The journey of the World Car Final and World Car 2022 test-drive trip driven by Brambo recently ended with the announcement of the Hyundai IONIQ 5 as the live 2022 World Car at the New York International Auto Show.
South Korean manufacturer Hyundai’s All-Electric hatchback has won titles in two more categories as the model won the 2022 World Electric Vehicle of the Year and 2022 World Car Design of the Year awards. A jury of 102 renowned automotive journalists from 33 countries selected the finalists by secret ballot based on the evaluation of each qualified vehicle as part of their professional work and the ballots were counted by KPMG.
Jahun Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company, said, Our vision is to enable progress for humanity, and this endorsement of our vision will encourage our commitment to make this vision a reality.
He added, “IONIQ 5 represents a significant achievement for us as we pave the way for a new generation of smart mobility solutions with its innovative e-GMP platform technology, exceptional performance, and disruptive approach to design and space. Our game-changing EV has had a strong impact on increasingly environmentally conscious and demanding customers around the world, and its success has helped accelerate the electrification of the automotive industry. The pace of change at Hyundai will continue unabated for the rest of 2022, as we will soon be adding to our award-winning IONIQ range. “
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 was selected from a pool of 28 (28) automobiles from around the world, followed by a short list of the three finalists published on March 15th. The Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai IONIQ 5, and Kia EV6 were the top three finalists in the 2022 World Car of the Year segment.
According to the World Car Awards, vehicles eligible for the 2022 World Car must produce at least 10,000 units per year, must be priced below the level of luxury cars in the primary market, and must be “sold”. At least two major markets (China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Latin America and the United States). Vehicles should be on at least two different continents between January 1, 2021 and March 30, 2022.
Earlier this month, Hyundai announced that they would launch the Ioniq 5 by the end of October this year. According to reports, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be priced between Rs 35-40 lakh. Worldwide, Hyundai offers the Ioniq 5 in two configurations. There is a rear-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive. The rear-wheel-drive has a single motor setup and it generates a maximum of 169 bhp of power and 350 Nm of peak torque. Meanwhile, the all-wheel-drive version gets a dual-motor setup. It has an electric motor on both axes and produces a maximum power of 306 bhp and a total peak torque of 605 Nm.