The Hyundai IONIQ 6 electric powertrain is on the list of 2023 Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems. The annual Wards list by WardsAuto recognises compelling powertrain advancements that are all-new or significantly improved.
The IONIQ 6 was selected for its performance, charging capability, range, and price. Back in 2022, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 SUV was listed as one of Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems. Both the IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6* are powered by Hyundai’s exclusive Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) which allows for dual motors, maximised interior space, and optimised performance. Hyundai has thus far earned 16 Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems recognitions since the annual awards’ inception in 1995.
“Earning 2 consecutive Wards 10 Best Engine & Propulsion System awards is a remarkable achievement,” said Byungho Lee, director, electrified propulsion development, Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. “This prestigious award recognizes the IONIQ 6’s exceptional engineering achieved with the E-GMP Platform. Its innovative architecture enables faster charging, extended driving ranges and superior handling dynamics to elevate the electric vehicle experience to a whole new level.”
“Extreme acceleration is available at just about any speed, combined with excellent efficiency,” says Bob Gritzinger, WardsAuto editor in chief. “Eco mode is comfortable for running errands, but sport mode turns this car into a rocket ship. This is clearly the top of the heap when it comes to battery-electric powertrains and deserves a second year on our list, this time in the IONIQ 6.”
“The pace of technological change is so fast that few powertrains make the Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems list two times in a row, but the IONIQ 6’s power delivery, efficiency and fun-to-drive aspects stood out from the crowd once again,” said Drew Winter, WardsAuto contributing editor.
This year is the 29th year for Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems, a competition created to recognise outstanding powertrain achievement and highlight the teams that create them. This year, 32 entries competed for the prestigious awards. All-new or significantly updated propulsion systems qualify for consideration, along with winners from the 2022 class. WardsAuto is a world-leading provider of automotive editorial, insights, and analysis, having served the industry’s information needs for more than 90 years.
The 2023 Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsions awards ceremony will be held on the 2nd day of the AutoTech: Electrification conference (17 – 18 October 2023) in Detroit, Michigan.
* 2023 IONIQ 6 and IONIQ 5 are available at select dealers in select states only. Contact your Hyundai dealer for availability details.