New Hyundai IONIQ 6 Named ‘Saloon of the Year’ at 2023 GQ Car Awards

It needs no introduction.

The iconic IONIQ 6, Hyundai’s all-electric, sleek, and unashamedly sophisticated luxury saloon. The epitome of perfection, of that there is no doubt.

Little wonder, then, that it has just received the accolade ‘Saloon of the Year’ at the 2023 GQ Car Awards in association with Michelin.

The annual awards seek to identify the world’s finest vehicles, and this year the changing landscape of the car industry was reflected as British GQ decided that all winners should feature some form of electrification.

The prestigious and highly coveted ‘Saloon of the Year’ category left judges won over, being particularly impressed by the model’s sleek design. Their aim being to recognise models that are “inspiring, have integrity and get pulses racing.”

It has certainly been a very impressive start to 2023 for Hyundai. In January, the IONIQ 5 was named Large Electric Car of the Year by SME fleet specialist Company Car & Van, while the i20 N was named ‘Hot Hatch of the Year’ and the SANTA FE SUV ‘Seven-seater of the Year’ and ‘Best Plug-in Hybrid for Big Families’ at the What Car? Awards.

Customers have a choice of either a rear-wheel drive powertrain offering 228PS and 350Nm or an all-wheel drive powertrain with 325PS and 605Nm. All models feature the long range 77.4kWh battery, with the E-GMP platform’s standard 800v charging system providing 350kW ultra-fast charger compatibility, and generously equipped Premium and Ultimate trim lines are available. The IONIQ 6 also has impeccable safety credentials, with the European New Car Assessment Programme awarding it ‘Best in Class’ in the ‘Large Family Car’ category.

SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Design, commented: “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.”

Ashley Andrew, Managing Director of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “Everyone at Hyundai is delighted with this award for the IONIQ 6 from one of the world’s leading luxury and style publications. The car offers a unique combination of sophisticated Streamliner styling and long-distance EV performance and has been very well received by both the media and customers alike. We are extremely confident that it will build on the fantastic success of the ground-breaking IONIQ 5 and continue to another outstanding year for Hyundai in the UK.”

The Hyundai IONIQ 6 is available to order now.