The Hyundai Ioniq 6 Wins Two More Awards In Addition To The 2023 World Car Of The Year Title
April 7, 2023 / By Zunair Tahir / Automotive News
The Ioniq 6 won the World Car of the Year Award for 2023, becoming Hyundai the first automaker to do it twice in a succession. It was won in 2022 by the Ioniq 5 together with two other categories. The World Car Design of the Year and World Electric Vehicle Awards went to the Ioniq 6 once more, repeating earlier victories.
One of three candidates for the COTY award, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 edged out the Kia Niro and BMW X1/iX1 for the top spot.
Additionally, It Received Awards For Both Car And Electric Vehicle Design
Jaehoon Chang, president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor Company, stated, “We are happy to win this distinguished honor two years in a row, which recognizes the amazing skills and unwavering efforts of everyone at Hyundai Motor Company to bring EVs like the Ioniq 6 to market.
The Lucid Air was named the World Luxury Car by the organization, defeating the BMW 7 Series and the Genesis G90 for the title. With more votes than the updated Nissan Z and the all-wheel-drive Toyota GR Corolla with its 300-horsepower 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, the Kia EV6 GT took home the title of World Performance Car.
The Kia has 576 horsepower available and can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The Citroen C3 won the World Urban Car Award after competing against the Volkswagen Taigo/Nivus and the ORA Funky Cat/Haomao.
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Interior:
Hyundai won the EV prize over the BMW i7 and Lucid Air. For the design award, it had to compete against the Land Rover Range Rover and the Lucid Air.
The World Car Awards jury this year consisted of 100 worldwide automotive journalists from 32 different nations. To choose this year’s COTY finalists and winner, which will receive trophies made by automotive designer Ian Callum, the jury had to narrow down a list of 30 new vehicles.
This spring, the Hyundai Ioniq 6 will arrive on sale in the US. The range of the EV varies between 270 and 361 miles depending on the motor and battery arrangement. The Hyundai has a single motor that produces 225 horsepower and a twin motor that produces 320 horsepower.
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