Tata Nano wins the Indian Car of the Year
The Tata Nano has won
the prestigious Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) award. In its fifth year
running and modeled along the lines of the American, European and
Japanese Car of the Year, the ICOTY award and Indian Motorcycle of the
Year (IMOTY) award have been instituted by leading automotive magazines
in India, in association with JK Tyre, to bring the auto industry in
India at par internationally in recognising their efforts.
awards are an expert and independent judgment of all new cars and
motorcycles launched in the calendar year in India. An 11-member
specialist jury consisting of senior automobile journalists from leading
automobile magazines in India got together to vote for the most
impressive car and motorcycle on similar parameters to acclaimed
international awards for automotive excellence.
After the jury
rounds the Tata Nano emerged as the Indian Car of the Year.
Managing Director of Tata Motors, Mr. P.M. Telang, received the award
from the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of JK Tyre Industries
Ltd., Dr. R. P. Singhania, at a ceremony in New Delhi on December 20.
time there was a close contest for the ICOTY award and after all points
were tabulated, it was the Tata Nano with 63 points that emerged the
victor. Though several vehicles qualified for the 2010 ICOTY, the ten
finalists selected by the jury, besides the Tata Nano, were the
Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Jazz, Fiat Linea, Fiat Grande Punto, Maruti
Suzuki Ritz, Mahindra Xylo, Skoda Superb, Tata Indigo Manza, and Toyota
The expert jury members of the 2010 ICOTY included
Yogendra Pratap and Vikrant Singh of Auto Bild India, Gautam Sen and Bob
Rupani of Auto India, Bijoy Kumar Y and Srinivas Krishnan of Business
Standard Motoring, Aspi Bhathena of Car India, Sirish Chandran and