The world’s leading car brands took centre stage at the recently concluded, sixth edition of the Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) awards, which was held on 25th March 2019, at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The invite-only ceremony was attended by top executives of major automotive brands from across the region and several dignitaries, including guests all the way from Japan, USA, Korea, UK, and Germany.

The night’s leading winners were Bentley and Renault Middle East winning the prestigious Jury & Public COTY awards respectively, whilst top brands, including; Aston Martin, Audi, Ford, Volkswagen, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, Honda, Mazda, Toyota, Lincoln, GMC, Lamborghini, Hyundai, KIA and Volkswagen were among the winners announced in an exciting and stunning gala awards night.

The nominees underwent a stringent multi-stage voting process, spanning over 10 months, by a select panel of 19 judges, who are handpicked to represent their respective countries, including; UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan & Saudi Arabia.

Audi, which holds the records for the most number of wins over the past editions, witnessed another successful night, by winning three MECOTYs and being recognised as the leader in its competing classes.

Winning a MECOTY award is a testament for manufacturers that proves that their models are in line with the regional consumer needs and re-affirms their commitment of providing world-class vehicles and services to the Middle East region, one of the largest car markets globally.

Renault’s SUV, Duster, which won the coveted ‘Public COTY’ award, claimed over 20% of the 80,000+ votes received from around the world, further cementing its market position of a brand that resonates with the regional consumer’s expectations.

CategoryModel
Sub-Compact SedanToyota Yaris
Compact SedanKIA Cerato
Compact Premium SedanKIA Stinger
Midsize SedanToyota Camry Grande Sport
Midsize Executive SedanLincoln Continental Presidential
Midsize Executive Sedan CoupeMercedes AMG GT (4DC)
Midsize Executive SportbackAudi A7
Midsize Executive EstateJaguar XF Sportbrake
Midsize Luxury SedanLexus ES 300 HE
Large Luxury SedanAudi A8
Sub-Compact SUVMazda CX-3
Sub-Compact Premium SUVJaguar E-Pace
Compact SUVMazda CX-5
Compact Premium SUVCadillac XT4
Compact Performance SUVMercedes Benz AMG GLC 63
Midsize SUVVW Teramont
Midsize Premium SUVVW Touareg
Midsize Premium SUV CoupeAudi Q8
Midsize Performance SUVRange Rover Sport SVR
Midsize Luxury SUVBentley Bentayga
Large SUVFord Expedition
Large Premium SUVLincoln Navigator
MPVHonda Odyssey
Executive MPVFord Tourneo Custom
TruckFord F-150
HatchbackPeugeot 308
Premium HatchbackMini Cooper
Performance HatchbackRenault Megane RS
Performance CoupeFord Mustang GT
Premium Performance CoupeAudi RS5
Premium Performance Coupe (Convertible)Mercedes Benz E53 Cabrio
Luxury CoupeBentley Continental GT
Luxury Coupe (Convertible)Aston Martin DB11 Volante
SupercarLamborghini Aventador S Roadster
Special Category (EV)Renault Zoe
PUBLIC COTYRenault Duster
JURY COTYBentley Continental GT

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