Design of the Year: Jaguar F-Type and Royal Enfield Continental GT

It was time once again for the stalwarts of the Indian automobile industry to take centre stage at the much awaited NDTV Car and Bike Awards 2014.

Presented by Mobil1, the ninth edition saw a gathering of the auto industry, car and bike aficionados and enthusiasts across the sector as the NDTV Car & Bike Awards felicitated the best among the best, showcased in NDTV’s highly acclaimed ‘The Car and Bike Show’. These Awards are the automobile industry’s most credible awards, presented annually by NDTV.

NDTV car and bikeIn a grand ceremony held at The Taj Palace Hotel, Delhi, hosted by Siddharth Vinayak Patankar and Sarah Jacob, Hyundai Grand i10 took the Car of the Year Award 2014, while KTM Duke 390 was awarded the Two Wheeler of the Year 2014. The ‘CNB Visioneer Award’ was given to Mr. Brijmohan Lall for his Awards Jury

• Adil Jal Darukhanawala, Editor in Chief, Zeegnation
• Aditya Patel, one of India’s brightest young racers
• Dilip Chhabria, internationally acclaimed automobile designer
• Dhruv Behl, Founder and Managing Editor of AutoX
• Gul Panag, an auto enthusiast and biker
• Jens Meiners, one of the foremost international motor journalists;
• Kamlesh Patel, Former Rallyist and automobile enthusiast
• Karun Chandhok, India’s youngest Formula One driver
• Kushan Mitra, Managing Editor, Digital and New Projects of The Pioneer newspaper
• Dr V Sumantran, Non-Executive Vice Chairman at Ashok Leyland
• Siddharth Vinayak Patankar; Editor – Auto & Head Automobile Programming, NDTV
outstanding contribution to the Indian automobile industry.

The CNB Viewers’ Choice Awards for both Cars and Bikes provided NDTV viewers the exciting opportunity to vote for their favourite car and two wheeler nominees and stand a chance to take the year’s hottest wheels home. Ford EcoSport and TVS Jupiter were announced as the Viewers’ Choice car and Two Wheeler respectively.

Sachin Tendulkar was awarded (the Brand Ambassador of the Year for BMW while Mahindra Racing & Gaurav Gill was awarded the Mobil1 Motorsport Award. The evening was a celebration of the best design, unmatched technology, style and performances in the automobile industry and honoured the best vehicles and campaigns that dominated the market in 2013.

Speaking on the occasion, Siddharth Vinayak Patankar, Editor – Auto & Head Automobile Programming, NDTV said, “It’s with immense pride that we celebrate the deserving winners tonight. Our even more comprehensive jury scoring process ensures that we are truly honouring the years the most exciting and best cars, most capable and exhilarating two wheelers, and the most deserving people behind them.”

To ensure a full proof and fair selection process, each Jury member assesses and awards each nominee in complete isolation to other jurors. Each car and bike nominated is driven, evaluated and tested by the Jury along with a detailed research on each nominee’s specifications; its market performance and its immediate competition also being provided to them. Tabulators at Ernst and Young monitored the entire process.

Winners List

Category Winner
Entry Hatchback of the Year Hyundai Grand i10
Subcompact Sedan of the Year Honda Amaze
Midsize Sedan of the Year Skoda Octavia
Entry Premium Car of the Year Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Performance Car of the Year Audi RS5
Sports Car of the Year Jaguar F-Type
Supercar of the Year Audi R8 V10 Plus
Sub-Compact SUV of the Year Ford EcoSport
Compact SUV of the Year Nissan Terrano
Premium SUV of the Year Range Rover Sports
MUV of the Year Ashok Leyland Stile
CNB Viewers’ Choice
– Car of the Year Ford EcoSport
Car Manufacturer of the Year Hyundai Motor India
NDTV Car of the Year Hyundai Grand i10

Category Winner
Motorcycle of the Year upto 110cc Honda Dream Neo
Motorcycle of the Year upto 160cc Honda CB Trigger
Motorcycle of the Year upto 500cc KTM Duke 390
Motorcycle of the Year upto 1000cc Royal Enfield Continental GT
Motorcycle of the Year above 1000cc Harley-Davidson Street Glide
Scooter of the Year TVS Jupiter
CNB Viewers’ Choice
– Two Wheeler of the year TVS Jupiter

Two Wheeler Manufacturer of the Year Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India
NDTV Two Wheeler of the Year KTM Duke 390

Category Winner
Automotive Technology of the Year Ecoboost Engine from Ford
NDTV Green Award Mahindra e2o
Design of the Year Jaguar F-Type & Royal Enfield Continental GT
CNB Visioneer Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Indian Automobile Industry: Brijmohan Lall
Automotive Man of the Year Carlos Ghosn
Mobil1 Motorsport Award Mahindra Racing and Gaurav Gill

CNB-AAA Awards
Category Winner
Creative Television Commercial of the Year (4 Wheeler) Tata Nano
Creative Television Commercial of the Year (2 Wheeler) Royal Enfield
Best Integrated Campaign of the Year (4 Wheeler) GM Enjoy
Best Integrated Campaign of the Year (4 Wheeler – Runner’s Up) Suzuki Apna Way of Life
Best Integrated Campaign of the Year (2 Wheeler) Royal Enfield
Best PR & Communications Team of the Year Ford for Urban Discovery Campaign
Brand Ambassador of the Year Sachin Tendulkar for BMW

Since launch, Hyundai Grand has received an overwhelming response to enter the top 5 selling car brands chart here. Hyundai Grand with premium features and stylish design has attracted 1st time buyers, up-graders and additional car buyers with over 44,885 units already delivered to Indian customers.

Expressing delight on the awards, B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, said, “We are humbled and honored to win the prestigious automotive awards – NDTV Car and Bike Awards 2014: Car Manufacturer of the Year, Car of the Year and Entry Hatchback of the Year for Grand. With the recent 5 millionth car roll-out HMIL has strengthened its commitment to the Indian market offering Modern-Premium world class products. We would like to thank our customers, media, business partners and employees who have supported and shown trust in Hyundai brand in this competitive market scenario. We affirm our commitment to the industry and will continue to invest in offering high quality products to the customers.”