2023 carandbike Awards: Toyota Innova Hycross, Suzuki V-Strom SX Take Top Honours
By Carandbike Team
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21-Apr-23 06:54 PM IST
One of India’s oldest and most reputed automobile awards is back to recognise the best cars and two-wheelers in the industry. With over 50 cars, motorcycles and scooters in the fray, the winners of the 2023 car&bike Awards have been announced. The Car of the Year has been awarded to the Toyota Innova Hycross, and the Suzuki V-Strom SX has been chosen as the car&bike Two-Wheeler of the Year.
Our esteemed jury busy evaluating the cars at BIC
The 2023 car&bike Awards and Jury Round was spearheaded by car&bike Editor-in-Chief Girish Karkera. The car jury also included Raj Kapoor, Motorsport Constructor & Auto Analyst, Parth Ghorpade, Race Driver (Indian Racing League), Anushriya Gulati, Race Car Driver & Cross-Country Rider, Shams Raza Naqvi, Senior Editor, car&bike, Kingshuk Dutta, Assistant Editor, car&bike, Seshan Vijayraghavan, Principal Correspondent, car&bike and Ninad Mirajgaonkar, Head (Curated Content), car&bike.
Our bike jury members standing proud next to the nominations at BIC
The two-wheeler jury was led by Preetam Bora, Senior Editor, car&bike and included Sagar Sheldekar, Two-Wheeler Expert & Content Creator. Rishad Cooper, Two-Wheeler Expert, Siddhant Karnick, Actor & Petrolhead, Shams Raza Naqvi, Senior Editor, car&bike and Kingshuk Dutta, Assistant Editor, car&bike.
“The car&bike awards recognises and honours the best amongst all new cars and bikes launched last year. 2022 has seen a year of resurgence for the automotive industry and in that, brands have come up with some gems that require this special accolade. We have taken a scientific approach with the help of our jury experts and audit partners to justify our top picks. My best wishes to all the winners,” said Girish Karkera, Editor-in-Chief, carandbike.
The Triumph Tiger 1200 showcasing its mantle at BIC
The winners were selected among more than 50 nominations which were put through stringent assessments by two separate juries for cars and two-wheelers at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. After a thorough and elaborate assessment, followed by voting, the winners were chosen, with the votes and data being validated by Divergent Insights, the validation partners.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS winning Luxury Car of the Year
The awards ceremony was held at Andaz, Aerocity, New Delhi, amidst a gathering of some of the most illustrious leaders of the Indian Automobile industry. Winners of the top honours, including Car of the Year, Motorcycle of the Year and Electric Scooter of the Year, among others, were felicitated during the awards ceremony. Members of the auto industry were also invited to present the awards across different segments, and several categories to the winners.
Now in its 18th year, the car&bike Awards have grown to clearly stand out amongst the clutter of automotive awards in India, by being the most credible and fair. Two separate juries of eminent, experienced, and multi-skilled jurors evaluated and judged the two product categories: cars and bikes.
The Ola S1 showcasing why it deserves to win the Electric Scooter of the Year
The car&bike Awards also have the distinction of having India’s most voted for Viewers’ Choice categories. The car&bike Viewers’ Choice Car, Motorcycle and Scooter of the Year are sought-after trophies at each year’s event. The 2023 car&bike Awards Viewers’ Choice Car of the Year is the Kia Carens, car&bike Viewers’ Choice Motorcycle of the Year is the Royal Enfield Hunter 350, and the car&bike Viewers’ Choice Electric Scooter of the Year is the Ola S1.
Full List of Winners:
|Car of the Year||Toyota Innova Hycross|
|Compact Car of the Year||Maruti Suzuki Baleno|
|Hybrid of the Year||Toyota Innova Hycross (Hybrid)|
|SUV of the Year||Hyundai Tucson|
|Luxury SUV of the Year||Jeep Grand Cherokee|
|Sedan of the Year||Honda City eHEV|
|Family Car of the Year||Kia Carens|
|Performance Car of the Year||Lamborghini Urus Performante|
|Compact Electric Car of the Year||Volvo XC 40 Recharge|
|Luxury Electric Car of the Year||BMW i4|
|Luxury Car of the Year||Mercedes EQS|
|Iconic Launch of the Year||Mercedes-Maybach S-Class|
|Motorcycle of the Year||Suzuki V-Strom SX|
|Motorcycle of the Year (Upto 250 cc)||Suzuki V-Strom SX|
|Premium Motorcycle of the Year (250-500 cc)||2022 KTM RC 390|
|Adventure Motorcycle of the Year||Triumph Tiger 1200|
|Electric Scooter of the Year||Ola S1|
|Modern Classic Motorcycle of the Year||Royal Enfield Hunter 350|
|Sportsbike of the Year||Ducati Streetfighter V2|
|car&bike Viewers’ Choice Car of the Year||Kia Carens|
|car&bike Viewers’ Choice Motorcycle of the Year||Royal Enfield Hunter 350|
|car&bike Viewers’ Choice Electric Two-Wheeler of the Year||Ola S1|
|car&bike Electric Four-Wheeler of the Year||Tata Tiago EV|
|car&bike Viewers’ Choice Pre-Owned Car of the Year||Maruti Suzuki Swift|
|Safety First||VW Group|
|Best Customer Experience||Lexus|
|Upgrade of the Year||MG ZS EV|
|Design of the Year||Citroen C3|
|Off-Roader Of the Year||Mahindra Scorpio N|
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