Hyundai Takes Three Spots in World Car Awards – Mercedes EQS, Audi e-tron GT & Toyota Yaris Cross Also Win

The Road to World Car 2022 test-drive journey and the World Car Finals powered by Brembo concluded today with a TRIPLE WIN for the Hyundai Motor Company when the winners were announced live at the New York International Auto Show. Other winners were Mercdes-Benz EQS, Audi e-tron GT and Toyota Yaris Cross.

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 was declared the 2022 World Car of the Year, as well as the 2022 World Electric Vehicle of the Year and the 2022 World Car Design of the Year award winner.

In addition, the 2022 World Car Person of the Year, Luc Donckerwolke, Executive Vice President, Chief Creative Officer, Hyundai Motor Group was on hand to participate in a Q&A with media and receive his award in person.

A jury of 102 distinguished international automotive journalists from 33 countries selected the winners by secret ballot based on their evaluation of each eligible vehicle as part of their professional work. The votes were tabulated by KPMG.

“We are truly honored to receive these prestigious awards, which recognize the talent and hard work of all our people and business partners at Hyundai Motor Company. Our vision is to enable Progress for Humanity, and this endorsement of our approach will serve to embolden our commitment to make this vision a reality,” said Jaehoon Chang, President & CEO of Hyundai Motor Company.

“IONIQ 5 represents a pivotal achievement for us as we pioneer a new generation of smart mobility solutions with its innovative E-GMP platform technologies, exceptional performance, and disruptive approach to design and space. Our game-changing EV has made a strong impact on increasingly ecoconscious and demanding consumers around the world, and its success supports the acceleration of electrification of the automotive industry. The pace of change at Hyundai will continue unabated through the rest of 2022 as we will soon be adding to our award-winning IONIQ range,” Chang continued.

“With IONIQ 5, we set out to create a new mobility experience — a game-changer,” said SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “This extraordinary vehicle was made possible by the passion and efforts of designers and engineers who pushed the boundaries of what’s possible in the EV space.”

For World Car of the Year, the jury selected IONIQ 5 from an initial entry list of 28 vehicles, then from three finalists. To be eligible for the category, vehicles

The MERCEDES-BENZ EQS was named the 2022 World Luxury Car.

This is the fifth World Luxury Car win for Mercedes-Benz and the second consecutive year for such a win. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class won the honours last year while the Mercedes-Benz E-Class won the award in 2017. In 2015, it was the Mercedes-Benz S-Coupe and in 2014 it was the Mercedes-Benz SClass.

The even concluded with the declaration of the Audi e-tron GT as the 2022 World Performance Car live at the New York International Auto Show.

The Toyota Yaris Cross was named the 2022 World Urban Car of the year.