The New York Auto Present has hosted the prize-giving ceremony for the World Automotive of the Yr awards for practically 20 years. Company in attendance for this 12 months’s laurels may need questioned in the event that they’d ended up on the 2022 New York present, Hyundai taking the identical three awards this 12 months as final. In 2022, the Ioniq 5 gained World Automotive of the Yr, World Electrical Car, and World Automotive Design of the Yr. At this week’s New York Present, the Ioniq 6 repeated that trifecta. The battery-electric sedan beat 29 different automobiles with a wide range of powertrains, that preliminary group whittled all the way down to the BMW X1/iX1, Ioniq 6 and Kia Niro.
The highest prize is contested amongst automobiles offered in at the least two main world markets on two continents between January 1, 2022, and March 30, 2023, priced beneath the luxury-car degree within the main markets, and produced in larger than 10,000 models in the course of the gross sales timespan.
The Hyundai beat 20 different automobiles for the World Electrical Automotive title, a class the WCOTY board inaugurated in 2022. The market qualification is identical right here, however there is no worth cap and the manufacturing threshold is lowered to five,000. The runners-up within the class are the BMW i7 and the Lucid Air. The comfort prize for the Lucid Air was successful the World Luxurious Automotive award, beating the BMW 7 Sequence/i7 and Genesis G90.
Each automobile eligible for any of the WCOTY classes can win the World Automotive Design award, making a area of 78 entries. A panel of designers that included Ian Callum, Patrick le Quement, Tom Matano, and Shiro Nakamura narrowed the sector to the Vary Rover, the Lucid Air, and the Ioniq 6, giving the blue ribbon to the Hyundai.
As if that weren’t sufficient, the Kia EV6 GT gained the laurel for World Efficiency Automotive forward of the Toyota GR Corolla and the brand new Nissan Z, and Hyundai Motor design boss Sangyup Lee gained World Automotive Individual of the Yr.
The one different producer to get a glance on this 12 months was Citroen, its C3 taking residence the award for World City Automotive. You’ll be able to take a look at the vote rankings for the finalists in all classes on the WCOTY website.