December 27, 2011

People's choice has been chosen

Puzzle is solved. Indian consumers have voted for their favourite car, bike and commercial vehicle of the year 2011., has announced the results of its People's Choice Awards 2011, which recognises the best in the field of cars, bikes and commercial
vehicles launched in the year. The winners are based on people's choice and selected through an online voting. People’s Choice Awards received an overwhelming response with over 100,000 consumers have cast their votes.

Speaking on the occasion of winning the awards, Vivek Nayer, Senior Vice-President, Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “We are extremely delighted to have received People’s Choice Awards for the XUV500 and Maxximo. Awards like these validate our conviction that our strategy of customer centric innovation is in the right direction and they actually inspire our team to do more in future.”

 “We thank and its many readers who have voted CBR 250R as the People’s Choice 'Bike of the Year'. India’s endorsement of Honda quality, CBR 250R global style, advanced CABS technology and truly affordable price give that immense choice and encouragement to continue bringing customer centric two-wheelers in future too,” said Naresh Kumar Rattan, Operating Head, Sales, Planning and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI).

Karthick Annamalai, Co-founder of said, “Though 2011 is a difficult year for Indian auto sector, manufacturers have been able to grab the customers to the showrooms through some incredible models. These models were put under nine categories of People's Choice Awards, including the special category Diesel Car of the year. The average visiting time of the consumers to the People's Choice Awards was 12 minutes which tells us that they wanted only the best cars to win. We are happy that People’s Choice Awards echoing the same."

Vignesh Annamalai, CEO of said, " People's Choice Awards are unique in the automobile industry as the selection is based on the real views of actual customers. Qualitative customer feedback is the most objective source of information to rate any product, which is why we believe this award is so important. With the record 102,516 votes, customers has shown the faith in the awards and made their voices heard by the manufacturers."  

List of winners under various categories:
Car of the year: Mahindra XUV500
Compact car of the year: Honda Brio
 Sedan of the year: Skoda Rapid                       
SUV of the year: Range Rover Evoque
Diesel Car of the year: Chevrolet Beat Diesel
Best Facelift of the year: Tata Indica Vista
Car Maker of the year: Volkswagen
Two-wheeler of the year: Honda CBR 250R
Commercial Vehicle of the year: Mahindra Maxximo Mini van

In addition to these, three special categories were decided by the Editorial team
Car commercial of the year: Nissan Sunny
Performance car of the year: Ford Fiesta           
Scooter of the year: Mahindra Duro DZ


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