Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV Wins UK Car of the Year Award

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The Hyundai IONIQ 5 was awarded the UK’s Car of the Year, in addition to being named the Best Family Car, according to a press release from the automaker.

Hyundai’s award was chosen by a panel of 29 judges throughout the British automotive industry, with Editor and Managing Director of the UK Car of the Year Awards John Challen calling the IONIQ 5 a “worthy winner” of the title.

Challen said, “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’.”

With a 298-mile range and a sleek design, the IONIQ 5 has also won a number of other awards since its time out in the wild. It remains to be seen if Hyundai can keep up with demand for its IONIQ 5, as stock is limited in both the US and Canada.

Edmunds compared the Tesla Model Y to the Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric vehicle (EV) in January, and picked Hyundai’s compact crossover in the shootout.

In the U.S., Hyundai IONIQ 5 pricing starts at $40,925 USD, while IONIQ 5 buyers in Canada can expect to spend at least $44,999 CAD.

Recently, a Hyundai IONIQ 5N was seen testing with camo wrap, sporting a few extensions to the wheelset, fender flare and overall trim.

Back in January, it was reported the Tesla Model 3 became the best-selling new car in the UK in 2021.