IONIQ Wins 2017 Green Good Design Award™
IONIQ proves that it is a leader in the environmentally-friendly vehicle space by winning Green Good Design Award™
IONIQ is the first eco vehicle in the world to offer three distinct electrified powertrains on a single, dedicated vehicle platform
June 20, 2017 - Driving the most fuel efficient vehicle in America doesn’t mean you
have to compromise on its appearance as the 2017 Hyundai IONIQ received the
2017 Green Good Design Award™ from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of
Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and
Urban Studies. The Green Good Design Awards™ celebrate important examples of
sustainable designs and provide awareness on what companies are designing and
producing to make the most positive impact on the environment.
“Hyundai Motor is committed to progressing the future of eco-friendly driving and the
IONIQ is just the beginning,” said Chris Chapman, chief designer, Hyundai Design
Center. “The future-focused character of the IONIQ along with its innovative use of
recycled and ecologically-sensitive materials has made IONIQ the most fuel-efficient
vehicle and a leader in the environmentally-friendly vehicle space.”
For 2017, 100 designs were awarded Green Good Design Awards from 23 nations.
IONIQ was recognized among the world’s most advanced products, designs and
projects representing leading companies that have an emphasis on sustainability.
The thoughtful and innovative work by Hyundai Motor’s design teams helped IONIQ
become recognized as one of the best ecological and sustainable designs in
transportation for 2017. Now in its eighth year, Green Good Design Award™ is a
specialized edition of the original the Good Design™ program.
IONIQ is the first eco vehicle in the world to offer three distinct electrified powertrains
on a single, dedicated vehicle platform – the IONIQ Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and
Electric models. Hyundai Motor’s IONIQ line-up calls upon two key factors, efficiency
and technology, in its design, which combine to create both a unique and forward-
looking appearance. Throughout the entire development phase, engineers and
designers worked closely to ensure that form and function evolved simultaneously in
a complementary fashion. Distinguished exterior design sets IONIQ apart from its
competitors as advanced technologies are integrated with the overall design. IONIQ
Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient vehicle and the IONIQ Electric is the most efficient
electric vehicle in the U.S. market.
THE CHICAGO ATHENAEUM
The Chicago Athenaeum (www.chi-athenaeum.org) is a global nonprofit education
and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide public
education about the significance of architecture and design and how those
disciplines can have a positive effect on the human environment.
THE EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURE ART DESIGN AND URBAN
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
(www.europeanarch.eu) is dedicated to public education concerning all aspects of
the built environment - from entire cities to individual buildings - including the
philosophical issues of arts and culture that ultimately give the final shape to design.
A high emphasis exists on contemporary values and aesthetics, conservation and
sustainability, and the theoretical exploration and advancement of art and design as
the highest expression of culture and urbanism.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of
Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the
United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through 835
dealerships nationwide. All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the
Hyundai Assurance program, which includes a 5-year/60,000- mile fully-transferable
new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000- mile powertrain limited
warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.