Indian Car of the Year 2019 goes to the Maruti Suzuki Swift

Indian Car of the Year 2019 goes to the Maruti Suzuki Swift New Maruti Suzuki Swift
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Thursday 20 December 2018, 21:44 PM

The Indian Car of the Year or ICOTY for the year 2019 has been awarded to the Maruti Suzuki Swift. The Swift was competing for top honours alongside the Honda Amaze, the Honda CR-V, the Hyundai Santro, the Mahindra Alturas G4, the Mahindra Marazzo, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, and the Toyota Yaris. The Hyundai Santro and the Honda Amaze finished second and third, respectively.

This year the ICOTY jury consisted of 18 members. And as is always the case, each jury member had a total of 25 points to give, and each member had to vote for at least five cars from the shortlist.

This year the ICOTY jury included Yogendra Pratap (Auto Today), Rahul Ghosh (Auto Today), Dhruv Behl (Auto X), Ishan Raghava (Auto X), Aspi Bhathena (Car India), Sarmad Kadri (Car India), Sirish Chandran (Evo India), Aninda Sardar (Evo India), Kartik Ware (Motoring World), Raunak Ajinkya (Motoring World), Abhay Verma (Overdrive), Rohit Paradkar (Overdrive), Girish Karkera (Top Gear), Agasti Kaulgi (Top Gear), Muralidhar Swaminathan (The Hindu Business Line), Pablo Chaterji (Man’s World), Hani Musthafa (Flywheel) and Vikrant Singh (CarWale).

This was the 14th edition of the ICOTY, which has emerged as the most honest and desired auto award and is now considered the ‘Oscar’ of Indian automotive awards. This award is an expert and independent judgment of the best new car and the award has been getting increasingly prominent with each passing year. JK Tyre has been sponsoring the award ceremony of the ICOTY ever since its inception.

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