Inaugural ceremony of the 1st ArabWheels Awards 2015

Trace Media International launches its prestigious ArabWheels Awards for the automotive industry in the Middle East!

November 11th, 2015, Dubai-UAE: ArabWheels continued its dedication and commitment to the automotive industry and automotive enthusiasm, and exceeded all expectations with its first edition of the inaugural "ArabWheels Awards"  2015 (AWA), which was held at the H Hotel, 40Kong in Dubai. "ArabWheels Awards will be an annual award presented by ArabWheels' diverse medias - magazine, website, apps, web TV, and e-news - to recognize and acknowledge the latest and greatest of the automotive world", said Toni Eid, CEO of Trace Media International.

Commenting on the ArabWheels Awards, Issam Eid, Editor in Chief of ArabWheels said, "As a start, there is something really important I need to say tonight, although it might not be the right time; a special thanks to the CEO of my company! To be eligible for ArabWheels Awards, a car must be an "all-new" or "significantly facelifted" vehicle that has been for sale for three months prior to the announcement of the nominated vehicles. The ArabWheels Awards are divided by fifty percent of the jury members' votes and fifty percent of the readers' choice, via online voting ( The ArabWheels Awards are judged by a panel of distinguished automotive industry experts, whose opinions are the most sought after in the region. They evaluate each vehicle based on ten key criteria."

The judges for the 1st ArabWheels Awards were Ralph R Debbas, Chairman/CEO of W Motors S.A.L, Nabil Moustafa, Managing Partner/Xclusive SARL for Automotive Events, Khaled Hammoud, Editor in Chief of Auto Info magazine, and Issam Eid, Editor in Chief of ArabWheels. Nazih Massoud, an automotive entrepreneur, was the guest of honor at the ArabWheels Awards ceremony.

The winners of the 1st ArabWheels Awards 2015 are:

  1. Compact Executive Performance: Mercedes CLA45 AMG
  2. Midsize Sedan: Hyundai Sonata
  3. Compact Executive Sedan: Jaguar XE
  4. Midsize Executive Sedan: Infiniti Q70
  5. Large Luxury Sedan: Bentley Mulsanne Speed
  6. Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV): Nissan Juke
  7. Compact SUV: Nissan X-Trail
  8. Compact Premium SUV: Land Rover Discovery Sport
  9. Midsize Premium SUV: Volvo XC90
  10. Large SUV: GMC Yukon
  11. Large Premium SUV: Cadillac Escalade
  12. Premium Performance SUV: Porsche Cayenne Turbo S
  13. Midsize Pickup Truck: Toyota Hilux
  14. Large Pickup Truck: GMC Sierra
  15. Premium Hatchback: Volkswagen Golf R
  16. Compact Executive Coupe: BMW 4-Series
  17. Sports Coupe: Dodge Challenger
  18. Premium Sports Coupe: Audi TT
  19. Premium Performance Coupe: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
  20. Grand Tourer: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe
  21. Super Car: Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4
  22. Hyper Car: Ferrari LaFerrari
  23. Tire of the Year 2015 (TOTY): ContiSportContact™ 5 P
  24. CEO/MD of the Year 2015: Bruce Robertson, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover, Middle East and Africa  
  25. Car of the Year 2015 (COTY): Audi Q7

See you next year in 2016!

  • 1st-ArabWheels-Awards-Attendance
  • ArabWheels-Car-of-the-Year-COTY---All-New-2016-Audi-Q7
  • CEO-MD-of-the-Year---Bruce-Robertson-Jaguar-Land-Rover
  • CEO-Trace-Media-International---Toni-Eid
  • Compact-Executive-Coupe---BMW-4-Series
  • Compact-Executive-Performance---Mercedes-CLA45-AMG
  • Compact-Executive-Sedan---Jaguar-XE
  • Compact-Premium-SUV---Land-Rover-Discovery-Sport
  • Compact-SUV---Nissan-X-Trail
  • Compact-Utility-Vehicle---Nissan-Juke
  • Editor-in-Chief-ArabWheels---Issam-Eid
  • Grand-Tourer---Mercedes-S-Class-Coupe
  • Hyper-Car---Ferrari-LaFerrari
  • Large-Luxury-Sedan---Bentley-Mulsanne-Speed
  • Large-Pick-Up-Truck---GMC-Sierra
  • Large-Premium-SUV---Cadillac-Escalade
  • Large-SUV---GMC-Yukon
  • Midsize-Executive-Sedan---Infiniti-Q70
  • Midsize-Pick-Up-Truck---Toyota-Hilux
  • Midsize-Premium-SUV---Volvo-XC90
  • Midsize-Sedan---Hyundai-Sonata
  • Premium-Hatchback---Volkswagen-Golf-R
  • Premium-Performance-Coupe---Chevrolet-Corvette-Stingray
  • Premium-Performance-SUV---Porsche-Cayenne-Turbo-S
  • Premium-Sports-Coupe---Audi-TT
  • Sports-Coupe---Dodge-Challenger
  • Super-Car---Lamborghini-Huracan
  • Tire-of-the-Year-TOTY---ContiSportContact-5P
  • Winners-Group-Photo-2
  • Winners-Group-Photo



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