New Hyundai IONIQ 6 named 'Best Company Car' at 2023 Autocar Awards
- Hyundai’s IONIQ 6 picks up top honour from the experts at Autocar
- Judges praise innovative design and cutting-edge technology
- The latest in a series of high-profile awards for Hyundai’s all-electric trailblazer
- IONIQ 6 is available to order now, with prices from £46,745
Leatherhead, 25 April 2023 – Hyundai is celebrating more success for its new, all-electric IONIQ 6 after it was crowned ‘Best Company Car’ at the 2023 Autocar Awards.
The prestigious awards, held annually by the world’s oldest motoring magazine, recognize the very best of the automotive industry and this year were handed out a ceremony held at Silverstone Wing, at the heart of Britain’s famous grand prix circuit.
The IONIQ 6 emerged triumphant ahead of a number of contenders from established premium manufacturers in the ‘Best Company Car’ category, with Autocar’s panel of expert judges particularly impressed by the Hyundai’s bold design and advanced electric powertrain.
Autocar judges, said: “It’s unsurprising that Hyundai’s second flagship EV, the IONIQ 6, makes an instant impression with its looks. Hyundai’s styling has become among the most innovative on the market and it has really pushed the envelope with its EVs.
“An extroverted streamlined saloon may not be the most obvious choice of company car, but at a time when car parks are heavy on identikit crossovers, the IONIQ 6 is quite a statement. At the same time, it is a cutting-edge EV offering 800v architecture, ultra-fast charging, a large battery, good mechanical efficiency and a class-leading range. Add to that generous rear seat space and enjoyable driving manners, and it is plainly a highly impressive electric car.
The award from Autocar is the latest in a series of coveted accolades for the IONIQ 6. Earlier in April, it picked up a hat-trick of top prizes at the World Car Awards, where it was crowned World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle and World Car Design of the Year. In addition, SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai and Genesis Global Design Center, was named World Person of the Year in recognition of his creative input into the car’s groundbreaking design.
The IONIQ 6 was also named ‘Saloon of the Year’ at the 2023 GQ Car Awards. Plus, its excellent safety credentials were endorsed as it achieved a five-star safety rating and ‘Best in Class’ selection in the ‘Large Family Car’ category from Euro NCAP. And its potential as a highly desirable fleet car was identified by Fleet World, who crowned it ‘Best EV Compact Executive Car’ at the Great British Fleet Awards.
Orders for the IONIQ 6 opened in November, with prices starting at £46,475, and first deliveries will be made in May. Customers have a choice of either a rear-wheel drive powertrain offering 228PS and 350Nm or an all-wheel drive powertrain with 325PS and 605Nm. All models feature the long range 77.4 kWh battery, with the E-GMP platform’s standard 800v charging system providing 350kW ultra-fast charger compatibility, and generously equipped Premium and Ultimate trim lines are available.
Ashley Andrew, President of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “The IONIQ 6’s innovative design and advanced electric powertrain combine to create a car that is both stylish and – as this award proves – an incredibly desirable and cost-efficient choice. It’s enormously gratifying to receive such a wholehearted seal of approval from the respected panel of experts at the world’s oldest car magazine.”
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is present in over 200 countries with more than 120,000 employees dedicated to tackling real-world mobility challenges around the globe. Based on the brand vision ‘Progress for Humanity,' Hyundai Motor is accelerating its transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider. The company invests in advanced technologies such as robotics and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to bring about revolutionary mobility solutions, while pursuing open innovation to introduce future mobility services. In pursuit of sustainable future for the world, Hyundai will continue its efforts to introduce zero emission vehicles equipped with industry-leading hydrogen fuel cell and EV technologies.
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About Hyundai Motor UK
Hyundai has sold vehicles in the UK since 1982. In 2005, Hyundai opened its own UK subsidiary, Hyundai Motor UK Ltd, which is now based in Leatherhead, Surrey. As of January 2021, Hyundai has one of the youngest product ranges of any manufacturer, with almost all models younger than 1 ½ years old. More than 75 per cent of the Company’s line-up is now available as an electrified version, and the company plans to electrify its entire range by 2025. Furthermore, Hyundai is a pioneer in zero-emission mobility, including its fully-electric 300-mile range Kona Electric, its second-generation fuel cell electric vehicle NEXO, and the multi award winning IONIQ 5, the first model in its new IONIQ line-up brand. All passenger cars come with Hyundai’s unique Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package, providing customers with a five-year warranty with unlimited mileage, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks. The High Voltage battery warranty is 8 years or 100,000 miles.