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CarBuyer Singapore’s Car of The Year is designed to help the Singaporean car buyer find the best car for their needs. The big difference is that the category winners will be chosen by you, the reader!

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01. Car Of The Year

The car that has stood out the most in all ways, from technology, to safety, driving experience, performance and more. This is the car that redefines what cars should be like and what consumers should expect from any car hereon.

Audi A3

The A3 1.0 is a prime example of the petrol-to-hybrid transition, and is as cheap to run as an EV.

BMW i4

Keen driving character and pricing puts BMW’s first electric sedan in a strong position in Singapore.

BYD Atto 3

The new BYD crossover SUV shows that Chinese EVs are ready to conquer the world.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

New C 200 brings a mild hybrid drivetrain and lots of computing power to a traditional best seller.

Skoda Octavia RS

The quiet achiever of the Skoda lineup aims to balance a sporty drive with world-class refinement.

Tesla Model Y

Tesla’s Model Y blends electrifying performance and plenty of practicality with its spacious interior.

02. Best Family Car Award

Is it safe, practical, user-friendly and economical to run? This award is for the workhorse cars that serve the everyday needs of the Singaporean family, and serve them best.

Kia Sorento Hybrid

Hybrid efficiency makes the already capable Kia a compelling choice for Singaporean families.

Honda HR-V

The highly-anticipated next-gen Honda HR-V has arrived and it’s more of the same good stuff.

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan’s crossover SUV is now pricier, but also more capable as it goes upmarket in Singapore.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

The RAV4 joins the growing range of Toyota hybrids here, proving that the tech is now mainstream.

Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen’s cool urban SUV gets the midlife facelift it needs to keep pace with the competition in Singapore.

03. Best Luxury Car Award

The best luxury car is simple - it does everything better than everyone else, but in the luxury segment, ranging from executive sedans to luxury limos and more. The best luxury cars are about more than just transport, but also about rewarding the owner too.

Audi SQ 7

Fast, comfortable and fun to drive, the Audi SQ7 is a remarkable way to travel long distances.

BMW iX

BMW’s flagship electric SUV presents a convincing new flavour of luxury electric motoring.

Lexus NX

A 2.4-litre turbo engine brings enjoyable power to the Lexus NX 350 F Sport in Singapore.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

New C 200 brings a mild hybrid drivetrain and lots of computing power to a traditional best seller.

Mercedes-EQ EQS 450+

Mercedes-EQ’s EQS 450+ is an exemplary luxury motoring experience that’s shockingly refined.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

The Taycan Cross Turismo 4S promises to be an electric car that’s all things on most terrain.

04. Value Champion Award

For those who want the maximum dollar value, the Value Champion delivers the most car you can expect for a surprising price tag. It’s not necessarily a cheap car, but one that delivers all you want.

BYD Atto 3

The new BYD crossover SUV shows that Chinese EVs are ready to conquer the world.

Citroen C4

Citroen’s not-a-hatchback crossover C4 has lots of style but most importantly, Cat A COE affordability.

Kia Sorento Hybrid

Hybrid efficiency makes the already capable Kia a compelling choice for Singaporean families.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Mitsubishi’s crossover gets a tech and visual upgrade, but is it enough for it to fight the competition?

Skoda Octavia RS

The quiet achiever of the Skoda lineup aims to balance a sporty drive with world-class refinement.

05. Fun To Drive Award

A car that puts the focus on the enjoyment of the driver and delivers tremendous smiles per mile. It’s not necessarily the fastest or most powerful car, but a real driver’s car that delivers dynamism and sportiness.

Alpine A110 Legende

The Alpine A110 Legende has a blend of convincing, lightweight fun in a real sports car package.

Audi RS 3 Sportback

Audi’s latest RS 3 Sportback blends usable everyday performance with a hidden monstrous personality.

BMW i4 eDrive40

Keen driving character and pricing puts BMW’s first electric sedan in a strong position in Singapore.

BMW M240i Coupe

BMW’s hot two-door version of the 2 Series is the sort of driving experience enthusiasts love.

Ferrari 296 GTB

Ferrari's new plug-in V6 is every bit the sports car you want it to be.

Mercedes-AMG CLS 53

Update of the very powerful third-generation AMG CLS 53 brings cosmetic and tech upgrades.

06. Eco Car Award

Climate change and responsibility weigh heavy on the modern car buyer’s mind, and this car combines the best of motoring in a package that delivers more car for less impact on the environment.

BMW iX3

BMW’s all-electric iX3 remains supremely efficient and one of the most cost-effective EVs around.

BYD Atto 3

The new BYD crossover SUV shows that Chinese EVs are ready to conquer the world.

Hyundai Tucson Hybrid

The SUV from Hyundai is at its best as a petrol-electric hybrid, if you can spring for its asking price.

Kia Sorento Hybrid

Hybrid efficiency makes the already capable Kia a compelling choice for Singaporean families.

Tesla Model Y

Tesla’s Model Y blends electrifying performance and plenty of practicality with its spacious interior.

Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Camry Hybrid sedan shows how Toyota’s hybrid tech is now more relevant than ever.

07. Dream Car Award

We all have cars that show up in our dreams (and daydreams). If that Toto ticket comes good someday, these are the cars we would recommend to lucky readers.

BMW iX

BMW’s flagship electric SUV presents a convincing new flavour of luxury electric motoring.

Ferrari 296 GTB

Ferrari's new plug-in V6 is every bit the sports car you want it to be.

Maserati MC20

The Italian brand’s first supercar in nearly 20 years could also be its last hurrah to true ICE power.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

The Taycan Cross Turismo 4S promises to be an electric car that’s all things on most terrain.

08. Funky X Fashionable Award

Cars are emotional purchases, and not every car purchase needs to be dictated by cold reason - this category is for cars that appeal to the fun side, and make you grin in appreciation every time you look at them.

BMW 430i Convertible

The new 4er drop-top is much improved, but importantly, looks athletic and fashionable.

Citroen C5 Aircross

Citroen’s crossover SUV gets an oxymoronic upgrade with a smaller engine.

Hyundai Staria

Hyundai's futuristic Staria van is all about space and comfort, and it certainly looks funky and far-out.

Mini Convertible

Like the rest the range, the ragtop Mini gets a second midlife update, keeping it up to date with current tech.

Suzuki Ignis

The Ignis is Singapore's smallest SUV with totally outsized character.

FAQs for COTY 2022

CarBuyer Singapore’s Car Of The Year award (COTY) is in line with CarBuyer’s ethos, that is, to help the Singaporean car buyers find the best car for their needs. These awards are not about the CarBuyer Singapore team, but about the people who actually spend the money.

CarBuyer Singapore shortlists the nominees from the cars that were launched in Singapore the previous year, between August 2021 to August 2022. While we shortlist the nominees, the winners will be entirely chosen by you - our CarBuyer Singapore readers!

Our focus is choosing cars that can/will appeal to the mainstream buyer within the Singaporean driving environment, and also highlighting the best of the best, cars that truly push the envelope of what consumers should expect.

With our COTY programme, we want to reward the manufacturers that have stepped up their game, and deliver clear benefits to consumers.

Accordingly, the COTY will be presented in classic CarBuyer Singapore fashion, in a way that is simple, timely, authoritative, relevant and entertaining.
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