This year, the 10th Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) and the 8thIndian Motorcycle of the Year (IMOTY) Awards were announced in Mumbai. Hyundai Elitei20 was adjudged the Indian car of the year for 2015 and Harley Davidson Street 750 won the award for Indian Motorcycle of the year 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 the Hyundai 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.
ICOTY: Maruti Suzuki Swift (2006), Honda Civic (2007), Hyundai i10 (2008), Honda City (2009), Tata Nano (2010), Ford Figo (2011), Maruti Suzuki Swift (2012), Renault Duster (2013), Hyundai i10 Grand (2014)
IMOTY: Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi (2008), Yamaha R15 (2009), Kawasaki Ninja 250R (2010), Honda CB Twister (2011), Honda CBR 250R (2012), KTM Duke 200 (2013), Royal Enfield Continental (2014)
Read our detailed review on both the winning products: