“Auto of the Year” in Russia: Aurus Senat bypassed Rolls-Royce, and LADA took two nominations

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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.

Special 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.

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