The very first What Car? Electric Car Awards were nothing but a success for Hyundai, after the IONIQ took home the award for Best Electric Family Car. The judges praised the standout vehicle for offering a better package ‘than any other rival’, outshining the competition with everything from its electric range and value for money, to its equipment and technology.
Since its launch in 2016, the IONIQ has consistently impressed judges and drivers alike, picking up a number of awards including being named the most highly rated car in the Honest John Customer Satisfaction Index. And since its upgrade in 2019 – which included added technology features such as heated seats in the premium trim, a refreshed look with a stylishly aerodynamic silhouette, and 36% added battery capacity to increase its mileage to up to 193 miles – it’s no surprise this superb model ticked all the boxes for the What Car? judges.
The What Car? team said: “Promising up to 193 miles between charges, the IONIQ will get you farther than regular, 40kWh versions of the Nissan LEAF, as well as the BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf…And if anything should go wrong, you’ve got a five-year, unlimited-mileage new car warranty to fall back on – more than is offered by either Nissan or BMW. All in all, the IONIQ Electric makes the transition to zero-emissions power as easy as possible.”
And the stunning IONIQ is just one vehicle of Hyundai’s electrified line-up, which is one of the UK’s broadest and most affordable; perfect for all lifestyles. The IONIQ offers Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric options to sit alongside the Kona Electric, Kona Hybrid and mild hybrid Tucson models. At the end of the year, there’ll be even more choice with three quarters of the Hyundai line-up going electric.
Ashley Andrew, Hyundai Motor UK MD, said: “We’re thrilled to see one of the world’s most trusted consumer brands rating IONIQ Electric at the top of its class, especially compared to some very well-established competition.”
You’ll find the entire IONIQ line-up here at Johnsons, with options to either visit one of our COVID-safe showrooms or buy from your own home. Whichever you choose, you’ll be guaranteed a safe and comfortable experience – leaving you free to simply enjoy your new vehicle.