The Hyundai IONIQ 5 was crowned as the 2022 World Car of the Year by World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show.
It wasn’t the only award for the IONIQ 5, because it also won the 2022 World Electric Vehicle of the Year and the 2022 World Car Design of the Year honors.
The IONIQ 5 succeeded the Volkswagen ID.4 as the 2021 World Car of the Year.
A jury of 102 international automotive journalists from 33 countries selected the finalists by secret ballot based on their evaluation of each eligible vehicle as part of their professional work. The votes were tabulated by KPMG.
“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. Our vision is to enable Progress for Humanity, and this endorsement of our approach will serve to embolden our commitment to make this vision a reality,” said Jaehoon Chang, President & CEO of Hyundai Motor Company. “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.”
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 was chosen from an initial entry list of 28 vehicles from all over the world, then reduced to a shortlist of three finalists as announced on March 15. 2022 top three in the World finalists were the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the eventual winner Hyundai IONIQ 5, and the Kia EV6.
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Vehicles eligible for World Car of the Year must be produced in volumes of at least 10,000 units/year, must be priced below the luxury-car level in their primary markets, and must be “on-sale” in at least two major markets (China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Latin America, USA) on at least two separate continents at some time within the period January 1, 2021, and March 30, 2022.
On the other hand, 2022 marks the 17th year of the World Car Awards partnership with the New York International Auto Show. “We are proud to be part of the most important automotive awards program on the planet,” said New York Auto Show president, Mark Schienberg.
The Road to the World Car Awards is an annual journey that follows more than 100 international jurors as they test-drive, and vote on, the eligible vehicles for the 2022 awards. The jurors’ road-test journey is captured virtually on World Car TV.
They provide viewers with reviews and commentary on the awards’ eligible vehicles in 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, won by the Hyundai IONIQ 5 in 2022.
The World Car Awards and its more-than-one-hundred global jurors’ mission is to recognize, reward, and inspire automotive excellence, leadership, and innovation in a rapidly changing automotive industry on a global scale.
For a complete list of winners in all categories, please visit the World Car Awards website.
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