World Car of the Year awards 2022: Hyundai Ioniq 5 cleans up

Date Posted 14th April 2022
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Category winners as well as an overall winner have been announced at the World Car of the Year finals, with the all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 winning in all three categories in which it was nominated.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 was declared the 2022 World Car of the Year, as well as the World Electric Vehicle of the Year and the World Car Design of the Year award winner.

Since its launch in 2021, Ioniq 5 has won numerous accolades, including German Car of the Year, UK Car of the YearAuto Express’ Car of the Year and Auto Bild’s Electric Car of the Year.

Find out more about Hyundai Ioniq 5

The innovative crossover is the first of a new era of Hyundai EVs, based on a dedicated and advanced E-GMP all-electric platform to offer 800-V, ultra-fast charging capabilities for a 10 to 80 percent charge in just 18 minutes. When equipped with two-wheel drive and up to 77.4-kWh battery, its maximum driving range on a single charge will be around 290-298 miles.

Ioniq 5 also heralds a new era in Hyundai design. The crossover’s unique exterior styling is characterized by clean, sharp lines that convey its dynamic presence on the road and distinctive LED headlamps and rear lamps that leave a lasting impression.

Inside, the Ioniq 5’s interior takes full advantage of its 3,000-mm wheelbase to offer a never-before-seen moveable centre console that allows passengers more freedom of movement. Many interior touchpoints use eco-friendly materials and textiles, such as eco-processed leather, sustainable fibres and bio paint which reflect consumers’ rising interest in ethical, sustainable products.

“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. Our vision is to enable Progress for Humanity, and this endorsement of our approach will serve to embolden our commitment to make this vision a reality,” said Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company.

Other World Car of the Year winners…

Other category winners included the Audi e-tron GT which picked up the award for World Performance Car, the Toyota Yaris which won World Urban Car, and Mercedes-Benz EQS which took home World Luxury Car.

jury of 102 distinguished international automotive journalists from 33 countries selected the winners by secret ballot based on their evaluation of each eligible vehicle as part of their professional work. The votes were tabulated by KPMG.