Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 was named World Car of the Year at the 2023 World Car Awards. The EV also won World Car Design of the Year and World Electric Vehicle of the Year.
Built on Hyundai’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the Ioniq 6 boasts the company’s new design language, “Parametric Dynamics.” The car’s design, particularly its attention to detail and materials, impressed the judges,
The Ioniq 6 features an electric powertrain that sets a new standard for electric vehicles, with a range of up to 480 kilometers (298 miles) on a single charge.
In terms of performance, the model boasts an acceleration of 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). The car also has a fast-charging capability, allowing it to charge up to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.
Hyundai has been actively developing sustainable vehicles for the past few years. According to the carmaker, its Ioniq range is dedicated to producing electric and hybrid vehicles to reduce carbon emissions and promote eco-friendly driving.
Hyundai wins triple honors for two years in a row
The World Car Awards is an annual event that recognizes the best cars in the world based on several factors, including design, performance, safety and environmental impact. It is judged by an international panel of automotive journalists.
Hyundai has now won triple honors at the awards for two years in a row. Last year, the company’s Ioniq 5, a crossover utility vehicle and the first car launched under the sub-brand in 2021, took home the same three awards as this year’s Ioniq 6.
The Ioniq name was first introduced in 2012 for a concept hatchback equipped with a battery-electric drivetrain and a range-extending gasoline engine. From 2016 to 2022, the name was used for a hybrid liftback that was discontinued in favor of the present BEV sub-brand.
President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company Jaehoon Chang said, “We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honor two years in a row, which recognizes the tremendous talents and unrelenting efforts of everyone at Hyundai Motor Company to bring EVs like Ioniq 6 to market.”
“We always want to connect with customers on an emotional level,” said Sangyup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center, who also won World Car Person of the Year for his role in designing the winning car, as well as the N Vision 74 rolling lab and the All-new KONA. “With Ioniq 6’s one-of-a-kind design, the daring streamliner styling combines strong emotional appeal with aerodynamic efficiency to give an exceptional range.”