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.

The ICOTY is the most credible and coveted award, and almost like the ‘Oscar’ of Indian car awards. It is gaining prominence with each passing year, and credit for this must go to JK Tyres, which have been supporting this award and sponsoring the grand award ceremonies right from the inception.

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ICOTY Contenders 2019

Honda Amaze

Honda CR-V

Hyundai Santro

Mahindra Marazzo

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Toyota Yaris

ICOTY Contenders 2019

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Audi Q5

Audi RS 5 Coupe



Lexus ES 300h

Mercedes-AMG E63 S

MINI Countryman

Porsche Cayenne

Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC40

Volvo XC60

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icoty 2019 Winner

Maruti Suzuki Swift

The Maruti Suzuki Swift was adjudged the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2019. Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & MD, JK Tyres, presented the ICOTY trophy to Maruti Suzuki, the winners of the ICOTY 2019 Award. Facing strong competition from the other contenders, the Swift edges past the Hyundai Santro and the Honda Amaze for the 2019 ICOTY Award. Remarkably, the 2019 ICOTY Award also marks the 3rd time that the Maruti Suzuki Swift has won the ICOTY award, with the other two titles awarded to previous generations of the Swift in 2012 and 2006. With the unparalleled collective experience of the ICOTY Jury, the ICOTY Award is the most coveted and credible automotive award in India.


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