Hyundai IONIQ 6 Crowned The Drive’s Best EV of 2023

Hyundai’s sleek and practical EV wins top honors in “Golden Slash Awards”

The Hyundai IONIQ 6 has captured the coveted title of The Drive’s Best EV of 2023, impressing editors with its winning combination of performance, practicality, and accessibility. This recognition comes during The Drive’s second annual “Golden Slash Awards,” highlighting the most compelling vehicles tested throughout the year.

Praised for its sporty driving dynamics, spacious interior, and overall refinement, the IONIQ 6 stood out in a competitive field. “We’re honored to receive The Drive’s Best EV Award for the Hyundai IONIQ 6,” said Ricky Lao, director of product planning at Hyundai Motor North America. “This recognition underscores our commitment to building electric vehicles with class-leading performance, sleek styling, practical features, and smart technology.”

Kyle Cheromcha, editor-in-chief of The Drive, commended the IONIQ 6, stating, “We’re excited to recognize the best in the industry at such a pivotal time for our sector, and the IONIQ 6 undoubtedly meets that standard. From its bold design and exceptional usability to its accessible price point, the IONIQ 6 represents exactly what we need more of in the EV market. It’s a polished, industry-leading product that reflects Hyundai’s sharp focus on developing practical electric cars.”

The IONIQ 6 boasts impressive features like ultra-fast 800-volt charging and an EPA-estimated range of up to 361 miles, solidifying its position as a leader in the EV segment. With its balanced approach to performance, practicality, and value, the IONIQ 6 has earned its place as The Drive’s Best EV of 2023.

About The Drive

Launched in 2015, The Drive has evolved from a pioneering YouTube channel into a renowned online media brand with millions of monthly users. Today, it serves as a go-to resource for both car enthusiasts and casual owners, offering a unique blend of breaking news and in-depth reporting on the automotive industry, motorsports, and car culture. The Drive’s comprehensive new car review program evaluates vehicles across crucial areas such as driving experience, interior functionality, onboard technology, efficiency, and overall value. As part of Recurrent, a leading digital media company in the enthusiast space, The Drive continues to shape the automotive landscape with its insightful and engaging content.

About Hyundai Motor America

Guided by its vision of “Progress for Humanity,” Hyundai Motor America focuses on developing smart mobility solutions. Hyundai offers a diverse lineup of technology-rich cars, SUVs, and electrified vehicles for U.S. consumers. In 2022, Hyundai’s 830 U.S. dealerships sold more than 724,000 vehicles, with nearly half proudly assembled at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.


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