Hyundai Ioniq 5 wins 'New Energy' category of 2022 German Car of the Year

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The Hyundai Ioniq 5 won the "New Energy" category of the recently held 2022 German Car of the Year (GCOTY), besting other nameplates including BMW’s iX and Mercedes-Benz’s EQS.

It joined other category winners like the Peugeot 308 (compact category), Kia EV6 (Premium category), Audi e-tron (Luxury category), and the Porsche 911 GT3 (Performance category).

An internationally networked jury of 20 motoring journalists tested and evaluated the most important new automotive releases of the year — weighing in on  their product features, relevance, and future viability.

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In addition, all decisions are taken under the premise of independence and transparency. Compliance and credibility have top priority; no OEM can be a sponsor, and each sponsor is thoroughly evaluated for possible conflicts of interest.

“Ioniq 5 is the start of the new Hyundai era as it rediscovers our roots by reinterpreting the DNA of the first Hyundai — the Pony — to project our brand into the future. It is the first car designed from inside out, made possible by the innovative flat floor offered by our new dedicated Electric Global Modular Platform. Ioniq 5’s ‘New Energy’ award proves that Hyundai is producing models that care for customers through all the phases of their electric journey,” said Hyundai Motor Group Chief Creative Officer Luc Donckerwolke.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the first model of Hyundai’s new Ioniq brand dedicated to EVs. It rides on the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) developed by Hyundai Motor Group specifically for battery-electric vehicles.

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According to Hyundai, customers looking to get the Ioniq 5 can choose from two battery sizes (58kWh and 72.6kWh) and can be had in either all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. Depending on the configuration, the Ioniq 5 can achieve a maximum output of 225kW with a maximum driving range of up to 481km.

It will also feature a vehicle-to-load (V2L) function allowing customers to use or charge any electrical equipment such as notebooks or e-scooters.

“Ioniq 5 advancing to the final round of the German Car of the Year after securing a win in the ‘New Energy’ category proves that our fully electric midsize CUV is a leader in the European car market. Ioniq 5 is an essential part of our electrification strategy. This further success underlines our company’s strength in zero-emission mobility,” commented Hyundai Motor Europe Vice President of Marketing and Product Andreas-Christoph Hofmann.

Locally, Hyundai Philippines is offering the hybrid version of the nameplate, the Ioniq Hybrid.

Photos from Hyundai

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