Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter has won the most desired Indian Car of the Year 2016 (ICOTY) award for the "Creta". As Creta has received over 74,000 bookings and 400,000 enquiries and 16,271 orders globally. Hyundai Motor India, being the most appreciated and trusted car manufacturer in the country wins 3 ICOTY’s successively for its products Creta, Elite i20 and Grand i10 as ICOTY 2016, 2015 and 2014 respectively.
The ICOTY award is adjudged by a group of 14 jurors of all the prominent automotive publications in the country: Yogendra Pratap (Auto Today), Rahul Ghosh (Auto Today), Dhruv Behl (Auto X), Ishan Raghava (Auto X), Rohin Nagrani (Motoring World), Aspi Bhathena (Car India), Aninda Sarda (Car India), Bertrand D'souza (Overdrive), Bob Rupani (Overdrive), Girish Karkera (BBC Top Gear), Sirish Chandran (Evo India), Ouseph Chacko (Evo India), Muralidhar Swaminathan (The Hindu Business Line) and Pablo Chaterji (Mans World). Out of which, nine very prestigious publications were represented on the ICOTY 2016 Jury with Bob Rupani being the Chairman of the Jury.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “We are honoured to win the most prestigious automotive award – ‘Indian Car of the Year 2016’ for our make in India, made for the world product- the Perfect SUV- Hyundai CRETA. The CRETA is a true expression of ‘New Age’ Hyundai setting new benchmarks in the industry. Winning the third successive ICOTY award symbolizes the trust and faith of customers in the Hyundai brand. We thank all our customers, partners, media and jurors who have chosen CRETA as the Indian Car of the Year 2016 and made Hyundai the most loved and trusted car manufacturer. With innovation at its core, Hyundai is committed to make global quality products with cutting edge technologies and fortify the Hyundai brand, caring for our customers in India and global markets.”
While congratulating the winning car Creta, Mr. Bob Rupani, Founder Member ICOTY & Chairman of the Jury, Indian Car of the Year 2016 said, “The ICOTY has clearly become the most credible and coveted auto award in India and is known for its honest and non-partisan voting by highly experienced jury members. I congratulate Hyundai for winning this award for the third time in a row. Scoring a hat-trick at ICOTY is an admirable achievement and by no means an easy feat. It shows that Hyundai is consistently making award winning products of very high standards.”
Hyundai Creta launched in July in the Indian car market and with emphasis on safety, bold design, dynamic performance and high quality makes the CRETA a ‘Perfect SUV’.