- ‘Motoring Innovation of the Year’ also awarded to IONIQ 5 for its relaxation seats and Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) technology.
- The exterior design is a futuristic interpretation of Hyundai’s first-ever production car, the Pony.
- IONIQ 5, Hyundai’s first car built on a new dedicated E-GMP battery electric vehicle platform can charge from 10-80% in just 18 minutes and travel up to 298 miles on a single charge.
Hyundai IONIQ 5 has once again been recognised by motoring press, winning the 2021 News UK Motor Awards for ‘Best Designed Car of the Year’ and ‘Motoring Innovation of the Year’.
Each category is judged by an expert panel of motoring journalists from Driving.co.uk, The Sunday Times, The Sun and The Times LUXX magazine. In winning the ‘Best Designed Car of the Year’, IONIQ 5 beat competition from the Aston Martin V12 Speedster and Maserati MC20. In the ‘Motoring Innovation of the Year’ category, it was the IONIQ 5’s relaxation seats and Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) functionality that was highlighted by the judges as the key innovations that set the model apart from competitor products and James May’s ‘My Theory Test’ app.
IONIQ 5’s progressive design represents a departure from past norms, exploring a new design freedom offered by a dedicated BEV platform, evoking the daring attitude of Hyundai Pony, the company’s first production car. The front of the car is equipped with Hyundai’s first clamshell hood that minimises panel gaps for optimal aerodynamics and aesthetic appeal.
The front bumper is defined by an eye-catching V-shape incorporating distinctive daytime running lights (DRLs) that provide an unmistakable light signature unique to IONIQ 5. On the sides, flush door handles provide clean surface styling and enhanced aerodynamic efficiency. The front and rear forms of the vehicle merge together at its doors.
Inside IONIQ 5 is a new ‘Living Space’ cabin that takes advantage of IONIQ 5’s bespoke platform. Axles pushed right to the front and back of the car mean there’s a huge amount of space in the interior, while the flat floor and reclining chairs allow for levels of comfort and flexibility never before seen in this segment.
Many of the interior touchpoints are eco-friendly: the seats, headliner, door trim, floor and armrest use sustainably sourced materials, such as recycled PET bottles, plant-based (bio PET) yarns and natural wool yarns, eco-processed leather with plant-based extracts, and bio paint with plant extracts.