The 7th Xuanyuan Award Ceremony: Winners of Xuanyuan Award 2020 Car of the Year and Top 10 Cars Announced
In the evening of December 14th 2019, witnessed by more than 100 guests from the automotive Industry, NIO ES6 was announced the winner of Xuanyuan Award 2020 Car of the Year.
Doctor Feng Shen, Executive Vice President of NIO and Mr. Jiang Zhu, Vice President of NIO received this unique Award in the world and expressed their great joy for being acknowledged by the world panel. Mr. Bin Bai, the first person in the world who ran from the South Pole to the North Pole in 433 days, Mr. Jack Yu, Director of Xuanyuan Award Executive Committee, Chief Editor of Auto Business Review and Mr. Truls Thorstensen, Xuanyuan Award Jury President, President of EFS Consulting presented the Award to Mr. Shen and Mr. Zhu from NIO.
Besides the one and only Car of the Year winner, winners of the Top 10 Cars were also awarded to the 10 vehicles who stood out among all the new cars produced in China and imported new energy vehicles from abroad this year. These 10 cars are: NIO ES6, Lynk&Co 03+, Baojun RM5, AION LX, Geely Xingyue PHEV, Changan CS75 Plus, Hongqi HS5, Audi E-tron, The All New BMW 3 Series, Jetta VS5. Among them, 7 are from Chinese domestic brands and 3 are foreign brands. Top management from the 10 winning companies were present at the ceremony to receive the honor.
As the annual China Auto Industry Award, the Xuanyuan Award brings together automotive experts from China, Germany, the US, Austria, Norway and other countries. The Award criteria focus on product innovation, contribution to mobility and contribution to the development of the Chinese automobile industry.
Beijing independent of personal relationship, business interests or any other influences, is the the most valued quality of the Xuanyuan Award. For this reason, Ernst & Young, one of the world's four largest accounting firms, has become an independent observer of the Xuanyuan Award, observing the entire process of the jury session.
Peter Mao, Partner at EY, Greater China Automotive & Transportation Sector Leader, shared his observation of the Award process at the Award ceremony and certifies that the results of the 7th Xuanyuan Award were the decision of the whole jury after a full day’s jury session discussion and the results are obtained in the form of fair and open voting, the whole jury session process was consistent with the rules and principles of the Award.
The 7th Xuanyuan Award kicked off on September 2nd 2019. 61 vehicles produced in China and imported NEVs launched in between 2018.12 and 2019.11 has participated the initial evaluation. After being evaluated by the Tech Advisory Board, Design Advisory Board and Media Advisory Board, 40 vehicles entered the second round. Then 20 vehicles fought through the assessment by the Xuanyuan Award Committee expert team, online voting entering the final jury session. On Dec 12th and 13th, Xuanyuan Award international jury gathered together and made a final evaluation of the 20 finalists. In the end, 10 vehicles got the Awards for Xuanyuan Award Top 10 Cars and 1 vehicle was awarded Xuanyuan Award Car of the Year.
The 7th Xuanyuan Award Roadmap
2019/9/2 Press Conference
2019/10/15 Candidate Application
2019/10/29 First Round Selection
2019/11/8-11/18 Static & Dynamic Assessment at NAST in Xiangyang
2019/11/25-11/30 Second Round Selection
2019/12/12-12/13 Final Jury Session
2019/12/14 Award Ceremony