Hyundai’s Ioniq and Vision G concept have earned 2016 GOOD DESIGN Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.
This marks the second consecutive year that the Ioniq has received the prize. The model, which is claimed to be the first car in the world to offer hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric powertrains in a single body type, has already received multiple awards, including “Car of the Year” titles in Sweden, Norway and France, as well as the 2016 Red Dot Design Award.
The new car officially went on sale in the UK just two months ago, and follows on from the ix35 Fuel Cell, the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered car. Between now and 2020, Hyundai says it will launch 28 alternative fuel models.
The Vision G concept, meanwhile, was first unveiled in the summer of 2015, whereupon it was described as Hyundai’s inspiration for its family of future luxury cars. The exterior styling is highlighted by a long hood, high-beltline and a cabin that presents a slingshot-like appearance.
“Hyundai is honored to earn GOOD DESIGN™ Awards for its unique design concepts across a diverse segment of vehicles,” said Chris Chapman, chief designer at the Hyundai Design Center. “Winning this award for the second consecutive year for the eco-friendly Ioniq, and the first time for a luxury coupe concept is a testament to Hyundai’s position as a leader in the ever-changing and dynamic automotive landscape.”