World Car Awards: Hyundai Ioniq 6 in top three of three

On Friday, 9 March, the top three finalists in each category of the 2023 World Car Awards were announced, and Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 featured in three categories.

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The Ioniq 6 is nominated in the 2023 World Car of the Year, 2023 World Electric Vehicle and 2023 World Car Design of the Year categories respectively.

The Ioniq 6 is based on the same Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) as the 2022 World Car of the Year, the Ioniq 5.

During the past few months, the Ioniq 6 has also won numerous prestigious awards. It has been named Saloon of the Year at the 2023 GQ Car Awards and New Car of the Year, in a competition hosted by Le Guide de l’auto, and it achieved a five-star safety rating and Best in Class selection in the Large Family Car category in the European New Car Assessment Programme (EuroNCAP).

The World Car Awards is an annual event that involves 100 international jurors from 32 countries as they test-drive and vote on a field of eligible vehicles.

The winners will be announced live at an awards ceremony during the 2023 New York International Auto Show on 5 April 2023. This is the 18th year of the World Car Awards’ partnership with the New York International Auto Show.

The finalists in the respective categories are:

World Car of the Year

  • BMW X1/iX1
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Kia Niro

World Electric Vehicle

  • BMW i7
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Lucid Air

World Luxury Car

  • BMW 7 series/i7
  • Genesis G90
  • Lucid Air

World Performance Car

  • Kia EV6 GT
  • Nissan Z
  • Toyota GR Corolla

World Urban Car

  • Citroen C3
  • ORA Funky Cat/ Haomao
  • Volkswagen Taigo/Nivus

World Car Design

  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Lucid Air

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