Tesla is living a very good moment. After delivering a Q2 record and winning the Auto Express 2019 Car of The Year Award with the Model 3, it received another important distinction. Its Model S has been elected by Motor Trend as their Ultimate Car of The Year.
Putting that into very simple words, the American magazine considers the 2013 Model S the best of all its Car of the Year winners in all times. And it had a fierce competition to face, with very special vehicles.
They were – in chronological order – the 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette, the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, the 1968 Pontiac GTO, the 1972 Citroën SM, the 1986 Mazda RX-7, the 1996 Dodge Caravan, and the 2004 Toyota Prius.
The Ultimate Car of The Year is a celebration of the 70 years of the Car of The Year Awards. Motor Trend started them in 1949. And it states that it would probably be a consensus among judges and staff that "no vehicle... can equal the impact, performance, and engineering excellence" of the Model S.