EVs dominate World Car Awards as Hyundai IONIQ 5 named World Car of the Year, Electric Vehicle of the Year and Car Design of the Year

Electric vehicles (EVs) dominated the 2022 edition of the World Car Awards, with the Hyundai IONIQ 5 leading the way with a trio of awards.

The electric crossover was named the World Car of the Year and Electric Vehicle of the Year, and World Car Design of the Year at a ceremony held at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) on Wednesday.

In the World Car of the Year category, the IONIQ 5 won out over the two other finalists, which also happened to be EVs – the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Kia EV6.

In fact, EVs dominated this year’s World Car Awards, placing first in each category except for World Urban Car, which went to the Toyota Yaris Cross.

  • World Electric Car: Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • World Urban Car: Toyota Yaris Cross
  • World Luxury Car: Mercedes-Benz EQS
  • World Performance Car: Audi E-Tron GT
  • World Car Design: Hyundai Ioniq 5

This isn’t the first time an EV has won World Car of the Year. Last year the VW ID.4 won the award, and the Jaguar i-Pace became the first EV to win it in 2019.

The World Car Award winners are determined by a jury of 102 automotive journalists from 33 different counties.

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