History of the International Car of the Year Awards
Road and Travel Magazine
with the flair of the Academy Awards, ROAD & TRAVEL magazine presents its
annual International Car of the Year awards to honor in the new model
include American-sold vehicles manufac tured by American, British, German, Japanese,
Korean and Swedish automakers. Categories awarded are:
of the Year
International Truck of the Year
Most Earth Aware Car of the Year
Most Earth Aware Truck/Utility of the Year
Launched in 1997, the
International Car of the Year awards became the first awards to honor new vehicles based on the emotional connection consumers have during car buying and ownership.
The ICOTY categories reflect a particular stage or mindset in one's life, representing
how cars make us feel.
"Past Awards" section takes you through the history of the ICOTY Awards — which automakers have walked away with trophies, those that have sponsored
the event throughout the years, VIPs who have shown support of ICOTY by attending,
and the extensive media coverage.
been a long, sometimes arduous, but always interesting, journey. We hope you enjoy
the ride as much as we have. Thank you for visiting ICOTY's history.