Kia Sorento Wins “Public Car of the Year” Award


The Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) 2015 award for “Public Car of the Year” went to Kia Sorento. The popular Kia Sorento crossover from the Korean automaker was declared winner through public voting using a special app on the MECOTY website.

The MECOTY award is eagerly coveted by the regional automotive industry. It is widely accepted as an authentic source of information for consumers – nominations and scoring are conducted by a panel of 12 judges who are considered experts in the automotive field. The consumer view is also taken into consideration. The 2015 MECOTY awards were announced at a dinner organised by Custom Events.

Ford claimed three awards with Mustang voted “Best Sports Coupe” and “Overall Middle East Car of the Year Jury Award”. The Ford Focus ST claimed “Best Performance Hatchback, the Hyundai Sonata bagged the “Best Mid-size Car Award”, while the Jaugar XE was the winner of “Best Executives Compact Car”.

BMW, Mercedes, Infinity, Bentley, Nissan, Honda, Lexus, Chevrolet, GM, Audi and Ferrari also went home with honours in other categories.

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