The Hyundai Tucson has won the 2016 Women on Wheels (WOW) Car of the Year Award.
Hyundai’s top-selling new SUV, launched in March this year, won the vote of an all-women judging panel which included Women On Wheels editor Juliet McGuire and 9 other top motoring journalists.
The Hyundai Tucson took the top honour due to its affordability, practicality and overall value for money, said Women On Wheels in a media release.
Thousands of votes were cast and the winning cars in 11 categories were chosen out of 120 finalists (over and above the overall winners). “The judges’ votes were based on things such as good value for money, practicality, comfort and performance,” says Juliet McGuire, WOW editor and the driving force behind the awards.
The ten judges voted for cars in each category via a point system, and the car with the highest number of votes was then crowned the winner of that category. Judges were then asked to vote for their overall car of the year – the Hyundai Tucson.