The Hyundai IONIQ 5 has been named overall World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle of the Year and World Car Design of the Year at the 2022 World Car Awards, announced at the New York International Auto Show. There were also other electric car winners – the Audi e-tron GT was crowned 2022 World Performance Car and the Mercedes-Benz EQS was declared 2022 World Luxury Car.
The IONIQ 5 was voted for by a jury of 102 automotive journalists from 33 countries around the world.
The IONIQ 5 is the first model in Hyundai’s dedicated BEV brand. It features an 800V architecture which can facilitate a 10 to 80 percent charge in just 18 minutes. The 77.4 kWh battery can provide a WLTP driving range of up to 298 miles and the IONIQ 5 also features Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) technology.
As Hyundai Motor transforms into a smart mobility solutions provider, the company is accelerating its electrification strategy with the aim of becoming the world’s leading EV maker. Hyundai plans to introduce 17 new BEV models by 2030, including Genesis luxury brand models, and aims to boost annual global BEV sales to 1.87 million units by 2030.
The 2022 Top Three in the World finalists were all EVs: the Hyundai IONIQ 5, the Kia EV6 – based on the same platform as the IONIQ 5 – and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
The 2022 Top Three in the World finalists for the design award were the Hyundai IONIQ 5, the Kia EV6 and the Audi e-tron GT.
Although the IONIQ 5 took three awards, the all-electric Audi e-tron GT was also a winner, being crowned 2022 World Performance Car. Audi describes the e-tron GT as a “reimagination of the Gran Turismo philosophy for the electric age”.
Another EV, the Mercedes-Benz EQS, was declared 2022 World Luxury Car. The 2022 Top Three in the World finalists were the BMW iX, the Genesis GV70 and the Mercedes-Benz EQS.
The World Car Awards include six award categories: World Urban Car, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Electric Vehicle of the Year, World Car Design of the Year as well as the overall World Car of the Year.