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Hyundai IONIQ is 2017 Women's World Car of the Year

2017 Hyundai IONIQ Electric | Photo: Hyundai
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Khatir Soltani
It inherits the crown from last year’s winner, the Jaguar F-PACE

An international jury of 25 automotive journalists – every one of them a woman – has just chosen the Hyundai IONIQ the 2017 Woman’s World Car of the Year.

The initial list of vehicles under consideration consisted of 420 models, which was whittled down to 60 before a secret vote was held to determine the winner in each category. The IONIQ in fact took home the award for Green Car of the Year.

“The car that wins the Supreme award has gone through a rigorous test by 25 judges from 20 different countries who are on the panel of Women’s World Car of the Year. It’s a democratic process and cars that have won categories and the supreme winner really have to stand out.”

- Sandy Myhre, CEO, Women’s World Car of the Year

Hyundai’s small sedan is the only vehicle in the world currently offered in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric configurations on a single platform. It took home the overall top award by beating out the other five finalists, which consisted of the Mazda CX-5 (Family Car of the Year), Ford Fiesta (Budget Car of the Year), Peugeot 3008 (SUV/Crossover of the Year), BMW 5 Series (Luxury Car of the Year) and Honda Civic Type R (Performance Car of the Year). The other award handed out by the 25-person jury was for Dream Car of the Year, which went to the McLaren 720S.

Check out our review of the 2017 Woman’s World Car of the Year, the Hyundai IONIQ!

Khatir Soltani
Khatir Soltani
Automotive expert
As a car enthusiast, he tests and compares vehicles from different categories through the eyes of the consumer, ensuring relevant and objective reviews.
  • Over 6 years experience as a car reviewer
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