NEW YORK — The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been named World Car of the Year, edging out two other electric crossovers for the award, presented Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show.
The other top voters were Ford’s Mustang Mach-E and the Kia EV6. The Ioniq 5 has also been recognized with the Electric Vehicle and Design Awards for 2022.
“There are good designers everywhere. What makes the difference is the management that trusts us and empowers us,” said Luc Donckerwolke, executive vice president and chief creative officer of Hyundai Motor Group. He was honored as World Car Person of the Year.
To be eligible for the World Car of the Year award, a vehicle must be produced in volumes of at least 10,000 examples per year, priced below the level of luxury cars in its major markets, and must be available at sale in at least two major markets on at least two continents between January 1, 2021 and March 30, 2022. Major markets include the United States, Europe, China, Japan, Korea, India and Latin America.
The World Car Awards are selected by a jury of more than 100 automotive journalists from 33 countries by secret ballot. The votes are counted by KPMG.
- World Urban Car of the Year — Toyota Yaris Cross
- World Performance Car of the Year – Audi E-tron GT
- World Luxury Car of the Year — Mercedes-Benz EQS