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Maqina Middle East Unveils the Winners of the 2023 “Qatar Car Of The Year” (QCOTY) Awards

Maqina Middle East, the region’s leading automotive magazine, has unveiled the winners of the 2023 “Qatar Car Of The Year” (QCOTY) awards at a gala ceremony that took place on January 7, 2024 at The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort.


Now in its fifth edition, the QCOTY has become a benchmark for automotive excellence in Qatar, annually celebrating the finest of SUVs, crossovers, sedans, pickups, and sports cars.


As part of the QCOTY selection process, Maqina Middle East’s expert team rigorously tests and evaluates cars based on four key criteria: overall design, performance, safety, and technological advancements. This year’s event saw sixteen categories crowned, each recognizing the most esthetically exciting, technically advanced, and powerful vehicles produced in 2023.


Commenting on the occasion, Tarek Hawchar, Founder and Managing Director of Maqina Middle East, said: “Over the years, the QCOTY awards have earned the trust of discerning customers and automotive brands in Qatar. This year’s competition was particularly fierce, with each contender pushing design, performance, safety, and innovation to the limits. Our 2023 winners, however, have not only met but also exceeded our rigorous criteria, exhibiting innovation, performance, and cutting-edge technology at their finest. Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you for your contribution to the advancement of motoring in Qatar.”


The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort’s glamorous surroundings and world-class amenities make it a fitting venue to celebrate the finest vehicles of 2023. Located in Doha’s iconic Katara Cultural Village, a cultural hub showcasing art, architecture, and Qatari heritage, the five-star hotel seamlessly complemented the prestige associated with the QCOTY awards. Guests, including motoring journalists, industry insiders, and car dealers, were treated to an evening of excellence and gourmet cuisine.




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