Hyundai Ioniq 6 wins Irish Car of the Year 2024

Electric vehicle scoops the top prize for the fourth year running


hyundai ioniq 6 wins car of the year ireland

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 has been awarded the title of the 2024 Irish Car of the Year, in association with Continental Tyres. The winners were announced during an awards ceremony held at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin.

The event was hosted by the Motoring Media Association of Ireland (MMAI), a collective comprising of 35 Irish motoring journalists. The gathering brought together prominent car brands, importers, and distributors to celebrate the best car models brought to market this year. The MMAI members, who evaluate each new car launched in Ireland annually, cast their votes to determine the award winners.

The victory of the Ioniq 6 marks the fourth time in a row that an electric vehicle has won the title.

Chairman of the MMAI, Joe Rayfus said: “Congratulations to Hyundai Ireland on taking the coveted Irish Car of the Year title for the IONIQ 6, a very worthy winner indeed. What more concrete proof can there be that the era of electric motoring is truly here.  Our fourth straight winner of the title.  And look at the evolution of vehicles in that time, electric models have gone fully mainstream and luxury as this IONIQ 6 proves.” 

Tom Dennigan of awards sponsor, Continental Tyres said: “The Hyundai IONIQ 6 is a really stylish car at the forefront of automotive design. I am sure that our Irish Car of the Year title will be a huge boost to the nameplate’s profile with Irish motorists who are considering making the move to electric.”

The Irish Car of the Year category winners for 2024 are as follows:

Irish Small / Compact Car of the Year: MG4 EV

Irish Small / Compact SUV of the Year: BYD Atto 3

Irish Medium SUV of the Year: Renault Austral

Irish Medium / Large Car of the Year: Hyundai IONIQ 6

Irish Large SUV / MPV of the Year: Nissan X-TRAIL

Irish Luxury Car of the Year: BMW i7 / 7 Series

Irish Performance Car of the Year: BMW M2

In the Irish Van of the Year awards program for 2024, the Ford Ranger Raptor earned the title of Irish Commercial SUV of the Year, while the overall Irish Van of the Year 2024 award, in association with Continental Tyres, was bestowed upon the Mercedes-Benz Citan.

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