Hyundai IONIQ Wins Prestigious 2016 Red Dot Design Award

2 years ago by Mark Kane 4

Hyundai IONIQ Wins Prestigious 2016 Red Dot Design Award

Hyundai IONIQ Wins Prestigious 2016 Red Dot Design Award

Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in

Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in trio

This year Hyundai introduced it IONIQ lineup of cars. And after just a few major auto shows, it has been fairly warmly received; in fact, it just won the prestigious 2016 Red Dot Design Award.

“Hyundai Motor was recognized by Red Dot jury for presenting an evolutionary design, through a refined, sophisticated form, and for its application of new eco-friendly materials. IONIQ presents new possibilities for Hyundai Motor’s future mobility styling, with its purified shape led by aerodynamics, and its refined, clean lines and surfaces enhancing its coupe-like silhouette.”

The IONIQ will be available in three versions (Hybrid, Electric and Plug-In Hybrid). Each versions stands out details.

U.S. debut was held in New York (see report).

“Hyundai Motor has once again received international acclaim in the prestigious Red Dot Design Awards. The groundbreaking new IONIQ model has been recognized for its outstanding design in the coveted Vehicle category, becoming the sixth Hyundai car to receive a Red Dot title in the last three years.

The award acknowledges the future-orientated design of the newest addition to Hyundai Motor’s car line-up. IONIQ is Hyundai Motor’s first dedicated eco-friendly model and is an important milestone in its sustainability strategy, with this latest award bringing further global recognition for its forward-looking design philosophy.”

“Drawing on a jury of 38 experts from 25 countries – all high profile designers, professors and journalists – the Red Dot Design Award is recognized globally as one of the most sought-after marks for quality design. The 2016 contest attracted 5,214 entries from 57 countries, making the Red Dot Award the largest and most international product competition in the world.”

Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in

Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

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4 responses to "Hyundai IONIQ Wins Prestigious 2016 Red Dot Design Award"

  1. jerryd says:

    Yet near obsolete already.
    The EV version has a high CG and can’t increase range which it will need to compete.
    The smart way on EVs is make 2 EV drive chassis with in floor battery the Hyundai doesn’t have is the lowest cost way to build EV’s.
    Then build bodies for the use preferably both aero and light for best range cheaply. There is no reason these can’t get under 200wthrs/mile and 200 miles/40kwhr packs if designed well is the future.

  2. David Murray says:

    I would be more interested in the PHEV version.. except for the ridiculously small drive motor.

    1. Beta996 says:

      Exactly.
      Where are the specs on this car?

  3. Chris says:

    Definitely another step in the right direction for Hyundai.