Honda Civic is CNBC-TV18's Autocar of the Year 2007

MUMBAI: CNBC TV 18 announced its car of the year along with a host of other awards in the automobiles segment. Honda Civic drove away with the CNBC-TV18 Autocar Car of the Year Award 2007, while Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi zoomed of as CNBC-TV18 Autocar Bike of the Year Award 2007.

The Awards are presented by CNBC-TV18 and Autocar, an Indian auto magazine.

CNBC-TV18 Autocar Auto Awards 2007 awards performance in the industry in 2006 based on a comprehensive set of attributes including design, technology, value and product experience.

Winners at the ceremony are as follows:

Car of the Year

Honda Civic

Bike of the Year

Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi

Best value for money car

Hyundai Verna

Best design and styling

New Toyota Camry

Best driver's car

New Honda CRV

Manufacturer of the Year

Honda Siel

Component Manufacturer of the Year


Variant of the Year

Mercedes E-280

Import Car of the Year

Audi Q7

Technologically Advanced Car of the Year

Mercedes S 350

CEO's Most Preferred Car brand


Best City to drive in


Car of the Year -Viewers Choice

Honda Civic

Storyboard Auto Commericial of the Year

Tata Indica Xeta

The award winning automotives that were shortlisted by a jury comprising of car designer Dilip Chhabria, rally champion Naren Kumar, Autocar India, editor, Hormazd Sorabjee, automobile historian Manvendra Singh, India's leading automobile historian, Auto Show, consulting editor Renuka Kirpilani, flight navigator in Indian rallying, Rajeev Khanna and Autocar India, associate editor Shapur Kotwal.

The Indian auto industry in 2006 saw the launch of international brands like the Mercedes E Class, General Motors' Aveo, Hyundai Verna and Elantra. Renault, GM, Volkswagen and Honda declared their investment plans for India this year. Interestingly, its not only volume car makers who want a share of the Indian pie, but also luxury majors such as Audi and Rolls Royce.

Commenting on the CNBC-TV18 Autocar Auto Awards 2007, a spokesperson of CNBC-TV18 said, "Since inception, the processes and expertise behind these awards ensure that they truly reflect the choices & sentiments of all stakeholders and justify their stature as benchmarks in Auto excellence. Not surprisingly, the CNBC TV-18 Autocar Auto Awards are the most trusted word on automobiles for consumers, manufacturers and auto experts alike. This year will be another valuable addition to that legacy".

Additionally, like last year, TNS honored the front-runners of the 2006 Total Customer Satisfaction studies in the four-wheeler and two-wheeler segments. The most trusted brands in the Indian automotive industry were awarded the 'TNS Voice of the Customer Award'.

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