Yesterday, June 10 at 20:00 Moscow time, the Russian Auto of the Year award ceremony was held, during which the best cars in various nominations were named – in total, 23 vehicle classes were announced, plus additional nominations.
At the beginning of the event, the winners were announced in the so-called special categories that go beyond the standard car classes.
- Best Travel Car – Volkswagen T6.1.
- The most popular Chinese car is Chery Tiggo 8 Pro.
- New in 2021 – Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
- The most popular Chinese brand is Chery.
- Hybrids and electric cars – Audi e-tron.
- Project of the Year – Central Ring Road (Central Ring Road).
- The favorite brand in the mass segment is KIA.
- Favorite brand in the premium segment is Audi.
- Breakthrough of the Year – GAZ Gazelle e-NN.
The main block of nominations
Immediately after the special nominations, the presenters named the winners in the more usual nominations for motorists.
- The best all-terrain wagon is the Subaru Outback.
- Best Compact SUV – Kia Seltos
- Best Light SUV – Renault Arkana
- Best Mid-Range SUV – Kia Sorento
- Best Heavy SUV – Land Rover Defender
- Best pickup truck – Toyota Hilux.
- The best business class car is the KIA K5.
- The best executive car – Mercedes-Benz S-class.
- The best premium car – Aurus Senat.
- The best city car is the Kia Picanto.
- The best small car is LADA Vesta.
- The best small middle class car is the Volkswagen Jetta.
- The best middle class is Skoda Octavia.
Commercial vehicle blog
For commercial vehicles, which are preferably used for transportation or cargo transportation, the organizers of the award have allocated a separate block.
- The best compact van is LADA Largus.
- The best minivans are the Kia Carnival.
- Best Mini Van – Peugeot Partner.
- Best Light Van – Volkswagen Transporter
- Best Van – Volkswagen Crafter.
Block of nominations for premium cars
The final stage of the awarding ceremony is a block with premium segment cars.
- Best Coupe – BMW 4 Series Coupé.
- Best Premium Coupe – Bentley Continental GT.
- The best granturers are the Audi A7 Sportback.
- The best convertible or roadster is the Porsche 718 Boxster.
- Best Convertible or Premium Roadster – Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.