Hyundai Elitei20 was adjudged the Indian car of the year for 2015 and Harley Davidson Street 750won the award for Indian Motorcycle of the year 2015.
Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Limited and Bob Rupani, Chairman ICOTY 2015 and Aspi Bhathena, Chairman, IMOTY 2015, presented the Indian Car of the Year trophy to the team of Hyundai Motor India Ltd and the Indian Motorcycle of the Year trophy to the Harley-Davidson Street 750 on behalf of the esteemed jury of IMOTY 2015.
This year, the final short list of contenders saw a dozen cars and motorcycles battling it out for the two of the Indian automobile industry’s highest honours. The chosen ones were then put through a further round of assessment by the jury members at Lonavala on 4 December 2014. After a session of evaluation followed by voting, the top three contenders in each category turned out to be theHyundai Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City and the Harley-Davidson Street 750, KTM RC 390 and the Suzuki Gixxer respectively. The nominated cars and motorcycles were judged on various parameters such as price, fuel economy, styling, comfort, safety, performance, practicality, technical innovation, value for money and suitability for Indian riding conditions.
The award ceremony witnessed the presence of eminent guests, including scions of the corporate world, senior officials from the auto industry and representatives of industrial bodies. ICOTY & IMOTY are the most credible and coveted motorcycle award in the country. This award is an expert and independent judgement on the best new car & motorcycle sold in India and is aimed at recognising focused, consistent and rigorous efforts made by motorcycle manufacturers in the areas of design excellence, innovation and R&D.