Autoruote 4×4 – Web magazine for 4×4 and off-road mobility: Hyundai: Names and awards won 2022

Autoruote 4×4 – Web magazine for 4×4 and off-road mobility: Hyundai: Names and awards won 2022


From World Car of the Year to Newsweek’s Automotive Disruptor of the Year – In 2022 Hyundai won numerous awards across Europe in the categories of product, design, technology, customer focus and sustainability – At the cutting edge of electrification, models of IONIQ and scrolling lab for The high-performance N Vision 74 receives a special award – In 2023 Hyundai will combine the success with the launch of the New KONA and IONIQ 5 N.

With numerous awards across Europe for product, design and sustainability, Hyundai celebrates one of his bright years. Among the most well-known are “The Best Car in the World 2022” given to the IONIQ 5 with the title “Instant icon” of N Vision 74 at the recent Best Gear Awards 2022.

Furthermore, in 2022, Hyundai Motor Group was selected “Car Manufacturer of the Year“from Car week. A popular German magazine praised the Group for its “high quality” models. In addition to receiving several awards, Hyundai had a special reason to celebrate in Spain, where its best-selling TUCSON in the world became the best-selling model of any manufacturer in the country for the first time.

Some prominent people in the auto industry have expressed appreciation for Hyundai’s success“, he announced Michael ColePresident and CEO of Hyundai Motor Europe, “and especially in matters of electricity, technology and sustainability. This milestone will be a stepping stone for us for 2023, which will see many exciting launches, including the second generation of the KONA range and the IONIQ 5 N, our first high-performance EV.“.

2022 perspective

2022 was the year of integration for Hyundai, after 2021 full launch; a year in which the projects presented by the company continued to arouse great interest. With the presentation of the second model of IONIQ (IONIQ 6) the brand has expanded its EV portfolio; while two scrolling lab The RN22e and N Vision 74 made waves, combining advanced electronics and performance with state-of-the-art technologies.

Award winning electric and high performance models

Notable features for the Hyundai range this year were mainly for the IONIQ electric vehicles and high-performance models. After 25 awards received in 2021, IONQ 5 he extended his winning streak to 2022 as well.

At the 2022 NYIAS World Car Awards, the model was chosen “World Car of the Year”, “World Electric Car of the Year” and “World Car Design of the Year”. Lifestyle magazine Esquire awarded the IONIQ 5 “Car of the Year” for breaking the mold with its “pure design and simplicity without opulence”. The electric ferry also won the title of “Best Electric Car” at the Move Electric Awards 2022 and the title of “UK Car of the Year” at the British Car of the Year Awards 2022. In addition, thanks to safety, efficiency , value, advances in design, engineering quality and performance, automotive magazine MotorTrend he called “SUV of the year 2023“.

Even before the arrival of European traders, IONQ 6 he has received several awards. By choosing the best electric cars that will hit the market next year, Best his name”ECOBEST EV Best 2023“. The title was voted on by an independent judging panel of 31 leading automotive experts. The IONIQ 6 received the “EV Innovation Award” in the Auto/EV category at the WhichEV awards because it “shows how Hyundai has become a designer leading the market rather than following it”.

In other markets, the IONIQ 6 has won several awards including the “Car and Driver Design Award 2022” in Spain and the “Paris All-Electric Match Award” at the Car Awards in France. In German, Auto Bild and Computer Image awarded the IONIQ 6 the “Car Connectivity Award”, emphasizing how the model offers “the connectivity you expect from a modern car, with innovative functions and intuitive operation”. On the other side of the Atlantic, the model received its first Canadian award: “New Car of the Year” from Le Guide de l’auto. The editor-in-chief said that in the electric car segment, the IONIQ 6 stands out with “design, driving dynamics and an electric range of more than 500 km”.

The eye-catching Hyundai N Vision 74 fuel cell hybrid, which combines electrification with high performance, has also won a major award. This scrolling lab it was named “Instant Icon” at the 2022 Best Gear Awards and “Concept Car of the Year” at the CDN People Awards.

Launched last year, Hyundai’s first high-performance SUV CORNER number he had great success in Italy. It has been selected “Car of the Year” in the Compact SUV category by Top Gear Italiathe model was praised as “a combative and attractive crossover that provides excitement and good driving performance and, in addition, incredible agility and precision on the road”.

Last year’s winner of ‘Car of the Year’ at the annual Top Gear awards, the i20 N was named ‘Best Hot Hatch’ by Auto Express in the UK for 2022 and was praised for its ‘hardest cornering ability’ .

Unique design

This year Hyundai was awarded not only for its products, but also for its design. The IONIQ 5 won “Car Design of the Year” at the NYIAS World Car Awards, while the STARIA, the SABA concept and the IONIQ 5 Robotex won multiple iF Design Awards.

STARIA and SABA, as well as the Hyundai Trailer Drone and Plug & Drive concept won Red Dot Awards.

SangYup Lee, EVP and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center, was named “Design Hero of the Year” at the Autocar Awards for his lifelong impact on the world of automotive design. Lee’s recent works, including that of the IONIQ 5, have received acclaim from around the world.

Recognition of advanced technology

As a leader in technology, Hyundai has been awarded by prestigious publications Newsweek in 2022 for his work developing several inventions. Publication called Euisun Chung, Executive Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group, “Annual Vision of Automotive Disruptors” and presented Hyundai Motor Group’s engineering team with the “Best Research and Development Team” award for its global modular platform (E-GMP) dedicated to electric vehicles.

Newsweek also awarded Hyundai “Powertrain of the Year” and “Powertrain Evolution of the Year” for offering consumers a “choice of 400V or 800V powertrains that enable long driving power and fast charging capabilities” at a lower price than its competitors.

“Customer Focus” Awards

Customer focus is the basis of all Hyundai products and for this reason, in 2022, Hyundai models won several awards. In addition, TUCSON has become the best-selling model of any car manufacturer in Spain, thanks to its modern features, design and range of powertrains suitable for every need.

Two Hyundai models were awarded for their towing capacity. What Car? Tow Car of the Year 2022 awards nominated TUCSON PHEV “Plug-in Hybrid Tow Car of the Year”. In the Netherlands, ANWN/KCK Kmpien awarded the title “Towing Car of the Year 2022” to the IONIQ 5 (the first electric vehicle to win the award) for showing how technical innovation can be implemented.

In 2022, other Hyundai models were praised for their excellent value for money. With its high performance models, i20 no it won “Britain’s Cheapest Driver’s Car” at the Autocar Awards and was named “Best Hot Hatch” by Auto Express. At the same time, the i30 no it was named “Price Performance Winner” by the “Eifel-Meister” test of Germany’s Auto Zeitung, beating out seven competitors.

At the Fleet News Awards in the UK, ELECTRIC CORNER it was named “The best zero-emissions car under £40,000” (approx. €45,000) and was praised for its “everyday versatility, large boot and stylish interior”. In addition, Newsweek named Hyundai as the “Best Brand for Your Buck 2022” noting how the company’s models “offer exceptional value, with high-quality materials and user-friendly technology at an affordable price”.

Sustainability awards

In its journey to become a supplier of zero-emission vehicles in Europe by 2035, sustainability is important to Hyundai.

Since the beginning of the year, the European production plant Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC) uses energy from renewable sources only.. Hyundai also supports acircular economy connect recycling equipment in its products, such as the ECONYL® mats in the IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6.

Hyundai has also received many sustainability related awards. Best awarded the IONIQ 6 “ECOBEST Best EV 2023” and the IONIQ 5 won the “World Electric Vehicle of the Year” title at the NYIAS World Car Awards. Additionally, at the CDN People Awards, Hyundai designers were awarded “Most Sustainable Design Team”.

Hyundai won the World Media Award in the “Social Good” category for its documentary A trip to Ithaca. Produced by BBC Storyworks in association with Havas Media Germany and Innocean Worldwide, the film follows marine conservation organization Healthy Seas (and partner Hyundai CSV) as it tackles the largest ocean cleanup around an abandoned fish farm in Greece. In eight days, a team of 45 people removed 76 tons of debris from the sea, coast and beaches. By supporting the circular economy, different types of waste will be recycled into new materials.

In its evaluation of the project, World Media Group (WMG) said the campaign “has produced positive and demonstrable results for Hyundai and Ithaca”.

A view of 2023

Next year, Hyundai has several big launches planned, including the second-generation KONA. This model will not only respond to different customer needs but, like the first generation, is expected to be a huge success in Europe.

Hyundai will also bring its first premium EV model to market with the IONIQ 5 N, to confirm its leadership in electrification.