Hyundai IONIQ Models Sweep 2023 AJAC Awards

Hyundai Auto Canada triumphs with two awards from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, with the IONIQ 6 and IONIQ 5 models lauded as 2023 Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year respectively.

What’s Happening

Hyundai Auto Canada has secured dual recognition from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), with its IONIQ 6 and IONIQ 5 models awarded the titles of 2023 Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year.

Why It Matters

The recognition emphasizes Hyundai’s leadership in electric vehicle innovation, demonstrating the company’s commitment to transition towards a sustainable, all-electric future. AJAC journalists, through extensive road testing, have acknowledged these models’ fuel efficiency and adaptability to Canadian driving conditions.

Key Points

The IONIQ series’ recent accolades extend Hyundai’s successful award history. Just a few months prior, the IONIQ 5 was crowned AJAC’s Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, adding to an already impressive list of honors for the carmaker’s fully electric utility vehicle. The IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6 have received international praise, both having won the coveted World Car of the Year, World Electric Car of the Year, and World Design of the Year in 2022 and 2023 respectively. Recognitions from highly reputable automotive publications, including Le Guide de l’auto,, and, further cement Hyundai’s standing in the electric vehicle segment.

Bottom Line

Hyundai Auto Canada CEO, Don Romano, expressed gratitude to the AJAC for its recognition of Hyundai’s superior product quality. With the ongoing validation from distinguished automotive journalists, Hyundai is excited to share these achievements with customers and dealers nationwide. Hyundai’s continued success in producing award-winning electric vehicles underpins its commitment to an eco-friendly future and consolidates its position as a dominant force in the electric car industry.


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