Car of the Year
Car of the Year (COTY) is a common abbreviation for numerous automotive awards.
In 1964, a jury of European automotive journalists began selecting the European Car of the Year award.
- eligible cars are all those that have been launched and gone on sale in the past year
- must be available on at least two continents
- juror can borrow the car in question from manufacturer fleet of test cars
- fitness for purpose
- real-world practicalities such as running costs, interior space and comfort, acceleration, handling, roadholding, ride comfort, noise levels, fit, finish, visual and tactile quality of the interior
- Innovation - advance of car design and engineering
- Advancement in design
- Engineering excellence - integrity of the total vehicle concept and execution and use of technologies that benefit the consumer
- Efficiency - fuel economy and overall operating costs
- Safety - protect occupants from harm in a crash and avoid a crash
- Value - relative to competitors in the same market segment
- Performance of intended function
- World Car of the Year selected by a jury of 82 international automotive journalists from 24 countries, beginning in 2003
- European Car of the Year selected by a collective of automobile magazines from different countries in Europe. The current organisers of the award are Auto (Italy), Autocar (United Kingdom), Autopista (Spain), Autovisie (Netherlands), L'Automobile Magazine (France), Stern (Germany) and Vi Bilägare (Sweden). The voting jury consists of motoring journalists from publications throughout Europe.
- North American Car of the Year - 60 automotive journalists from the US and Canada.
- Automobile Magazine's Automobile of the Year (USA)
- Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best (USA)
- Motor Trend magazine's Motor Trend Car of the Year The magazine continues its COTY award begun in 1949, and has also expanded to separate trophies for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) (USA)
- MotorWeek magazine's Driver's Choice Awards (USA)
- International Car of the Year selected by Road & Travel Magazine (USA)
- Green Car of the Year selected by Green Car Journal (USA)
- Japan Car of the Year
- Qatar Car of the Year - Maqina Magazine (QCOTY) (Qatar) 
- RJC Car of the Year (Japan)
- Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY)https://www.mecoty.com/
- Korean Car of the Year
- Canadian Car of the Year
- Carsguide Car of the Year
- Indian Car of the Year
- South African Car of the Year
- Wheels magazine's Car of the Year (Australia)
- Drive.com.au Car of the Year (Australia)
- China Car of the Year
- Irish Car of the Year
- Germany's Das Goldene Lenkrad
- Lithuanian Car of the Year
- Russian Car of the Year
- Auto Express magazine's Car of the Year Awards (UK)
- Evo Magazine's Evo Car of the year [eCoty] (UK)
- Fifth Gear's Car of the Year Awards (UK)
- Top Gear's Car of the Year Awards (UK)
- What Car? magazine's Car of the Year (UK)
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