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Tata Nano wins the Indian Car of the Year

(ICOTY) Award

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.

The

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.

The

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.

This

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

Fortuner.

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

Bertand D

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I see a lot more Nano's in Chennai. Yesterday had been to a marriage and saw a Nano zip up a steep gradient to the portico of the marriage hall, just watched to see how it would go up, it went up without breaking into a sweat. Anyone taken it up to Tirumala from Tirupati. May be ACI should take it's Nano up to Mahabaleshwar and give us an idea how the Nano behaves on steep gradients.Durango Dude2009-12-22 08:40:37

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So, Finally the Trapped Nano is getting 'The Helping Hand' & that's of JLR's.

The Tata Nano will soon get a helping hand from British engineers associated with Jaguar-Land Rover. According to a reliable source, Tata Motors has flown down a group of JLR engineers to improve the Nano, which includes detecting the trigger/s for the recent incidents where two Nanos had caught fire.

When contacted for confirmation, a Tata Motors spokesperson said

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