SangYup Lee, executive VP, Hyundai Motor Company, and Luc Donckerwolke, chief creative officer, Hyundai, accept Hyundai’s World Car of the Year awards at the recent New York International Auto Show. - Hyundai

SangYup Lee, executive VP, Hyundai Motor Company, and Luc Donckerwolke, chief creative officer, Hyundai, accept Hyundai’s World Car of the Year awards at the recent New York International Auto Show.

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Battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) claimed the top spot in all but one category in the 2022 World Car of the Year Awards with the Hyundai IONIQ 5 model sweeping three awards: World Car of the Year, Electric Vehicle of the Year and Design Car of the year.

The Mercedes Benz EQS was named the Luxury Car of the Year, and Audi’s e-tron GT received the Performance Car of the Year award. Toyota’s hybrid-electric model, the Yaris Cross, captured the Urban Car of the year designation.

The Mercedes Benz EQS and Audi e-tron GT were also finalists for the Electric Vehicle award. The two other finalists for World Car of the Year were also BEVs: the Kia EV6 and the Ford Mustang Mach-e.

Unveiled at the recent New York International Auto Show, the awards were selected by a jury of 82 international automotive journalists from 24 countries. Eligible cars must be sold in at least five countries, on at least two continents prior to 1 January of the award year. This year’s awards are the 18th in the program’s history.

Originally posted on Global Fleet Management

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