Hyundai Ioniq 5 lost to models like Kia EV6 and Ford Mustang Mach-E and became the 2022 World Car of the Year
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 won the World Car of 2022 crown a month after its cousin, the Kia EV6, won the European Car of the Year 2022 award with a total score of 279 points. Adding to the acclaim, the electric vehicle has been awarded the 2022 World Car Design of the Year and the World Electric Vehicle of the Year.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 beat the finalists in the World Car of the Year class, including the Kia EV6 and Ford Mustang Mach-E, and for the World Electric Vehicle of the Year award, it got better than the impressive Mercedes EQS and Audi E-Tron GT. . The Ioniq 5 is the first Hyundai to sit on a dedicated E-GMP skateboard architecture and will probably launch in India later this year.
It has a lot in common with the Kia EV6, which is expected to enter showrooms in GT disguise as a full import early next month. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 have a lot in common, including architecture and battery packs, and they have been admired by customers around the world with better sales numbers than supply.
The e-GMP architecture will give birth to a host of zero-emissions vehicles in the future. Hyundai aims to sell 1.87 million BEVs annually by 2030 as it launches 17 new BEV models by the end of this decade – 11 for Hyundai and six for the Genesis luxury brand. Back at the awards, the Audi E-Tron GT was nominated as the World Performance Car of 2022 because it lost to the BMW M3 and BMW M4.
The Mercedes EQS was rated the 2022 World Luxury Car because it outperformed the BMW iX and Genesis GV70. Toyota has won the Yaris Cross World Urban Car of the Year award. Equipment for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 includes a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 12.3-inch digital cluster, wireless charging facility, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and more.
India is expected to get a larger 72.6 kWh battery pack which claims a driving range of 481 km per single charge in WLTP cycles.