To take home the prized award, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 defeated seven other competitors.
The ICOTY 2024 Green Car Award has been given to the Hyundai Ioniq 5. The EV took first place in the competition, surpassing the BMW i7, which came in second, and the MG Comet, which came in third. The BYD Atto 3, Citroen eC3, Mahindra XUV400, Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, and Volvo C40 Recharge were the other five competitors in the class.
Indian automotive journalists from magazines, newspapers, and other media outlets, notably Auto Today magazine, make up the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) Jury. Yogendra Pratap, Editor of Auto Today, and Rahul Ghosh, Associate Editor of Auto Today, are two of the eighteen journalists on the ICOTY Jury for 2024. Each juror that tests these vehicles is given a total of 25 points to be awarded. To ensure transparency and prevent any one jury member from influencing the prize, the 25 points will be shared among five contender cars, with no car receiving more than 10 points from any one member. This will eliminate any possibility of bias in the selection process.
The BMW i7, BYD Atto 3, Citroen eC3, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Mahindra XUV400, Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV, MG Comet, and Volvo C40 Recharge were the eight vehicles that competed for the Green Car Award 2024. These cars can be purchased for as little as Rs 10 lakh or as much as Rs 2 crore. Like it has done worldwide, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a huge hit in India, where it is priced at Rs 45.95 Lakh (ex-showroom). The vehicle just sold 1,100 units in India, which is a huge accomplishment for the electric vehicle.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is propelled by a 217 horsepower rear-mounted motor that can accelerate the vehicle from 0 to 100 mph in 7.6 seconds. This is connected to a 72.6 kWh battery pack that has a 631 km stated ARAI range. Click this link to view the Hyundai Ioniq 5 review in its entirety.