Hyundai Ioniq Electric selected 2018 ecological car of the year in Chile

SEOUL-- Hyundai Motor Co.'s Ioniq Electric car has been selected the 2018 Best Car of Year in Chile, beating Toyota Motor Corp.'s Prius and BMW's i8, the company said Friday.

Some 20 Chilean media companies voted to select the best car, in terms of design, performance and stability, after reviewing vehicles launched in the local market in 2017, a Hyundai Motor spokesman said.

In 12 sub-categories, they selected the 12 best models. Hyundai's Ioniq Electric was selected the Best Ecological Car, he said.

From January-November, Hyundai sold 29,566 vehicles in Chile, accounting for 9.1 percent of the local passenger vehicle market.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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