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Vote for the Team-BHP Car of the Year 2023

The Team-BHP COTY is by actual car owners & enthusiasts, not advertorial experts or paid judges.

Vote for the Team-BHP Car of the Year 2023

It's time to look back at the year and cast your vote for The Team-BHP Car of the Year. This is where YOU - the BHPian - will choose our car of 2023. The Team-BHP COTY is by actual car owners & enthusiasts, not advertorial experts or paid judges. Just as well since us car owners are the ones who pay the auto industry's bills & actually drive the Indian car scene.

Listed here are the launches of 2023. Also included are some relevant high-points on each car, along with the market's response to it.

  • The contenders have been sorted in a price-ascending order (cheapest first).
  • It's only ALL-NEW cars that are included in our COTY award. That excludes the "refreshed" headlamp & tail-light versions, facelifts and engine variants.
  • This is a public poll. Other BHPians will be able to see what car you have voted for.
  • Models costing over ~60 lakh rupees, and many fully-imported-cars (CBUs), have been excluded from our COTY. Reason = Low relevance & commitment to the Indian marketplace.
  • Note that the list does not include the cars that will be launched in December. The reason being that it would be a new product of which neither we nor BHPians would've test-driven to form an opinion. There would be no ownership reviews or posts, hence such cars would be included next year.
  • Link to Team-BHP's 2022 COTY.
  • As has always been the case, we insist there will only be ONE Team-BHP Car of the Year. Why? Simply because we don't believe in handing out an award for the "AC controls of the year" or "Spare tyre of the year" (as examples). Some award ceremonies have 25 awards to ensure there's one for each car manufacturer (aka advertiser) in India. We have no such inclination, and will only focus on the best, most important new car of 2023.

Looking forward to your votes, and also the reasoning behind your choice. Thanks!

Here are this year's contenders:

  • Hyundai Exter
  • Maruti Fronx
  • MG Comet EV
  • Citroen C3 Aircross
  • Toyota Rumion
  • Hyundai Verna
  • Honda Elevate
  • Citroen eC3
  • Maruti Jimny
  • Mahindra XUV400
  • Toyota Innova Hycross
  • Maruti Invicto
  • BMW X1
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Audi Q3 Sportback
  • Volvo C40 Recharge
 
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