Hyundai IONIQ 6 honoured by World Car Awards at New York International Auto Show


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Upon arrival into the Irish market, the new Hyundai Ioniq 6 has already received high acclaim, winning a trio of awards: World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle and World Car Design of the Year. The electrified Streamliner as it’s also called, was highly praised for its unique aerodynamic design and outstanding all-electric range. World Car Awards revealed the results at a ceremony held at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

Commenting on it styling statement making car, Jaehoon Chang, President & CEO of Hyundai Motor Company said: “We always want to connect with customers on an emotional level and with the design of the IONIQ 6 we have created truly one of a kind. The daring streamliner styling combines strong emotional appeal with aerodynamic efficiency to give exceptional range. Inside, we set-out to create a personal studio which offers the mindful space and calm functionality which, we believe, elevates EV design.”

For the Irish market, there are four models to choose from: Two Signature RWD versions with 53kW & 77kW and offering a 429km & 614km range distance respectively  and priced from just over €48,000 and under €55,000. Above that is the Elegance – RWD, 77kW, 614km and €62,495. The flagship is the Finesse –  AWD, 77kW, 519km and €67,995. All variants are well specified and trimmed.

Sporting a unique shape and character, it features latest design traits with a shapely, aerodynamic front and rear. The LED rear combination light bar incorporates the brake lights, indicators and night lights, while above that is a rear spoiler.

Inside, the 12.3” touch screen dominates the centre section, with dual colour speed sensitive mood lighting and 7 speaker Bose surround sound enhancing the pleasant ambience. What is most interesting is the interactive LED steering wheel and how it works.

Battery charging from 10-80% takes from 8-11 hours slow charge and only 18 minutes using the much faster 350kW system.

A whole host of passive and active safety elements are included in the spec sheet including Highway Driving Assist that responds to vehicles cutting in and lane edge driving.

On winning the hat-trick of recent awards, Jaehoon Chang, President & CEO, Hyundai Motor Company stated: “We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honor two years in a row, which recognizes the tremendous talents and unrelenting efforts of everyone at Hyundai Motor Company to bring EVs like IONIQ 6 to market. This honour reinforces our commitment to be a global leader in vehicle electrification and will serve to embolden our efforts as a smart mobility solutions provider.”

The arrival and positive reaction to the new Ionic 6, it will help Hyundai Motor’s efforts to continue its electrification strategy and become the world’s leading EV maker. Hyundai Motor plans to introduce 17 new BEV models by 2030, and aims to boost annual global BEV sales to 1.87 million units by 2030.