Hyundai Dominate Major Car Awards

Thu 8th Jul 2021

Korean automotive brand Hyundai has dominated a major car awards ceremony, collecting six trophies, including the coveted Car of the Year Award.

Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 was the star of the show at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2021, winning the top prize for an industry ceremony which judges the merits of every new car on sale in the UK. Judges described the IONIQ 5 as ‘A brilliant car’ in a awards event that has now been running for 38 years.

“When we first saw the Concept 45 that previewed the IONIQ 5, we knew the production car would be something special,” said Auto Express Editor-in-Chief, Steve Fowler. “The IONIQ 5 delivers on styling, quality, driver appeal and quality. Hyundai has already proven to be a technology leader in the Electric Vehicle space, and the IONIQ 5 takes it one step further. It’s a brilliant car.”

Whilst claiming the main title, the IONIQ 5 also picked up victories in the Mid-Size Company Car and Premium Electric Car categories as well as picking up a special design award as voted for by the magazine’s readers.

Elsewhere, Hyundai also celebrated their TUCSON collecting the best Mid-Size SUV award, while the i20N also collected in the Hot Hatchback category.

“We are absolutely delighted with the six awards bestowed by Auto Express,” said Ashley Andrew, Managing Director of Hyundai Motor UK. “For the IONIQ 5 to be named Car of the Year alongside 3 other category wins shows just how far Hyundai has come on its pioneering sustainable mobility journey. With the IONIQ 5, we set out to create one of the world's best electric cars – nothing less. The reaction from our customers, and now from the uncompromising critics at Auto Express, shows we have delivered an industry-beating product.
“Our i20N has also triumphed over the very best rivals in the business by winning the coveted Auto Express 'Hot Hatchback' trophy. And it is especially gratifying to have Auto Express’s road testers praise the i20N’s exceptional fun factor, pure driving feel, advanced technology and exemplary quality, values which form the very essence of Hyundai’s performance N brand. “Hyundai’s TUCSON SUV collects yet another major award today, and Auto Express’ description of it as ‘the perfect SUV for our times’ is high praise indeed.”