ArabWheels Awards writes another success story for the automotive industry in the Middle East! Powered this year by the fastest and most reliable smartphone: Sony Xperia XZ!

November 15, 2016, Dubai, UAE: ArabWheels once again continued its devotion and commitment to the automotive industry and automotive enthusiasm for the Middle East region, and exceeded all expectations with its second edition of the "ArabWheels Awards" 2016 (AWA), sponsored by Sony Mobile Xperia, which was held at the Meydan Hotel - a prestigious landmark of Dubai.

"ArabWheels Awards is an annual award presented by ArabWheels' media platforms - 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 and director of the Automotive Media at Trace Media, said: "We took the initiative last year during Dubai Motor Show 2015 week! This year proves once more that we are on the right path to celebrate our 15th anniversary in 2017. 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 judging panel is made up of three prominent automotive journalists from the Middle East with regional expertise. The jurors ensured the integrity and credibility of the awards but also serve as an important resource for the industry with a focus on excellence and innovation on a regional scale."

The guest of honor for this year's ceremony was Ahmed Al-Amri, UAE King of Drift and our three jurors were: Khaled Hammoud, editor in chief of Auto Info magazine, Nabil Moustafa, managing partner/Xclusive SARL for Automotive Events, and Issam Eid, editor in chief of ArabWheels.

The winners of the ArabWheels Awards 2016 are:
1-Small Sedan: Hyundai Elantra
2-Compact Premium Sedan: Alfa Romeo Giulia
3-Compact Performance Sedan: Cadillac ATS-V
4-Compact Performance Coupe: Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe
5-Midsize Sedan: Volkswagen Passat
6-Midsize Executive Sedan: Volvo S90
7-Midsize Performance Sedan: Chrysler 300 SRT
8-Large Sedan: Nissan Maxima
9-Large Luxury Sedan: Audi S8 Plus
10-Compact SUV: Renault Koleos
11-Compact Premium SUV: Jaguar F-Pace
12-Midsize SUV: Toyota Fortuner
13-Midsize Premium SUV: Lexus RX
14-Large SUV: Honda Pilot
15-Full-Size Premium SUV: Range Rover SV Autobiography
16-Premium Performance SUV: Mercedes GLE63 AMG Coupe
17-Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV): Kia Grand Carnival
18-Midsize Truck: Nissan Navarra
19-Hatchback: Chevrolet Spark
20-Premium Hatchback: Infiniti Q30
21-Premium Performance Hatchback: Audi RS3
22-Compact Sports Convertible: Mazda MX-5
23-Sports Coupe: Chevrolet Camaro SS
24-Compact Premium Coupe: BMW M2 Coupe
25-Compact Premium Convertible: Porsche 718 Boxster
26-Premium Performance Coupe: Jaguar F-Type SVR
27-Premium Performance Convertible: Ferrari 488 Spider
28-Premium Luxury Convertible: Rolls Royce Dawn
29-Supercar Convertible: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster
30-CEO/MD of the Year 2016: Bruce Robertson, MD Jaguar Land Rover Middle-East & Africa
31-Tire of the Year 2016 (TOTY): Michelin Pilot Sport 4
32-PR Agency of the Year 2016: Havas PR Agency
33-Car of the Year 2016 (COTY): Chevrolet Camaro SS

See you next year in 2017!

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