The prize distribution ceremony was held at the Ashok in Delhi while Mr. Arun K Bajoria, President and Director of J K Tyres & Industries Limited, Mr. Girish Karkera, Editor BBC Top Gear India & Chairman ICOTY and Mr. Vikrant Singh, Executive Editor, Overdrive & Chairman IMOTY handed over the trophies to Hyundai Grand i10.
These awards have been an annual event with JK Tyres associated with these awards right from the start. The competition takes into account concerted, focused and meticulous efforts taken by auto manufacturers and all models were judged on various factors which included price, performance, safety, style, comfort, technical innovations and value for money while being highly adaptable to Indian driving conditions.
On receiving the award, B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, said, “We are honored to win the most prestigious automotive award – The Indian car of the Year 2014. The Grand is a world-class product developed for the Indian market and winning the ICOTY 2014 marks its phenomenal success. The ICOTY 2014 symbolizes Hyundai’s commitment to Indian customers by offering high standards of quality, durability and reliability. Grand has consolidated Hyundai’s its position as a trendsetter and leader in the premium compact car segment. We are humbled by the overwhelming response and appreciation Grand has received by the customers, media and jurors. We thanks our customers for making Hyundai Grand a grand success.”
Congratulating the winning car, Mr. Girish Karkera, Editor, BBC TopGear India & Chairman of the jury, Indian Car of the Year 2014 said, “Nowadays manufacturers are getting so competitive with making cars that it gets very difficult to choose one car over the other. The differences are sometime almost negligible and with our kind of fair voting system the verdict can go either way. Indian Car of the Year title is a respected one and I am happy to see a car as good as the Grand i10 now wearing the crown. In our collective votes it has come out on top as a wholesome product with that added flair that has tilted the verdict in its favour.”