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 Venue ICOTY 2020 winner

icoty 2020 Winner

Hyundai Venue

The Hyundai Venue was crowned the 2020 Indian Car of the Year. On behalf of the ICOTY 2020 jury, Dr Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & MD, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., presented the ICOTY 2020 trophy to Mr Bryan Dong Huwy Park (Executive Director - Sales & Marketing) at Hyundai Motor India Ltd.). The Venue had to battle it out with some really strong contenders in the form of the Honda Civic, Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS, Tata Harrier, MG Hector, Nissan Kicks, Kia Seltos, Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, Renault Triber and the Maruti Suzuki WagonR but ultimately it took home the crown with 111 points. The Kia Seltos gave the Venue good competition and with 102 points, it took home second place. Behind the Seltos, the Renault Triber claimed the final spot on the podium with 56 points.

ICOTY Contenders 2020

Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Hyundai Venue

Hyundai Venue

hyundai grand i10 Nios

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Kia Seltos

Kia Seltos

Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

Maruti Suzuki Espresso

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

MG Hector

MG Hector

Mahindra XUV 300

Mahindra XUV 300

Nissan Kicks

Nissan Kicks

Renault Triber

Renault Triber

Tata Harrier

Tata Harrier

ICOTY Contenders 2020

BMW 3-Series Sedan

Premium Car Award 2020 by ICOTY

BMW 3-Series Sedan

BMW India took home the second-ever Premium Car Award 2020 for the 3-Series sedan. Dr Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & MD, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., presented the Premium Car Award 2020 trophy to Mr Rudratej Singh (MD & CEO - BMW India). 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 X5 (102 points) and the Audi A6 (67 points) were runners-up in this category. It's worth mentioning that the BMW brethren were only 3 points apart, with the 3 Series jumping ahead with 105 points.

Premium Car Award 2020 By ICOTY - Contenders

Audi A6

Audi A6

BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series

BMW X4

BMW X4

BMW X5

BMW X5

Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

Mercedes CLS

Mercedes CLS

Premium Car Award 2020 By ICOTY - Contenders

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