This is the most prestigious of them all. A whopping 18 four-wheelers from different categories are in competition for the coveted OVERDRIVE Car of the Year title. To qualify for theCNBC-TV18 OverdriveCar of the Year title, the vehicle can be from any of our other categories so long as it is locally assembled or manufactured. The full list of the OVERDRIVE Car of the Year nominees is below in no particular order:
Fiat Abarth Punto
Ford Figo Aspire
Land Rover Discovery Sport
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross
Mercedes-Benz S 500 Maybach
Hyundai i20 Active
So which will it be? An affordable compact car? Perhaps a luxury SUV or maybe one of those new premium hatchbacks. We'll have an answer for you very soon.
The Car of the Year category will be judged by a panel of experts on a range of criteria (read more about our judging methodology here) including how well they suit the role, value for the money they demand and also how involving they are to drive. No matter the category, we at OVERDRIVE value driving involvement. A car has to put a smile on its driver's face, no matter the power or price and that's definitely one of the criteria in our judging process.
The CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVEAwards 2016 ceremony will be held on December 9, 2015. Stay tuned to knowwhat we think are the best cars and bikes of the year.
See nominations in the other categories for theCNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE Awards 2016