16.11.2017 Press release

Hyundai IONIQ wins Women’s World Car of the Year ‘Supreme Award’

  • The Hyundai IONIQ line-up is Supreme Award winner in 2017 Women’s Car of the Year contest
  • The IONIQ also won in the Green Car category
  • The Hyundai IONIQ is the world’s first car with three electrified powertrains: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric.

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In the eighth edition of the Women’s World Car of the Year awards the Hyundai IONIQ has won the ‘Supreme Award’.
All three models, the IONIQ Electric, Hybrid and Plug-in, were treated as one car for voting purposes. To identify the supreme winner, the Women’s World Car of the Year jury first voted for the winning models in six different categories such as family car, budget car, green car, SUV/Crossover, luxury car and performance car. The IONIQ came out on top in the Green car category and was then chosen as the supreme winner.
Since entering the market last year, more than 23,000 customers in Europe have chosen the IONIQ range. The Women’s World Car of the Year award once again proves that the world’s first car offering hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric powertrains in a single body type is a real champion. Already holding several ‘Car of the Year’ titles for its overall performance and design, the Hyundai IONIQ is one of the most decorated, best-valued eco-cars and a symbol of Hyundai Motor’s technical capability and innovative spirit.

Andreas-Christoph Hofmann Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe

Among the technical highlights of the product range, the IONIQ Hybrid and IONIQ Plug-in provide class-leading fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions of 92-79 g/km* and 26 g/km* respectively. The IONIQ Electric can travel 280 km on a single charge, providing greater flexibility and peace of mind for customers seeking a zero-emission car with a practical driving range. The IONIQ Plug-in can drive up to 63 km in pure-electric mode, increasing the possibility of fuel-free driving for those customers who typically cover shorter distances.
The Women’s World Car of the Year is the only car award in the world with an all-female jury. The jury consists of 25 established motor journalists from 20 different countries. Initially they nominated 420 cars before whittling them down to a top 60 list. They then voted by secret ballot, allocating points to each one. The final results are audited by international accountancy company Grant Thornton’s Auckland, New Zealand, office.
The car that wins the supreme award has gone through a rigorous test by 25 judges from 20 different countries who are on the panel of Women’s World Car of the Year. It’s a democratic process and cars that have won categories and the supreme winner really have to stand out.

Sandy Myhre Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s World Car of the Year

*Based on combined NEDC Test Cycle. CO2 emission and fuel consumption depending on tyre size.

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