List of motor vehicle awards

This list of motor vehicle awards is an index to articles that describe notable awards given to motor vehicles. The list is broken into "car of the year", other car awards, awards for commercial vehicles including trucks and trains, engines and people. The sub-lists are arranged by the country of the sponsoring organization, but typically awards are open to entries from around the world.

World Car Awards New York 2013

Car of the yearEdit

Country/Region Award Sponsor
Australia Wheels Car of the Year Wheels[1][2]
Canada Canadian Car of the Year Automobile Journalists Association of Canada[3]
Europe European Car of the Year Car of the Year (magazines)[4]
India Indian Car of the Year ICOTY (magazines)[5][6]
International World Car of the Year World Car of the Year[7]
Ireland Irish Car of the Year Irish Motoring Writers Association[8]
Japan Car of the Year Japan Japan Car of the Year[9]
Japan RJC Car of the Year (Japan) Automotive Researchers' and Journalists' Conference of Japan[10]
Middle East / United Arab Emirates Middle East Car of the Year Middle East Car of the Year[11]
South Africa South African Car of the Year South African Guild of Motoring Journalists[12]
United Kingdom Cars of the Year What Car?[13][14]
United Kingdom Fifth Gear Awards Fifth Gear[15][16]
United Kingdom Top Gear Car of the Year Top Gear[17][18][19]
United States Automobile of the Year Automobile[20]
United States Green Car of the Year Green Car Journal[21][22]
United States International Car of the Year Road & Travel Magazine[23][24]
United States Motor Trend Car of the Year Motor Trend[25]
United States MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards MotorWeek[26]
United States North American Car of the Year North American International Auto Show[27]

Other car awardsEdit

Country Award Sponsor Notes
France Peugeot Concours Design Peugeot Designs for a car (2001 to 2008)[28]
Germany Das Goldene Lenkrad Bild am Sonntag, Auto Bild New car models[29]
United Kingdom Dewar Trophy Royal Automobile Club The motor car which should successfully complete the most meritorious performance or test furthering the interests and advancement of the industry[30]
International Edison Awards Edison Awards Honoring excellence in innovation[31]
United States Ridler Award Detroit Autorama Best in show[32]
United States America's Most Beautiful Roadster Grand National Roadster Show Roadsters (since 1950)[33][34]
United States Automotive X Prize X Prize Foundation Inspire a new generation of super-efficient vehicles that help break America's addiction to oil and stem the effects of climate change[35]
United States Car and Driver 10Best Car and Driver Ten best cars of the year[36]
United States Car and Driver Supercar Challenge Car and Driver High-powered sports cars[37][38]
United States Car of the Century Global Automotive Elections Foundation World's most influential car of the 20th century
United States Green Car Vision Award Green Car Journal Significant environmental advancements: pre-production and production cars
United States Index of Effluency 24 Hours of LeMons Index of Thermal Efficiency of a vehicle that was deemed unreliable from the factory
United States Best of Show Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Prewar and postwar collector cars judged for authenticity, function, history, and style
United States MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Awards MotorWeek Best automotive picks in the most popular vehicle categories
United States PACE Award Automotive News Innovation developed primarily by a supplier that changes the rules of the game

Commercial vehiclesEdit

Country Award Sponsor Notes
Europe Bus & Coach of the Year (industry publications) Bus and coach models on the European market
Europe International Truck of the Year (industry / publications) New vehicles appearing on the European market
Europe International Van of the Year (industry / publications) New vehicles appearing on the European market
Japan Blue Ribbon Award (railway) Japan Railfan Club Railway vehicles voted by members as being the most outstanding design of the year (since 1958)
Japan Laurel Prize Japan Railfan Club Railway vehicles with the most outstanding functional and design features
United States Green Truck of the Year Green Car Journal

EnginesEdit

Country Award Sponsor Notes
United Kingdom International Engine of the Year UKi Media & Events' Automotive Magazines Subjective driving impressions, technical knowledge, and characteristics such as fuel economy, noise, smoothness, performance and driveability[39][40]
United States Ward's 10 Best Engines Ward's AutoWorld Best" automobile engines available in the U.S. market[41]

PeopleEdit

Country Award Sponsor Notes
Norway Automotive Executive of the Year Award DNV GL - Business Assurance Excellence in leadership and innovation
United States Automotive Hall of Fame MotorCities National Heritage Area Person has made a significant contribution to the automotive industry
United States Car Designer of the Century Global Automotive Elections Foundation Most influential car designer of the 20th century
United States Car Engineer of the Century Global Automotive Elections Foundation Most influential car engineer of the twentieth century
United States Car Entrepreneur of the Century Global Automotive Elections Foundation Most influential car entrepreneur of the 20th century
United States Louis Schwitzer Award Society of Automotive Engineers Engineer, or a team of engineers, for excellence in the design, development and implementation of new, innovative motorsports technology concepts for use in the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race
United States Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award Time, Ally Financial New-car dealers in America who exhibit exceptional performance in their dealerships and perform distinguished community service

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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