Hyundai Elite i20 receives the prestigious ICOTY (Indian Car of the Year) award for 2015
The Hyundai elite i20 has been given the prestigious Indian car of the year award, which is in its 10th year. The cars running in competition for the most prestigious award this year were the Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Honda City.
There are a number of parameters that the cars are judged by namely: Price, fuel economy, styling, comfort, safety, performance, practicality, technical innovation, value for money and suitability to Indian driving conditions.
“We are honoured to win the most prestigious automotive award – The Indian car of the Year 2015 for our world-class product Elite i20. Winning 2 successive ICOTY awards symbolizes Hyundai’s commitment to Indian customers by offering world-class standards of quality products, design and branding. With this, we intend to thank all our customers, media and jurors who have chosen Elitei20 as the Indian Car of the year and made Hyundai as the most loved and trusted car manufacturer in India and global markets. With such a challenging spirit, we will be consistently pursuing the development of Modern Premium technologies to innovate at every step to strengthen our brand globally and our brands with the customers.” Is what Mr. BS Seo-MD & CEO of HMIL had to say.
Mr. Bob Rupani who is the Founder Member ICOTY & Chairman of the Jury, Indian Car of the Year 2015 said, “The 2015 “Indian Car of the Year” title represents the most prestigious recognition for the Elite i20, which embodies the Hyundai’s values of excellence. In our collective votes it has come out on top as a whole package, which has led its way from innovation, design, superior technology, safety and value for money. It was very challenging to select one product for from the entire line-up of the contenders, since all the products have done very well in their respective segments and I am happy to see a car as good as the Elite i20 being awarded as ICOTY 2015.”
The ICOTY award has been greatly been recognized as a credible automobile award in the last few years. This makes it more comfortable and easy for the consumer to make a choice amongst the vast number of cars in the Indian automobile market.
Mr. Bob Rupani also added,” I am very happy that the entire Indian automobile industry now recognizes ICOTY as the most credible automobile award in India. It is the one award that every auto manufacturer aspires to win, as it is the ultimate recognition of their product. A very fair voting system and an extremely qualified jury ensure that the best car for that particular year wins this award.”
In the month of November Hyundai sold 10,500 units of the Elite i20 .The car is priced between Rs. 6.1 and 7.7 lacs ex-showroom, New Delhi.