The Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric car won the 2022 German Car of the Year (GCOTY) award in the ‘New Energy’ category. Although it was just launched about 6 months ago, this electric vehicle managed to beat several other candidates.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 beat four competitors in the 2022 GCOTY. Meanwhile, Hyundai through its official website explained that its products were able to beat the BMW iX and Mercedes-Benz EQS.
“The Hyundai IONIQ 5 receiving this award in a highly competitive environment proves that we have succeeded in creating an outstanding vehicle that stands out among competitors in the European automotive market,” said Hyundai Motor Europe President and CEO, Michael Cole, quoted by Yonhap.
Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor Europe’s Vice President of Marketing and Product, Andreas-Christoph Hofmann explained that this award is a proof that the Ioniq 5 is the leader of the European market.
“The Hyundai IONIQ 5 advances to the GCOTY finals after securing a win in the ‘New Energy’ category proving that our full-electric midsize CUV is a leader in the European car market. The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is an important part of our electrification strategy. This further success underscores our company’s strength in zero-emission mobility.”
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 electric car itself has two battery sizes, namely 58 kWh and 72.6 kWh, and all-wheel drive or rear. This electric vehicle is known to be capable of producing 225 kW of power and offering a range of up to 481 km on a single charge.
As additional information, in the final round of GCOTY 2021, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 entered along with four other winners in different categories. Some of those cars are the Kia EV6 sedan, Peugeot 308, Audi e-Tron GT and Porsche 911.