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Times Network copartners Autocar India for 15th Autocar Awards 2018

The Times Network, co-partnered Autocar India for the Autocar Awards 2018 for the 3rd year. The event witnessed corporate leaders and personalities, who came together to salute the achievers from the automotive sector.

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India’s automotive industry witnessed an encouraging business trend during 2017, the industry observed double-digit growth backed by strong sales of passenger vehicles. Last year also saw a slew of new models & variants hitting the roads across categories, alluring both first time as well as refresh segment of costumers. 

Commenting on the industry's most coveted event, MK Anand, MD & CEO, Times Network said, “We are extremely excited to present Autocar Awards 2018. As the Auto Industry readies itself to brace the seismic changes that technology is bringing with it and adapts and evolves, we promise to partner the industry by recognising excellence and putting the spotlight on the best and brightest in the Indian market and showcase them to our discerning audience.”

Anant Geete, Union Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Sector Enterprises, “The automobile sector has delivered significant growth and development; and is aligned with our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s mission of ‘Make in India’. The global automobile sector is witnessing a measured shift towards electric movement. India need to admit this change and move forward together.’’

The Autocar Awards for the past 15 years have been zeroing in on and honouring the best bikes and cars sold in India. It is only after a stringent process of evaluation, ample testing, and of course thorough deliberation, that the contenders and winners for each award are adjudged. 

India’s leading automakers, all vied for top honours at the Indian automotive industry's most coveted awards. The awards were adjudged by an esteemed panel of auto experts, who graded automobiles on the basis of performance, price, features, design and specification. The collective experience of the panel remains unmatched in the industry. 

The Autocar Awards 2018 will air on Times Now and ET Now in January, 2018.

The winners of 2018 Awards are:  

















































































































Category 1 Car Dealer of Year 



ADVAITH MOTORS



Category 2 Bike Dealer of Year 



VISHNU PRIYA AUTOMOTIVES/ EVM HONDA



Category 3 CSR Initiatives towards Road Safety



HYUNDAI - BE THE BETTER GUY 



Category 4 Excellence in customer centricity Award



LA KOZY TOYOTA / RITU AUTOMOBILES



Category 5 Motor sports Award



MAHINDRA RACING 



Category 6 Best Design and Styling



TATA NEXON



Category 7 Variant of the Year



MARUTI SUZUKI BALENO RS



Category 8 Value for Money



TATA NEXON



Category 9  Best Driver's car



SKODA OCTAVIA VRS



Category 10 Luxury car of the Year



MERCEDES- BENZ E CLASS



Category 11  Scooter of the year



HONDA GRAZIA



Category 12  Premium Bike of the Year



HONDA AFRICA TWIN 



Category 13  Import Bike of the Year



KAWASAKI Z900



Category 14  READERS's choice - Bike



TVS APACHE RR 310



Category 15 READERS choice - Car



JEEP COMPASS



Category 16 Technology & Innovation 


Award of the Year



BMW 5 SERIES



Category 17 Performance Bike of the Year



TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE RS



Category 18 Performance car of the year



AUDI S5 



Category 19 Compact Sedan of the year



MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT DZIRE



Category 20 Sedan of the year



HYUNDAI VERNA



Category 21 Compact SUV of the Year



FORD ECOSPORT 



Category 22 Premium SUV of the Year



JEEP COMPASS



Category 23  Luxury SUV of the Year



VOLVO XC60



Category 24 Engine of the Year



FORD 1.5L DRAGON



Category 25 AP Man of the Year 



KENICHI AYUKAWA  MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD



Category 26 Manufacturer of the Year



MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD



Category 28 Car of the Year



JEEP COMPASS





















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