Europe.

“Additionally, this victory shows that battery electric vehicles are becoming more relevant for our customers in Europe. The IONIQ 5 currently is the leading model in our electrification strategy and further driving Hyundai’s vision of zero-emission mobility.”

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is ushering in a new era of electric mobility.

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is the first model in the company’s new IONIQ line-up. The IONIQ 5 is based on Hyundai Motor Group’s Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which is dedicated to battery electric vehicles. Customers can choose between a 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh battery pack, as well as all-wheel or rear-wheel drive. According to WLTP, the rear-wheel drive and 72.6-kWh variant has a maximum driving range of 481 kilometres on a single charge.

Visit globalpr.hyundai.com for more information on the IONIQ 5.

SOURCE: Hyundai Motor Company.

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