Hyundai IONIQ 6 had its eyes firmly on the prize at the recent World Car Awards – the automotive industry’s most important and prestigious ceremony, held at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) this month. An international jury of 100 journalists lauded the electrified streamliner for its unique, aerodynamic design and outstanding all-electric range, leading to Hyundai securing a hat trick in the shape of World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle and World Car Design of the Year.
No stranger to such success, this marks Hyundai’s second straight triple honours at the World Car Awards, with the jury having declared IONIQ 5 the 2022 winner in the very same categories. Leading the way with its impressive range, power and design, the triumph of IONIQ 6 is a clear indication that the future of the automotive industry is electric – and Hyundai are leading the charge.
The jury also named SangYup Lee – Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center – as the 2023 World Car Person of the Year, for his crucial contribution to the most stunning and innovative concept and production cars unveiled in 2022. He was clearly thrilled that the South Korean marque swept the board for the second year running:
“We always want to connect with customers on an emotional level, and with the design of the IONIQ 6 we have created truly one of a kind. The daring streamliner styling combines strong emotional appeal with aerodynamic efficiency to give exceptional range. Inside, we set out to create a personal studio that offers the mindful space and calm functionality which, we believe, elevates EV design.”
The all-electric saloon fully utilises a bespoke Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) architecture to offer 800-V, ultra-fast charging capabilities for a 10-80 per cent charge in just 18 minutes. And with an ultra-low drag coefficient of just 0.21, it’s one of the most energy-efficient and aerodynamic EVs on the market.
IONIQ 6’s triple win will undoubtedly go some way to boosting Hyundai’s efforts to accelerate their electrification strategy and become the world’s forerunner in electric vehicles. As a smart mobility solutions provider, the brand plans to introduce 17 battery electric vehicle models by 2030.