Out of the 10 finalists announced last February, the top three vehicles competing for the 2022 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) award have emerged. The top three finalists are all electric vehicles (EVs) which include the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, and Kia EV6.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the Blue Oval’s first mass-market EV which was launched in late 2020. Named after the Mustang Mach 1, the Mustang Mach-E is a 5-door compact crossover that can offer a range of 340 km to 483 km, depending on the trim. It is also capable of going from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds.
Meanwhile, both the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 share the same platform called the Hyundai Electric Global Modular Platform. Although the two Korean EVs are similar, they sport different design concepts. These are enough for the EV6 and Ioniq 5 to be included in the top three finalists in the World Car Design of the Year category as well.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
The other finalists that didn’t make the top three spots are the Honda Civic, Toyota GR86/Subaru BRZ, Hyundai Tucson, Lexus NX, Audi Q4 e-tron, Genesis G70, and Cupra Formentor.
World Car Awards will announce the winner of the 2022 WCOTY award at the New York International Auto Show on April 13, 2022. It will officially mark the 17 years of partnership between the car awards program and the auto show.
“We are proud to be part of the most important automotive awards program on the planet,” said New York Auto Show President Mark Schienberg. “We are looking forward to coming back this spring and announcing the winners live at the Auto Show in April.”
“While the last two years have been challenging for everyone, car buyers are ready to come out and experience all the amazing new vehicles and technologies the industry has to offer. Congratulations and best of luck to all the finalists,” added Schienberg.
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