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Hyundai IONIQ wins 2017 Green Good Design Award

Hyundai has notched up another award, this time for the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ, winning the 2017 Green Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

The Green Good Design Awards celebrate “important examples of sustainable designs and provide awareness on what companies are designing and producing to make the most positive impact on the environment”.

The Hyundai IONIQ is a five-door hatch that is built to compete with the Toyota Prius.

Chris Chapman, chief designer, Hyundai Design Centre, said:

“Hyundai is committed to progressing the future of eco-friendly driving and the IONIQ is just the beginning.

“The future-focused character of the IONIQ along with its innovative use of recycled and ecologically-sensitive materials has made IONIQ the most fuel-efficient vehicle and a leader in the environmentally-friendly vehicle space.”

The Hyundai IONIQ, launched overseas in 2016, is the first eco vehicle in the world to offer three “distinct” electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated vehicle platform – the IONIQ Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Electric models.

Hyundai states that throughout the IONIQ’s development phase, engineers and designers worked closely to ensure that form and function evolved simultaneously in a complementary fashion.

Currently, the Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient vehicle and the IONIQ Electric is the most efficient electric vehicle in the American market.

One of our team members recently spotted a Hyundai IONIQ driving around the Wollongong harbour (90km south of Sydney). Hyundai is known for testing its vehicles thoroughly for the Australian market to ensure suspension tunes are optimal for local conditions.

The Hyundai IONIQ is set to launch in Australia in late 2017 or early 2018.

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Josh Bennis

Josh has worked within the automotive journalism landscape for the best part of a decade. He's driven everything from a 1972 Mazda 808 station wagon to an Aston Martin DBS. Josh's job is to make sure New Vehicle Buyer readers remain informed and entertained on a daily basis.

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