Car of the Year 2020
There were some interesting choices for the Car of the Year awards for the 2019/2020 season.
Motor Trend, who coined the phrase Car of the Year (COTY) way back in 1949, named the exciting Chevrolet Corvette C8 as their 2020 winner, calling it “a mid-engine masterpiece.”
Good choice! Since its introduction in 1953 with the C1 model, the Corvette has consistently been one of the coolest muscle cars on the road.
Car of the Year (COTY)
The new Chevrolet Corvette C8 is the COTY Car of the Year 2020.
When equipped with the Z51 performance package, its LT2 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine generates 495 horsepower (369 KW) and 470 lb/ft (637 Nm) of torque. Yum!
Available in coupe and convertible, it is the first production Corvette with mid-engine configuration.
World Car of the Year (WCOTY)
The Kia Telluride is World Car of the Year (WCOTY) 2020. It also is Motor Trend SUV of the Year and NACTOY (North American Car, Utily and Truck of the Year) Utility Vehicle of the Year. It was the first time ever that an SUV has won all three awards in one year.
The Corvette C8 and Kia Telluride are also included in the Car and Driver Top 10 Editors’ Choice, respectively as Best Sports Car and Best Mid-size SUV, and in the Automobile Mag All-Stars awards list.
More Car of the Year awards
Canadian Car of the Year (AJAC) 2020 – Mazda 3. The AJAC Utility Vehicle of the Year is Jaguar I-Pace.
European Car of the Year (ECOTY) 2020 – Peugot 208.
India Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2020 – Hyundai Venue.
Road & Track Performance Car of the Year (PCOTY) 2020 – Hyundai Veloster N.
Robb Report Car of the Year 2020 – Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder [630.8 bhp (470 kW) @ 8000 rpm, 443 ft.lb (600 Nm) @ 6500 rpm].
Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY) 2020 – Toyota RAV4.
RJC Car of the Year 2020 – Nissan ProPilot 2.0. RJC is Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan.
WhatCar Car of the Year 2020 – Ford Puma 1.0 Ecoboost mHEV 155 ST-Line X.
WhichCar Wheels Car of the Year 2020 – Mercedes-Benz EQC.
Green Car of the Year 2020 – Toyota Carolla Hybrid.
nRAVE Car of the Year 2020
The nRAVE Car of the Year 2020 – the handcrafted Hurtan Author.
The Hurtan Author is available with a naturally aspired 2.4 liter 143 horsepower or turbocharged 223 horsepower engine. Prices start at around $40,000, a real bargain for such a modern classic.