INDIAN CAR OF THE YEAR

It all started back in 2005, when senior and eminent journalists from all the leading automobile magazines in India got together and decided to create and confer the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) award.

This award is an expert and independent judgment of the best new car. The highly experienced jury members are responsible for selecting a single decisive winner, and the voting process has been designed to be very fair and tamper-proof. Criteria like price, fuel-efficiency, styling, comfort, safety, performance, practicality, technical innovation, value for money, and suitability for Indian driving conditions are particularly important factors while deciding on the winner.

ICOTY is the most credible and coveted Indian automotive award, and is often referred to as the ‘Oscar’ of the Indian automotive industry. JK Tyre has been a proud sponsor of the grand award ceremonies right from the inception of the award.

Hyundai i20 ICOTY 2021 winner

ICOTY 2021 Winner

Hyundai i20

The Hyundai i20 was crowned the 2021 Indian Car of the Year. On behalf of the ICOTY 2021 jury, Dr Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & MD, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., presented the ICOTY 2021 trophy to Mr S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited. The Hyundai i20 had to battle it out with some very strong contenders – namely the Honda City, Hyundai Aura, Hyundai Creta, Kia Carnival, Kia Sonet, Mahindra Thar, MG Gloster and the Tata Altroz but ultimately it took home the crown with 104 points. The Kia Sonet gave the i20 good competition and with 91 points, it took home second place. Behind the Sonet, the Mahindra Thar claimed the final spot on the podium, with 78 points.

ICOTY Contenders 2021

Honda City

Honda City

Hyundai Aura

Hyundai Aura

Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta

Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20

Kia Carnival

Kia Carnival

Kia Sonet

Kia Sonet

Mahindra Thar

Mahindra Thar

MG Gloster

MG Gloster

Tata Altroz

Tata Altroz

ICOTY Contenders 2021

Land Rover Defender Premium Car Award 2021 by ICOTY

Premium Car Award 2021 by ICOTY

Land Rover Defender

Land Rover took home the Premium Car Award 2021 for the Defender 110. Due to travel restrictions in place, the Land Rover representatives could not be present at the ceremony and therefore, were presented with the award virtually. The Premium Car Award takes into consideration all premium, performance and luxury cars that sit above the ₹40-lakh mark. These include both, locally produced as well as imported car models. The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé, with 61 points, and the Mercedes-Benz GLE, with 77 points, were runners-up in the Premium Car category.

Premium Car Award 2021 By ICOTY - Contenders

Audi A8

Audi A8

Audi Q2

Audi Q2

Audi Q8

Audi Q8

BMW 2 Series

BMW 2 Series

BMW 8 Series

BMW 8 Series

Land Rover Defender

Land Rover Defender

Lexus LC 500h

Lexus LC 500h

Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door

Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door

Mercedes GLE

Mercedes GLE

Mercedes GLS

Mercedes GLS

Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Premium Car Award 2021 By ICOTY - Contenders

Tata Nexon EV Green Car Award 2021 by ICOTY

Green Car Award 2021 by ICOTY

Tata Nexon EV

Tata Motors took home the first-ever Green Car Award for the Tata Nexon EV. Dr Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & MD, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., presented the Green Car Award 2021 trophy to Mr Anand Kulkarni (Head-Product Line, Electric Vehicles, Tata Motors) and Mr. Vivek Misra (Head - Product Development - Passenger Vehicle, Tata Motors). The Green Car Award takes into consideration all hybrid and electric vehicles currently available in the Indian market. These include both, locally produced as well as imported car models. The Hyundai Kona EV (99 points) and the MG ZS EV (93 points) were runners-up in this category.

Green Car Award 2021 By ICOTY - Contenders

Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona

Lexus ES 300h

Lexus ES 300h

Mercedes EQC

Mercedes EQC

MG ZS EV

MG ZS EV

Tata Nexon EV

Tata Nexon EV

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Green Car Award 2021 By ICOTY - Contenders

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