The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been named ANWB Tow Car of the Year 2022. A first, because it is the first time that a fully electric car has received this award. The Ioniq 5 takes over from the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid that was crowned the best caravan tractor in the Netherlands last year.
The battery-electric Ioniq 5 competed against the Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDi Plug-in Hybrid, the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric, the Lynk & Co 01, the Peugeot 308 Hybrid 225 and the SsangYong Korando e-Motion. Specialists from the KampeerKampioen and ANWB Experts selected the six finalists. Attention was paid to, among other things, technical innovation, importance for the market, permitted towing weight (minimum 1,350 kg based on the ANWB towing vehicle advice) and pricing (based on the basic version).
According to the jury of the 2022 Trek Car of the Year election, the Ioniq 5 owes its victory mainly to its great driving characteristics and smart gadgets for (caravan) campers. The selection committee is referring, among other things, to the Vehicle to Load technology (V2L) with which the electric Hyundai can supply power, for example for camping in the wild. The Ioniq 5 can supply 220 volts to the caravan.
The Ioniq 5 is available with a choice of two battery packs and rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. There are four versions in total: Style, Connect, Connect+ and Lounge. In the standard Style version, the IONIQ 5 (with 58 kWh battery) is already very richly equipped.
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