Best Cars Of The Year 2021/22

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The world champions have been announced in new car judging project – with Kia and Hyundai of South Korea as the first winners.

A panel of world-renowned car designers, engineers, auto industry titans, motorsport legends, specialist journalists, broadcasters and media professionals have voted for their Best Cars of the Year 2021/2022.

The Kia EV6 and Hyundai IONIQ 5 tied for first place and were declared joint winners in the first judging verdict to emerge from a new, revolutionary evaluation process.

The judges commented that the shared win for the EV6 and IONIQ 5 further proves that Eui-Sun Chung, Chairman of the giant Hyundai-Kia organisation, is successfully shaking up the old-world order.

In addition to the world champ Kia and Hyundai models, new cars from Audi, Toyota, Ford, Fiat and Porsche were highly rated by the wholly independent Best Cars of the Year [aka Best COTY] judging panel, which also includes leading vehicle retailers, automotive consultants, major event and motor club organisers, plus a handful of carefully selected real-world car buyers.

Manufacturers from South Korea, Germany, Japan, USA, Italy and France (in that order) did most to impress the hugely experienced and team of national and international judges, who operated under an unrestrictive, democratic, ‘one person, one vote’ system.

Remarkably, the 10 models voted by those judges into this year’s Best COTY Top 10 are from 10 separate brands, based in six countries spread across the world’s top three car-producing continents – Asia, Europe and North America.

As the reigning joint world champions, the Kia EV6 and Hyundai IONIQ 5 are scheduled to be two of the many star attractions expected on the Best Cars of the Year stand at the British Motor Show this coming August, when the selection, evaluation, test driving and voting process for the Best Cars of the Year 2022/23 project will begin.

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Joint 1st Kia Ev6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5

3rd Audi E-Tron GT

4th Toyota GR Yaris

5th Ford Mustang Mach-E

6th Fiat 500

7th Porsche Taycan

8th Citroen Ami

9th Mitsubishi Outlander Phev

10th VW Polo*
* Updated 2021/2022 version