Ford Motors' redenly launched Figo was selected as Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2011, awarded to new vehicles after comprehensive testing by a jury of leading automobile journalists in India.
The winner is determined by a multi-point voting system modeled on the selection process used by the European Car of the Year jury.
The 11-person 2011 ICOTY jury included: Yogendra Pratap and Vikrant Singh (Auto Bild); Gautam Sen and Bob Rupani (Auto India); Girish Karkera and Sriram Narayanan (BBC TopGear); Srinivas Krishnan and Pablo Chaterji (Business Standard Motoring); Aspi Bhathena (Car India); and Sirish Chandran and Bertrand D'Souza (Overdrive).
''The Figo's crisp driving dynamics, two fuel-efficient engine options, cheerful styling and interiors and, of course, its terrific pricing, simply propelled it to the top," said Srinivas Krishnan, editor, Business Standard Motoring and chairman, ICOTY 2011.
Michael Boneham, president and managing director, Ford India, accepted the award from Dr R P Singhania, vice chairman and managing director, JK Tyre & Industries, at a ceremony in Mumbai today.
''The Indian Car of the Year award caps off a terrific year for the phenomenal Figo,'' said Boneham.