Bloomberg TV India hosted ‘The Bloomberg TV India Autocar India Awards 2015’ in the city of Mumbai. Winners were felicitated at a glamorous ceremony in the presence of chief guest, Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Honourable Union Minister – Road Transport, Highways and Shipping.
There were also guests of honour like Quaiser Khalid – Additional Commissioner of Police (for Traffic), Mumbai, and Shaina NC – the National Spokesperson & National Executive Council of BJP who added charm to this evening. In fact, a number of corporate personalities were a part of the ceremony.
The awards based on a theme “Recognizing the evolving needs of the fast-paced Indian” which witnesses the gruesome competition from the reputed names automobile-sector. In total, twenty-four awards were given away, across the segment of two-wheeler and four-wheeler both.
In the segment of four-wheels, Hyundai i20 Elite made its debut by winning the trophy of ‘Car of the Year (Jury’s Choice) whereas Honda remained as the ‘Car Manufacturer of the Year’.
Amongst the two-wheeled, Suzuki Gixxer – the FZ-S rivalling bike, was accolade as the Bike of the Year (Jury’s Choice). And in Viewer’s Choice Award in Car and Bike segment Hyundai i20 & KTM RC390 bagged the big trophy.
The jury panel responsible for selecting the winners consisted of, C S Santosh (Motocross Rider); Manvendra Singh (one of the India’s leading Automotive Historian); Narain Karthikeyan (India’s first Formula1 Driver); Kartikeya Singhee (Consultant Editor: Autocar India show); Rishad Cooper (Two-Wheeler Editor: Autocar India); Shapur Kotwal (Deputy Editor: Autocar India); Renuka Kirpalani (Editor: Autocar India Show) and Hormazd Sorabjee (Editor: Autocar India).
Bloomberg TV’s Autocar India Awards sets standard for Automotive Industry and honors the best-in-class vehicles launched by automakers over the past one year. The winners were selected by an eminent jury panel on basis of extensive & grueling racetrack tests and detailed methodology validated by the famous knowledge and support partner – PriceWaterhouseCooper.
This year, at the awards ceremony, Bloomberg TV India also felicitated the best women performers Mumbai Police Traffic Department, which was a commemoration for their contribution delivered to this city. Their outstanding contribution and services compelled the jury for such an outcome. It too encourages and empowers women to join force.
- BTVI AUTOCAR AWARDS 2015 WINNER LIST
|Car Dealer of Year||Nippon Toyota|
|CSR Initiatives towards Road Safety (Two Wheeler)||Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Pvt Ltd|
|CSR Initiatives towards Road Safety (Four Wheeler)||Maruti Suzuki India Pvt Ltd|
|Innovation and Technology Award||Mercedes Benz – Pre Safe Impulse|
|Best design and styling||Jaguar F Type|
|Variant of the Year||Fiat Avventura|
|Best driver’s car||Audi A3|
|Best Value for money||Tata Zest|
|Import Bike of the Year||Triumph Daytona 675R|
|Premium Bike of the Year||Harley Davidson Street 750|
|Scooter of the Year||TVS Scooty Zest 110|
|Engine of the Year||Mercedes-Benz 2.0 AMG Petrol (CLA 45/GLA 45)|
|Performance Car of the Year||Lamborghini Huracan|
|Viewer’s Choice Bike of the Year||KTM RC 390|
|Viewer’s Choice Car of the Year||Hyundai i20|
|Car Manufacturer of the Year||HONDA|
|Hatchback of the Year||Hyundai i20|
|Compact luxury Car of the Year||Audi A3|
|Luxury Car of the Year||Mercedes-Benz S Class|
|Compact Sedan of the Year||Tata Zest|
|Sedan of the Year||Honda City|
|SUV of the Year||Mahindra Scorpio|
|Bike of the Year(Jury)||Suzuki Gixxer|
|Car of the Year(Jury)||Hyundai i20|