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Hyundai IONIQ 5 named 2022 ‘German Car of the Year’

Published: Nov. 25, 2021 at 3:00 AM EST|Updated: 1 hour ago

  • IONIQ 5 wins final round of 2022 ‘German Car of the Year’
  • Hyundai’s fully-electric midsize CUV prevails over world-class competitors

OFFENBACH, Germany, Nov. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Just half a year after its launch in the German market, Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 has been named 2022 ‘German Car of the Year’ (GCOTY). In the final round of the notable award, the fully-electric midsize CUV prevailed over its world-class competitors.

Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 has been named 2022‘German Car of the Year’
Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 has been named 2022‘German Car of the Year’

At the GCOTY awards, the top car model launches of the year compete against one another in five categories: “Compact”, “Premium”, “Luxury”, “New Energy”, and “Performance”. An internationally networked jury of 20 automotive journalists tests and evaluates each product in terms of product features, relevance, and future viability. As the class winner in the “New Energy”

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Kia Telluride Named To Car And Driver’s 2022 10Best List

Three-row Sport Utility Awarded a Spot on the List for Third Consecutive Year

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 8:06 AM EST|Updated: 1 hour ago

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Kia Telluride has been named to Car and Driver’s 10Best list for 2022, which recognizes the best trucks and SUVs on the market. The industry-leading automotive publication selected Kia’s largest-ever SUV for this prestigious honor based on its impressive design, premium interior and refined ride. Year-to-date sales of the Telluride are up 39-percent, in part propelled by industry awards like Car and Driver’s 10Best.

Kia Telluride named to Car and Driver's 2022 10Best list.
Kia Telluride named to Car and Driver’s 2022 10Best list.

“After earning the most awards of any Kia vehicle within its first year on the market, the Telluride has sustained that momentum, earning accolades from some of the most esteemed automotive voices in the industry,” said Sean Yoon, president &

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Lucid Air Named 2022 MotorTrend Car of the Year

Lucid’s first EV earns coveted award, recognizing Lucid Air’s unrivaled combination of efficiency, performance, and luxury with EV powertrain technology developed and manufactured entirely in-house

Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 7:00 AM EST|Updated: 8 hours ago

NEWARK, Calif., Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — MotorTrend announced today that the Lucid Air has won the 2022 MotorTrend Car of the Year, the first instance in which the initial product from a new automotive brand has been awarded the “Golden Calipers.”

Lucid Air was awarded MotorTrend’s Car of the Year against a formidable field of 24 competitors...
Lucid Air was awarded MotorTrend’s Car of the Year against a formidable field of 24 competitors from major manufacturers. Designed in Silicon Valley and produced in Arizona, Lucid Air delivers an industry-leading 500+ miles of range and up to 1,111 horsepower from Lucid’s proprietary powertrain technology, which is designed and built in-house.

MotorTrend’s Car of the Year award is considered one of the most prestigious in the automotive industry.

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2022 North American Car, Truck, Utility of the Year semifinalists named

The 2022 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year semifinalists were announced Tuesday at the inaugural Motor Bella at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac.

The vehicles were chosen by a jury of 50 U.S. and Canadian automotive journalists from a list of 36. Free Press auto critic Mark Phelan is on the jury. 

There are now eight cars, six trucks and nine utility vehicles seeking top honors. 

“This year’s group of semifinalists includes some of the most interesting and innovative cars, trucks and utility vehicle candidates in recent memory, and a larger number of new trucks than we’ve seen in many years,”  Gary Witzenburg, NACTOY president, said in a news release. “And it features more electric vehicles than we’ve ever seen, all of which our jurors will continue to test and evaluate prior to our next vote.”

A comparison drive will take place Oct. 18-21, and the

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