Hyundai Creta Bags the Indian Car of the Year 2016 Award

Dated: December 21, 2015

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country's second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter has won the most coveted Indian Car of the Year 2016 (ICOTY) award for the CRETA. As the most loved and trusted car manufacturer in India, Hyundai Motor India wins 3 ICOTY's successively for its products: CRETA, Elite i20 and Grand i10 as ICOTY 2016, 2015 and 2014 respectively. Hyundai is a New Age brand and under the Modern Premium brand direction, CRETA has redefined the SUV segment.

Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country's second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter has won the most coveted Indian Car of the Year 2016 (ICOTY) award for the CRETA. As the most loved and trusted car manufacturer in India, Hyundai Motor India wins 3 ICOTY's successively for its products: CRETA, Elite i20 and Grand i10 as ICOTY 2016, 2015 and 2014 respectively.  Hyundai is a New Age brand and under the Modern Premium brand direction, CRETA has redefined the SUV segment.

The ICOTY award is adjudged by a diverse 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 (Man's World). In all nine very prestigious publications were represented on the ICOTY 2016 Jury with Bob Rupani being the Chairman of the Jury.

Commenting 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."

CRETA has received over 74,000 bookings and 400,000 enquiries and 16,271 orders globally. This was the 11th edition of the ICOTY, which has emerged as the most credible and coveted award and is now the 'Oscar' of Indian automotive awards. This award is an expert and independent judgement of the best new car and the award has been getting increasingly prominent with each passing year.

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