SEOUL/MARKHAM, December 20, 2022 – The 2023 IONIQ 6 has won its first Canadian award, with Le Guide de l’auto naming the latest EV from Hyundai, “New Car of the Year,” in the outlet’s annual “Best Buys” award program.
Le Guide de l’auto’s Vehicles of the Year awards program involves the input of eight renowned journalists, with over 150 years of collective experience evaluating new vehicles. More than 40 vehicles were eligible for an award, and winners were selected based on their impact on the automobile market as well as five criteria:
“As one of the world’s leading regions for EV adoption, customers and journalists in the province of Quebec have an exceptional level of appreciation for electric vehicles. To receive this recognition for IONIQ 6 from Le Guide de l’auto – an outlet committed to providing deeply-researched and unbiased advice to Quebec consumers - is an honour we are very grateful for,” says Steve Flamand, director of product and corporate strategy at Hyundai Auto Canada.
“This was an exciting selection process for Le Guide de l’auto’s team this year, and our winners are a sure sign of exponential EV growth in the marketplace within the past 12 months. In addition of the New Car of the Year prize, awards were also presented for the New SUV of the Year and New Truck of the Year. For the first time ever, all three winners are electric vehicles,” says Frédéric Mercier, chief editor at Le Guide de l’auto. “Even with the influx of electric powertrains in-market, and solid offerings in the ‘car’ award segment, IONIQ 6 stands out. Our judging panel agreed that the IONIQ 6 is a competent electric vehicle that impressed us with its design, but also with its driving dynamics and its electric range of almost 500 kilometres.”
To learn more about Le Guide de l’auto’s evaluation process, visit: https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/best-buys/2021-methodology/
About the Hyundai IONIQ 6
IONIQ 6 is the second Hyundai model to ride on Hyundai’s exclusive Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) that allows for dual motors, more interior space, and optimized performance. IONIQ 6 is part of Hyundai Motor Company’s plan to introduce 17 BEV models and sell more than 1.8 million BEV units worldwide by 2030. IONIQ 6 goes on sale in Canada in Spring, 2023. Canadian pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.
The four-door electrified streamliner that is equipped with a 77.4 kWh Battery pack that can be paired with RWD and AWD configurations. The estimated driving range for a RWD is up to 547 kilometres, delivering 225 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The AWD variant comes with a competitive range of 499 kilometres with 320 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle is equipped with relevant technology and best-in-class ultra-fast charging that can charge the battery from 10 to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes with a 350-kW charger.
IONIQ 6 comes with more than 700 Parametric Pixels found in the headlamps, rear combination lamps, front lower sensors, air vent garnishes and a center console reinforcing IONIQ’s brand identity. IONIQ 6 is the first Hyundai model to have Over-The-Air (OTA) firmware update technology. With OTA, IONIQ 6 users can use wireless connectivity to enhance the IONIQ 6's performance or discover new features.
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About Hyundai Motor Company
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.