Picture caption: Bo Shin Seo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India, Dr
Raghupati Singhania, CMD, JK Tyre & Industries and Rakesh Srivastava, Sr
VP, Sales & Marketing, Hyundai Motor India
The auto award season got off
to a cool start with the Hyundai Elite i20 car and the Harley Davidson Street
750 motorcycle grabbing the 10th Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) and the 8th
Indian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY) Awards.
Dr. Raghupati Singhania,
Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Limited along with others presented the Indian Car of the Year trophy to the team of Hyundai Motor
India Ltd and the Indian Motorcycle of the Year trophy to the Harley-Davidson team
on behalf of the jury.
Dr Singhania said, “The
automobile and auto-ancillary sector in India is growing at a fast pace. The
consumer is ever-discerning and automakers seek to outperform each other. In
such a super-competitive environment of innovation and strategies, JK Tyre
supported ICOTY & IMOTY Awards’ endeavour to recognise those who challenge
the status quo. The winner of the ICOTY & IMOTY award embodies this very
spirit of dynamic leadership and creative engineering, while keeping the needs
and the comfort of the consumer upper most in mind. I congratulate the winner
of the ICOTY & IMOTY 2015, as well as all the nominees.”
Picture caption: Dr Raghupati Singhania, CMD, JK Tyre and Industries
and Anoop Prakash, MD, Harley Davidson India
This year, the final short
list of contenders saw a dozen cars and motorcycles battling it out for the two
of the Indian automobile industry’s highest honours. The chosen ones were then
put through a further round of assessment by the jury members at Lonavala on December
2014. After a session of evaluation followed by voting, the top three
contenders in each category turned out to be the Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti
Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City and the Harley-Davidson Street 750, KTM RC 390 and
the Suzuki Gixxer respectively. The nominated cars and motorcycles were judged
on various parameters such as price, fuel economy, styling, comfort, safety,
performance, practicality, technical innovation, value for money and
suitability for Indian riding conditions.
The award ceremony witnessed
the presence of eminent guests, including scions of the corporate world, senior
officials from the auto industry and representatives of industrial bodies. The
award has been gaining prominence with each passing year and JK Tyre has been
associated with it since its inception.
ICOTY: Maruti Suzuki Swift (2006), Honda Civic (2007), Hyundai i10
(2008), Honda City (2009), Tata Nano (2010), Ford Figo (2011), Maruti Suzuki
Swift (2012), Renault Duster (2013), Hyundai i10 Grand (2014)
IMOTY: Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi (2008), Yamaha R15 (2009), Kawasaki
Ninja 250R (2010), Honda CB Twister (2011), Honda CBR 250R (2012), KTM Duke 200
(2013), Royal Enfield Continental (2014)
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