The Hyundai IONIQ 5 has won the 2022 German Car of the Year (GCOTY) award in the ‘New Energy’ category. As a class winner, the all-electric CUV will automatically take part in the final round of the GCOTY and will compete against the winners of the ‘Compact’, ‘Premium’, ‘Luxury’ and ‘Performance’ categories. The final overall winner will be announced on 25th November 2021. Bear in mind the Kia EV6 has also won the German COTY award in Premium category.
The GCOTY awards are decided by an internationally networked jury of 20 motoring journalists who test and evaluate the most important new automobiles released during the year in terms of product features, relevance and future viability.
Commenting on the achievement, Luc Donckerwolke, Chief Creative Officer at Hyundai Motor Group said:
“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.”
The IONIQ 5 competed against the likes BMW iX and the Mercedes-Benz EQS among others to win the coveted German award. According to Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe:
“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.”
The Hyundai IONIQ 5
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