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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Car of the Year

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a gorgeous crossover that takes roadways by storm. This three-time winner of the New York Auto Show — taking home the trophies for Car of the Year, World Design of the Year, and World Electric Vehicle of the Year — is loaded with features you're going to fall in love with.

Amie-Lynn Mitchell

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Some of the most cutting-edge automobiles have been produced in 2022, and a number of models are ready for purchase today. The World Car Awards is a prominent platform that highlights some of the most innovative vehicles. Its car of the year awards is selected among a jury of 82 journalists that represent at least 24 countries worldwide. This automotive platform has been around since 2004 as it started by giving away a single award. As of today, the World Car Awards now offers awards for green, performance, and design of the year.

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is automotive ingenuity to the highest degree. This beautifully designed crossover yields contemporary and futuristic aesthetics. Its ultra-modern styling looks completely different from anything else that's currently on the roadways today. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a three-time winner at the New York Auto Show as it took home the award for Car of the Year, World Design of the Year, and World Electric Vehicle of the Year. This crossover is lightyears ahead of the game, and here are some of its finest features.

Electric Range/Performance

The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the EV of choice for many auto consumers throughout Canada. This vehicle will provide sportscar-like acceleration thanks to its hybrid components. Its electric powertrain will go from 0-100 kph in only 5.1 seconds. This four-door cruiser uses its all-electric
powertrain to deliver a driving range of up to 488 km. Under the hood sits a magnet-synchronous electric motor that produces as much as 239 kW of horsepower and 604 Nm of torque. The automobile's lithium-ion battery will generate up to 77.4 kWh.

If that's too much power to properly handle, then auto consumers can opt for a less powerful variant. Hyundai has also constructed a 125-kW powertrain that produces as much as 349 Nm of torque. The battery capacity here is listed at 58.0 kWh. On-demand acceleration is still possible as the new Ioniq 5 will blast from 0-100 kph in an estimated 8.5 seconds. Drivers can expect a smooth delivery of power with fewer jerky movements.

Charging times will vary per model choice. The brand's Level 2 charger will take at least 6 hours and 43 minutes to fully charge, which is available for the Preferred LR model. It generally takes 46 minutes to fully charge the Essential and Preferred models. All models can be upgraded with a Level 3 charger, which takes just 17 minutes to charge. Hyundai has equipped this road-going machine with a Battery Temperature Management System as it pre-warms the battery while minimizing range loss during cold temperatures.

Safety That Makes A Difference

 

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been designed to keep you and your passengers safe at all times. This compact crossover uses Hyundai SmartSense technology to scan the highway for possible danger. Of course, this includes an advanced camera setup as well as radar-based sensors. If a road hazard is detected, the driver of this vehicle will receive an immediate alert. Having access to all of these safety components is like having an extra set of eyes. This crossover is structurally sound as its state-of-the-art platform is built from high-strength steel. Numerous airbags have also been incorporated for an extra layer of protection.

If you're rapidly closing on the vehicle that's in front of you, then Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist will warn you via audible and visual alerts. The same thing happens when approaching pedestrians or cyclists. Junction-Turning Detection activates when making a left turn at intersections, which helps with avoiding collisions. Crossing Detection is another key safety feature as it detects traffic from either the left or right side.

The new Ioniq 5 goes even further by offering Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist. The advanced technology will alert the driver when another automobile enters your blind zones. Lane Following Assist is built in as it will utilize the vehicle's front-view camera to detect road markings. This technology will help you stay centred within your lane of travel. Safety Exit Warning will come in handy, which alerts the driver if a pedestrian steps onto the road while passing. Another key feature is Driver Attention Warning as it will monitor driving conditions. Audible and visual alerts will commence if the system detects driver drowsiness. 

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 also offers features such as

  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning

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Technology

 

The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 offers all-weather features for the front and rear seats. Located in the centre dash is a 12.3-inch touchscreen that's loaded with popular apps. You can touch the right icon to read messages or access audiobooks. This touch-sensitive screen produces a high-resolution image, and resolution in-vehicle navigation can be accessed from this location. The crossover's instrument cluster is also 12.3 inches in size, and it's fully digital. Drivers can easily keep track with what the vehicle is doing by monitoring the gauges. Bose Premium Audio has been incorporated for a life-like sound that's immersive. This advanced audio system will fill the cabin with concert-like sound.

Streaming your favourite tunes from your smartphone to the crossover's audio system is possible via Apple CarPlay. Android Auto is also available. Why not take advantage of the wireless phone charger that's located near the centre console? The ambient lights of the interior will certainly set the most inviting mood thanks to its soft glow. Remote Smart Parking Assist will come in handy while trying to park in tight spaces. The new Ioniq 5 can even back up on its own while using the advanced key fob. Bluelink connective services will allow you to start the engine, control the climate system, and unlock doors via a smartphone app. Emergency services can be alerted automatically if you have an accident.