In this event, IONIQ 5 defeated nine competitors in the final round. Among others, the Fiat 500-e city car, BMW iX crossover, and Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, in the overall score of design, performance and practicality, Hyundai said in a statement.
The IONIQ 5’s innovative layout is spacious enough for large families, the efficient zero-emissions powertrain is perfect for corporate car buyers, and the luxurious eco-friendly interior elevates Hyundai to a genuine premium product, said Ashley Andrews Managing Director at Hyundai Motor UK.
The UK Car of the Year winner was selected by 29 automotive journalists from across the UK.
It didn’t take long for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 to sell out in Australia. As many as 240 units for the first allocation of the latest electric car from the South Korean manufacturer were sold out in 2 hours.
Reported by Paultan, the high interest of the people of the Kangaroo Country to own the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is also due to the limited stock, from the initial plan of 400 units for the country. Even though it’s sold out, there won’t be any additional units available until early 2022.
Hyundai Australia itself will release the second allocation for the Ioniq 5 after having clarity on supply, and it may only be done early next year.
The reason is, this brand from the Ginseng Country is one of many car makers who are hampered by the global semiconductor chip crisis.
Meanwhile, the supply of the Ioniq 5 will resume for the Australian market once further production has been scheduled. Subsequent deliveries, 160 units are expected, to complete the earlier batch of 400 units.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is offered in two variants in Australia. The lower variant with a single motor drives the rear wheel with a power of 218 PS and the AWD variant with two motors that has a power of 306 PS.
The two are not much different in terms of completeness. Including the battery capacity that is carried, with a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion package.