May 24, 2022

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2022 World Car Awards NYIAS

Hyundai Dominates World Car Awards

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 pulled off a hat trick on Wednesday, with the brand name eventually successful 4 Environment Car or truck awards at the New York Global Auto Exhibit, including Environment Automobile of the Year.

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Hyundai captured 4 awards at this year’s World Car Awards in New York Town. Photograph Credit: Planet Motor vehicle Awards

But, in a perception, the genuine winner was the generic battery-electric auto. Environment Auto jurors named BEVs their best picks in 5 of the 6 types announced for the duration of the car show’s opening ceremonies.

That is possible to set a halo all over the New York present by itself where by a amount of electrified automobiles are producing their debuts. And a report range of all-electric styles are on screen on the ground of the Jacob Javits Conference Middle.

What was hard for present attendees to overlook was the way all-electrical versions dominated the list of finalists in this year’s 6 Entire world Motor vehicle classes, only six of 18 relying on conventional inside combustion engines.

Hyundai charged into the winner’s circle

In the Globe Vehicle of the 12 months group, all three had been BEVs: the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Kia EV6 and the Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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The Ioniq 5 scored a hat trick at this year’s Environment Vehicle Awards.

“The Ioniq 5 is just the to start with action in our journey” to change from ICE to EV, proclaimed Hyundai Motor Co. President and co-CEO Jae-Hoon Chang, as he gathered the Earth Vehicle trophy.

The Ioniq 5 is the first entry into what will be an all-electric powered brand name-inside of-a-brand name. All instructed, the mum or dad Hyundai Motor Group options to roll out a lot more than three dozen BEVs worldwide this ten years. That involves the 14 that sibling manufacturer Kia is producing. Kia’s individual EV6 product was a finalist in various Globe Car classes, including World Motor vehicle of the Yr.

In the Earth Car or truck Design and style class, nonetheless, the Ioniq 5 bested not only the Kia option but the Audi e-tron GT.

The Hyundai and Kia design faced off, all over again in the all-new World Car Electric Motor vehicle of the Year group, alongside with the Mercedes-Benz EQS. And, once once again, the Ioniq 5 took house the earn.

Other winners

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The all-electric Ioniq 5 acquired three honors, which include Earth Automobile of the Year. Photograph Credit rating: Globe Automobile Awards

The Audi e-tron GT did take care of to pull off a victory in the Environment Performance Car or truck category, besting the BMW M3/M4 styles, and the Toyota GR86/Subaru BRZ pair.

The only group not captured by an electrical car was Earth Urban Motor vehicle. In reality, all a few models were conventionally powered: the Opel Mokka, Volkswagen Taigun and the eventual winner, the Toyota Yaris Cross.

That category underscored the peculiar character of the Planet Vehicle awards. Jurors confront the obstacle of judging entries from five different continents. Listed here, none of the finalists are available in the U.S. market.

The NYIAS opening ceremony truly showcased yet another award, the Environment Car Person of the Yr. And, in this case, it went to the guy who oversaw the advancement of the Ioniq 5, Hyundai Motor Group’s world style and design main Luc Donckerwolke.

“Imagine giving a kid a prize for participating in with toys,” the style veteran stated with a broad smile. “That’s how I really feel right now.”