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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Is Awarded World's Best Car For 2022

Hyundai swept the 2022 World Car of the Year with a big win for its all-electric Ioniq 5. The Ioniq 5 won not just the World Car of the Year, but the 2022 World Electric Car of the Year and the 2022 World Car Design of the Year as well.

A jury of 102 distinguished international automotive journalists from 33 countries selected the winners by secret ballot based on their evaluation of each eligible vehicle as part of their professional work. The votes were tabulated by KPMG.

“We are truly honored to receive these prestigious awards, which recognize the talent and hard work of all our people and business partners at Hyundai Motor Company. Our vision is to enable Progress for Humanity, and this endorsement of our approach will serve to embolden our commitment to make this vision a reality,” said Jaehoon Chang, President & CEO of Hyundai Motor Company.

“The Ioniq 5 represents a pivotal achievement for us as we pioneer a new generation of smart mobility solutions with its innovative E-GMP platform technologies, exceptional performance, and disruptive approach to design and space. Our game-changing EV has made a strong impact on increasingly eco-conscious and demanding consumers around the world, and its success supports the acceleration of electrification of the automotive industry. The pace of change at Hyundai will continue unabated through the rest of 2022 as we will soon be adding to our award-winning IONIQ range,” Chang continued.

For the 2022 World Car of the Year, the jury selected the Ioniq 5 from an initial entry list of 28 vehicles, then from three finalists. To be eligible for the category, vehicles must be produced in at least 10,000 units per year, priced below the luxury level in their primary markets, and on sale in at least two major markets on at least two continents at some time between January 1, 2021 to March 30, 2022.

Meanwhile, the Audi e-Tron GT won the 2022 World Performance Car of the Year. The all-electric GT was chosen from an initial entry list of twelve cars from all over the world then a short list three finalists that included the BMW M3/M4 and the Toyota GR86/Subaru BRZ. Vehicles eligible for World Performance Car must be produced in volumes of at least 2,000 units per year, must be overtly performance-focused in overall character, and must be “on-sale" in at least two major markets (China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Latin America, USA) on at least two separate continents.

For the 2022 World Luxury Car of the Year, the winner was the Mercedes-Benz EQS. It beat out the two other finalists, the BMW iX and the Genesis GV70. Vehicles eligible for World Luxury Car must be produced in volumes of at least 5,000 units per year, must be priced at the luxury-car level in their primary markets. Luxury Car placement is determined based solely on its range of prices over all available models. Specifically, the price range of the subject vehicle is compared to that of established luxury-class vehicles in the major markets where the car is sold and if its median price falls within or above that range, the vehicle is classified as a Luxury vehicle.

Finally, the Toyota Yaris Cross was awarded the 2022 World Urban Car of the Year. Vehicles eligible for World Urban Car must be produced in volumes of at least 5,000 units/year and must be “on-sale” in at least two major markets (China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Latin America, USA) on at least two separate continents. Vehicles must have a maximum of 4.20 meters in overall length and be approved for operation on public roads.


  1. Where's the guy always commenting on Hyundai's engine problems?

    1. Hi Asimo (who changed his name characters bec it's so embarrassing).
      Maybe you want to talk to the Hyundai engineer whistleblower who exposed both the vehicle defects and the company's slow response to fix them.
      Btw, he was awarded millions of dollars for saying the truth :)

    2. What's embarassing about that? It's just a robot's name.


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