The Japanese automaker Hyundai’s Ioniq Electric has been named the best Electric Family Car on sale in the first What Car? Electric Car Awards. The judges praised Ioniq Electric for providing a better package ‘than any other rival’ – whether that’s its electric range, its value for cash, its equipment, or its technology.
Ioniq Electric introduced in 2016 as part of the Ioniq range, the world’s first car prepared from the start to provide three electrified powertrains – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full electric. In 2019, the IONIQ range was updated with added technological features and a refreshed look, together with 36% added battery capacity in the Electric.
Since its launch, Ioniq has picked up awards, including being named the most highly-rated car of the UK in the Honest John Customer Satisfaction Index. For this recent achievement, the What Car? experts praised Ioniq Electric for its convincing overall package, offering better value for money, technology, range, and drivability than its competitors.
“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… The Ioniq is simply bursting with equipment, too, including heated front seats in our recommended Premium trim… 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,” team of The What Car? said.
The Ioniq Electric is one part of Hyundai’s electrified line-up; one of the broadest and most affordable vehicle in the UK. Together with Ioniq Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric sit the Kona Electric, Kona Hybrid and mild hybrid Tucson models. By the end of the year, three-quarters of the whole Hyundai range is set to be electrified, new 48V mild-hybrid i20 & i30 and Hybrid & Plug-In Hybrid Santa Fe and there is more to come. With an increased supply and no waiting time, owning a low or zero-emission vehicle from Hyundai is now more accessible than before.
“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. This year, and into the future, Hyundai will be among the UK’s leading suppliers of electric vehicles, with a range of vehicles delivered to offer exactly the qualities that the team at What Car? has found of Ioniq – they’re practical, affordable, innovative and great to drive,” said Ashley Andrew, Hyundai Motor UK MD.