Germany Car of the Year Award goes to a South Korean EV
Germany has rounded up the results of its Car of the Year competition, awarding the Hyundai Ioniq 5 the top prize in two categories out of six and launching it to the top of the ranking.
The car won the main nomination and the New Energy category for cars utilizing any of the various alternative power sources. The all-electric SUV offers up to 306 PS (302 hp / 225 kW) and up to 480 km (298 miles) of range.
Peugeot 308 won in the sub-€25,000 compact car category. Another Korean car – the Kia EV6 – won the Premium Segment award. The Luxury Segment victory went to yet another battery car – the Audi e‑tron GT – while the Porsche 911 GT3 predictably grabbed the Best Sports Car medal.
In related news, Hyundai has recently unveiled a new EV called the Seven Concept, complete with unusual looks and an OLED display on the ceiling. Sooner or later, this model is destined to become a mass-market EV named Ioniq 7.
Editor Andrew Raspopov