HYUNDAI Motor Company’s acclaimed IONIQ 6 Electrified Streamliner has won the prestigious World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle (EV) and World Car Design of the Year awards, lauded by an international jury for its unique aerodynamic design and outstanding all-electric range.
World Car Awards revealed the results at a ceremony held at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) today.
Besides, a jury of 100 automotive journalists from 32 countries chose the IONIQ 6 from the top three finalists, all launched in 2022.
This is Hyundai’s second straight triple honour at the World Car Awards. Last year, the jury named IONIQ 5 the winner in the same categories.
“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 the IONIQ 6 to market,” said Hyundai Motor Company president and CEO Jaehoon Chang.
“This honour reinforces our commitment to be a global leader in vehicle electrification and will serve to embolden our efforts as a smart mobility solutions provider.”
Meanwhile, Hyundai Global Design Center executive and vice president said, “We always want to connect with customers on an emotional level and with the design of the IONIQ 6 we have created something truly one of a kind. The daring streamliner styling combines strong emotional appeal with aerodynamic efficiency to give exceptional range.
“Inside, we set-out to create a personal studio which offers the mindful space and calm functionality which, we believe, elevates EV design.”
Moreover, IONIQ 6 is the second model in Hyundai’s dedicated all-electric lineup brand, IONIQ. It takes full advantage of a bespoke Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) architecture to offer 800-V, ultra-fast charging capabilities for a 10 to 80% charge in just 18 minutes and a spacious interior.
With an ultra-low drag coefficient of just 0.21, IONIQ 6 is one of the most aerodynamic and energy-efficient EVs on the market.
The electrified streamliner’s worldwide harmonised light vehicles test procedure (WLTP)-rated range on a single charge is 614 km2. The standard 2WD model with an 18-inch tyre achieves WLTP-rated energy consumption of 13.9 kWh/100 km.
Furthermore, IONIQ 6’s many features include vehicle-to-load (V2L) technology, driver assistance systems and advanced connectivity with over-the-air (OTA) software updates that offer the ultimate in-car experience.
The spacious and ergonomic interior takes full advantage of the elongated 2,950 mm wheelbase to provide an array of empowering features, such as dual colour ambient lighting, speed sync lighting, EV performance tune-up, and electric active sound design (e-ASD), to enhance the electric mobility experience. — April 6, 2023