Hyundai Ioniq 6 Claims 3 WCOTY Awards in 2023

World Electric Vehicle Award Winner

Hyundai has now achieved back-to-back World Car of the Year prizes, with the Ioniq 6 earning first place in 2023. The Ioniq 5 was victorious in the same three categories one year prior. The Ioniq 6 earned the World Car Design and World Electric Vehicle Awards once again. Of the three finalists vying for the 2021 COTY trophy, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 triumphed over the BMW X1/iX1 and Kia Niro.

We joyfully accept this resounding recognition for two consecutive years, commending the impressive skill set and enormous efforts of all in Hyundai Motor Company in order to bring Ioniq 6 EVs to market,” said Jaehoon Chang, the President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company.

The organization bestowed the prestigious World Luxury Car title to the Lucid Air, emerging victorious over adversaries BMW 7 Series and Genesis G90. The Kia EV6 GT subsequently claimed the World Performance Car designation, acquiring more votes than the newly unveiled Nissan Z and the all-wheel-drive Toyota GR Corolla that generates 300 horses from its turbocharged 1.3-liter 3-cylinder engine. The electric vehicle can generate a whopping 576 hp and can accelerate up to 60 miles per hour in an impressive 3.5 seconds. Finally, the World Urban Car Award went to the Citroen C3, winning over the Volkswagen Taigo/Nivus and the ORA Funky Cat/Haomao.

Hyundai emerged victorious against the BMW i7 and Lucid Air for the EV accolade. To take the design honour, it contended with the Land Rover Range Rover as well as the Lucid Air.

The esteemed World Car Awards employed a panel of global automotive commentators representing 32 nations to make the all-important decision that determined the victor from this year’s contending vehicles. On the area to be voted, a list comprising of 30 different cars was prepared and members had to select the finalists for the hotly contested COTY trophy, designed by Ian Callum, the automotive designer.

This spring, Hyundai will offer the Ioniq 6 for sale in the US. Depending on motor and battery configuration, consumers of the Electric Vehicle can anticipate a range ranging from 270 to 361 miles. And with the single-motor setup, the Hyundai produces up to 225 horsepower, while with the double-motor configuration, that figure rises to 320.

Source: World Car Awards


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