Geely GC9 declared 2016 China Car of the Year (2)

Στο περιθώριο της έκθεσης της έκθεσης της Guangzhou ανακοινώθηκαν οι νικητές των βραβείων αυτοκινήτου της χρονιάς για το 2015 στη Κίνα. Κινέζικο αυτοκίνητο της χρονιάς αναδείχτηκε το Geely GC9 κατακτώντας 104 βαθμούς, έναντι των 61 βαθμών της Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class και των 55 βαθμών της Jaguar XE.

Geely GC9 declared 2016 China Car of the Year (3)

Performance Car of the Year αναδείχτηκε η Ferrari 488 GTB (116 βαθμούς), Design Car of the Year η Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S, Green Car of the Year το Lexus NX 300h, ενώ SUV of the Year το Volvo XC90. Αναλυτικά τα αποτελέσματα και τους finalists της κάθε κατηγορίας μπορείς να τους βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

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GEELY GC9 DECLARED 2016 CHINA CAR OF THE YEAR

November 19, 2015, [Guangzhou] At an awards ceremony during the Guangzhou Auto Show, the Geely GC9 was declared 2016 China Car of the Year. The prize was received by President and CEO of Geely Mr. An Conghui, who stated that “Geely is of great honour to be awarded China Car of the Year. The GC9 is just the beginning of a new series of highly competitive models. And as a Chinese domestic brand, we will give everything to improve the reputation of Chinese manufacturers.”

The Geely GC9 is the first domestic model to win the prestigious China Car of the Year title. There was a long list of hopefuls, with 140 candidates eligible for the honour of winning the award. The Geely GC9 was whittled down from the initial entry list, a shortlist of ten and then three finalists, who had to convince the 22 jurors at the CCOTY Beijing test drives beginning of November.

The China Car Awards jurors reason the success of the Geely GC9 with “a perfect blend of a new modern Chinese design language with state of the art technology from Volvo. The GC9 is spacious, luxurious with appealing quality and overall highly competitive within the mid-size segment. It’s a leap forward compared to former Chinese domestic models.”

Jens Meiners, Vice Chairman of the World Car Awards comments, that “the China Car Awards have quickly grown into a standard of excellence on the Chinese market – a market with unique demands and preferences. This year’s winner demonstrates that the Chinese auto industry is fully capable of creating cars that take the lead in a tough and fair competition. As vice chairman of the World Car Awards, I would like to convey our congratulations to the participants and winners, as well as the distinguished jury of the China Car Awards. We are proud of our inspiring and successful relationship.”

The other four award’s results are as follows:

  • 2016 China Design Car of the Year – Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S | 61 points
  • 2016 China Performance Car of the Year – Ferrari 488 GTB | 116 points
  • 2016 China Green Car of the Year – Lexus NX 300h | 92 points
  • 2016 China SUV of the Year – Volvo XC 90 | 72 points

Over 80 international guests from the automotive industry came together at the award ceremony in Guangzhou to witness the final results of the China Car Awards.

The 2016 China Car Awards are based upon the expertise of 22 jurors and are hosted by the China Professional Automotive Media Editors Club (C-Club), a group of 10 highly influential Chinese automotive journalists and experts, and PRIME Research International, a global leader in strategic communication research and consultancy. All cars that entered the Mainland Chinese market between September 30, 2014 and October 1, 2015 have been eligible. The evaluation rules allow all jurors to vote in three rounds for the top three finalists of each award. After the test-drives in Beijing, two weeks before the final awards ceremony, the voting round for the final results starts.

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About the China Car Awards

The most important and competitive car magazines in China made the historical decision to create the first truly independent car awards in China, which were inaugurated in 2013 to recognize and reward automotive excellence. The China Car Awards intend to complement, not compete with those existing international, national and regional COTY awards, which are inherently different in scope. Today, the China Car Awards are an automotive award program that consists of 22 automotive journalists and experts who write for the most popular car magazines in China.

The awards are administered by the global leader in strategic communication research and consultancy, PRIME Research, under the guidance of a non-profit association; a steering committee of distinguished automotive editors-in-chief from China – the C-Club. In that way, they draw on the experience and expertise already developed by various other award programs throughout the world. The 20-year history of PRIME Research ensures the highest methodological standards and credibility. The China Car Awards have no affiliation with, nor are in any way influenced by any publication, auto show, automaker or other commercial enterprise. The Awards are dedicated to ensure the utmost objectivity, credibility, and integrity.

About the C-CLUB

The China Professional Automotive Media Editors Club (C-Club) is a union of the top automotive journalists in China. The club currently comprises 10 automotive editors-in-chief, who represent the highest expertise, experience, credibility, and influence. The C-Club is not only the foundation of the China Car of the Year award, but also a community of automotive experts.

About PRIME RESEARCH

PRIME Research International, a global leader in strategic communication research and consultancy, has joined forces with the China Car Awards to provide strategic consultancy in the fields of automotive assessment criteria and automotive awards. PRIME Research is a well-trusted research partner for the automotive industry with a broad range of clients. Its full-picture approach, which provides strategic benchmark information and analysis of over 100 brands and over 10,000 different automobile models, sets the standard in automotive media research. PRIME Research is also the partner of the C-Club, a union of the most important Chinese automotive editors-in-chief.

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Appendix

Final results of Top 3 finalists in each award category

Top 3 Finalists for 2015 China Car of the Year:

1.      Geely GC9 | 104 points

2.      Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class | 61 points

3.      Jaguar XE | 55 points

Top 3 Finalists for 2015 China Performance Car of the Year:

1.      Ferrari 488 GTB | 116 points

2.      Porsche 911 GT3 RS | 55 points

3.      Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S | 49 points

Top 3 Finalists for 2015 China Design Car of the Year:

1.      Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S | 61 points

2.      Ford Mustang | 59 points

3.      Volvo XC 90 | 52 points

4.      Geely GC9 | 48 points

Top 3 Finalists for 2015 China Green Car of the Year:

1.      Lexus NX 300h | 92 points

2.      Audi A3 Sportback e-tron | 73 points

3.      BMW 530Le Plug-In Hybrid | 55 points

Top Finalists for 2015 China SUV of the Year

1.      Volvo XC 90 | 72 points

2.      GAC Toyota Highlander | 54 points

3.      Land Rover Discovery Sport | 47 points

3.      Ford Edge | 47 points

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