2015 Middle East Car Of The Year (MECOTY) Winners

2015 Middle East Car Of The Year (MECOTY) Winners


The 2015 Middle East Car Of the Year (MECOTY) concluded recently with the results being announced at a gala dinner held at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai. The final winners were decided by totalling the scores of a jury panel from 12 different publications around the Middle East, including DriveArabia.com. Individual awards were given to cars according to their categories, with the main 2015 Middle East Car Of The Year award going to the Ford Mustang.

A “Consumer Car of The Year” was awarded to the Kia Sorento, which was decided through voting from the general public on the MECOTY website.

Incidentally, the next MECOTY awards will be held in March alongside the ressurected Abu Dhabi Motor Show and Custom Show next year.

Here’s a list of all the categories and the winners:

Best Midsize Sedan: Hyundai Sonata

Best Compact Executive Sedan: Jaguar XE

Best Executive Coupe: BMW 4-Series Coupe

Best Compact Executive Performance: Mercedes-AMG CLA 45

Best Midsize Executive Sedan: Infiniti Q70

Best Large Luxury Sedan: Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Best Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV): Nissan Juke

Best Compact SUV: Honda CR-V

Best Compact Premium SUV: Lexus NX 200t

Best Large SUV: Chevrolet Tahoe

Best Premium Performance SUV: Range Rover Sport SVR

Best Truck: GMC Sierra

Best Performance Hatchback: Ford Focus ST

Best Sports Coupe: Ford Mustang

Best Premium Sports Coupe: Audi TT

Best Premium Performance Coupe: Mercedes-AMG GT-S

Best Grand Tourer: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

Best Supercar: Ferrari 488 GTB

Public Car of the Year: Kia Sorento

Jury Car of the Year: Ford Mustang

What do you think?



  1. Kia sorento is car of the year. Really?

    • I think this is valid. If you look at the categories…

      Car of the year for the jury is the mustang
      Car of the year for the masses is the Kia Sorento.

      Its like dream car vs what you can actually buy.

      Not that Sorento is bad…I think it is a well made car.

  2. “Compact” Executive Sedan- Jaguar XE. What?

  3. Jury Car of the Year: Ford Mustang. Wow! It’s a pleasure to drive car of the year.

  4. As per the MECOTY website jury Car of the Year is Sorento and public car of the year decided by voting is Mustang! In this article it’s given the other way.

  5. Surprised that Mercedes-Benz C200 isn’t there in the list.

  6. What about the Hellcat???

  7. Is the Kia Sorento a good buy?

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