It’s the second consecutive triple-win for Hyundai, which gained the identical three awards final yr with its Ioniq 5 SUV. The 2 automobiles use the identical platform and powertrain, however they appear nothing alike. The back-to-back wins learn as a validation of Hyundai’s distinctive design technique. Whereas most firms attempt to offer their automobiles an apparent household resemblance, Hyundai has allowed designers to provide totally distinctive shapes unconnected to one another. That design freedom is producing automobiles with distinct personalities that impress critics.
The Ioniq 6 is without doubt one of the most unique-looking automobiles to succeed in the American market in recent times. Its sweeping design — Hyundai resurrected the pre-World-Conflict-II time period “streamliner” to explain it — provides it spectacular aerodynamics to assist enhance its vary over the boxier Ioniq 5.
Maybe extra importantly, the traces make it eye-catching.
The Ioniq 6 begins at $45,500 and comes with two years of free 30-minute charging periods on the Electrify America community. It boasts vary figures from 270 to 361 miles and energy figures as much as 320 horsepower. But it surely’s the slippery exterior and ultra-modern, airy-feeling inside that units it aside.
Different winners embrace:
World Luxurious Automobile of the Yr — 2023 Lucid Air
World Efficiency Automobile of the Yr — 2023 Kia EV6 GT
World City Automobile of the Yr — Citroen C3 (not bought within the U.S.)
World Automobile Particular person of the Yr — SangYup Lee, Government Vice President, Head of Hyundai and Genesis International Design Middle, Hyundai Motor Firm