Shortlist announced: 27 Apr 2016

Winner announced: 29 Apr 2016

Prize giving: 



Autocar Asian Car of the Year - Asia's only regional car of the year award

Welcome to the Autocar Asian Car of the Year award a co-operative initiative between the editors of Autocar magazine in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


Asia is home to the some of the world’s biggest automotive markets.  Car sales and local market design, manufacturing and production is growing at an unprecedented pace as consumers across Asia take to the road.  With this growth comes an every widening array of choices in marks, brands and models and Autocar is there to help guide our readers into making the right choice when choosing their next or sometimes first car.

To date no one award has recognised the best commercially available production car across the region. With this in mind the editors of Autocar in Asia joined forces in 2012 to create the Autocar Asian Car of the Year 


Autocar magazine has an unrivalled footprint across the region with editors, testers and reviewers based in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Delhi, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.  The different monthly editions of the magazine have a combined distribution of over 700,000 copies and a loyal readership drawn to our mix of the latest automotive news, insight, road-tests and reviews.