major JK Tyre along with a jury comprising automobile journalists of India awarded
the prestigious Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) and Indian Motorcycle of the
Year (IMOTY) 2014 to Hyundai Grand i10 and Royal Enfield Continental GT
Bajoria, President & Director, JK Tyre & Industries Limited along with a
few journalists handed over the awards to the winners.
The awards function
witnessed the presence of several scions of the corporate world, senior
officials from the auto industry and representatives from industry bodies.
& IMOTY are the most credible and coveted automotive awards of the country.
These awards are an expert and independent judgment of the best new car and
motorcycle. They are aimed at recognising focused, consistent and rigorous
efforts made by auto manufacturers, with the highest levels of performance in the
areas of design excellence, innovation and R&D. The awards have been
gaining prominence with each passing year. JK Tyre has been associated with these
awards since its inception.
Congratulating the winners, Bajoria said,“The ICOTY & IMOTY Awards bear testimony of JK
Tyre’s relentless commitment to the advancement and strengthening of auto
ancillary industry in India. This is a preferred platform brought alive to
acknowledge and reward companies that feel the pulse of customers and develop
products in close accordance. I would like to congratulate the winners as well
as the nominees of ICOTY & IMOTY 2014, who are leaders in true sense of the
automotive industry. Together we will continue striving towards newer
benchmarks for India as well as the global automobile market.”
new cars and motorcycles were launched in the year 2013, around 17 qualified
for the 2014 ICOTY & IMOTY award of which nine made it to the final
shortlist. These were further evaluated during a jury round at Lonavala, near
Mumbai on December 9, 2013. It was a close competition in both categories. Hyundai
Grand i10, Honda Amaze and Ford Ecosport eventually finished as the top 3 finalists
for ICOTY, while the top three for the IMOTY included the Royal Enfield
Continental GT, KTM Duke 390 and Hyosung Aquila Pro. The nominated cars and
motorcycles were judged on various parameters such as price, fuel efficiency,
styling, comfort, safety, performance, practicality, and technical innovation, value
for money and suitability for Indian driving conditions.
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