Finalists for the Best Urban Electric Vehicle under $100,000 at the 2024 Drive Car of the Year Awards.

Drive Car of the Year 2024 Finalists Announced: Best Urban Electric Vehicle Under $100,000

The finalists for the Drive Car of the Year 2024 have been announced, and the Best Urban Electric Vehicle Under $100,000 category is shaping up to be a highly competitive field. Over the next few weeks, we will introduce all the categories and finalists as the testing process is currently underway. The final winners will be announced in early 2024.

In its eighteenth year, the annual Drive Car of the Year Awards remain the most trusted advisor for Australian new car buyers. With over 200 new cars tested each year, the rewards program evaluates each vehicle’s strengths and weaknesses to find the best of the automotive crop. This year, the awards have been divided into 19 end-user-focused price categories.

The Best Urban Electric Vehicle Under $100,000 is a new category for 2024, reflecting the growing demand for electric vehicles, especially in urban areas where drivers often make short trips. It is an exciting category that allows everyday urban electric vehicles to vie for top honors.

The contenders for the Best Urban Electric Vehicle Under $100,000 category are as follows:

– BMW iX1
– CUPRA Born
– Hyundai Ioniq 6
– BYD Seal
– Tesla Model 3
– North Star 2
– Volvo EX30
– Fiat 500e
– GWM Ora
– Peugeot e-2008
– Kia Niro
– MG4 X-Power
– MG4 Long Range 77
– MG ZS EV

These electric vehicles offer cutting-edge technology and environmentally-friendly features, making them highly desirable options for committed EV buyers.

The BMW iX1, for example, represents the brand’s latest foray into entry-level electric vehicles, providing a decent driving experience. On the other hand, the CUPRA Born boasts a surprisingly spacious cabin, well-calculated ride comfort, and muted road noise. The Hyundai Ioniq 6 comes equipped with a new input model and better added value to its existing attributes, while the BYD Seal offers three variants and a cabin packed with technology and soft-touch materials.

In the Best Urban Electric Vehicle Under $100,000 category, a wide range of electric vehicles will give the judges a lot to consider. Each car must be completely new or significantly updated to be eligible for the award and must be on sale before December 31, 2023, with retail examples available for testing. The winner of the category will be announced in February 2024.

With the electric vehicle landscape heating up, the Drive Car of the Year 2024 promises to be one of the toughest challenges faced by the 11 experienced judges. The winners of each category will be revealed early next year, with the Drive Car of the Year remaining the gold standard for new car awards in Australia.

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