Hyundai IONIQ 5 wins awards at 2022 World Car Awards
by CM Staff
The battery electric vehicle (BEV) was considered alongside 27 competitor models launched in 2021.
NEW YORK — The Hyundai IONIQ 5 won a number of awards at the 2022 World Car Awards, with the all-electric crossover named overall World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle of the Year and World Car Design of the Year. World Car Awards revealed the results at a ceremony held at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).
IONIQ 5 was recognized by a jury of 102 automotive journalists from 33 countries around the world. The battery electric vehicle (BEV) was considered alongside 27 competitor models launched in 2021.
“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 and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company.
As Hyundai Motor tries to transform into a smart mobility solutions provider, the company is accelerating its electrification strategy to become a large EV maker. Hyundai plans to introduce 17 new BEV models by 2030, including Genesis luxury brand models, and aims to boost annual global BEV sales to 1.87 million units by 2030.
Chang added, “IONIQ 5 represents a pivotal achievement for us as we pioneer a new generation of smart mobility solutions with our innovative E-GMP platform technologies, exceptional performance and disruptive approach to design and space. IONIQ 5 has made a strong impression on increasingly eco-conscious consumers around the world, and its success supports the acceleration of electrification of the automotive industry. The pace of change at Hyundai will continue unabated through the rest of 2022 as we will soon be adding to our award-winning IONIQ range.”