EVs enjoyed a clean sweep across all but one of the categories of the 2023 World Car of the Year Awards last week.
The Hyundai Ioniq 6 taking the top prize as World Car of the Year, but also taking the awards for the World Electric Vehicle and World Car Design award too. It was the second consecutive triple win for Hyundai after the Ioniq 5 did the same last year.
“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honour two years in a row, which recognises the tremendous talents and unrelenting efforts of everyone at Hyundai Motor Company to bring EVs like IONIQ 6 to market,” said Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company. “This honour reinforces our commitment to be a global leader in vehicle electrification and will serve to embolden our efforts as a smart mobility solutions provider.”
As well as the incredible performance by the Ioniq 6, the Lucid Air took the award for the 2023 World Luxury Car, while the brilliant Kia EV6 GT took the World Performance Car award.
The only category not to be won by an EV was the World Urban car which was taken by the Citroen C3.