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Hyundai Ioniq 6 is 2023 World Car of the Year

A drumroll please for the winner of the 2023 World Car of the Year award - the super-sleek, all-electric Hyundai Ioniq 6.


The aerodynamic Ioniq 6 arrived in the UK earlier this year, and really does bring something unique to the electric saloon leasing market.

It stands apart from rivals like the BMW i4 and Tesla Model 3 thanks to its retro ‘streamliner’ exterior styling and coupe-like rear.


And now the Ioniq 6’s distinctive good looks have been recognised at the 2023 World Car Awards - an annual event where the winners are decided upon by a panel of 100 international jurors.

The Ioniq 6 - which has a range of up to 329 miles between charges - actually triumphed in no less than three separate categories; World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle, and World Car Design of the Year.


It’s also the second consecutive triple win for the Hyundai Motor Group - with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 named last year’s winner in the same three categories!

Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company, said: “We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honour 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. 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.”


The Ioniq 6 is available to lease with a couple of different power outputs, both stemming from a 77 kWh battery. There’s a 228 PS version that’ll do 0-62 mph in 7.1 seconds.

However, a 325 PS variant of the Ioniq 6 will hit 62 mph from a standstill in just 5.1 seconds - which is rapid indeed for an executive cruiser.

You can lease a Hyundai Ioniq 6 with Select Car Leasing from around £589 per month*.

Elsewhere at the World Car of the Year Awards, the Citroen C3 (below) was a surprise winner in the ‘World Urban Car’ category. You can lease a C3 with Select for a super-affordable £175 per month*.


Californian brand Lucid - whose electric vehicles are set to arrive in the UK this year - triumphed in the ‘World Luxury Car’ category for its Air saloon.

Lucid is billing the Air (below) as the ‘longest range, fastest charging luxury electric car in the world’ - and could have a range of up to 406 miles between charges.


Meanwhile the Kia EV6 GT (below) was named 2023 World Performance Car.


Full list of winners at the 2023 World Car of the Year Awards:

  • World Car of the Year: Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • World Electric Vehicle: Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • World Car Design of the Year: Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • World Urban Car: Citroen C3
  • World Performance Car: Kia EV6 GT
  • World Luxury Car: Lucid Air


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