Hyundai IONIQ 5 Named Green Car Journal’s 2022 Green SUV of the Year™

The 2022 IONIQ 5 is photographed at Hyundai Motor America’s Offices in Fountain Valley, Calif., Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (Photo/Hyundai)

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Hyundai’s all-new 2022 IONIQ 5 electric crossover vehicle earned the prestigious honor of Green SUV of the Year™ by Green Car Journal. Selecting the Green SUV of the Year™ is a distinguished jury of automotive experts and Green Car Journal staff. 

“The IONIQ 5 makes quite a statement for Hyundai with its advanced electric drive architecture, array of desired tech features, and forward-looking design,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and “Those seeking a ride to an all-electric future would do well in trying this award-winning crossover on for size.”

Additionally, the all-new 2022 Hyundai Tucson with new powertrain variants that include hybrid and plug-in hybrid, earned Green Car Journal’ s 2022 Product of Excellence™ honor, an acknowledgement of the compact SUV’s important environmental achievements. 

“Hyundai is honored to have the all-new IONIQ 5 named as the Green SUV of the Year by Green Car Journal, the leading authority on electrification and environmentally sustainable vehicle choices,” said Ricky Lao, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor North America. “The 2022 IONIQ 5 with cutting edge technologies, ultra-fast charging and a striking design offers consumers an unrivaled choice in the EV Market.”

The 2022 IONIQ 5 is built on a dedicated electric platform that enhances performance and driving dynamics while optimizing interior volume. This platform provides the spaciousness of a large vehicle in a compact design. The 2022 IONIQ 5 has best-in-class ultra-fast charging. With a 350-kW charger,

IONIQ 5 can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.

Hyundai SEVEN Concept SUV World Premiere on Nov. 17

Save the date as Hyundai will present the world debut of SEVEN, an all-electric SUV concept on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 9:55 a.m. PST during a press conference at AutoMobility LA. Journalists can attend the conference by visiting Hyundai’s booth at the LA Convention Center or watch it digitally at SEVEN will remain on display at AutoMobility LA from Nov. 19 – 28 for the public to view.

The sleek and spacious SEVEN highlights Hyundai Motor’s future design and technology innovation in the electric mobility era and hints at a new SUV model coming to the IONIQ family. IONIQ is the company’s dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) brand. The following executives will share insights about the SEVEN concept:

  • José Muñoz, global chief operating officer, Hyundai Motor Company | president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America | president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America
  • SangYup Lee, senior vice president and head of Hyundai Global Design Center, Hyundai Motor Company
  • Thomas Schemera, global chief marketing officer (CMO) and head of the customer experience division, Hyundai Motor Company
  • Olabisi Boyle, vice president, product planning and mobility strategy, Hyundai Motor North America
SEVEN concept previews design and technology innovations of Hyundai Motor’s upcoming all-electric SUV, IONIQ 7

About Green Car Journal
Since its launch in 1992, the award-winning Green Car Journal, and its companion website, have focused on the intersection of automobiles, energy, and environment. As part of its mission, the magazine strives to educate consumers on better and more environmentally sustainable vehicle choices that have a more positive impact on our lives and the world around us.

Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America focuses on ‘Progress for Humanity’ and smart mobility solutions. Hyundai offers U.S. consumers a technology-rich lineup of cars, SUVs, and electrified vehicles. Our 820 dealers sold more than 620,000 vehicles in the U.S. in 2020, and nearly half were built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. For more information, visit

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