Many preeminent names of the auto industry marked their presence at the recently held Autocar Awards 2022 in Mumbai. Some of the key attendees from the auto industry included:
- Anand Mahindra: Chairman, the Mahindra Group
- Venu Srinivasan: Chairman, the TVS Group
- Balbir Singh Dhillon, representing Audi India
- Sharad Agarwal, representing Lamborghini India
- Martin Schwenk, representing Mercedes-Benz India
- Zac Hollis, representing Skoda India
- Gaurav Gupta, representing MG Motor India
Aditya Thackeray, Maharashtra’s Minister of Tourism and Environment, attended the event alongside major figures from the autosector. As the chief guest, Thackeray spoke about electric vehicles and the future of the auto industry.
The award ceremony honoured vehicles in both two-wheeler and four-wheeler segments. Here are the details of each segment:
The four-wheeler category
In the four-wheeler segment of the Autocar Awards 2022, Mahindra XUV 700 impressed the judges and bagged more honours than any other car. The XUV 700’s popularity is such that it has become one of India’s fastest SUVs to surpass the one-lakh booking mark. And, why not? The XUV 700’s exhaustive feature list, spacious and high-tech cabin, and powerful engines are difficult to match.
Apart from the XUV 700, a few other notable names received awards in various categories including the Renault Kiger, Volkswagen Taigun, and others. From the Car of the Year to Green Car of the Year awards, here is the complete list of winners:
|Mahindra XUV 700||Car of the Year|
|Mahindra XUV 700||Viewers’ Choice Car of the Year|
|Mahindra XUV 700||Value for Money Car of the Year|
|Mahindra XUV 700||Executive SUV of the Year|
|Jeep Compass Facelift||Car Variant of the Year|
|Mercedes Benz S Class||Luxury Sedan of the Year|
|Renault Kiger||Compact SUV of the Year|
|Volkswagen Taigun||Midsize SUV of the Year|
|Citroen C5 Aircross||Best Design and Styling|
|Porsche Taycan||Performance Car of the Year|
|e-Tron Sportback, Audi e-Tron||Green Car of the Year|
Closing the list of awardees in the car segment would be incomplete without the mention of Tata Motors, which was named the Manufacturer of the Year at Autocar Awards 2022—certainly no surprises there. Tata cars are noted for their affordable pricing, features, performance, and, most importantly, their legacy.
The two-wheeler category
The TVS Raider impressed the judges the most in the two-wheeler category. Raider won the ‘Bike of the Year’ title thanks to its sleek design, powerful engine, and excellent performance. This two-wheeler is currently offered in two versions, with prices beginning at Rs 84, 573. If you want to purchase this ‘Bike of the Year’ winner, make sure you get Reliance General Insurance to secure your ride.
So, there is a lot of talk about Raider, but there are other bikes too that have received awards in other categories. Here is the list of all the winners from the two-wheeler category:
|TVS Raider 125||Bike of the Year|
|Royal Enfield Classic 350||Viewers’ Choice Bike of the Year|
|Yamaha Aerox 155||Scooter of the Year|
|Triumph Trident 660||Premium Bike of the Year|
|Ducati Multistrada V4 S||Import Bike of the Year|
|Suzuki Hayabusa||Performance Bike of the Year|
|Hero Xpulse 200 4V||Bike Variant of the Year|
The ceremony honoured not only the vehicles but also the minds behind the wheels. Venu Srinivasan, the chairman of the TVS Motor Company was presented with the ‘Person of the Year’ award.
That’s all from the Autocar Awards 2022. Drop a comment totell us if you own one of any of the award-winning vehicles and more