Hyundai Ioniq 6 named World Car of the Year 2023

IONIQ 6 electric car from Hyundai in front of the car dealership.

It’s good news for Hyundai…again.

The Ioniq 6 has been named World Car of the Year 2023, making it the second consecutive win for Hyundai after the Ioniq 5 was named World Car of the Year in 2022.

Consistent at the top

The all-electric saloon car, which is a rival for the Telsa Model 3, beat the BMW X1 and Kia Niro to claim the top prize at the New York International Auto Show.

The Ioniq 6 also won World Car Design of the Year and World Electric Car, while Hyundai and Genesis design boss Sangyup Lee was named World Car Person of the Year.

The World Car Awards are the largest automotive awards initiative on the planet, where a jury of 100 automotive journalists from 32 countries select the winners in a private ballot tabulated by KPMG.

World Car Awards winners 2023:

  • 2023 World Car of the Year: Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • 2023 World Electric Vehicle: Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • 2023 World Car Design: Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • 2023 World Performance Car: Kia EV6 GT
  • 2023 World Luxury Car: Lucid Air
  • 2023 World Urban Car: Citroen C3
  • 2023 World Car Person of the Year: SangYup Lee

A “prestigious honour” for Hyundai

Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company, said: “We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honour two years in a row, which recognises the tremendous talents and unrelenting efforts of everyone at Hyundai Motor Company to bring EVs like IONIQ 6 to market.”

When collecting the World Car trophy, Sangyup Lee added: “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.”

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