RJC Car of the Year

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The Automotive Researchers' and Journalists' Conference of Japan, also known as (RJC), is a non-profit organization established in 1990, consisting of Japan-based automotive critics and journalists.

The RJC holds a yearly conference, where they bestow awards regarding:

  • Person of the Year (related to the automotive world)
  • Technology of the Year
  • Car of the Year (Japanese-made)
  • Import Car of the Year (since 2001)

RJC Car of the Year is one of the prominent Japanese automobile awards, the other being Japan Car of the Year.

Winners[edit]

Year Person of the Year Technology of the Year Car of the Year Import Car of the Year Special Award
2015 Nissan Direct Adaptive Steering Suzuki Hustler Mercedes-Benz C-class JAMA K-car
2014 菅原義正 (Yoshimasa Sugawara, Rally Driver) Mitsubishi plug-in hybrid system Mazda Atenza Volvo V40
2013 Suzuki Green Technology Nissan Note BMW 3 Series/VW Up! Mitsubishi Fuso dual clutch transmission with integrated motor for hybrid
2012 Mazda SKYACTIV-G 1.3 liter engine Nissan Leaf Volvo S60 / V60
2011 Subaru Advanced Driver Assistance Systems "eyesight" Suzuki Swift Volkswagen Polo
2010 Mazda Idling mechanism "i-stop" Home Ice Honda Insight Audi Q5
2009 Volkswagen 1.4 liter TSI with 7-speed DSG Suzuki Wagon R Audi A4 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
2008 VW TSI Engine (Golf Variant) Mazda Demio Peugeot 207 Mazda CX-7 (Best SUV)
2007 津田紘 (Hiroshi Tsuda, president, Suzuki) 3.0 L V6 common rail diesel turbo engine (DaimlerChrysler) Mitsubishi i Mercedes-Benz E 320 CDI Daihatsu Move Custom (Best Kei car)
2006 井巻久一 (Hisakazu Imaki, President, Mazda) Honda 3-Stage i-VTEC + IMA (Civic) Suzuki Swift Citroën C4
2005 Honda SH-AWD (Legend) Nissan Fuga Audi A6 Subaru R2 (Best Kei car)
2004 Henry Ford Mazda Renesis Engine Mazda RX-8 Audi A3 Volkswagen Touareg (Best SUV)
2003 BMW Valvetronic Mazda Atenza Citroën C3 Subaru Forester
2002 吉野浩行 (Hiroyuki Yoshino, President, Honda) Toyota THS-C + E-Four Hybrid Honda Fit Audi A4 Mazda RX-7 R-Type
2001 石原慎太郎 (Shintarō Ishihara, Governor of Tokyo) Nissan NEO QG18DE Engine Honda Civic Volkswagen Golf Cadillac Night Vision DHS (Technology)
Mazda MPV (Minivan)
2000 新宮威一 (Iichi Shingu, President, Daihatsu) Nissan Extroid CVT (Cedric / Gloria) Nissan Cedric / Nissan Gloria Peugeot 206
1999 海崎洋一郎 (Yoichiro Kaizaki, President, Bridgestone) Isuzu Common Rail Type Direct Injection Diesel Engine (Bighorn) Subaru Legacy / Lancaster BMW 3 Series Subaru Pleo
1998 Toyota Hybrid System (THS) (Prius) Toyota Prius Volkswagen Passat
1997 川本信彦 (Nobuhiko Kawamoto, President, Honda) Mitsubishi GDI Engine (Galant / Legnum) Mazda Demio / Ford Festiva Mini Wagon Volkswagen Polo
1996 梁瀨次郎 (Jiro Yanase, CEO, Yanase) Toyota VSC (Crown Royal / Crown Majesta) Toyota Crown Royal / Crown Majesta Mercedes-Benz E-Class
1995 豐田英二 (Eiji Toyoda, Chairman, Toyota) Mitsubishi INVECS II + Sport Mode AT (FTO) Honda Odyssey Opel Omega
1994 鈴木修 (Osamu Suzuki, President, Suzuki) Mazda Miller cycle Engine (Mazda Millenia / Eunos 800) Suzuki Wagon R Saab 900
1993 鈴木元雄 (Motoo Suzuki, President, Mitsubishi) Mitsubishi INVECS (Galant / Eterna) Nissan March Volvo 850
1992 山本健一 (Kenichi Yamamoto, 6th President, Mazda) Honda VTEC Engine Mazda RX-7 BMW 3-Series 本田宗一郎 (Soichiro Honda, Supreme Advisor, Honda)

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