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First edition of ABP Live Auto Awards honours the best in auto innovation in India

The ABP Live Auto Awards, partnered by Audi and PS Group, brought together the entire automotive industry under one roof

The inaugural edition of the ABP Live Auto Awards 2022, presented by ABP Network, honoured the top vehicles that were launched or underwent significant mechanical changes in the past year.

The event took place at the ICAT Convention Centre, Manesar, and was streamed on and ABP LIVE+, Auto LIVE social media handles and YouTube channels on December 20, 2022.

Celebrating the innovative and revolutionary vehicles, the first edition of the ABP Live Auto Awards provided a great platform to recognise the best in the auto industry.

The ABP Live Auto Awards, partnered by Audi and PS Group, brought together the entire automotive industry under one roof, showcasing the best and the brightest of the Indian automotive industry.

The awards were presented in 15 categories ranging from two-wheelers to luxury cars, and were judged based on various essential parameters such as efficiency, performance, value, design, and practicality. The awards ceremony celebrated and honoured exceptional innovations in the industry.

The Car of the Year award went to the Hyundai Tucson, while the Maruti Grand Vitara emerged as the deserving winner of the 'SUV of the Year 2022' title.

The VW Vitrus bagged the 'Sedan of the Year 2022' award; the Citroen C3 was crowned the 'Hatchback of the Year 2022' title, and the luxurious Land Rover Range Rover was recognised as the 'Luxury Car of the Year 2022'.

Vijay Jung Thapa, Chief Digital Officer at ABP Network, said, "We are elated with the fantastic success of the inaugural edition of the awards. We are thankful for the tremendous support of our viewers and industry professionals. We would like to offer our sincere congratulations to all the winners and participants for their hard work and commitment to driving the automotive industry forward in India. We are already looking forward to next year's edition of the awards and can't wait to shine a spotlight on the excellent engineering and innovation behind modern vehicles. Let's continue to make a difference in the automotive industry in India together."

Here is the complete list of awards:

  • Citroen C3: Hatchback of the Year
  • VW Vitrus: Sedan of the Year
  • Maruti Grand Vitara: SUV of the Year
  • Hyundai Tucson: Premium SUV of the Year
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee: Luxury SUV of the Year
  • Jeep Meridian: Off-Roader of the Year
  • Land Rover Range Rover: Luxury Car of the Year
  • Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC: EV of the Year
  • Ferrari 296 GTB: Performance Car of the Year
  • Hyundai Tucson: Car of the Year
  • Maruti Alto K10: Entry-Level Car of the Year
  • Maruti Brezza: Compact SUV of the year
  • Hyundai Venue N-Line: Fun-to-Drive Car of the Year
  • Bajaj Pulsar N160: Bike of the Year
  • Suzuki Katana: Premium Bike of the Year

To cater to the auto enthusiasts, ABP Network has come out with a new digital platform, Auto Live, which covers all news, reviews and updates related to automobiles.

The Auto Live channel can be accessed on Instagram, YouTube and    

The Awards show:

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