BTVi’s hosts The Auto Show Car India & Bike India Awards 2017
BTVi – India’s premier English business news channel and Car India and Bike India presented India’s biggest auto awards – “The Auto Show Cars India and Bike India Awards 2017” today, in Mumbai. The awards were presented in the presence of Mr. Satish Sahastrabudhe, Additional Commissioner of Transport, Govt. of Maharashtra. The ceremony witnessed a spectacular culmination of a keenly contested auto battle in the company of elite personalities from the corporate world and auto industry.
Ms. Monica Tata, COO, BTVi, while speaking about the awards, said, “BTVi and Next Gen Publishing are delighted to honor the pioneers of automobile innovations. Our award categories cover the entire gamut of the auto industry and are a comprehensive representation of all areas of excellence. As a business news channel, we are proud to walk the extra mile to give our viewers an unbiased and credible understanding of various industries including the Indian Automotive sector, which has contributed enormously to the country’s economy over the last decade.”
A total of 35 awards were presented across two and four wheeler segments. In four wheeler segment, ‘Automobile of the Year’ was awarded to Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. won the ‘Automobile Manufacturer of the Year’ and Hyundai Motors India Ltd. won ‘CSR of the Year’. In the two wheeler segment, TVS Apache won ‘Two wheeler of the year’ and Honda Motorcycle And Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. was awarded ‘Two Wheeler Manufacturer of the Year’. The list of award winners across all categories is mentioned below.
During the award show, BTVi unveiled the ‘#MissionNoEmission’ initiative in the presence of key influencers of the industry. Through this initiative, BTVi plans to engage key decision makers and viewers to take the pledge of ‘#MissionNoEmission’ for a greener tomorrow. A line-up of content will also be created educating viewers towards making India cleaner and greener and engaging them to take up the pledge. The initiative will be amplified through 360 degree marketing campaign.
A special message was shared by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways congratulating the team for motivating the industry. Adding to this he states, that pollution is a major issue and he wants to import substitute cost effective and pollution free solution. He also hopes to see more electric cars and scooters.
Speaking on the occasion, H S Billimoria, CEO, Next Gen Publishing Pvt. Ltd., said, “I am glad that over the last 11 years, the popularity of awards has gained national stature. The awards have always been a celebration of the best products of the year in the auto industry. We are overjoyed to be a part of this grand celebration. The best in league were selected by the jury on the basis of extensive & grueling track tests and a detailed methodology and process validation conducted by Mazars, our Knowledge Partner. This sets the standard for the Automotive Industry and honors the best-in class vehicles launched by the industry over the last one year.”
Every year, from 2006, this event honors and recognizes the best in the automotive industry across various categories and celebrates its achievements.
The jury panel comprised of experts like Sam Katgara (Former Rally Driver), Navaz Sandhu(Former Rally Driver), Rayomand Banajee (Rayo Racing), Siddharth Zarabi (Executive Editor, BTVi), Swati Khandelwal Jain (National Corporate Editor & Editor The Auto Show, BTVi), H S Billimoria (CEO, Next Gen Publishing Pvt. Ltd.), Aspi Bhathena (Editor, Bike India and Car India), Sarmad Kadiri (Executive Editor, Bike India and Car India) , Jim Gorde (Principal Correspondent, Bike India and Car India) and Cyrus Gazdar (Chairman & MD – AFL Pvt. Ltd.).
Watch The Auto Show Car India & Bike India Awards 2017 on BTVi on 16th February, 2017 at 10:30 PM