The Hyundai Ioniq 5 voted World Car Design of the Year
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 won World Car Design of the Year honors, beating out its sister model the Kia EV6. Hyundai’s retro-styled crossover faced fierce competition from sibling Kia and the strong Audi e-tron GT in the run-up to the final price. The Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle in its new Ioniq family sitting on the company’s new e-GMP platform.
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Revealed in early 2021, the Ioniq 5 follows a retro design theme inspired by the Hyundai Pony – a car designed by renowned automotive designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. The retro design cues start with the body shape which appears to be a modern take on the square Pony with the LED headlight and taillight design also reminiscent of the square design cues of the original.
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Hidden behind the boxy retro-modern design is a car with a 3000mm wheelbase and although it doesn’t look like it, it’s bigger than the Creta and even the Tucson. The cabin is spacious and follows a minimalist design with two 12.3-inch screens providing drivers with all necessary information and infotainment needs. performance is also something to write home about
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We were also able to drive the Ioniq 5 last year, you can read about it here.
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