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Meet the multi-awarded IONIQ 6

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It’s an electrifying moment for us at Hyundai as we proudly unveil some triumphant news: over the past year, the IONIQ 6 has gained international recognition and received multiple prestigious global awards, affirming its standing in the automotive world.

Get ready to join us in celebrating the exceptional innovative qualities that have not only set our IONIQ 6 apart in the realm of electric vehicles but have propelled it to the pinnacle of automotive excellence on a global stage.

A view of the dashboard of the IONIQ 6 from the rear seats. There is a person with short dark hair sitting in the driver’s seat with both their hands on the steering wheel.

A true icon in the era of electrification

The IONIQ 6 has truly stood out as the epitome of our commitment to excellence. The second ground-breaking model in our IONIQ line-up goes beyond being just an electric vehicle; it is a statement – a paradigm shift.

Why? Its exceptional performance, impressive driving range, charging capability, and striking design, have set it apart and helped our IONIQ 6 to win multiple coveted awards including "World Car of the Year", "iF Design Award" and "IIHS Top Safety Pick+".

IONIQ 6 secured these highly-regarded prizes for several reasons. Firstly, it has an ultra-low drag coefficient of just 0.21, making it one of the most aerodynamic and energy efficient EVs on the market. Secondly, thanks to our E-GMP architecture, it offers 800V, ultra-fast charging capabilities for a 10-80% charge in just 18 minutes!

What’s more, inside the car, you are greeted by a spacious and stylish interior complete with Dual Color Ambient Lighting and EV Active Sound Design (e-ASD). This, along with the Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) technology, driver assistance systems, advanced connectivity, and outstanding power make for a truly incomparable driving experience.

Birds’ eye view of a silver IONIQ 6 parked on gray flagstones.
A silver IONIQ 6 parked up in front of a futuristic looking building in the sunshine. There is a woman seated at a black table working on her laptop, next to the car and the car is plugged in to charge.

The prestige of the 2023 World Car Awards

The IONIQ 6 was also the recipient of 3 awards in the 2023 World Car Awards – “World Car of the Year”, “World Electric Vehicle” and “World Car Design of the Year”!

This recognition is remarkable. Our IONIQ 5 also took home triple honors in the same categories in 2022, underscoring Hyundai's consistent dedication to pushing the boundaries of electric vehicle technology. After all, the World Car of the Year (WCOTY) award represents the zenith of recognition in the automotive industry, a testament to a vehicle's overall performance, design, safety, and environmental impact.

The World Car of the Year award is renowned for their rigorous testing standards. To be eligible for this award, a car needs to be produced in volumes of at least 10,000 units/year, priced below luxury cars, and be “on-sale” in at least two major markets (China, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Latin America, USA). The eligible cars are then judged by an international jury of around 100 automotive journalists from more than 30 countries over several months.

As the most prestigious award among a myriad of accolades, the World Car of the Year title solidifies IONIQ 6’s status as a true standout in the realm of electric cars. It not only marks a triumph for the IONIQ 6 but also sets its status as a true standout in the world of electric vehicles.

Birds’ eye view of the rear of a silver IONIQ 6 with a man in a beige outfit walking across the foreground of the photo. At the top of the image the words 2023 World Car of the Year IONIQ 6 are written in white. At the bottom, the words Winner 2023 World Car Awards, World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle and World Car Design of the Year are written in white next to a gold statue.

We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honor 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 the market. – JAEHOON CHANG PRESIDENT AND CEO OF HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY

IONIQ 6: A design icon in a league of its own

The heart of IONIQ 6's success lies in its revolutionary design. It transcends mere aesthetics; it encapsulates a fusion of innovation and sophistication. The streamlined silhouette and meticulous attention to detail in every curve define the IONIQ 6's design as unparalleled.

The gold iF design award made up of two gold boxes. On the left side the letters I and F are written in white, and on the right the words Gold Award 2023 are written in white.

The IONIQ 6 has also received awards for its design, including “Gold” at the “iF Design Award” and as a finalist in the “IDEA Design Awards”. These are not just acknowledgments; they are validations of the meticulous craftsmanship that went into shaping this exceptional electric vehicle, cementing the IONIQ 6 as a formidable challenge to competitors.

The IDEA Awards logo consisting of the letters in IDEA written in futuristic font with Finalist 2023 written above.
A bird’s eye view of the IONIQ 6 with one front door open facing away from the camera. It is dark and the pink and purple lights inside the car can be seen through the windows, and the red pixel tail lights are on.
A view of the IONIQ 6’s dashboard from the rear seats. The front seats are cream colored and the dashboard has a sleek design, the doors are also lit up in pink and purple.

IONIQ 6: Secure, reliable, safe

Then there’s safety, which is paramount for all kinds of vehicles. At Hyundai, we understand the apprehensions around driving an electric car, and that's why we are proud to emphasize that the IONIQ 6 has proven its mettle in the safety domain.

Boasting top-notch safety features, a robust safety framework including a front-crash prevention system for protecting pedestrians, the IONIQ 6 meets the high standards of all crash scenarios.

The gold 2023 IHIS Top Safety Pick+ logo.

Tested with 2023 U.S. model

In 2022, the IONIQ 6 was Euro NCAP’s “Best in Class” car in the “Large Family Car” category.

And, this year, it became a recipient of the highly coveted “Top Safety Pick+” Rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This rating, especially this year after the testing has become even stricter, means that our streamliner meets the IIHS’ stringent crash-worthiness tests. You can see the full report from the IIHS here.

The Euro NCAP Best in Class 2022 logo which consists of a gray box with Euro NCAP  and Best in Class 2022 written in white with 5 gold stars on top of a white box with Hyundai IONIQ 6 Large Family Car written in gray.
A woman with dark hair reclining in the front seat of an IONIQ 6 and reading a book. She has one arm behind her head and there is light streaming into the car.

Leading the charge, creating pivotal moments

As electrification accelerates, more and more people are considering EVs and getting ready to make the switch. At Hyundai, we aren’t just keeping pace of this change; we’re setting it. The accolades the IONIQ 6 can boast reinforce our dedication to driving towards a sustainable and electrified future.

Ready to discover the future of automotive excellence with the IONIQ 6? For an in-depth exploration of its ground-breaking features, check out all the details of the IONIQ 6. Stay connected and join the conversation by following @hyundai on Instagram.


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