Geely sedan named Car of the Year in ChinaNovember 21, 2020
The best cars of the year were named at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China. The grand prize of 2021 China Car of the Year went to Geely and its new sedan Geely Xingrui, also known as the Preface.
The China Car of the Year award is considered the most authoritative and independent in the PRC. The three main components of the competition are a qualified jury, a well-thought-out and large-scale selection algorithm, as well as an extensive database from Prime Research. This time, 41 automotive media representatives initially chose among all the cars that entered the Chinese market between October 1, 2019 and September 25, 2020. As a result, after a series of real tests and three rounds of voting, the best cars were determined in five nominations.
The Chinese Car of the Year 2021 award went to the Geely Xingrui sedan (179 points) built on the CMA platform. The model is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo engine with 190 hp, paired with a 7DCT “robot”. It is expected that later Preface will definitely be able to prove its high level in the international arena. Meanwhile, the “Silver” was won by the luxury sedan Hongqi H9 (116 points), and the “bronze” – by the four-door BYD Han (115 points).
The best SUV was the Lincoln Aviator (181 points), the second place was taken by the Land Rover Defender (165 points), and the third was the Changan Mazda CX-30 (64 points). Polestar 2 (173 points) was recognized as the best “Green Car” of 2021 in the Celestial Empire. Xiaopeng P7 came in second (135 points), while the compact Wuling Hongguang MINI EV came in third (102 points).
The best sports car of the year was the Maserati MC20 (143 points), followed by the Mercedes-Benz AMG A 45 / S (135 points), and then Ferrari Roma (132 points). Finally, in the battle for “Best Design of 2021” as reported by “China Cars”, the jury awarded first place to the Land Rover Defender (183 points), which outstripped the Changan Mazda CX-30 (143 points) and the Maserati MC20 (84 points).
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