. Salutes the achievement of the automotive sector that’s driving growth in the Indian economy.
. Total 22 awards across the two and four wheeler segments to be given away
. Includes Viewer’s Choice Award in the Car and Bike segment
January 3rd, 2013: India’s premier business news channel Bloomberg TV India and the most definitive guide to the auto industry – Autocar India magazine are back for the fifth year in a row with the Bloomberg TV Autocar India Awards 2013. The awards night to be held on 9thJan 2013 promises to be a high octane affair, one that will be celebrated with great fanfare and aplomb. The who’s who of the corporate world will converge for the awards to salute the automotive sector that is driving growth in the Indian economy.
The Bloomberg TV India 2013 Autocar India Awards will be given across 22 categories to the best and the most deserving contributors to the auto industry. The categories in the four wheeler segment are Car of the Year 2013, Best Design and Styling, Best value-for-money car, Best variant of the Year, Best Driver’s car, Manufacturer of the Year, Technology and Innovation Award, Compact car of the Year, Saloon car of the Year, Luxury saloon of the Year, SUV of the Year, Premium SUV of the Year, Luxury SUV of the Year, MPV of the Year, Car Ad of the year, viewer’s choice award – CAR of the Year.
The categories in the two-wheeler segment are Bike of the year, Premium bike of the year, Import bike of the year, viewer’s choice award – BIKE. The other categories are Car Dealer of the Year, Car insurer of the Year.
Sriram Kilambi, President – Bloomberg TV India speaking about the Awards said, “The Indian vehicle manufacturing industry has grown at a 12.77% CAGR over the last 10 years. This has led to an overall growth of the sector which currently contributes 6% to the GDP. The Bloomberg TV Autocar India Awards recognise, applaud and honour this role of the automotive sector that’s driving growth in the Indian economy. We proudly salute the achievements of the sector as well as individual players who have strived hard to achieve this success.”
The Bloomberg TV Autocar India Awards 2013 sets the benchmark of standards for the Automotive Industry and honors the best-in class vehicles launched by the industry over the last one year.
The ceremony promises to be a spectacular culmination of a keenly contested auto battle. The best in league will be selected by an eminent jury on the basis of extensive & grueling track tests and a detailed methodology.
The jury panel comprising of experts like Hormazd Sorabjee (Editor – Autocar India); Renuka Kirpalani (Editor – Autocar show); Narain Karthikeyan (India’s first Formula 1 Driver); Shapur Kotwal (Deputy Editor – Autocar India & Editor – What Car? India); Kartikeya Singhee (Consultant Editor – Autocar Show); Manvendra Singh (India’s leading Automotive Historian & Restorer); Rishad Cooper (Two Wheeler Editor – Autocar India); C S Santosh (Motocross Rider); Rustam Mazda (Designer – PININFARINA S.P.A.); Ouseph Chacko (Assistant Editor – Autocar India) and Sumantra Barooah (Associate Editor- Autocar Professional) will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the most deserving automobile is declared the winner in its respective category.s
The special episode on the Awards function will be telecast exclusively on Bloomberg TV India on January 12th at 8 pm and January 13th at 1.30 pm.
The Bloomberg TV Autocar India Awards 2013 is presented by HDFC Bank and the process validation has been conducted by KPMG, the Knowledge Partners for the awards.
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