New York is the house of the annual World Automobile award ceremony, and this 12 months it gave Hyundai fairly a bit to have a good time. Its Ioniq 5 EV took residence some critical honors Wednesday, grabbing nods within the design and electrical automotive classes and topping all of it off with the coveted total 2022 World Automobile of the 12 months award.
“We’re really honored to obtain these prestigious awards, which acknowledge the expertise and laborious work of all our folks and enterprise companions at Hyundai Motor Firm. Our imaginative and prescient is to allow Progress for Humanity, and this endorsement of our method will serve to embolden our dedication to make this imaginative and prescient a actuality,” stated Jaehoon Chang, Hyundai president and CEO, within the firm’s announcement.
Formally, the Ioniq 5 is the 2022 World Automobile of the 12 months, World Electrical Automobile of the 12 months and World Automobile Design of the 12 months — three of the six awards handed out. Mercedes-Benz (World Luxurious Automobile of the 12 months), Audi (World Efficiency Automobile of the 12 months) and Toyota (World City Automobile of the 12 months) took residence one apiece. This is the complete checklist of winners:
World Automobile of the 12 months / World Electrical Automobile of the 12 months / World Automobile Design of the 12 months: 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
World Luxurious Automobile of the 12 months: 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS
World Efficiency Automobile of the 12 months: 2022 Audi E-Tron GT
World City Automobile of the 12 months: 2022 Toyota Yaris Cross
Hyundai to construct an EV and battery plant in U.S.
Hyundai COO Jose Muñoz stated Wednesday on the New York Auto Present that the corporate will construct an meeting plant within the U.S. for EVs and their batteries, a part of the corporate’s $7.4 billion U.S. funding plan to construct and improve services. Muñoz stated a website for the brand new plant can be introduced this 12 months, Automotive DriftBreath reported.
As well as, Hyundai will add electrical automobiles (EV) in its Montgomery meeting line, marking its first EV manufacturing within the nation, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama stated on Tuesday.
Hyundai stated it plans to take a position $300 million and rent a further 200 employees to construct the electrified Genesis GV70 crossover and hybrid model of the Santa Fe at its U.S. manufacturing middle. The Santa Fe goes into productoin in October, and the GV70 earlier than the 12 months is out.