Offenbach, 27 January 2022 – Hyundai won in two categories at once in the “Best Import Cars of the Year” of the trade magazine Auto Bild. in the “Medium SUV” category, the Hyundai TUCSON convinced the editors and stood at the top of the podium, while IONIQ 5 won in the “Electric Car” category.
Both TUCSON and IONIQ 5 impressed the test editors. “Hyundai serves both the new and the old world with the virtues needed to convince customers: design, innovation, AND performance.” The judges praised their “decent amount of space”, clever technology such as Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM), and an “attractive shape”. The fully-electric midsize CUV IONIQ 5 earned additional praise for its innovative 800-volt ultra-fast charging technology: “The IONIQ 5 charges faster than almost any other car on the market.”
Tom Drechsler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Bild, gave the following verdict on TUCSON: “Hyundai TUCSON opens up new customers for Hyundai with its exciting design but doesn't make the mistake of wanting to be too modern in the interior. Added to this is its balanced price-performance ratio.”
“After our product fireworks last year, Auto Bild's award for our best-selling TUCSON and our revolutionary IONIQ 5 as ‘Best Import Cars’ is a confirmation that we have done many things right,” says Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe. “I am very pleased that we were able to convince the test editors with both our innovative technologies and the reliable quality and bold design of these two newcomers.”
The winners in Auto Bild's “Best Import Cars of the Year” are chosen by the editorial team. The decision is based on the points scored in each of the tests carried out by the trade magazine Auto Bild.
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Hyundai Motor Europe HQ was formally established in 2000 with its main office in Offenbach, Germany. It is the regional headquarter responsible for over 40 markets with more than 3,000 outlets, taking a 4.4 per cent market share in 2021 (ACEA data). 72 per cent of the vehicles Hyundai sold in the region are models engineered, tested, and built in Europe to meet the needs of European customers, served by the company’s extensive European infrastructure. This includes two factories primarily serving Europe: in the Czech Republic and Turkey.
In 2020, Hyundai Motor Company consolidated its position as a leader in the era of electrified mobility with the launch of IONIQ, a dedicated BEV line-up brand built on its innovative Electric Global Modular Platform (E‑GMP). In 2021, more than 14 per cent of Hyundai cars sold in Europe were zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including the IONIQ 5, the first model in its new IONIQ line-up brand, and the fully-electric subcompact SUV KONA Electric. This makes Hyundai one of the leading manufacturers in terms of fleet share as well as total sales of zero-emission vehicles in Europe, as the company transitions to becoming a Smart Mobility Solution Provider.
In IONIQ 5, as well as upcoming models IONIQ 6 and IONIQ 7, Hyundai combines its customer-centric, zero-emission vehicle experiences – such as ultra-fast charging, spacious interior, and battery-supplied power – with future innovations that blend design, technology, and services to enhance in-car and out-of-car lifestyle experiences. Hyundai’s Prophecy and SEVEN concept cars already showcase what the company aims to achieve with the next IONIQ models. More than 85 per cent of Hyundai’s line-up in Europe is now available as an electrified version, and the company plans to electrify its entire European line-up beyond 2025.
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