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Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2021: Here are the nominees

Tuhin Guha Updated: February 26, 2021, 03:09 PM IST

The Indian Car of The Year (ICOTY) 2021 is set to be announced today, February 26. Before this, here's a look at all the cars in the fray for the coveted prize this year. The ICOTY awards are presented to cars in three categories. The first is the main ICOTY award presented to cars manufactured or assembled in India and been on sale in showrooms before November 30 of the previous year. The next award, introduced in 2020 for the first time, is the Premium Car Award by ICOTY. This takes into consideration all premium, performance and luxury cars that cost more than Rs 40 lakh. These include both, locally produced as well as imported car models.  Finally, newly introduced this year is the Green Car Award by ICOTY. This is to recognize environmentally friendly cars and considers both EVs and hybrids.

2021 ICOTY contenders

Honda City
Hyundai Aura
Hyundai Creta
Hyundai i20
Kia Carnival
Kia Sonet
Mahindra Thar
MG Gloster
Tata Altroz

2021 Premium Car Award by ICOTY contenders

Audi A8
Audi Q2
Audi Q8
BMW 2 Series
BMW 8 Series
Land Rover Defender
Lexus LC 500h
Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door
Mercedes-Benz GLE
Mercedes-Benz GLS
Porsche Cayenne Coupe

2021 Green Car Award by ICOTY contenders

Hyundai Kona
Lexus ES 300h
Mercedes-Benz EQC
MG ZS EV
Tata Nexon EV
Toyota Camry Hybrid

These contenders are judged by a panel of experienced automotive journalists from the biggest publications in the country, which also includes OVERDRIVE. Editor Bertrand D'Souza and consulting editor Bob Rupani are part of the ICOTY jury this year. Heading the juror's panel is Yogendra Pratap, editor at Auto Today. Other members are Rahul Ghosh, associate editor, Auto Today; Dhruv Behl, editor at AutoX, Ishan Raghava, associate editor at AutoX; Aspi Bhatena, editor of Car India and Bike India; Sarmad Kadiri, executive editor at Car India and Bike India; Sirish Chandran, editorial director of Evo India and Fast Bikes India; Annirudha Rangnekar, contributing editor at Evo India; Pablo Chaterji, executive editor at Motoring World; Kartik Ware, managing editor at Motoring World; Muralidhar Swaminathan, consulting motoring editor at Hindu Businessline; Vikrant Singh, editor at Carwale, Bikewale and CarTrade; Kushan Mitra, managing editor at The Pioneer, Girish Karkera, consulting editor at Times Auto and Kranti Sambhav, editor and lead at Times Drive.

In 2020, the Hyundai Venue won the ICOTY award and the G20 BMW 3 Series won the Premium Car Award by ICOTY.

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Starts Rs 34.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1984cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
190
Max Torque(Nm)
320
Mileage
6.5 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1.34 Crore
Displacement
2995cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
340
Max Torque(Nm)
500
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 41.7 Lakhs
Displacement
1998cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
190
Max Torque(Nm)
400
Mileage
16.13 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1.3 Crore
Displacement
2998cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
340
Max Torque(Nm)
500
Mileage
11.3 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 10.9 Lakhs
Displacement
1497cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
100
Max Torque(Nm)
145
Mileage
17.8 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 5.8 Lakhs
Displacement
998cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
69
Max Torque(Nm)
171.61
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1353cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
242
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 6.8 Lakhs
Displacement
1493cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
83
Max Torque(Nm)
241
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 23.72 Lakhs
Displacement
-NA-
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
136
Max Torque(Nm)
395
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 6.7 Lakhs
Displacement
998cc
Transmission
iMT
Max Power(ps)
83
Max Torque(Nm)
172
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 24.95 Lakhs
Displacement
2143cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
200
Max Torque(Nm)
440
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 6.71 Lakhs
Displacement
1493cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
83
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 73.98 Lakhs
Displacement
2996cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
300
Max Torque(Nm)
650
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1.96 Crore
Displacement
3456cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
354
Max Torque(Nm)
348
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.8 Lakhs
Displacement
2184cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
130
Max Torque(Nm)
300
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 73.7 Lakhs
Displacement
2925cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
245
Max Torque(Nm)
700
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 99.9 Lakhs
Displacement
2925cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
330
Max Torque(Nm)
700
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 29.98 Lakhs
Displacement
1996cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
163
Max Torque(Nm)
480
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 20.99 Lakhs
Displacement
-NA-
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
142.76
Max Torque(Nm)
353
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1.19 Crore
Displacement
3996cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
340
Max Torque(Nm)
770
Mileage
11.9 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 5.69 Lakhs
Displacement
1497cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
86
Max Torque(Nm)
200
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 6.95 Lakhs
Displacement
1497cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
110
Max Torque(Nm)
260
Mileage
21.5 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 13.99 Lakhs
Displacement
-NA-
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
129
Max Torque(Nm)
245
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 37.88 Lakhs
Displacement
2487cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
218
Max Torque(Nm)
221
Mileage
23.27 Kmpl
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