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The NDTV Car and Bike Awards recognised the leaders in the Automobile industry

Friday was nothing short of Friyay, with the champagne brunch at the coveted NDTV Car and Bike Awards 2017, presented by HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company and powered by Mobilcoming to an end. The most credible automobile awards saw coming together of the leaders and trendsetters of the automobile industry celebrating the best of the best from the sector.

Skoda Superb and Honda Navi awarded the Car of the Year and Two Wheeler of the Year Award respectively.

The 12th Edition of the Awards also honoured products that were launched over the past year, across both car and bike segments and recognised industry leaders, advertisers, marketers and PR professionals from the industry.

The product awards boasted a panel of eminent jury members including the likes of AspiBhatena, Editor, Car India; Gul Panag, Auto Enthusiast and Biker; Aditya Patel, Racer; RayomandBanajee, Racer & Mentor; Jens Meiners, Motoring journalist and Vice Chair, World Car Awards; Dr V Sumantran, Senior Industry Consultant; SirishChandran, Editor, Evo India; and Siddharth Vinayak Patankar, Editor-Auto, NDTV Network, etc.

The Mobil CNB Viewers’ Choice Awards for both Cars and Bikes like every year provided NDTV viewers with not only an exciting opportunity to vote for their favourite car and bike nominees, but also stand a chance to take the year’s hottest wheels home. Maruti Suzuki VitaraBrezza and Bajaj V 15were announced as the Mobil CNB Viewer’s Choice Car and Two Wheeler respectively.

Speaking at the 12th edition of the awards, Siddharth Vinayak Patankar, NDTV Group’s Editor Auto & Head of Automobile Programming said, “Extremely proud of how the awards process has gone this year. Credibility stays at the forefront as always and we have expanded the scope of what the awards represent through new categories like the Electric Mobility Solution of the Year. We are making the awards more relevant and progressive with each passing year, and that’s great!”

The jury for the Marketing and Communications awards categories, comprised of SIDDHARTH VINAYAK PATANKAR, Editor-Auto & Head of Automobile Programming, NDTV Group,DORAB SOPARIWALA:Editorial Advisor, NDTV, KUSHAN MITRA:Managing Editor, The Pioneer, PRASOON JOSHI:Chairman, McCann Worldgroup Asia Pacific & lyricist, PREMA SAGAR:Principal/Founder, Genesis Burson-Marsteller, SAM BALSARA, Chairman & MD, Madison World, SHRUTI VERMA SINGH, Editor & Anchor, Strategy Head- NDTV Prime and VINIL MATHEW:Ad-Filmmaker & Bollywood Film Director.

To ensure a seamless and transparent selection process, each product jury member got a hands-on experience of each car and bike nominee at the Buddh International Circuit F1 track in Greater Noida, along with the nominee’s specifications to ensure that only the most deserving automobileswere awarded. Audit partners Ernst and Young tabulated the results based on secret ballot voting by the jurors that helped decide the top honours.

NDTV CAR AND BIKE AWARDS 2017

CARS

1. Small Car Of The Year Datsun redi-GO
2. Entry Hatchback Of The Year Tata Tiago
3. Subcompact Sedan Of The Year Volkswagen Ameo
4. Midsize Sedan Of The Year Hyundai Elantra
5. Fullsize Sedan Of The Year Skoda Superb
6. Premium Compact Sedan Of The Year Jaguar XE
7. MPV Of The Year Toyota InnovaCrysta
8. Subcompact SUV Of The Year Maruti Suzuki VitaraBrezza
9. Compact SUV/Crossover Of The Year Hyundai Tucson
10. Fullsize SUV Of The Year Ford Endeavour
11. Premium SUV Of The Year Jaguar F-Pace
12. Luxury SUV Of The Year Audi Q7
13. Premium Car Of The Year Volvo S90
14. Luxury Car Of The Year BMW 7 Series
15. Performance/Sports Car Of The Year Ford Mustang
16. Supercar Of The Year Audi R8
17. Car Manufacturer Of The Year Hyundai Motor India
18. CNB Viewers’ Choice Car Of The Year Maruti Suzuki VitaraBrezza
19. NDTV Car Of The Year Skoda Superb

TWO WHEELERS

1. Mini Bike Of The Year Honda Navi
2. Motorcycle Of The Year Up To 110 cc TVS Victor
3. Motorcycle Of The Year Up To 160 cc Honda CB Hornet 160
4. Motorcycle Of The Year Up To 250 cc TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
5. Motorcycle Of The Year Up To 500 cc Royal Enfield Himalayan
6. Motorcycle Of The Year Up To 1000 cc Triumph Street Twin
7. Motorcycle Of The Year Above 1000 cc Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro
8. Scooter Of The Year Aprilia SR-150
9. Two Wheeler Manufacturer Of The Year Hero MotoCorp
10. CNB Viewers’ Choice Two Wheeler Of The Year Bajaj V 15
11. NDTV Two Wheeler Of The Year Honda Navi

 

1. Design Of The Year Two Wheeler: Honda Navi

Car: Volvo S90

2. NDTV Automotive Man Of The Year Kenichi Ayukawa
3. NDTV Motorsport Award Aravind KP, TVS Racing
4. NDTV Green Award Honda Accord Hybrid
5. Electric Mobility Solution Of The Year Mahindra e20Plus

 

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS

1. Creative Television Commercial Of The Year (2 Wheeler) Winner: Bajaj Platina (Jhatka Mana Hai)
Runner Up: Bajaj V (Sons of Vikrant)
2. Creative Television Commercial Of The Year (4 Wheeler) Winner: Volkswagen Ameo campaign
Runner Up: Maruti Suzuki Alto 30 lakh celebration
3. Best Innovation in Communication
(2 Wheeler)
Winner: Bajaj V launch + TVS Scooty Zest 110 Himalayan Highs
Runner Up: Bajaj Avenger Brotherhood
4 Best Innovation in Communication
(4 Wheeler)
Winner: Audi Media App
Runner Up: Ford Mustang
5. Best PR & Communications Team Of The Year Winner: HMSI for Navi Launch
Runner Up: TVS for Himalayan Highs
6. Brand Ambassador Of The Year Sakshi Malik for Datsun