Hyundai Verna and KTM 390 Duke were awarded as the Indian Car of the Year 2018 and Indian Motorcycle of the year 2018, respectively at the ICOTY & IMOTY 2018 awards sponsored by JK Tyre.
Dr Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Limited has presented the awards to the winning teams along with Bob Rupani, Chairman, ICOTY 2018, and Aspi Bhathena, Chairman, IMOTY 2018.
“The prestigious ICOTY and IMOTY awards have become synonymous with excellence in the Indian automobile industry, honouring cars and bikes for now for over a decade. Every year these coveted awards recognise the best in class efforts in engineering, design, cost-effectiveness, adaptability to local conditions and above all customer satisfaction. As the proud associate of these awards since their inception in 2005, JK Tyre has always endeavoured to take these awards beyond mere plaudits to a true recognition of merit,” said Dr Singhania.
Vehicles were evaluated on set parameters such as price, fuel economy, styling, comfort, safety, performance, practicality, technological innovation, value for money and suitability for Indian driving and riding conditions.
“ICOTY has always been a pioneer of the Indian auto awards and winning it is a special achievement. Our team has put in a lot of efforts in creating the best vehicle for our customers,” said YK Koo, Managing Director & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited.
“We are honoured that our motorcycle KTM 390 Duke has won the prestigious IMOTY 2018. Our R&D team has put in a lot of hard work in creating a motorcycle, which is not only performance-driven but also has the styling and practicality suitable for Indian riding conditions,” said Amit Nandi, President, Bajaj Auto & Head for KTM Motorcycles in India.