Hyundai IONIQ Named ‘Best Green Car of the Year’ at Wheels Car of the Year Awards 2018

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Published April 23rd, 2018 - 07:10 GMT
The Hyundai IONIQ delivers an exceptionally smooth ride and also features a responsive six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Hyundai IONIQ delivers an exceptionally smooth ride and also features a responsive six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Juma Al Majid Est., the exclusive distributor of Hyundai Motors in the UAE, has announced that the Hyundai IONIQ has been named ‘Best Green Car of the Year’ at the Wheels Car of the Year Awards 2018. The awards programme recognises the best cars in the market based on tangible, real-world parameters such as technology, drivability, value, styling and price.

Mohammad Al Omari – Marketing Manager of Hyundai UAE, commented: “The Hyundai IONIQ combines high-performance, elegant design and advanced technologies while also promoting a new sustainable, eco-friendly vision for the future of mobility, and we are delighted that it has been recognised with the prestigious ‘Best Green Car of the Year’ award, which is a testament to Hyundai’s ‘unlimited sense of responsibility’, ‘respect for mankind’ and ‘realisation of possibilities’. With eco-friendly vehicles opening up an exciting new chapter in the automotive business, we are proud to be leading the change with innovative vehicles the Hyundai IONIQ.”

The impressive components of the Hyundai IONIQ hybrid’s aerodynamic body are ideally designed to work seamlessly together, matching an efficient gasoline engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion polymer battery to make driving not only sustainable and economic but also fun. With a drag coefficient of just 0.24, the Hyundai IONIQ delivers an exceptionally smooth ride and also features a responsive six-speed dual-clutch transmission, enabling quicker and more precise gear-shifting for a dynamic drive.

The vehicle’s exceptional performance is matched by its sleek appearance, with striking design accents integrated into the smoothly sculpted surfaces of the bodywork and an eye-catching silhouette that creates a confident impression. High-strength steel and lightweight aluminium also make the Hyundai IONIQ strong, stable and agile. Other notable features include a full suite of charging and extended connectivity technologies such as Apple car play, Android auto and wireless charging, as well as a wide LCD panel that clearly displays driving and vehicle information for maximum convenience. 

Background Information

Hyundai Motor

Hyundai Motor Company recognizes the importance and impact that automobiles have on society and mankind. It strives to play a role that extends beyond being a simple car manufacturer to become customers’ lifetime companion. It will build connections with customers by fulfilling its vision to become a “lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond” and participate in working “together for a better future” as a constituent of Hyundai Motor Group.

Juma Al Majid Group

Born of one man's vision, enterprise and drive, the Juma Al Majid group of companies had a modest start in the year 1950. After the passage of half a century, Mr. Juma Al Majid, founder and chairman, still remains the guiding light and inspirational force behind the organization's phenomenal success.
His simple but highly effective philosophy of satisfying customers, small or big, through a mix of honesty, integrity and social awareness has become ingrained in all aspects of the business and is truly responsible for the group's unrivaled success.
During the early years, the organization was primarily involved in trading activities. As the Emirates strengthened themselves into a single nation, a pressing need was felt to diversify in to other areas of commercial activity to contribute to the fledging nation's economy. For this, heavy investment was undertaken in the core sector of construction which has in the long run benefited both the country as well as the group.
Juma Al Majid partnership ventures' operate in the fields of shipping, construction, food-Imports, general trading, travel and other industries. The group is also active in financial investments and portfolio management across the region and globally.
With the growth of Dubai as the commercial hub of the region, the group has emerged a strong leader in all fields of its endeavor and is poised for even greater challenges and achievements that await it in the future.

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