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.
|Sub-Compact Sedan||Toyota Yaris|
|Compact Sedan||KIA Cerato|
|Compact Premium Sedan||KIA Stinger|
|Midsize Sedan||Toyota Camry Grande Sport|
|Midsize Executive Sedan||Lincoln Continental Presidential|
|Midsize Executive Sedan Coupe||Mercedes AMG GT (4DC)|
|Midsize Executive Sportback||Audi A7|
|Midsize Executive Estate||Jaguar XF Sportbrake|
|Midsize Luxury Sedan||Lexus ES 300 HE|
|Large Luxury Sedan||Audi A8|
|Sub-Compact SUV||Mazda CX-3|
|Sub-Compact Premium SUV||Jaguar E-Pace|
|Compact SUV||Mazda CX-5|
|Compact Premium SUV||Cadillac XT4|
|Compact Performance SUV||Mercedes Benz AMG GLC 63|
|Midsize SUV||VW Teramont|
|Midsize Premium SUV||VW Touareg|
|Midsize Premium SUV Coupe||Audi Q8|
|Midsize Performance SUV||Range Rover Sport SVR|
|Midsize Luxury SUV||Bentley Bentayga|
|Large SUV||Ford Expedition|
|Large Premium SUV||Lincoln Navigator|
|Executive MPV||Ford Tourneo Custom|
|Premium Hatchback||Mini Cooper|
|Performance Hatchback||Renault Megane RS|
|Performance Coupe||Ford Mustang GT|
|Premium Performance Coupe||Audi RS5|
|Premium Performance Coupe (Convertible)||Mercedes Benz E53 Cabrio|
|Luxury Coupe||Bentley Continental GT|
|Luxury Coupe (Convertible)||Aston Martin DB11 Volante|
|Supercar||Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster|
|Special Category (EV)||Renault Zoe|
|PUBLIC COTY||Renault Duster|
|JURY COTY||Bentley Continental GT|