The Chennai-based Korean auto major, Hyundai Motor India Limited has become the most awarded auto brand in 2014-15, bagging as many as 32 awards, according to a company statement.
Apart from bagging awards with trendsetter cars such as Hyundai Elite i20, Hyundai Xcent and Hyundai Santa Fe, the car manufacturer from Tamil Nadu has also won the coveted automotive award in the country, Indian Car of the Year 2015 (ICOTY) for Hyundai Elite i20. With this, Hyundai has become the only auto brand to win two concecutive ICOTY awards in India, which symbolises the car manufacturer’s commitment to Indian patrons by offering world class standards of quality products, design and experience.
The awards have been instituted by the most eminent jury of all the prominent automotive publications in the country like Top Gear, Autocar, Motoring World, Car India, Zigwheels, Overdrive, Auto Bild, AutoX, Hindu Business Line, NDTV, EVO, Motorbeam, Vikatan Group, Flywheel and Car Dekho. Earmarking 2014 as the Year of Excellence, Hyundai Motor India had set record sales in 2014 at over 4.10 lakh units driven by growth across segments like the Hyundai Grand i10, Hyundai Xcent, Hyundai Santa Fe and recently launched Hyundai Elite i20.
Celebrating this moment of success, BS Seo, MD & CEO, HMIL said: “We are overwhelmed by winning an unprecedented number of awards and recognitions from India’s most respected and influential automotive media. These awards demonstrate strong appreciation and acceptance of our trendsetter products and making them a huge success. With this, we intend to thank all our customers, media and jurors who have chosen our products making Hyundai as the most loved, caring and trusted car manufacturer in India. We intend to continue with our growth in 2015 by entering newer segments and will continue to offer world class products to the Indian market.”
As a commitment to the Indian market, Hyundai Elite i20 was launched within five months of the successful launch of Hyundai Xcent and Hyundai Santa Fe improving the domestic volumes and increasing market share. Earlier, Hyundai Grand also received strong customer and media response making it the Indian Car of the Year in the year 2014. Hyundai Elite i20 has a strong fan following and is seen as ‘Elite companion’. Hyundai’s signature design language, the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 has captured the attention of customers and has created a new design benchmark in the segment, setting a trend of future cars that Hyundai is making for global markets.
Hyundai Xcent with its premium features and stylish design has made its mark amongst the first time buyers of compact sedan, up-graders and additional car buyers. What is more, Hyundai Xcent has generated high interest level amidst the young families in metros as well as Tier-II cities.
List of Awards
|Hyundai Elite i20|
|ICOTY 2015||ICOTY Car of the Year 2015|
|Autocar India||Car of the Year|
|Viewer’s Choice Award|
|Hatchback of the Year|
|Top Gear||Readers’ Choice Car of the Year|
|Hatchback of the Year|
|NDTV||Premium Hatchback of the Year|
|CNB Viewers’ Choice Car of the Year|
|Design of the Year|
|Overdrive||Car of the Year|
|Premium Hatchback of the Year|
|Zigwheels||Hatchback of the year|
|Car of the Year|
|Readers’ Choice Car of the Year|
|Motorbeam||Reader’s choice Car of the year 2014|
|AutoX||Best Car of 2014|
|Car India & Bike India||Car of the Year|
|Premium Hatch of the Year|
|Vikatan Group of Publications||Car of the Year|
|Best Hatchback of the year|
|Fly Wheel||Hatchback of the Year|
|Car Dekho||Premium Hatch back of the Year|
|Car Dekho||Best Design of the year|
|Top Gear||Value Car of the Year|
|NDTV||Subcompact Sedan of the Year|
|Vikatan Group of Publications||Best value for Money|
|CarDekho||Value for Money|
|Hyundai Santa Fe|
|NDTV||Premium SUV of the year|
|Motorbeam||Premium SUV of the year|
|Flywheel||SUV of the Year|
|Top Gear||Best Manufacturer of the year|
|Vikatan Group of Publications||Best Manufacturer of the year|