CNBC-TV18 Overdrive Awards 2016: Nominees For Car Of The Year - Overdrive

CNBC-TV18 Overdrive Awards 2016: Nominees for Car of the Year

07 Dec 2015 / 0

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 the CNBC-TV18 Overdrive Car 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:

Datsun GO+

Fiat Abarth Punto

Ford Figo

Ford Figo Aspire

Honda Jazz

Hyundai Creta

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Mahindra TUV300

Maruti Baleno

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Mercedes-Benz CLA

Mercedes-Benz GLE

Mercedes-Benz S 500 Maybach

Renault Kwid

Renault Lodgy

Tata Bolt

Hyundai i20 Active


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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 OVERDRIVE Awards 2016 ceremony will be held on December 9, 2015. Stay tuned to know what we think are the best cars and bikes of the year.

See nominations in the other categories for the CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE Awards 2016

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