- The Hyundai IONIQ line-up is Supreme Award winner in 2017 Women’s Car of the Year contest
- The IONIQ also won in the Green Car category
- The Hyundai IONIQ is the world’s first car with three electrified powertrains: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric.
The Hyundai IONIQ has won the ‘Supreme Award’ in the Women's World Car of the Year.
To identify the supreme winner, the Women’s World Car of the Year jury first voted for the winning models in six different categories such as family car, budget car, green car, SUV/Crossover, luxury car and performance car. The IONIQ came out on top in the Green car category and was then chosen as the supreme winner.
“Since entering the market last year, more than 23,000 customers in Europe have chosen the IONIQ range,” said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe. “The Women’s World Car of the Year award once again proves that the world’s first car offering hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric powertrains in a single body type is a real champion.
Already holding several ‘Car of the Year’ titles for its overall performance and design, the Hyundai IONIQ is one of the most decorated, best-valued eco-cars and a symbol of Hyundai Motor’s technical capability and innovative spirit.”
The Women’s World Car of the Year is the only car award in the world with an all-female jury. The jury consists of 25 established motor journalists from 20 different countries. Initially they nominated 420 cars before whittling them down to a top 60 list. They then voted by secret ballot, allocating points to each one.
The final results are audited by international accountancy company Grant Thornton’s Auckland, New Zealand, office.
“The car that wins the supreme award has gone through a rigorous test by 25 judges from 20 different countries who are on the panel of Women’s World Car of the Year,” said Sandy Myhre, Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s World Car of the Year. “It’s a democratic process and cars that have won categories and the supreme winner really have to stand out.”
Mat Carrington, Westover Group Brand Manager for Hyundai adds: "We weren't surprised to hear of this win - the Ioniq is a very worthy champion that's generating masses of interest in our showrooms in Poole and Salisbury."
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