Hyundai Motor announced on Thursday that its IONIQ 5 model took home four Texas Auto Roundup Awards: CUV of Texas, Electric Vehicle of Texas, and Highest Personal Appeal Awards. Besides those, also IONIQ 5 vehicle-to-load (V2L) adaptor was named the Best New Feature award.
Elantra N model rounded out Hyundai’s wins by being selected for the Best Value award. The awards were announced virtually utilizing the Houston Auto Show social media channels. Recently, IONIQ 5 added to its growing list of Car of the Year honors by being named overall UK Car of the Year 2022.
“These prestigious awards speak to the impressive ability of Hyundai’s design, engineering, manufacturing and product development teams to bring to market the best vehicles in two distinct categories,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president, product planning and mobility strategy, Hyundai Motor North America. “IONIQ 5 delivers on range, power, charging speed, design, interior space, and advance technology for today’s eco-focused drivers, while the Elantra N offers dynamic driving capabilities in a thrilling everyday sportscar. We work hard at Hyundai to listen to our customers and take care of today and tomorrow.”
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