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Sunday, November 6, 2022

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Named One Of The Best New Cars In Japan This Year

The Top 10 finalists for the 2022-2023 Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY) have been announced, and for the first time ever, a Korean car has made it to the list.

The all-electric Ioniq 5, Hyundai’s first purpose-built EV has been selected among the 10 best cars (11 technically because of a tie in voting). It, along with the 10 others in this list, beat out 48 potential candidates for the Japanese auto industry’s highest honor.

In February of this year, Hyundai entered the Japanese market by offering smart, sustainable automobiles with zero emissions. Currently, the brand only offers the Ioniq 5 EV and the Nexo Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV).

Now celebrating its 43rd year, Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY) was created with the aim of advancing Japan’s motorization and to inform consumers of the latest models and technologies. The award is operated by the Japan Car of the Year Executive Committee and the selection to be made among the vehicles released in the Japanese domestic car market from November 1 of the previous year to October 31 of the current year.

The 10 Best Cars of 2022-2023 Japan Car of the Year are (in alphabetical order):
  1. BMW iX
  2. Honda Civic / Civic Type R
  3. Hyundai Ioniq 5
  4. Land Rover Range Rover
  5. Mazda CX-60
  6. Nissan Fairlady Z
  7. Nissan Sakura / Mitsubishi eK Cross
  8. Nissan X-Trail
  9. Renault Arkana
  10. Suzuki Alto
  11. Toyota Crown
The winner of the Japan Car of the Year will be announced in December.


  1. Congratulations!Hyundai and other foreign car brands are doing well now in Japan.,Hyundai is mostly gonna focus on imported EVs in Japan.

    1. The world really has turned on its head if the heavily favored Ioniq will win the Japan Car of the Year


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