Published on January 16th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Nation’s best cars honoured in Autoworld Car of the Year Awards 2012
The Autoworld Car of the Year Awards has just been announced for cars launched between November 2011 and October 2012.
With the aim of providing consumers an independent and unbiased judging to acclaim only the best cars among the best, the Autoworld Car of the Year Awards 2012 selects its winners using a unique scoring matrix that combines scores from a panel of judges and also an online voting poll open to its database of over 120,000 registered members and more than 200,000 monthly unique visitors, setting itself apart as a truly credible awards that takes public opinion into account.
A total of 31 cars were nominated for the 2012 awards and they were vying for honours in some 17 categories that cover all mainstream sections of the market including passenger cars, MPVs, and SUVs. Keeping consumer sentiment close to heart, the Autoworld Car of the Year Awards 2012 made special effort to recognize frugal and environmentally friendly green vehicles in the specially created Alternative Vehicle category. In addition, three special mention ‘Value for Money’ awards were created to recognize cars that deliver exceptional specifications that exceed expectations.
List of Winners
Best Sub-Compact Passenger Car: Honda City
Best Premium Sub-Compact Passenger Car: Renault Clio RS 200 Best Compact Passenger Car: Ford Focus Best Premium Compact Passenger Car: Audi A4 Best Mid-Sized Passenger Car: Volkswagen Passat
Best Premium Mid-Sized Passenger Car: Lexus GS 250
Best Premium MPV: Volkswagen CrossTouran
Best SUV / Crossover: Mazda CX-5 Best Premium SUV / Crossover: Range Rover Evoque
Best Pick-Up Truck: Ford Ranger Best Alternative Energy Vehicle: Honda CR-Z
Best Value for Money Passenger Car: Nissan Almera
Best Value for Money MPV: Proton Exora Bold
Best Value for Money SUV / Crossover: Chevrolet Captiva 2.0 Diesel
Judges’ Choice Award: Honda CR-Z Autoworld Members’ Choice Award: Ford Ranger
Overall Car of the Year 2012: Audi A4