World Car Awards Names 2022 Winners – Hyundai Ioniq 5 Takes Top Position

World Car Awards Names 2022 Winners - Hyundai Ioniq 5 Takes Top Position

The World Car Awards announced the 2022 winners in a ceremony at this year’s New York Auto Show. As proof of how the world’s car market is shifting from combustion to electrification, and to demonstrate how zero-emission cars are equal to or better than their petrol or diesel counterparts, pure electric vehicles have won the most prestigious awards.

The top prize – World Car of the Year – went to the Hyundai Ioniq 5, an all-electric SUV from a Korean car manufacturer. The impressive Ioniq 5 took home two additional awards, taking the honors of World Electric Vehicle of the Year and World Car Design of the Year.

The World Luxury Car of the Year went to the Mercedes-Benz EQS, a premium all-electric sedan from the German automaker. Another all-electric German vehicle – the Audi E-Tron GT – won the World Performance Car of the Year award. The World Urban Car of the Year award went to the Toyota Yaris Cross, a Japanese subcompact offering not sold in the North American market.

Launched in 2004, the annual World Car Awards celebrates its 18th year. According to a 2021 media report from Cision Insight, it is the world’s number one awards program for the ninth consecutive year in terms of media reach and analysis of twenty-five top markets worldwide. This year’s jury consists of 103 professional motoring journalists — a diverse group from around the world — charged with testing, reviewing and voting for the best vehicle in each category.

“It is the mission of the World Car Awards and its 100+ international judges to recognize, reward and inspire automotive excellence, leadership and innovation in a rapidly changing automotive industry on a global scale,” the organization says. For more information, visit the World Car Awards