The new Hyundai IONIQ 6 has been given another award as it was crowned 'Saloon of the Year' at GQ's 2023 Car Awards, in association with Michelin. The annual awards highlight the worlds finest vehicles and this year, British GQ decided that all winners should feature electrification, with either hybrid or full electric powertrains. The Hyundai IONIQ 6 emerged on top as the number one choice for the 'Saloon of the Year', with judges being very impressed on the 'Streamliner' styling of the car.
British GQ said:
From hotter-than-the-sun hatches and sensational SUVs to elegant EVs and killer concepts, everyone knows Hyundai's ambitious design team are having a moment, and the IONIQ 6 continues the brand’s remarkable run. Their latest offering is a four-door ‘Streamliner’ saloon, inspired by the late Art Deco exploration into functional efficiency that showcases the South Koreans’ sleek statement styling, offering distinctive and daring architecture with a futuristic, high-tech, pure-electric twist.
The second model to be launched under Hyundai's IONIQ sub-brand, IONIQ 6, is described as an "Electrified Streamliner", using clever design to reduce aerodynamic drag and improve efficiency and range. Based on the same technology as the award-winning IONIQ 5, IONIQ 6 benefits from 800-volt charging for ultra-fast recharging speeds, and an impressive WLTP range of up to 380 miles* on a single charge.
SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Design said:
On behalf of the Global Design team at Hyundai, I would like to thank British GQ for honouring the IONIQ 6 with the award for Saloon of the Year. We always want to connect with customers on an emotional level and with the design of the IONIQ 6 we have created truly one of a kind. The daring streamliner styling combines strong emotional appeal with aerodynamic efficiency helping to give exceptional range. Inside, we set-out to create a personal studio which offers mindful space and calm functionality which, we believe, elevates EV design.