The Hyundai Ioniq 5 picked up a hat trick of honours in the 2022 World Car of the Year Award, winning the Electric Car of the Year, Car Design of the Year, and the overall Car of the Year title.
An initial list of 28 cars was whittled down to three finalists for the Car of the Year. These were the Ioniq 5, Mustang Mach-E and Kia EV6.
To be eligible for the category, vehicles must be produced in at least 10,000 units per year, priced below the luxury level in their primary markets, and on sale in at least two major markets on at least two continents.
A jury of 102 automotive journalists from 33 countries then determined the winner in a ballot.
“We are truly honored to receive these prestigious awards, which recognize the talent and hard work of all our people and business partners at Hyundai Motor Company,” Hyundai CEO Jaehoon Chang said.
“Ioniq 5 represents a pivotal achievement for us as we pioneer a new generation of smart mobility solutions with its innovative E-GMP platform technologies, exceptional performance, and disruptive approach to design and space.”
EVs reigned King in almost every other category.
Audi’s e-Tron GT won Performance Car of the Year, and the Mercedes-Benz EQS was crowned World Luxury Car of the Year.
The Toyota Yaris Cross was the sole non-electric winner, scoring an honour for World Urban Car of the Year.