Hyundai Ioniq 5 named World Car of the Year
The all-electric crossover was also named World Electric Vehicle of the Year and World Car Design of the Year.
The competition was judged by a jury of 102 automotive journalists from 33 countries around the world. The Ioniq 5 was considered alongside 27 competitor models launched in 2021.
“We are truly honoured to receive these prestigious awards, which recognise the talent and hard work of all our people and business partners,” said Jaehoon Chang, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company.
“Ioniq 5 represents a pivotal achievement for us as we pioneer a new generation of smart mobility solutions with its innovative E-GMP platform technologies, exceptional performance and disruptive approach to design and space.
“Our game-changing EV has made a strong impact on increasingly eco-conscious and demanding consumers around the world, and its success supports the acceleration of electrification of the automotive industry.
“The pace of change at Hyundai will continue unabated through the rest of 2022 as we will soon be adding to our award-winning Ioniq range.”
Other winners included:
- Mercedes-Benz EQS – World Luxury Car
- Audi e-tron GT – World Performance Car
- Toyota Yaris Cross – World Urban Car
“We are very honoured and proud to receive this award,” said Christoph Starzynski, vice president electric vehicle architecture & development electric drive.
“It has been an intense journey to build up the Electric Vehicle Architecture of which the EQS is the first product. Receiving this award is a strong symbol for the whole team and strengthens our goal to build the world’s most desirable electric cars.”
“Our big goal with the Audi e-tron GT was to reimagine the Gran Turismo philosophy for the electric age,” said Christiane Zorn, head of product marketing at AUDI AG.
“The e-tron GT combines sporty, powerful driving with a high level of everyday usability – it is a real Gran Turismo and a true Audi. Thank you very much to the World Car judges for recognising the Audi e-tron GT with the 2022 World Performance Car award”.
“We are honoured to be awarded World Urban Car,” said chief engineer Takatomo Suzuki, Toyota Compact Car Company, Toyota Motor Corporation.
“Our foundation has always been to make good compact cars, and this philosophy guided us to develop the Yaris Cross as a compact car with a spacious cargo area and utility, as well as sufficient power and fuel economy.
“Moving forward, we will use this award as motivation as we continue to develop high-quality cars that can meet our customers’ needs and promote environmentally-friendly vehicles that can help reduce CO2 emissions.”