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Hyundai Ioniq 5 Wins World Car of the Year and Two Other Awards

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 received all of the awards it was nominated for at the World Car Awards.

  • The crossover also won the Electric Car of the Year and the Car Design of the Year awards

  • The Ioniq 5 won in all of the categories it was nominated in

  • The awards are distributed by a jury of 102 automotive journalists from 33 countries

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is one of the most popular electric cars to arrive on the market this year and for cause: it won three awards at the World Car awards, including the most prestigious, World Car of the Year award.

These awards are given to the cars that have been introduced for the current model year that stands out the most in each given category by a panel of 102 automotive journalists from 33 countries. The winners are revealed during the New York Auto show, which is currently taking place.

The Ioniq 5 was nominated in three categories, which were: overall Car of the Year, Electric Car of the Year (a new award for 2022) and Car Design of the Year.

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Photo: Louis-Philippe Dubé
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Photo: Louis-Philippe Dubé

The electric crossover won all of these awards despite being faced with a strong competition. Indeed, the World Car of the Year finalists also included the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Kia EV6, which is closely related to the Ioniq 5.

This is the first time that all three finalists for the most prestigious award were electric vehicles. Despite this, a special award open only to battery electric vehicles was created for 2022: the World Electric Car of the Year. The Ioniq 5 won this category in front of the Audi e-Tron GT and the Mercedes-Benz EQS.

The Ioniq 5 also took the honors in the Car Design of the Year category where it was pitted against the Audi e-Tron GT and the Kia EV6.

The scoring categories in which the Hyundai performed best against its competition were for occupant environment, value, environment, emotional appeal and innovation.

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Photo: Louis-Philippe Dubé
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Photo: Louis-Philippe Dubé

These results are not very surprising considering that the Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6 are the first electric vehicle from a mainstream manufacturer to be built on an 800-volt architecture which allows a greater range and faster charge times.

The advancement of electric vehicles is also evident when the results of all of the award categories are examined since out of the 6 awards, only one was given to a car that isn’t an EV.

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