Best Cars of the Year (Best COTY) is an unaffiliated, not-for-profit organisation that devised and runs the New Car World Championships.
At the heart of the project sits a genuinely unique, hand-picked judging panel that votes for (or against), then announces the latest World Champion vehicles for consumers across the globe via traditional showrooms and other sales outlets.
Those hugely experienced international judges include independent, world-renowned car designers, engineers, auto industry titans, motorsport legends, journalists, broadcasters, media professionals, vehicle retailers, automotive consultants, motor club chiefs plus major motoring events organisers.
They collectively operate under an unrestrictive, totally democratic, one person, one vote system that enables them to cast their votes for any new car or car-like quadricycle regardless of its retail price and production volumes.
A dead heat in the 2021/22 Best Cars of the Year New Car World Championship meant that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and its sister car, Kia’s EV6, were declared Joint World Champions.