Hyundai Ioniq Wins Two 2017 Car Of The Year Awards

The recently launched Hyundai Ioniq has garnered two “Car Of The Year” awards in both Sweden and France, after being named 2017 Compact Car of the year by French automotive magazine L’Argus and the prestigious Teknikens Världs Stora Bilpris 2017 in Sweden.

The Ioniq notched up a win at the 2017 Trophées Argus, after a jury of 23 journalists from the L‘Argus magazine, appointed the Ioniq is due to its design, spaciousness, and the high quality of its driving and safety assistance equipment. The Ioniq outscored the likes of the Fiat Tipo, the Infiniti Q30, the Renault Scénic dCi and the fourth-generation Toyota Prius.

On the Swedish front, the jury based its decision on the Ioniq’s handling characteristics, appealing design, an attractive price as well as its general practicality in everyday life, also due to its maximum electric range of 280km. The overall verdict of Teknikens Världs: “This is an electric car for the people”.

Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe added “This reinforces our conviction that the Ioniq is the best-value eco-car in Europe. The line-up including the Ioniq Hybrid offers the best warranty and is fully equipped for a very competitive price and with no compromises with regard to design, driving pleasure or connectivity.”

The Ioniq is the world’s first car, engineered from the ground-up to house three distinct electrified powertrains - namely a full-electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid. Note, however, the L‘Argus awards judged the Ioniq Hybrid EV while and Teknikens Världs jury bodies rated the Hyundai Ioniq Electric model, which is not available in Malaysia.=

The Hyundai Ioniq has also received numerous other industry awards, including the “Car of the Year” title in Norway, 2016 Red Dot Design Award, Good Design Award 2015 and 2016 as well as a maximum five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP.

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