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December 22, 2022

Hyundai Ioniq Is 2022-2023 Japan Import Car Of The Year

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has added another trophy to its cabinet: the 2022-2023 Japan Import Car of the Year. A finalist for the main 2022-2023 Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY) award, this marks the first time a Korean automaker has won the title.

Enroute to its JCOTY win, the Ioniq 5 beat out some heavyweight competition including the BMW iX, Land Rover Range Rover, and the Renault Arkana.

Jurors said that strong points of the Ioniq 5 included its innovative exterior and interior design as well as its impressive performance and all-electric cruising range (498 to 618 kilometers per WLTC). It also received kudos for its full range of comfort and safety equipment, and its V2L capability.

“The Ioniq 5 signals a bold new direction in electric mobility for customers in Japan and around the world. Already the winner of prestigious global awards, including World Car of the Year, to be recognized in Japan is a significant achievement, especially against such strong competition,” said Won Sang Cho, CEO of Hyundai Mobility Japan. “Since it went on sale in Japan earlier this year, The Ioniq 5 has received positive feedback from consumers who have praised its design, engineering and excellent driving range. We will continue to strive to contribute to the future of the mobility with sincerity and humility for the Japanese market.”

The model has earned many prestigious global awards, including World Car of the Year in April and 2023 MotorTrend SUV of the Year in October. In addition, it has won 2022 German Car of the Year, 2022 UK Car of the year as well as 2022 Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems, Car & Driver’s 2022 EV of the Year, Auto Motor und Sport’s No1 electric vehicle, Auto Bild’s Best Import Car of the Year World Electric Vehicle of the Year and Auto Zeitung’s Best Electric Vehicle.

Hyundai Motor Philippines is slated to launch the Ioniq 5 in early 2023 with a price tag starting at P 3.068 million for the GLS 2WD S (Standard Range) and P 3.698 million for the GLS 2WD L (Long Range).


  1. Expensive! I wonder how much Japanese BEVs will cost, like the Toyota bZ4X, once they hit the local market.

  2. Hundai is a Korean Manufacturer

  3. Kia EV6 rather this.

    1. The Kia EV6 looks more premium thought the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has garnered more awards.

  4. EV6 cost more though


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