Hyundai Ioniq 5 crowned World Car of the Year

Gareth Herincx

4 days ago
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Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has won the treble at the 2022 World Car Awards after being named overall World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle of the Year and World Car Design of the Year.

The highly acclaimed all-electric crossover was honoured at a ceremony held at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

The jury of 102 automotive journalists from 33 countries around the world considered the Ioniq 5 alongside 27 competitor models launched in 2021. Ultimately it claimed victory over the other finalists in all three categories in which it was nominated.

The Ioniq 5 beat two other finalists for the top award – the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Kia EV6.

The two other finalists in the World Electric Vehicle of the Year were the Audi E-Tron GT and Mercedes-Benz EQS, while the runners-up in the World Car Design category were the Audi E-Tron GT and Kia EV6.

Since its launch, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has won numerous accolades, including German Car of the Year, UK Car of the Year, Auto Express’ Car of the Year and Auto Bild’s Electric Car of the Year.

“We are truly honored to receive these prestigious awards, which recognize the talent and hard work of all our people and business partners at Hyundai Motor Company,” CEO and President Jaehoon Chang said.

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