EV Claims Another UK Car of the Year Award

Mon 14th Mar 2022

A panel of some of the country’s most prominent motoring journalists have named the Hyundai IONIQ 5 the UK Car of the Year.

The innovative EV from the Korean firm continues a trend for zero-emission cars claiming the top awards, the third year out of four that an electric vehicle has taken top prize at the UK Car of the Year awards.

The IONIQ 5 finished ahead of the Skoda ENYAQ, the BMW iX and the Porsche Taycan to take top spot, which was also judged the Best Family class.

“The IONIQ 5 feels like the future of motoring, only it’s here today,” said John Challen,” director of the UK Car of the Year Awards. “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’.”

Launched in 2020, the IONIQ 5 has won a raft of major awards, and adds the UKCOTY honour to last year’s Auto Express Car of the Year and Best Designed Car at the News UK Motor Awards. 

“The IONIQ 5 has really captured the attention of UK consumers, offering a stylish, premium full EV experience that appeals to almost every type of new car buyer,” said Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai UK. “Its innovative layout means its spacious enough for large families, its efficient zero emissions powertrain is perfect for company car buyers and its luxurious eco-friendly interior elevates Hyundai into a genuine premium product. It is a huge endorsement to receive the title of UK Car of the Year.”