BBC World to air 'Wheels awards 2002' as year-end special

NEW DELHI: 24-hour international news and information channel, BBC World, will air the first ever Wheels Awards 2002 today at 11.00 pm as its year-end special.

Winner of the 'Best Current Affairs or Infotainment Programme Presenter' at the Asian Television Awards 2002, Niret Alva will present the 30-minute show along with Navaz Sandhu, Paramangsu Mukherjee and Christopher Daruwalla. The award showcases more than 150 cars and 90 bikes.

The best cars were judged in six different categories and the best bikes in seven categories and the most coveted category of awards 'Wheels Car of the Year' and 'Wheels Bike of The Year' will go to Mahindra Scorpio Diesel and Yamaha Enticer respectively.

According to an official release, all the five car nominees in each category were reviewed on basis of common parameters of engine and performance, value for money, interiors, ride and handling, looks, build and finish, and brand value; while the bikes were adjudged on the basis of engine and performance, suspension, brand value, ride quality and comfort, looks, build and finish, and value for money.

According to Alva, Wheels provides viewers with an impartial and well-researched perspective of the automobiles industry which helps them arrive at a balanced conclusion and Wheels Awards 2002 is a step forward in the same direction.

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