2022 World Car Of The Year Award Finalists

Discover the electric vehicles shortlisted for the prestigious title ‘World Car Of The Year 2022’.

The annual World Car Of The Awards is arguably the most valued automotive awards programme, announcing the very best vehicles on the market. This year marked a shift in what qualities people want in a car as all three finalists for the World Car Of The Year (WCOTY) Award were electric vehicles.

A jury of over 100 distinguished international automotive journalists voted the All-Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and the Kia EV6 as world-class leaders in performance, value, safety, efficiency and innovation, which earned them a spot as this year’s top 3 finalists.

All-Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E

(WCOTY Score: 773)

The beautifully sculpted All-Electric Mustang Mach-E brings the freedom, performance and iconic character of the iconic Mustang sports car into the electric era.

Drivers can enjoy instant acceleration and a maximum electric driving range of up to 280 to 379 miles* which covers most owners’ needs. The All-Electric Mustang Mach-E is also equipped with a range of driver-assist technologies aimed to take the stress out of motoring and mitigate risks.

Learn more about the All-Electric Mustang Mach-E.

Mustang Mach-E

Kia EV6 

(WCOTY Score: 808)

The multi-award-winning, all-electric Kia EV6 promises outstanding performance, 0 to 62mph in as fast as 5.2 seconds (quicker than many sports cars), and zero-emission driving range up to 328 miles*. There is minimal downtime in the EV6 as its 800-volt, ultra-fast charging takes the battery from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes.

There are three grades of the Kia EV6 from which to choose (Air, GT-Line and GT-Line S), all with the latest high-tech connectivity and safety features as standard, and the new Kia EV6 GT is expected to arrive in late 2022.

Learn more about the Kia EV6.

Kia EV6

Hyundai IONIQ 5

(WCOTY Score: 815)

The IONIQ 5 was declared this year’s winner from an initial entry list of 28 vehicles.

Jurors described the IONIQ 5 as the flagship model for Hyundai Motor Group and praised its balance of retro and futuristic design, flexible interior space, and seamless technology.

The IONIQ 5 is the first Hyundai model based on the company’s BEV-dedicated Electric Global Modular Platform, known as E-GMP, which offers faster charging capabilities and increased driving range.

The 800-volt battery can go from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes and customers can enjoy 100 km of range with fewer than 5 minutes of charging.

*According to official WLTP testing

Iconiq 5