Hyundai Exter Wins the 2024 Indian Car of the Year Award

The Hyundai Exter has been named the winner of the 2024 Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) award. The Exter beat the Toyota Innova Hycross, MG Comet, Honda Elevate, Hyundai Verna, Mahindra XUV 400, and Maruti Suzuki Jimny to win the coveted title. Notably, the winners of the ICOTY in the past three years include the Kia Carens, Mahindra XUV700, and Hyundai i20.

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106162861The BMW 7 Series won the Premium Car of the Year award. The first runner-up in this category was Mercedes-Benz GLC, followed by the BMW X1 as the second runner-up. The shortlisted contenders for the Premium Car Award were the BMW X1, Range Rover Sport, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Hyundai Ioniq 5, BMW 7-series, Lexus RX, Volvo C40 Recharge and Lexus LX.

hyundai ioniq 5 wins green car award 2024 by icoty 204954165 16x9 0Additionally, the jury selected the Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV as the Green Car of the Year, while the BMW i7 and MG Comet EV were declared the first and second runner-ups, respectively. Other contenders in this category included the BMW i7, BYD Atto 3, Citroen eC3, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Mahindra XUV400, Mercedes-Benz EQE, MG Comet, and Volvo C40 Recharge.

Related: Hyundai Exter Launched in India at INR 5.99 Lac

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The ICOTY Jury comprises Indian automotive journalists from renowned magazines, publications, and other media houses. For 2024, the ICOTY Jury included 18 journalists,  with each jury member testing these cars and having a total of max 25 points to award in total. No car can be awarded more than 10 points by a jury member, with the 25 points to be divided amongst five of the contenders with one clear winner, hence keeping the process transparent and avoiding the chances of any one jury member influencing the award.

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