Renault Duster wins the Car of the Year Award & Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS gets Two Wheeler of the Year Award
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | December 17, 2012¬†
The much awaited 8th Edition of the¬†NDTV Car and Bike Awards 2013¬†ceremony was held for the second consecutive year at the¬†Buddh International Circuit F1 track¬†on December 14. It was time once again for the stalwarts of the Indian automobile industry to take centre stage. The¬†NDTV Car and Bike Awards 2013, presented by Mobil1 and powered by Tata AIG, have set the benchmark as an exceptional evening in the annual calendar of events for the automobile industry.
In the grand ceremony,¬†introduced by F1 Racing Champion Jenson Button, Renault Duster¬†took the¬†Car of the Year Award 2013, while¬†Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS was awarded the¬†Two Wheeler of the Year 2013. The¬†'NDTV Car & Bike India Automotive Man of the Year' was given to¬†RC Bhargava¬†for his outstanding contribution to the Indian automobile industry.
CNB Viewers‚Äô Choice Awards¬†for¬†both Cars and Bikes¬†provide¬†NDTV viewers¬†the exciting opportunity to vote for their favourite car and two wheeler¬†nominees and stand a chance to¬†take the year‚Äôs hottest wheels home.¬†Hyundai Elantra¬†and Honda Dream Yuga¬†were announced as the¬†Viewers' Choice car and two wheeler respectively.
Ranbir Kapoor¬†was awarded the¬†Brand Ambassador of the Year¬†while¬†Mahindra Racing¬†was awarded the¬†Mobil1 Motorsport of the Year.
The evening was a celebration of the¬†best design, unmatched technology, style and performances¬†in the automobile industry and honoured the best vehicles that dominated the market in 2012.
Speaking on the occasion,¬†Siddharth Vinayak Patankar, Editor-Auto, NDTV Group said, ‚ÄúAt CNB we are concerned that our awards should represent the year‚Äôs leaders in various areas of our automobile industry truthfully and accurately. We believe the 8th edition of NDTV Car and Bike Awards reflected that concern. All winners of the coveted awards are the most deserving brands and individuals. On a personal level, I am particularly proud of the Viewers' Choice categories because they represent the voice of our primary constituency - the viewer.‚ÄĚ¬†
Adding further cheer to the occasion¬†Salman Khan, joining from Mumbai, spoke about his association with Suzuki Hayate and said, ‚ÄĚPeople have said that it‚Äôs a really nice bike. Few of my friends have recently bought it as well. It is very fuel efficient and is a bike which can take a lot of BT (Bike Technology). I think it has a superb tagline and I was very impressed with it. I was given the script for the promotion and I found it very nice and funny and am glad that today people are liking it. It is nice to be a part of brands you like to endorse. If I cannot eat or use a product I would not endorse it.‚ÄĚ He further added, ‚ÄúI have tied up with Suzuki for Dabangg 2 and the cops in the film are all on Hayates.‚ÄĚ¬†
The NDTV Car & Bike Awards¬†felicitate the best among the best, showcased in NDTV‚Äôs highly acclaimed CNB or ‚ÄėThe Car and Bike Show‚Äô. These Awards are the automobile industry‚Äôs most credible awards, presented every year by¬†NDTV.
The Awards have been associated with unrivalled credibility due to their rigorous selection procedure and distinguished Jury, which ensured that the most deserving cars and bikes were declared winners in their respective categories. This year the Jury was led by¬†Dr V Sumantran, Hinduja Group, auto designer¬†Dilip Chhabria¬†of DC Designs, actress and biker¬†Gul Panag, auto columnist & enthusiast,¬†Kamesh Patel, racer¬†Aditya Patel, Gautam Sen¬†of Auto India and¬†Adil Jal Darukhanawala¬†of Zigwheels, with¬†Siddharth Vinayak Patankar, Editor-Auto, NDTV Network.
Associate Sponsors¬†for the¬†NDTV Car & Bike Awards 2013¬†are the¬†Jaypee Group, MapmyIndia¬†and¬†Mann Tours.
List of Winners
|Two Wheeler Manufacturer of the Year||Royal Enfield|
|Two Wheeler of the Year||Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS|
|Scooter of the Year||Yamaha Ray|
|Motorcycle of the Year above 500 CC||Ducati Monster 795|
|Motorcycle of the Year above 250 CC||Royal Enfield Thunderbird|
|Motorcycle of the Year upto 250 CC||Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS|
|Motorcycle of the Year upto 125 CC||TVS Phoenix|
|Motorcycle of the Year upto 110 CC||Honda Dream Yuga|
|Sports Car of the Year||Porsche Boxster|
|Premium SUV of the Year||Range Rover|
|Import Car of the Year||BMW 6 Series¬† Gran Coupe|
|MUV of the Year||Maruti Suzuki Ertiga|
|Premium Sedan of the Year||BMW 3 Series|
|Performance Car of the Year||BMW M5|
|Full Size Sedan of the Year||Hyundai Sonata|
|SUV of the Year||Audi Q3|
|Car Manufacturer of the Year||Renault India|
|Crossover/Compact SUV of the Year||Renault Duster|
|Entry Premium Car of the Year||Mercedes Benz B Class|
|Entry Hatchback Car of the Year||Maruti Suzuki Alto 800|
|Premium Hatchback of the Year||Renault Pulse|
|Sub Compact Sedan of the Year||Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire|
|Mid Size Sedan of the Year||Hyundai Elantra|
|Car of the Year||Renault Duster|
|Design of the Year||Hyundai Elantra and Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS|
|Automotive Technology of the Year||Auto Terrain-Response from Land Rover|
|Automotive Man of the Year||RC Bhargava¬†|
|Mobile1 Motorsport Award||Mahindra Racing|
|Best TV Commercial 4 Wheeler||Nissan Evalia (Music) & Renault Scala|
|Best TV Commercial 2 Wheeler||Hero Bikes (Vroom Vroom) & Honda Dream Yuga|
|Best Integrated Campaign||Suzuki Hayate|
|Best PR & Communication campaign||Ford for Eco Sport Launch|
|Brand Ambassador of the Year||Ranbir Kapoor|