Hyundai Motor Group Wins Multiple Awards
The Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) took home several awards at the Autocar ‘Britain’s Best Car Awards’ in 2022.
The five awards include three product prizes for the EV6, ‘Best Electric Car,’ ‘Best Large Car,’ and ‘Best Affordable Driver’s Car,’ as well as individual recognition for the Group’s Executive Design Advisor Peter Schreyer and Hyundai’s Global Design Head SangYup Lee.
The Group’s hard-won status as an automotive industry leader in design and product development is reaffirmed by the awards haul.
Commenting on his award, designer Peter Schreyer said: “It is an honor to receive this Lifetime Achievement Award.
“I have been fortunate to have been involved in many projects over my 40+ year design career and privileged to work with some very talented teams to develop vehicles that have resonated with customers the world over.”
“In 2006, I was given the opportunity to join Kia and the freedom to conceive a desirable design brand. It was a truly enriching moment in my career.
“Thanks to visionary leadership of the Group and the trust they placed in me, we led the transformation of the Hyundai Motor Group and created a legacy the company can build on for the future.
“Since then, I have been involved in many successful programs for the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands, and I look forward to continuing my work for the Group,” he added.
The Autocar Awards honour the industry’s top performers as well as, for the first time, some of the best cars for sale in the UK across ten categories.
The Hyundai Santa Fe SUV was named ‘Best Large Car,’ while the turbocharged i20 N was named ‘Best Affordable Driver’s Car,’ according to the judges. The EV6, Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle, has been crowned ‘Best Electric Car’ by Autocar, adding to the car’s amazing list of accolades since its premiere last year.
Che Young Kim, Head of Product Division at Hyundai Motor Group, commented: “Winning in these highly competitive product categories is a significant achievement for the Group. It’s testament to the hard work that goes into producing class-leading products, and to the amazing individuals we have leading and working in our design and product development teams. The Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai i20 N and Kia EV6 may be very different cars, but the same ingenuity and technical prowess goes into their creation.”
On receiving his ‘Design Hero’ award, Hyundai’s SangYup Lee said: “Looking back through the previous winners of Autocar’s Design Hero Award, it’s a real honor to now be sitting alongside some of the people I consider to be my own design heroes. Thank you to the team at Autocar for recognizing the work of the Hyundai Global Design Centre with such a prestigious accolade.”