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Hyundai Verna Wins Indian Car of the Year Award (ICOTY) 2018

NextGen Hyundai Verna also won 'Car of the Year Award' at Tech and Auto Awards 2017.


Updated:December 14, 2017, 4:05 PM IST
Hyundai Verna Wins Indian Car of the Year Award (ICOTY) 2018
Mr. Bob Rupani, Founder Member ICOTY & Chairman of the Jury, Mr. Yogendra Pratap, Editor Auto Today & ICOTY Jury Member along with Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & MD, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd awarded the Hyundai Next Gen VERNA, Indian Car of the Year 2018. The award received by Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, HMIL, Mr S J Ha – ED- Sales and Marketing, HMIL and Mr Rakesh Srivastava, Director-Sales & Marketing, HMIL. (Image: Hyundai)
Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), has won the Indian Car of the Year 2018 (ICOTY) award for the Next Gen Verna. Hyundai Motor India has won 5 ICOTY Awards for its products: Verna, Creta, Elite i20, Grand i10, i10 for the year 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2008 respectively. The ICOTY award is adjudged by a diverse group of 18 Jurors in the country.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said, “We are honoured to win the most prestigious automotive award – ‘Indian Car of the Year 2018’ for our Make-in-India, Made-for-the-World product- Next Gen Verna. Winning the 5th ICOTY award symbolizes the trust and faith of customers in Hyundai brand. We thank all our Customers, Partners, Media and Jurors for choosing Next Gen Verna as the Indian Car of the Year 2018 and made Hyundai the Most Loved and Trusted car manufacturer.”

Congratulating the winners, Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Limited said, “The prestigious ICOTY and IMOTY awards have become synonymous with excellence in the Indian automobile industry, honoring cars and bikes for now for over a decade. Every year these coveted awards recognize the best in class efforts in engineering, design, cost-effectiveness, adaptability to local conditions and above all customer satisfaction.

I congratulate Hyundai Verna and KTM 390 Duke for being recognized as the Indian Car of the Year 2018 and Indian Motorcycle of the year 2018. Their commendable efforts bring to the customer best-in-class cars and motorcycles, which have been selected by automobile experts who constitute the esteemed jury after a critical scrutiny. I would also like to congratulate all contenders for putting their sincere effort in producing these remarkable vehicles.”

Congratulating the winning car Next Gen Verna Mr. Bob Rupani, Founder Member ICOTY & Chairman of the Jury 2009, 2013, and 2015 to 2018, Indian Car of the Year 2018 said, "Congratulations to the Hyundai Verna for becoming the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY). It won by the narrowest of margins ever. Yes, in the closest contest we have still witnessed at an ICOTY Jury Voting Round, it edged past its nearest rival by just 1 point ! In all 18 jury members cast their votes and the fact that the Hyundai Verna emerged a winner after such a close fight, is a testimony to its technical strengths and impressive design.”

The NextGen Verna has received over 26,000 bookings and 200,000 enquiries in India and Over 10,500 Units of order from global markets.

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