Leaving Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City behind in the best car category, Hyundai Elite i20 bagged the best Indian car of the year 2015 award.

The nominated cars were judged on various parameters like price, style, comfort, fuel economy, safety, performance, technical innovation, value for money and suitability for Indian riding conditions.

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd Chairman Dr Raghupati Singhania, ICOTY 2015 Chairman Bob Rupani and Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY) 2015 Chairman Aspi Bhathena presented the trophy to Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) team.

HMIL had launched its Elite i20 car on August 11, 2014 since then, the company had received over 60,000 bookings and 32,000 buyers for this model.

HMIL's premium compact car i20 Elite priced between Rs 4,90,000 and Rs 7,67,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) is the top selling car among Hyundai vehicles.

With this award, Hyundai has become the only car manufacturer to receive the ICOTY award thrice for Elite i20 in 2014, Grand i10 in 2013 and i10 in 2008.