Today after a lot of time and effort we come to conclude our 2020 Awards. This involved voting and vigorous voting from our audience. 2019 has been comparatively quieter as most of the new norms were to come in from 2020. Without wasting any, let us get on to the winners in each of the category. This includes all vehicles that were launched in 2019.
Best Entry Level Vehicle – New Maruti Wagon R
This was a tough segment. The Wagon R was competing with the Triber, as both fall in a similar price point. The Wagon R was a clear like of many of its loyal buyers, and it scored a lot in the space department.
Best Affordable Vehicle – Mahindra XUV300
A segment, which has the maximum competition today – Mahindra has scored another important award here. We loved the build, quality and the features it offered. The XUV300 is for sure one of the best vehicles to procure today, especially with the technology it has been built with.
Best Entry-Level Premium Vehicle – Kia Seltos
No two ways about this segment. The Seltos is a clear winner in this category, not just with its looks, features and performance. It has amazing quality and the brand has done a fantastic job with its overall stance.
Best Mid-Level Premium Vehicle – Tata Harrier
Tata Motors has been surprising us every year and the Harrier this time set a new benchmark. The Harrier with its amazing product, based on the Land Rover pedigree.
Best Premium Vehicle – BMW 3 Series
BMW has definitely stolen the show for this year. The 3 Series is a product of clear limelight. The new 3 Series has a lot of style, elegance and even more than what an entry-level premium sedan offers.
Best Luxury Vehicle – Audi A6
Audi’s latest offering, the A6 has won the best luxury vehicle. There is a lot of competition in this segment and the Ingolstadt-based automaker has proven its worth with the new sedan.
Most Aspirational Vehicle – Porsche 911
Porsche 911 is one of the most loved vehicles and the new-gen excels in all the departments. A true sportscar in every sense.
Best Update of the Year – Tata Tiago
2019 saw an upgrade to the Tiago. It got what was missing in terms of changes, making it a highly liked product. The Tiago scored maximum score in its voting itself.
Variant of the Year – Jeep Compass Trailhawk
This is by far the most liked variant – Trailhawk. The SUV didn’t just get an automatic, there was even an upgrade in its technology as well – with the high ground clearance and enhanced off-roading abilities.
Best Technology Car of the Year – MG Hector
The panoramic sunroof on the Hector did catch our attention, but the product’s iSmart technology did win many hearts. Opening and shutting of the sunroof, connected car technology did truly change a lot about the auto industry.
Best Electric Vehicle 4W of the Year – Hyundai Kona
With Kona being the only major launch this year, there wasn’t much of a competition. For sure, a truly deserving award to introducing modern-day electric vehicles, which have changed perception of many about electric vehicles.
Best Car Manufacturer of the Year – Renault India Private Limited
Renault’s innovative product launches and facelifts is a case study for the industry. At a time when sales have been going down, Renault saw an increase in numbers due to its unique new product offerings.
Best Indian Car – Hyundai Venue
This is our pick for the Best Car of the Year. It was a close fight, but truly deserving. Be it features, specifications or even the space it offer. one of the best offerings in the market today.
Best Electric 2W – Okinawa Praise Pro
This has been an exciting year in terms of product launches. For the first time, even a new motorcycle has been introduced in the Indian market. However, it was still an electric scooter that won our hearts with the Okinawa Praise Pro being the face.
Best Indian Scooter – Honda Activa 125 BS6
The Indian scooter market didn’t see a great year, however the segment leader did introduce its ace product – the Activa 125 BS6. With its new engine, new silent starter and other elements it did become the best scooter of the year for us.
Best Commuter Motorcycle – Bajaj Platina H-Gear
This is one of the best products around the Platina, becoms a great pick. The H-Gear or the Happy Gear is an exciting option giving buyers more for their buck.
Best Youth Bike – Suzuki Gixxer
Suzuki Gixxer is the best motorcycle at the moment. The engine is butter smooth and there is a lot on offer in terms of enjoying the ride. This makes it an awesome vehicle to ride.
Best Entry-level Enthusiast – Benelli Imperiale 400
This is an awesome new motorcycle, which seems to be winning multiple hearts. With its quality, ride and comfort – Benelli certainly has a winer in its hand.
Best Mid-Weight Motorcycle – KTM Duke 790
KTM has been good on performance and the 790 is one the best offerings today. As a complete product, it delivers the best in class performance and it is a delight to ride one.
Most Aspirational Motorcycle – BMW S1000RR
BMW S1000RR had taken the motorcycling dynamics to another level and the new one continues to do the same. This is the best sporty motorcycle in the market, which money can buy today.
Best Indian Motorcycle – Jawa
Jawa Motorcycles won our hearts with its latest offering. Jawa has the style, elegance and even the technology is the latest on offer.
Best 2W Manufacturer – Suzuki Motorcycles India Private Limited
Suzuki has certainly bought in some amazing products this year. There has been no stopping from the brand and it loved all of the new products that have been introduced. A great job done by the brand.
Best Auto Personality – Dr Pawan Goenka
Check out our website for the Auto Expo 2020 coverage beginning from 5th February 2020 onwards. You will get a lot of information on the current automotive market.