Offenbach, 29 November 2021 – IONIQ 5 has been shortlisted for the prestigious European Car of the Year (COTY) 2022. Hyundai Motor’s fully electric midsize CUV is one of seven nominees in the running to win the award. A final voting round will take place at the end of February, and the winning car will be announced on Monday, 28 February in Geneva.
IONIQ 5 was selected among 39 models nominated for the COTY 2022 and will compete against six other vehicles to win overall. This nomination caps a successful year for the first model of Hyundai’s new IONIQ line-up brand. IONIQ 5 was recently named 2022 German Car of the Year, just half a year after its launch.
“This latest award nomination, for such an internationally recognised body as COTY, further underlines that IONIQ 5 is an exceptional and innovative battery electric vehicle that stands out in a competitive field,” says Michael Cole, President and CEO at Hyundai Motor Europe. “IONIQ 5 is spearheading Hyundai’s electrification strategy and furthering our vision of zero-emission mobility to give customers even more choice.”
IONIQ 5 is built on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), Hyundai Motor Group’s platform dedicated to BEVs. Customers can select between two battery pack options – 58 kWh or 72.6 kWh – and all-wheel or rear-wheel drive. The rear-wheel-drive and 72.6-kWh version features a maximum driving range of 481 kilometres on a single charge, according to WLTP.
IONIQ 5 delivers a powerful performance and ultra-fast charging. Thanks to its 800V charging technology, both battery pack options can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes at fast-charging stations. Customers can use the Vehicle to Load (V2L) technology to power and charge any electronic device while driving or parked, such as laptops or e-scooters.
About Car of the Year 2022
The Car of the Year (COTY) is one of the automotive industry’s most coveted awards. It is judged by a panel of 61 senior motoring journalists from 23 countries across Europe. Its objective is to acclaim the most outstanding new car to have gone on sale in the 12 months preceding the date of the title. The list of nominees and finalists is available on the Car of the Year website: https://www.caroftheyear.org/.
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About Hyundai Motor Europe HQ
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 3.6 per cent market share in 2020 (ACEA data). 75 per cent of the vehicles Hyundai sold in the region are models designed, 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.
As of January 2021, Hyundai has one of the youngest product ranges of any manufacturer, with almost all models younger than 1 ½ years old. More than 75 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 by 2025. Furthermore, Hyundai is a pioneer in zero-emission mobility, including its fully-electric subcompact SUV KONA Electric, its second-generation fuel cell electric vehicle NEXO, and the recently-launched battery-electric IONIQ 5, the first model in its new IONIQ line-up brand. In 2020, more than 13 per cent of Hyundai cars sold in Europe, or nearly 60,000 units, were zero-emission vehicles, making Hyundai one of the leading manufacturers in terms of fleet share as well as total sales of zero-emission vehicles in Europe.
Hyundai offers its unique Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package with all new cars sold in the region, providing customers with a five-year warranty with no mileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
More information about Hyundai Motor Europe HQ and its products is available at www.hyundai.news.
About Hyundai Motor Company
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is present in over 200 countries with more than 120,000 employees dedicated to tackling real-world mobility challenges around the globe. Based on the brand vision ‘Progress for Humanity,' Hyundai Motor is accelerating its transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider. The company invests in advanced technologies such as robotics and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to bring about revolutionary mobility solutions, while pursuing open innovation to introduce future mobility services. In pursuit of sustainable future for the world, Hyundai will continue its efforts to introduce zero emission vehicles equipped with industry-leading hydrogen fuel cell and EV technologies.
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