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Volvo XC40 wins the first Premium Car Award by ICOTY

Team OD  /
21 Dec 2018 12:36:03 IST

This year, the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) committee added a new page in its illustrious history by introducing a new award category to honour the best car from the premium segment. Called the Premium Car Award by ICOTY, the new award categorises and puts into contention, all premium, performance, and luxury cars that sit upward of Rs 40 lakh. These include both, locally produced as well as imported units.

The Volvo is the first car to win the new Premium Car Award by ICOTY

The first ever automobile to win the Premium Car Award by the ICOTY committee was the Volvo XC40. The compact luxury crossover had to fend tough competition from its own sibling, the versatile XC60, and the fast and desirable Mercedes-AMG E63 S. The other cars in contention for the Premium Car Award were the Audi Q5, Audi RS5, BMW X3, BMW 6 Series GT, Lexus ES300h, Mini Countryman, Porsche Cayenne, and Range Rover Velar.

The contenders of the 2019 Premium Car Award by ICOTY along with the eminent jury

The Volvo XC40 has, in fact, wowed us on multiple occasions and at OVERDRIVE it has also won the comparison test against the segment leader, the BMW X1. Given its feature-rich packaging, competitive pricing and lovely driving dynamics, it was no surprise that the esteemed jury of the ICOTY committee chose the XC40 as the winner of the Premium Car Award 2019.

This year's ICOTY jury committee was made up of Yogendra Pratap and Rahul Ghosh from Auto Today, Dhruv Behl and Ishan Raghava from AutoX, Aspi Bhathena and Sarmad Kadiri from Car India, Sirish Chandran and Aninda Sardar from Evo India, Hani Musthafa from Flywheel, Pablo Chaterji from Mans World, Kartik Ware and Raunak Ajinkya from Motoring World, Abhay Verma and Rohit Paradkar from OVERDRIVE, Muralidhar Swaminathan from The Hindu Business Line, Girish Karkera and Agasti Kaulgi from Top Gear India and Vikrant Singh from carwale.com.

On behalf of the ICOTY committee, the Premium Car Award was presented by Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Limited, to Mr. Charles Frump, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India. Mr. Yogendra Pratap, Chairman of the ICOTY, presented Volvo with the winner's certificate that was signed by all the jury members.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 39.9 Lakhs
Displacement
1969cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
192.6
Max Torque(Nm)
400
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 53.25 Lakhs
Displacement
1968cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
252
Max Torque(Nm)
370
Mileage
12.44 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 61.8 Lakhs
Displacement
2993cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
265
Max Torque(Nm)
620
Mileage
17.09 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 34.5 Lakhs
Displacement
1998cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
192
Max Torque(Nm)
280
Mileage
15.71 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 49.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1998cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
252
Max Torque(Nm)
350
Mileage
13.32 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 34.9 Lakhs
Displacement
1998cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
194.6
Max Torque(Nm)
240
Mileage
14.41 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 1.19 Crore
Displacement
3996cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
550
Max Torque(Nm)
770
Mileage
11.9 Kmpl

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