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

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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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