IONIQ 5 Named Car and Driver EV of the Year

IONIQ 5 Named Car and Driver EV of the Year | Toronto, ON

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is impressive on its own, but it’s always nice when highly regarded publications recognize our vehicles. Car and Driver recently named the 2022 IONIQ 5 its “EV of the Year,” beating out 19 top-rated competitors along the way.

“The IONIQ 5 is an attractive proposition for buyers who desire the performance, range, and charging speeds of far more expensive EVs at an accessible price,” said Tony Quiroga, editor-in-chief at Car and Driver.

Similar to the Car and Driver 10Best list, this coveted award adheres to the following criteria to determine a winner: Fun to Drive, Technology Advancement, Mission Fulfillment, and Value. With its starting price of $47,550 CAD, the IONIQ 5 is much more affordable than EVs of a similar caliber.[1] In fact, the Hyundai EV beat luxury competitors like the BMW i4, Cadillac Lyriq, Mercedes EQS, and Audi e-tron GT — all of which cost at least $20k more than the IONIQ 5.

Outside of the money you’ll save by choosing the IONIQ 5, the Car and Driver editor Ezra Dyer praised the EV for its futuristic appeal and its confidence to be its own vehicle thanks to features like a power leg rest and the sliding centre console.

If you want to see more of why the Hyundai IONIQ 5 is an award-winning vehicle, all you have to do is contact our team or come visit us at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario!

[1] Price of $47,549.7 available on 2022 IONIQ 5 Essential model. Price includes Delivery and Destination charges, fees, levies and all applicable charges (excluding HST, GST/PST). Price also excludes registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and dealer admin. fees of up to $599. Fees may vary by dealer. Certain exterior or interior colour options may cost extra.

Hyundai Introduces All-Electric IONIQ 6

Hyundai | Toronto, ON

As part of its goal to become the global leader in EV production, Hyundai recently unveiled the all-new IONIQ 6 Electrified Streamliner. This new Hyundai EV offers incredible range as well as an exceptionally unique cabin that’s filled with intuitive tech.


The new Hyundai IONIQ 6 can be equipped with a variety of battery packs and motors to account for various needs when it comes to range and power. The most impressive long-range 77.4 kWh battery, single motor, and rear-wheel drive powertrain work to deliver 320 horsepower, 446 lb-ft of torque, and up to 610 km of estimated range.[1]

Charging is customizable for the IONIQ 6 as well. The EV’s E-GMP architecture supports 400-V and the standard 800-V infrastructure. And with a 350-kW charger, the IONIQ 6 can go from 10% charged to 80% in only 18 minutes!


The IONIQ 6’s interior comes with a host of smart technologies to make for a high-class, unique experience. The Dual Colour Ambient Lighting feature lets you choose from 64 colours and six themes to illuminate the cabin, including the Speed Sync Lighting mode that adjusts the brightness to match the vehicle’s speed.

Up front is the modular touch-screen dashboard with a 12-inch digital cluster and 12-inch infotainment display that seamlessly blend together. Here, you’ll use a variety of tech features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, multi-device Bluetooth®, navigation with Bluelink® map updates, and the premium Bose® sound system.

These are just some of the incredible highlights of the all-new Hyundai IONIQ 6. If you want to know more about when you can get your own, contact our team or visit us at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario!

[1] 77.4-kWh battery with RWD motor option and 18-inch tire.

Hyundai Leads the Way with Outstanding Warranty Coverage

Hyundai Outstanding Warranty Coverage | Toronto, ON

Hyundai stands behind the quality of its vehicles, but it also wants its customers to have added peace of mind over time. That’s why Hyundai leads the auto industry with its outstanding warranty coverage to handle a variety of needs.

When you purchase a new Hyundai, you’ll get the 5-year/100,000 KM Comprehensive Limited Warranty and a 5-year/Unlimited KM Roadside Assistance Program. The latter includes 24-hour services like flat tire changing and lockout help, to name just a couple.

Other available Hyundai warranty coverage includes a New Vehicle Limited Warranty (5 years/100,000 KM), Powertrain Limited Warranty (5 years/100,000 KM), Anti-Corrosion/Perforation Warranty (5 years/Unlimited KM), and Roadside Assistance (5 years/Unlimited KM). Most competitors only offer up to 3 years and 60,000 KM for some of these warranties.

So what do all of these warranties cover, exactly? With this comprehensive coverage, things like the radio and sound systems, battery, transmission, catalytic converter, body sheet metal, and more can be repaired free of charge.[1]

In addition to these warranties, Hyundai also offers Extended Protection that takes effect when the standard warranty expires. Additional benefits of Hyundai Extended Protection include car rentals, tire road hazard protection, 24-hour roadside assistance, and trip reimbursements (when applicable). Not to mention, Hyundai Extended Protection is fully transferrable to the next owner, which increases your car’s resale value!

Contact our team or visit us at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario, to learn more about Hyundai warranty coverage.

[1] Refer to the Service Passport for complete details of Hyundai Warranties.

11 Hyundai Models Win Car and Driver Editor’s Choice Awards

2022 Hyundai Kona | Toronto, ON

Each year, the editors at Car and Driver announce their top picks in the automotive world. The 2022 list was recently released, and a total of 11 Hyundai models won Car and Driver Editor’s Choice Awards.

To determine the best new cars, trucks, SUVs, minivans, and EVs, the Car and Driver editors test them on the road. The editors also look at the value provided by each vehicle, in regards to the standard and available features offered at varying price points.

Here are the 11 Hyundai vehicles that were named winners:

  • Subcompact Car: Accent
  • Sport Compact Car: Elantra N
  • Electric SUV: Ioniq 5
  • Subcompact SUV: Kona
  • Electric SUV: Kona Electric
  • Mid-Size SUV: Palisade
  • Compact Pickup Truck: Santa Cruz
  • Mid-Size SUV: Santa Fe
  • Family Sedan: Sonata
  • Compact SUV: Tucson
  • Sport Compact Car: Veloster N

“We are greatly honored to tie for the most Car and Driver 2022 Editors’ Choice awards with 11 models,” said Ricky Lao, director of product planning at Hyundai Motor North America. “These eleven models together represent a majority of our lineup and nearly every market segment, and we are pleased that Car and Driver recognizes so many of our models for their collective excellence.”

You can experience any of these vehicles by contacting our team or visiting us at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario.

Tucson, IONIQ 5 Join Spider-Man on the Big Screen

2021 Hyundai IONIQ | Toronto, ON

Did you know that a recent superhero film included cameos from two Hyundai vehicles? The all-new IONIQ 5 and all-new Tucson both made brief appearances in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” as part of an exciting partnership between Sony Pictures and Hyundai.

Leading up to the film’s release last December, a pair of commercials aired online and on televisions globally. The long-form “Only Way Home” commercial stars Tom Holland as a stranded Peter Parker after the events of the previous film. As he’s suited up as Spider-Man and walking along a deserted highway, his best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon) pulls up in the all-electric IONIQ 5 to take Peter back to New York City to face his fate.

The second commercial includes actual clips from “No Way Home,” with Peter standing atop the new Tucson as he prepares to face a villain. Additional footage of the Tucson zooming through city streets accompanies the film scenes, with a disclaimer unfortunately stating that web shooters are not included with the sporty SUV.

This isn’t the first time Hyundai vehicles have partnered with superheroes — and it won’t be the last. A custom Hyundai Veloster appeared in “Ant-Man and the Wasp” as Ant-Man’s getaway vehicle. Hyundai also has campaigns for the new “Uncharted” film as well as the upcoming “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One),” set to debut in October.

Our team at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario, is always excited to see Hyundai vehicles getting in the spotlight of major motion pictures. Come visit us to drive your own movie star of a vehicle home today.

Hyundai Showcases New Models at Montreal and Quebec EV Shows

Tuscon PHEV | Toronto, ON

Automakers often attend various auto shows to introduce their lineup of advanced vehicles to critics and the public. Hyundai recently made appearances at both the Montreal and Quebec EV shows to display a few innovative vehicles of its own.

For the first time in Quebec, the leader in EV adoption in Canada, the fully-electric IONIQ 5 CUV was on display. This efficient vehicle offers a driving range of 470-480 km and can be charged up to 80 percent in only 18 minutes. Additionally, a quick 5-minute charge gives you 100 km of range.

Also in attendance was the Kona Electric, which was refreshed for the 2022 model year. This EV was available for test drives in the Road Test Zone, allowing visitors to experience the comfortable and advanced interior of the subcompact crossover. The Hydrogen-powered NEXO caught the attention of many, as it is just one of two vehicles of its kind currently available in Canada and offers an outstanding estimated 570 km of range.

There were also a few hybrid vehicles at the auto shows, including the Tucson PHEV, Santa Fe PHEV, and the Elantra Hybrid. These three models represent the versatility of Hyundai’s eco-friendly lineup of a compact crossover, midsize SUV, and sedan.

To see any of these vehicles for yourself or to simply learn more about them, feel free to contact our team at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario.

Hyundai Introduces New Elantra N Performance Sedan

2022 Hyundai Elantra N | Toronto, ON

An exciting new development is in the works. Hyundai recently introduced the all-new Elantra N performance sedan. Joining the Kona and Tucson, the Elantra is the latest model to receive these exhilarating style and powertrain updates.

“Hyundai Motor’s high-performance N brand constantly aims to provide customers with a range of exciting choices for increased driving pleasure,” said Till Wartenberg, Vice President and Head of N Brand Management & Motorsport sub-division at Hyundai Motor Company. “ELANTRA N is the purest expression of our mission to date.”

Thrilling Performance

Under the hood of the new Elantra N is a turbocharged 2.0-litre direct-injection engine that delivers 276 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque with the available N eight-speed wet dual-clutch transmission (N DCT). You can temporarily amp up the Elantra N to 286 horsepower with N Grin Shift (NGS), which boosts the pressure to give you more power. The standard transmission is a close-ratio six-speed manual that offers a more classic feel when shifting. Additional high-performance standard features include the N Corner Carving Differential, a Variable Exhaust Valve System, and Launch Control.

Exceptional Style

Complementing the sporty performance of the Elantra N is its athletic style — inside and out. The exterior takes on a more aggressive appearance thanks to a lip spoiler on the lower fascia as well as the N-exclusive red strip that starts in the front and continues to the side valance. The rear features an N-exclusive wing spoiler with a rear diffuser that helps with airflow for improved aerodynamics. Inside, N-branded elements can be found on the steering wheel, seats, gear shifter, metal pedals, and door scuff panels.

The new Hyundai Elantra N is expected to arrive at dealerships by the end of the year. For more details about this exhilarating vehicle, contact our team at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Trim Levels Revealed

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz | Toronto, ON

The arrival of the all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has been highly anticipated ever since it was announced in April. This Sport Adventure Vehicle is truly unique and blends the truck, SUV, and crossover segments into one capable and stylish model. Santa Cruz trim levels were recently announced and we’ve got the details.

Both trims — Preferred and Ultimate — are equipped with a 2.5-litre turbo engine and a wet-type eight-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual mode. Other standard features include a Drive Mode Select system, paddle shifters, multi-terrain control modes, and an HTRAC™ All-Wheel Drive system.


Even on the base trim, the 2022 Santa Cruz comes with a long list of standard features. Amenities include heated front seats; a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel; and a leather-wrapped shift knob. Technology comes in the form of an 8-inch touch-screen display, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth®.

Exterior features for the Santa Cruz Preferred include LED lighting, a lockable under-bed storage compartment, heavy duty cargo D-rings, an integrated tonneau cover, integrated rear bumper side steps, and a multi-functional tailgate.

Standard advanced driver-assist systems for the Preferred include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, Lane Following and Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist.


Moving up to the Santa Cruz Ultimate adds more safety, technology, and convenience features. Leather seating, heated and ventilated front seats, and an eight-way power driver’s seat come standard. The exterior sports 20-inch alloy wheels.

This trim’s touch screen expands to 10.25 inches and comes with a navigation system. Other tech upgrades include a Bose® eight-speaker sound system and a wireless charging pad. Blind View Monitor, Surround View Monitor, and Highway Driving Assist are all standard for the Ultimate trim.

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz will be available soon at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario.

Hyundai Teases All-New, High-Powered Elantra N

2022 Hyundai Elantra N | Toronto, ON

The Elantra has been a part of the Hyundai lineup for more than 30 years and is highly regarded as a reliable, stylish sedan. Over time, the model has received various updates — inside and out. Now, Hyundai is giving the popular sedan the “N” treatment, replete with performance-inspired features.

Till Wartenberg, Vice President of the N brand Management & Motorsport sub-division at Hyundai Motor Company, referred to the Elantra N as a high-performance sedan and noted, “We designed it to be a race proven sports car with dynamic driving capabilities and style that performance enthusiasts love. I can’t wait to unveil Elantra N, an outstanding addition to the N brand lineup that offers pulse-pounding performance. Stay tuned for the digital world premiere.”

While no official specs have been released just yet, we can assume the Elantra will get similar ratings as the Veloster N hatchback and Kona N hot SUV. Both models are equipped with a 2.0-litre turbo GDI engine that delivers 276 horsepower. For reference, the standard 2021 Elantra can reach a maximum of 147 horsepower with its current 2.0-litre engine. Additional possible updates include multiple driving modes, launch control, and an electronic limited-slip differential.

The new Elantra N will also receive aesthetic updates to align with the N brand. Based on the teaser images released by Hyundai, we’ll see five-spoke wheels with a unique V-Y layout, red brake calipers with “N” branding, a rear spoiler, black trim under the bumper, dual single exhaust outlets, and red side sills.

Stay tuned for more details about the Hyundai Elantra N as they become available. Our team at Downtown Hyundai is excited to see this new model arrive at our lot in Toronto, Ontario.

Hyundai Debuts Exciting New IONIQ 5 EV Crossover

Hyundai IONIQ 5 | Toronto, ON

It should come as no surprise that Hyundai is debuting a thrilling new all-electric model, considering the brand made a commitment to introduce 23 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and sell 1 million BEV units by 2025. The first vehicle in that lineup is the all-new IONIQ 5 — an electric crossover utility vehicle set to disrupt the EV market with its impressive capabilities.

“IONIQ 5 introduces the Hyundai brand to a whole new set of buyers,” said José Muñoz, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “Once behind the steering wheel, they are going to be shocked by the range, power, comfort, interior space, and advanced technology. Owning one is going to be a new experience and lifestyle that only the IONIQ brand can provide.”

One of those shocking abilities is ultra-fast 800-volt charging that gets the IONIQ 5 from 10 to 80 percent in only 18 minutes. On top of that, the CUV is expected to reach a top driving range of 300 miles.

Inside, the E-GMP design platform utilizes space, driving dynamics, and performance to provide an enjoyable drive every time you get behind the wheel. Hyundai has also filled the IONIQ 5 with smart technologies to help you stay connected and safe. Some of those features include a Head-Up Display with Augmented Reality mode, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and many Hyundai SmartSense driver-assist systems.

This is just scratching the surface on just how impressive this new electric Hyundai model truly is. To learn more, chat with our team at Downtown Hyundai.