Hyundai Mobility Japan Co., Ltd.
Hyundai “IONIQ 5” wins 2022-2023 Japan Car of the Year “Import Car of the Year”
Hyundai Mobility Japan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President: Gensho Cho) held the final selection meeting to decide the 2022-2023 Japan Car of the Year announced today on December 8th. announced that the “IONIQ 5” won the “Import Car of the Year” award.
“IONIQ 5” has already received much international acclaim. This time, from November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2022, among the 48 nominated passenger cars announced in Japan, from among the 11 cars that advanced to the final selection, in the final selection Received the “Import Car of the Year” award given to the imported car with the highest score.
“As a battery EV with innovative exterior and interior design, in addition to a practical cruising range of 498km to 618km (WLTC mode) and outstanding power performance, it is equipped with a full range of comfort and safety equipment, and can be used in V2H and
indoor/outdoor V2L. Many people also pointed out that the ability to change the amount of regenerative braking with the paddle shift lever on the steering wheel is a point that enhances the enjoyment of driving.” was awarded.
Upon receiving the award, President and Representative Director Cho Yuanxiang said, “Hyundai re-entered the Japanese passenger car market in February this year, and sales began in May. Thanks to your interest and support, we have been able to develop our business smoothly, and thanks to that, we have received high praise from our customers.We will continue to listen to our customers’ voices in the Japanese market, We will sincerely and humbly do our best to contribute to the future of mobility.”
The “IONIQ 5” will be the first model released by Hyundai’s dedicated electric vehicle (EV) brand “IONIQ”. Adopting Hyundai’s proprietary E-GMP platform for EVs, it offers a long cruising range (up to 618km (WLTC mode/in-house measurement)) and a roomy interior space that feels like a living room. In addition, it is equipped with V2L (Vehicle to Load) and V2H (Vehicle to Home) functions that extend mobility life. In addition, it has a unique design and has received high praise from all over the world. At the 2022 World Car Awards, we won the crown in three categories: “World Car of the Year”, “World EV of the Year” and “World Car Design of the Year”.
EV “IONIQ 5”
The “IONIQ 5” is a model that pays homage to Giorgetto Giugiaro’s 1974 Pony concept. It was born from the concept of “Timeless value” that connects Hyundai’s past, present and future. In addition, it offers a new EV experience by installing sustainable and innovative functions and realizing a wide space. In addition, it has been highly evaluated overseas where it has already been sold, and has won various awards*. In Japan, together with Hyundai’s hydrogen electric vehicle (FCEV) “NEXO,” online sales began in May of the same year.
*2022 German Car of the Year, UK Car of the Year 2022, 2022 World Car of the Year, 2022 World Electric Vehicle of the Year, 2022 World Car Design of the Year
About Japan Car of the Year
Japan Car of the Year was established in 1980 with the aim of promoting the development of motorization in Japan and promoting the latest models and technologies to consumers. sponsored by the Committee. Cars eligible for selection are passenger cars released in Japan between November 1st of the previous year and October 31st of the current year. From the passenger cars released in Japan on the assumption that they will be commercially available, the most excellent car throughout the year will be selected and given the title of Japan Car of the Year.
Founded in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company provides top-class automotive and mobility services in more than 200 countries and employs more than 120,000 people worldwide. We are also strengthening our product line-up with an eye on the advent of a more sustainable future and developing innovative solutions to real-world mobility challenges. Through this process, Hyundai activates connections between people, and under the banner of “Progress for Humanity,” Hyundai is a smart company that provides customers with quality time by contributing to progress for humanity. We aim to be a mobility solution provider. Japanese corporation name: Hyundai Mobility Japan Co., Ltd.
Established: January 7, 2000
Headquarters: 16th floor, Minatomirai Center Building, 3-6-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
Representative name: President and Representative Director Cho Yuanxiang
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