Now into its ninth year, wheels Car of the Year is the region’s largest independent automotive awards. Our contenders are rated on tangible, real-world parameters such as technology, driveability, value, and styling, but it is how they make us feel that also matters, as it does to every petrolhead.
It’s a fine balancing act between subjectivity and real-world abilities and the car that ticks the most boxes wins. But it all starts months ago with a shortlist of 50 or so standout cars (new or substantially updated and currently on sale in the UAE). Then the debates begin and that number is halved. The remaining cars then undergo back-to-back testing until the worthy ones emerge.

To know more about this year’s event, and the nominees’ for Readers’ Choice and My wheels, click here.

For more about:

Judges… click here

Readers’ Choice… click here

My wheels COTY… click here

COTY 2016… click here

Awards 2016… click here

COTY 2015… click here

Awards 2015… click here

COTY 2014… click here

Awards 2014… click here