CarDekho.com, the leading automotive portal in India, proudly announces the CarDekho Awards 2013 winners, based on the viewer's choice. The awards were presented by BerkshireInsurance.com and co-sponsored by Sterling Holidays.Kicked off on the 7th of January 2013, this event has witnessed a fabulous rush of votes over its month-long lifetime, wrapping up on the 7th of February 2013 with a magnificent figure of 3,29,434 votes cast across all categories. Each of the 10 categories that were a part of this award event and every one of the nominations in those categories was selected on the basis of our trusted viewership data, size, passenger capacity and other capacity-specific factors. As for the winners, they have been selected purely on the basis of the number of votes polled for them.
Mr. Amit Jain, CEO & CoFounder CarDekho.com, said “CarDekho Awards 2013 was the first edition of our awards to recognize the popular cars and new launches across different segments. The contest got a beyond expectation response with over 3.2 Lakh votes being cast. On behalf of CarDekho team I thank all the viewers who voted in this event and made it so successful. Many congratulations to winners, and thanks to BerkshireInsurance.com who presented these awards and cosponsor Sterling Holidays”
The winning cars in each category of this year’s Awards are as follows:
Most Popular Hatchback : Hyundai i10
Most Popular Premium Hatchback : Maruti Suzuki Swift
Most Popular Sedan : Hyundai Fluidic Verna
Best Sedan 2012: Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire
Most Popular SUV : Mahindra XUV 500
Best SUV 2012 : Renault Duster
Most Popular Utility Vehicle (UV) : Toyota Innova
Most Popular Luxury Car : Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Best Luxury Car 2012 : BMW 6 Series Coupe
Manufacturer of the Year : Maruti Suzuki
Mr. Arun Balakrishnan, CEO BerkshireInsurance.com, said "When we partnered with CarDekho.com for these awards, we had hoped to utilize this opportunity to support a platform that we truly believe in and get the chance to talk to the online car user base in India. We are very happy to see the interest that was shown by the customers towards these awards. This talks not only about how well CarDekho.com conducted them, but also the fact that customers in India are clearly becoming more aware of options and are exploring the research medium before making a final purchase decision. Customers in this segment provide an ideal synergy with the business model that we have adopted and I hope to see customer interest in information rising with each passing month. We would like to give a big round of applause to CarDekho.com for planning and executing such an award and a big congratulations to all the winners!"
Now for our esteemed judges who enthusiastically voted in CarDekho Awards 2013, there are special surprises for a few lucky ones of those enthusiasts. Picked randomly from the huge number of voters who had participated in the activity and voted for all 10 categories involved, a select group of people have won some very exciting prizes, which include the bumper prize of iPad Mini, two-nights-three-days vacation packages, iPod shuffle and many car accessories. The luckiest voter of all, who will be taking the mega prize of iPad Mini is Mr. JIJU A K. Congratulations to him! As for the other winners, they will be notified of their winnings by emails sent to them by CarDekho. The draw was conducted by Abhishek Biswas, General Manager, Marketing, BerkshireInsurance.com.
(The views expressed in this article are of CarDekho Awards and not that of the newspaper.)