* SangYup Lee, Govt Vice President and Head of Hyundai World-wide Design and style Centre, named Design Hero of the 12 months
* Hyundai IONIQ 5 not too long ago named Planet Motor vehicle Layout of the Yr, becoming a member of 4 Fantastic Design Awards for Hyundai and nine consecutive iF Style Award wins
* Hyundai i20N wins Britain’s Most Very affordable Driver’s Motor vehicle
* Ideal Large Vehicle accolade goes to Hyundai SANTA FE
Hyundai has been awarded a few trophies at the 2022 Autocar Awards, as resolved by judges from the world’s oldest motoring journal. Head of Hyundai World-wide Design and style Centre, SangYup Lee, is named Design and style Hero of the Yr, though the Hyundai i20N wins Britain’s Most Very affordable Driver’s Motor vehicle and the Hyundai SANTA FE is named the Finest Massive Car or truck.
The prestigious Autocar Awards recognize the extremely very best of the automotive marketplace, irrespective of whether it be impressive systems or incredible design. For the very first time, the 2022 ceremony included both of those the Britain’s Ideal Driver’s Autos as well as Britain’s Finest Cars Awards, giving a additional comprehensive look at of the automotive planet than ever right before. This yr, the in-particular person ceremony returned, held at the spectacular Silverstone Wing.
The title of Layout Hero of the Yr is given by Autocar to an individual who has produced a sizeable impact in the environment of automotive style and design, not just in the preceding 12 months, but through their complete job. SangYup Lee’s the latest function as the head of Hyundai World-wide Style and design Centre has garnered common praise, which include the IONIQ 5 which just lately gained Planet Car Style of the Calendar year, alongside Globe Motor vehicle of the 12 months and Earth Electric powered Auto of the Year.
But it really is the breadth of style and design excellence that impressed the judges. At the iF structure Awards 2021, Hyundai gained in 9 separate types, and has been victorious for nine consecutive a long time. In early 2021, Hyundai received four Great Style and design Awards, such as for the Prophecy principle car, which was also named ‘Most effective of the Most effective‘ at the Red Dot design awards.
SangYup Lee joined Hyundai in 2016 and, as chief designer for Hyundai and Genesis, he’s overseeing the generation of 50 creation cars and trucks at any one particular time across 11 design and style centres globally, with a group of 700 people today. As a component of his role, he has masterminded a transformation in Hyundai structure that has viewed it grow to be increasingly admired, most markedly for the IONIQ 5 but also for the future IONIQ 6 and IONIQ 7, as previewed by the Prophecy and Seven principles.
Mark Tisshaw Autocar Editor
Looking back as a result of the previous winners of Autocar’s Structure Hero Award, it is really a real honour to now be sitting alongside some of the folks I take into consideration to be my have structure heroes. Thank you to the workforce at Autocar for recognising the function of the Hyundai World-wide Structure Centre with this sort of a prestigious accolade. I gratefully acknowledge this award on behalf of all our designers and engineers, who are dedicated, gifted, and endlessly imaginative, and who continue on to innovate our brand name from all more than the planet. As nicely as the Style Hero Award, Hyundai also won two item classes at the Autocar Awards, together with Britain’s Most Economical Driver’s Vehicle for the i20 N. Tisshaw mentioned: ‘The i20N secured victory listed here by rather some margin. With 5 judges awarding each and every automobile a rating out of 25, the Hyundai i20 N bagged 102 details, very well forward of next spot. It is really a cohesive, tenacious and really serious proposition for eager motorists, this automobile, and a person that moves the N sub-brand on significantly, even from the impressive degree of the greater i30 N.
SangYup Lee Govt Vice President and Head of Hyundai World Style and design Centre, Hyundai Motor
Since its introduction in 2019 the i20 N has continuously amazed, successful a series of awards, like Prime Gear Auto of the 12 months and British isles Effectiveness Car of the Year. Priced from GBP25,220, the comprehensively geared up Hyundai i20 N builds on the strengths of Hyundai’s renowned, functionality-targeted N model and the accomplishment of the acclaimed i20. A correct sporting icon, the i20N also will take inspiration and engineering values from the a number of-rally-profitable i20 Coupe WRC vehicle. It can be equally at residence delivering its special manufacturer of exhilarating effectiveness both of those on the highway and racetrack.
Meanwhile, the SANTA FE was named Autocar’s Finest Massive Motor vehicle.
If you think major cars and trucks can’t be frugal, that nicely-priced, hardworking SUVs won’t be able to really feel plush or inviting, or that plug-in hybrids impose too lots of compromises to be handy in authentic-entire world loved ones motoring, the Santa Fe stands prepared to demonstrate you distinctive.
Mark Tisshaw Autocar Editor
Priced from GBP40,250, the SANTA FE is Hyundai’s longest-managing SUV, very first bought in the British isles in 2001. The D-section SUV has been praised for its consolation and roominess, complete conventional capabilities and purposeful cabin style and design. With the most recent version supplying a series of enhancements to offer a extra top quality alternative for its customers. Offered with possibly the solution of a hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain for the 1st time, it also characteristics a bold and unique new layout as perfectly as a selection of new technologies and security attributes.
With a prestigious accolade for Hyundai structure and two victories for practically reverse finishes of our product or service assortment, the Autocar Awards 2022 beautifully exemplifies the strength and breadth of the Hyundai line-up. The level of innovation and improvement at Hyundai never ever slows, and it truly is enormously gratifying for us to see the revered specialists at Britain’s oldest motoring magazine so passionately believing in what we are doing.