Hyundai Ioniq 5 selected as ‘Car of the Year’ in Germany

Michael Cole, head of Hyundai Motor Europe’s European division, poses for a commemorative photo after winning the ‘German Car of the Year’ award. provided by Hyundai

Hyundai’s exclusive electric vehicle, the Ioniq 5, was selected as the ‘Car of the Year’ in Germany.

Hyundai Motor Company announced on the 26th that the IONIQ 5 was finally selected as the ‘2022 German Car of the Year’, beating out ‘cost-effective’ cars, luxury brands, and high-performance models released in Germany this year.

The jury, made up of reporters specializing in automobiles, evaluated the vehicle through actual vehicle tests, etc. based on practicality, driving performance, innovation, and market suitability. Five models were selected as finalists: Peugeot 308 (compact category), Kia EV6 (premium), Audi etron GT (luxury), Hyundai Ioniq 5 (New Energy), and Porsche 911 GT3 (performance).

In Germany, which is called the home of automobiles, the car of the year was selected in the field of new energy (electric vehicle, hydrogen electric vehicle, etc.)

The Jens Minus judge said, “The IONIQ 5 has excellent commercial properties that it has earned above-average scores in all evaluation criteria such as design, energy efficiency, and driving pleasure, and its pure electric vehicle operating concept and battery technology are groundbreaking.”

Michael Cole, president of Hyundai Motor Europe, said, “This award, achieved in the highly competitive European electric vehicle market, proves that Hyundai’s electric vehicle is a product with excellent technology among competing models in the European automobile market. It shows that they prefer pure electric vehicles.”

Earlier, the Ioniq 5 also swept three categories: ‘2021 Car of the Year’, ‘Medium Business Car’ and ‘Premium Electric Vehicle’ at the New Car Awards of ‘Auto Express’, a British automobile media outlet. In addition, it has received various design awards at the UK ‘Top Gear’ Electric Award, ‘Car Design Review’, and ‘IDEA Design Award’.

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