We are recruiting! Apply now!

4.9 out of 5 27,049 reviews

Mon to Fri: | Sat:

Hyundai Ioniq 5 is World Car of the Year

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 continues to pick-up awards like they’re going out of fashion - and has this week walked away with the ‘World Car of the Year’ gong at the 2022 World Car Awards, as well as two other trophies at that bash. 


The Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s answer to the Kia EV6, Tesla Model 3 and Volkswagen ID.4, and first arrived in the UK in the summer of last year.

it’s fair to say that it’s a vehicle that’s gone down a storm.

It was named ‘Car of the Year’ in Auto Express New Car Awards 2021 and the Ioniq 5 was also crowned ‘UK Car of the Year 2022’, with that latter accolade being handed over via a panel of judges from the likes of the The Sunday Times, Telegraph, Top Gear, Evo and Business Car.


Now the Ioniq 5 has wowed bigwigs at the World Car Awards, which consists of a panel of 102 international automotive journalists from 33 countries across the globe.

The Ioniq 5 didn’t just scoop the World Car of the Year silverware, it also grabbed the ‘World Electric Vehicle of the Year’ and ‘World Car Design of the Year’ titles.

Jaehoon Chang, President & CEO of Hyundai Motor Company, said: 

“We are truly honoured to receive these prestigious awards, which recognize the talent and hard work of all our people and business partners at Hyundai Motor Company.
“Our vision is to enable Progress for Humanity, and this endorsement of our approach will serve to embolden our commitment to make this vision a reality.”


Recent World Car of the Year winners include the Jaguar I-PACE, Volvo XC60 and Volkswagen ID.4, so the Ioniq 5 is keeping good company.

Elsewhere at the World Car Awards, the Audi e-tron GT was crowned ‘World Performance Car’, the Mercedes-Benz EQS saloon was recognised as ‘World Luxury Car’, and the Toyota Yaris Cross was given the ‘World Urban Car’ accolade.

So what’s so special about the Hyundai Ioniq 5, and why should you lease one?

Firstly, just look at it. From every angle, it’s dripping with cool, somehow blending retro lines with futuristic aesthetics. And remember that the Ioniq 5 was created with the famous Hyundai Pony hatchback from the 1970s in the designers’ minds.

The SUV-coupe cross has a huge 527 litre boot and plenty of room for rear passengers, making it super practical.


The interior is impressive, too, with Hyundai claiming it blurs the lines ‘between living space and moving space’, featuring a fully flat floor, adjustable front seats that can be fully reclined, and a flexible centre console that can be moved throughout the cabin.

When it comes to power, there’s a choice between either a 58kWh or 72.6kWh battery. The biggest battery, combined with all-wheel drive, delivers a power output of around 300 hp and gives a stonking 0-62mph time of just 5.2 seconds.

When you configure your Ioniq 5 with the 72.6-kWh battery and a two-wheel-drive system, you’ll unlock a maximum driving range on a single charge of up to 298 miles.


 Enjoyed this? Read our latest news:

Where To Next?

For all the latest reviews, advice and new car deals, sign up to our newsletter.

Looking for a great leasing deal? Check out our incredible range of special offers.

Read our latest reviews and find the right model for you.

Want to know more about leasing? Take a look at our comprehensive leasing guides.

Interested in everything motoring? Why not catch up on all the latest car leasing news.

Useful links

Don't just take our word for it. We're rated at 4.9/5 on independent reviews website Trustpilot from over 26,882 genuine customer reviews
Recently took delivery of a brand new BMW which was ordered through Select Car Leasing and from start to finish I couldn’t have been more satisfied with the service I received. Andy regularly kept me informed with updates on the built process of my car and always provided me with answers to any of my questions. Entire process was slick and efficient, and would definitely order through them again. Fantastic!
Ben F

Tuesday, 10/05/2022