English business news channel Bloomberg TV India and auto magazine Autocar India have announced that winners of the Bloomberg TV India Autocar India Awards 2013-‘14 will be honoured at an event in Mumbai on 20 December 2013.
Hormazd Sorabjee, editor, Autocar India magazine, said, "These awards have unmatched credibility thanks to an exhaustive evaluation process and a jury that is the best in the business. Consumers can rely on these awards to make an informed car buying decision."
Amrit Rai, husiness head, Bloomberg TV India, said, “The Bloomberg TV India Autocar India Awards have become the benchmark of performance for the industry and with each passing year the bar has been raised by the players. We expect the 2013-‘14 Awards to be a keenly fought battle across all categories and wish all nominees the very best.”
Awards will be given across 20 categories. These are: Car of the Year; Bike of the Year; Viewer’s Choice Car of the Year; Viewer’s Choice Bike of the Year; Best Design and Styling; Best Variant of the Year; Manufacturer of the Year; Car Dealer of the Year; Technology and Innovation award; Best Driver’s Car; Best Value for Money; Performance Car of the Year; Saloon Car of the Year; Compact Luxury Car of the Year; SUV of the Year; Premium SUV of the Year; MPV of the year; Engine of the Year; Premium Bike of the Year; and Import Bike of the Year.
The jury panel comprises Sorabjee; Renuka Kirpalani (editor, Autocar Show); Shapur Kotwal (deputy editor, Autocar India and editor, What Car? India); Narain Karthikeyan (India’s first Formula 1 driver); Kartikeya Singhee (consultant editor - Autocar Show); Manvendra Singh (India’s leading automotive historian and restorer); Rishad Cooper (two wheeler editor, Autocar India); CS Santosh (Motocross Rider).The methodology and process is validated by knowledge partners KPMG, informed a statement from organisers.
The 2013-’14 Awards, which will culminate at a ceremony at The Taj Lands End in Mumbai, is presented by Reliance General Insurance and powered by Mobil 1.
(Disclosure: Autocar India and Campaign India are Haymarket Group publications.)