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World Car of the Year 2022: And the Finalists are…

The finalists for the upcoming World Car of the Year award have been announced

The 2022 finalists for the World Car of the Year awards are now known. The organization, which brings together 102 automotive journalists from 33 countries around the world, has finally narrowed down its list of finalists before the winners are announced on April 13 at the New York Auto Show.

The votes were counted by KPMG.

Of course, it’s the World Car of the Year award that’s getting most of the attention here, as the three finalists for 2022 are all electric. Indeed, we find the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Kia EV6 and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

2022 Hyundai IONIQ5 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

Remember that the 2021 Car of the Year award was given to the Volkswagen ID.4. Ironically, the three finalists for 2022 are all direct competitors of the German crossover. For those still doubting the electric shift in automobiles, this list of finalists is quite compelling.

Oddly, the organization still has an award dedicated to the electric car of the year. For 2022, the three finalists in this category are: the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Mercedes-Benz EQS and the Audi e-tron GT.

And the electric trend continues in the other segments judged by World Car of the Year. Indeed, for the Luxury Car of the Year award, we find the BMW iX, the Genesis GV70 and the Mercedes-Benz EQS again.

The finalists for the Performance Car of the Year are: the Audi e-tron GT, the BMW M3/M4 tandem and the Toyota GR 86 / Subaru BRZ duo.

Finally, the Design of the Year retains these three finalists: Audi e-tron GT, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6.

2022 Kia EV6 review
2022 Kia EV6 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

In light of these choices, it’s only fitting that Luc Donckerwolke, Hyundai’s Executive Vice President of Design and Group Creative Director, be named WCOTY’s 2022 Person of the Year, the announcement of which was made last February. Indeed, several vehicles still in the running this year come from the Korean giant’s three brands.

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