The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the Canadian Utility Vehicle of the 12 months while the BMW i4 EV has won Automotive of the 12 months.
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) named the winners Thursday to kick off the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto.
The Ioniq 5 is an element of Hyundai Motor Group’s plan to introduce 23 BEV models and sell a million BEV units worldwide by 2025. It rivals vehicles reminiscent of the Ford Mach-E, Volkswagen ID4, Tesla Model Y and the Kia EV6.
“Ioniq 5 continues to win awards world wide, and we’re honoured to receive this top accolade from our automotive experts here in Canada,” Hyundai Canada President Don Romano said in a press release.
The automaker has sold about 5,500 Ioniq 5s in Canada, the automaker said.
The BMW i4 has a spread of as much as 484 kilometres, depending on the model.
AJAC members picked the winners from 12 category winners spanning segments that include cars, utility vehicles, trucks and EVs.
The 2 vehicles beat the next vehicles: Mazda3, Genesis G90, Hyundai Elantra N, Toyota Corolla Cross, Mitsubishi Outlander, Kia Telluride, Lexus NX, Volvo XC90, Ford Maverick.
Greater than 250 vehicles on sale in Canada were eligible for evaluation and voting on this 12 months’s awards. Vehicles that were newly designed, recently refreshed, and carried over from the previous 12 months were all eligible upon receiving a minimum variety of ballots submitted by AJAC journalists.