Hyundai Wins Six Awards as IONIQ 5 named ‘Car of the Year 2021’

Hyundai has dominated the 2021 Auto Express New Car Awards winning six highly coveted trophies, including the Car of the Year Award for the all-electric IONIQ 5.

Hyundai Wins Six Awards
Hyundai i20 N

- All-electric Hyundai IONIQ 5 named ‘Car of the Year’ in Auto Express New Car Awards 2021.

- IONIQ 5 also triumphs in ‘Mid-Size Company Car,’ ‘Premium Electric Car’ and ‘Design’ categories.

- Hyundai TUCSON receives best ‘Mid-Size SUV’ accolade.

- Hyundai i20N’s triumph in the fiercely contested ‘Hot Hatchback’ sector takes the trophy tally to six.

- Auto Express experts describe the Hyundai IONIQ 5 as “A brilliant car” and the TUCSON as "The perfect SUV for our times”.

- Hyundai i20N’s “snappy acceleration and secure handling” praised.

Hyundai Wins Six Awards
All-New Hyundai TUCSON


The futuristic-looking Hyundai IONIQ 5 is based upon Hyundai’s breakthrough Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which delivers faster charging, increased driving range, superior handling and more interior space. In addition to revolutionising sustainable mobility, the IONIQ 5 offers an interior that provides a whole new in-car experience – redefining living space and moving space. Environmentally friendly materials, such as eco-processed leather and recycled yarn, are used extensively in the IONIQ 5.


Priced from £28,710, the ground-breaking Hyundai TUCSON SUV is offered to customers with a choice of three powertrains, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Petrol with Mild Hybrid. The TUCSON’S styling is sophisticated yet rugged, performance is consummately blended with efficiency, and the engaging driving experience is backed up by best-in-class safety. Every TUCSON is equipped with advanced safety features such as Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) Car, Pedestrian and Cycle and Multi Collision Braking (MCA) as standard.

The Auto Express road testers have been impressed by the TUCSON’s broad choice of efficient powertrains and high-value trims. In addition, they were won over by the SUV's “attractive, spacious and easy-to-use interior, high quality fixtures and fittings, and all the kit today’s drivers want and need.”

i20 N

The pure driving appeal of Hyundai’s motorsport-inspired i20N was left in little doubt, following its triumph in the Hot Hatchback category against some incredibly tough opposition.

Like every elite, driver-focussed Hyundai N Line model, the i20N was Born at Namyang, Hyundai Motorsport’s Global Research & Development Centre in South Korea, and honed on the Nürburgring Nordschleife race circuit in Germany. Featuring a potent 204PS turbocharged petrol engine and a mechanical limited-slip differential, the i20N delivers stunning performance and ultra-agile handling on-road and track. Pioneering connected and safety technologies enhance every journey. Like every Hyundai model sold in the UK, the i20N provides a five-year unlimited mileage warranty, five annual vehicle health checks and roadside assistance. Pricing begins at £24,995.

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