World Car Of The Year 2019 — Hyundai Santro Comes In ‘Urban Car’ Category

The Hyundai Santro has been nominated for the prestigious 'World Car Of The Year 2019' award, in the 'Urban Car' category. The Hyundai Santro, or more precisely the production version of the brand's AH2 hatchback concept, was launched in India at a starting price of Rs 3.89 lakh ex-showroom (India). Since then, the hatchback has returned record sales figures for the South Korean brand in India.

2019 World Car Of The Year Nominations

Bookings and deliveries of the Hyundai Santro are still going strong. It comes with enough and more features on the inside and for the same reason, it is a strong alternative to the likes of Maruti Suzuki products coming in that price range. If you wish to buy the new Santro, check out these important facts and figures.

The Hyundai Santro is powered by a 1.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 68bhp and 99Nm of torque. This is mated to either a five-speed manual or its respective AMT units; a first for Hyundai India. The Santro is also available in a CNG avatar.

Coming back to the World Car Of The Year 2019, here is the full list of categories and nominations:

World Car Of The Year (WCOTY)

2019 World Car Of The Year Nominations
  • Audi e-tron
  • BMW 3 Series
  • Ford Focus
  • Genesis G70
  • Hyundai Nexo
  • Jaguar I-Pace
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Suzuki Jimny
  • Volvo S60
  • Volvo XC40

World Urban Car Of The Year

2019 World Car Of The Year Nominations
  • Audi A1
  • Hyundai Santro
  • Kia Soul
  • SEAT Arona
  • Suzuki Jimny

World Luxury Car Of The Year

2019 World Car Of The Year Nominations
  • Audi A7
  • Audi Q8
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE
  • Volkswagen Touareg

World Performance Car Of The Year

2019 World Car Of The Year Nominations
  • Aston Martin Vantage
  • BMW M2 Competition
  • Hyundai Veloster N
  • McLaren 720S
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-Door Coupe

World Green Car Of The Year

2019 World Car Of The Year Nominations
  • Audi e-tron
  • Honda Clarity
  • Hyundai Nexo
  • Jaguar I-Pace
  • Kia e-Niro

World Car Design Of The Year

2019 World Car Of The Year Nominations
  • Suzuki Jimny
  • Volvo XC40
  • Jaguar I-Pace
  • Jaguar E-Pace 
  • Citroen C5 Aircross

Verdict

As usual, this year's World Car Of The Year nominees include many interesting vehicles. The fact that the Suzuki Jimny, Jaguar I-Pace and Volvo XC40 compete in multiple categories is also praise-worthy. The final results of World Car Of The Year 2019 will be announced at Geneva Motor Show in March. Which car will be the winner in your opinion? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Article Published On: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11:53 [IST]
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