Car & Bike Awards 2015

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Jan 16, 2015
23:29 (IST)
Yes, that's it. Phew!

Jan 16, 2015
23:17 (IST)
Nitin Gadkari being honoured

Jan 16, 2015
22:53 (IST)
And its now the two big ones - Two-Wheeler of the Year and Car of the Year. And the winners are...

Jan 16, 2015
22:50 (IST)

Jan 16, 2015
22:47 (IST)
Suzuki takes home the Viewers' Choice Two Wheeler of the Year award for its Gixxer

Jan 16, 2015
22:44 (IST)
Hyundai i20 is on a roll tonight!

Jan 16, 2015
22:43 (IST)
And it's now for the main big ones! First in line is the Viewers' Choice Car of the Year Award. And the winner is Hyundai i20, while the winner for the Car Manufacturer of the Year is clinched by Honda Cars India
Jan 16, 2015
22:43 (IST)
TVS Motor Company gets the Two Wheeler Manufacturer of the Year award

Jan 16, 2015
22:39 (IST)

Jan 16, 2015
22:38 (IST)
Mr Gadkarki said that a system would be in place that will map drivers' history and take into account any offenses committed in the past

Jan 16, 2015
22:36 (IST)
Nitin Gadkari also share govt's plans of building safer roads to curb road fatalities in India.
Jan 16, 2015
22:36 (IST)
Mr Gadkari believes road safety can be enhanced much more

Jan 16, 2015
22:34 (IST)

We're going to request the state government to train their police forces for highways and to deal with accidents, adds Mr. Gadkari.

Jan 16, 2015
22:33 (IST)

Like there is 'Swachh Bharat', we must strive towards 'pradushan-mukt Bharat' (pollution free India), says Nitin Gadkari minister for road transport and highways.

Jan 16, 2015
22:24 (IST)
Nitin Gadkari has got big plans for the nation

Jan 16, 2015
22:23 (IST)
RC390 - once more!

Jan 16, 2015
22:12 (IST)
Another Hall of Fame; this time it's Maruti Suzuki

Jan 16, 2015
22:10 (IST)
Maruti Suzuki and Hero MotoCorp share the trophy for the PCRA Green Award

Jan 16, 2015
22:07 (IST)
Time for the Design of the Year awards for four-wheelers and two-wheelers

Jan 16, 2015
22:04 (IST)
Jan 16, 2015
21:59 (IST)
Hyundai scores a double!

Jan 16, 2015
21:55 (IST)
Sportscar of the Year is... Jaguar's F Type Coupe

Jan 16, 2015
21:53 (IST)
BMW's M4 takes home the Performance Car of the Year award

Jan 16, 2015
21:53 (IST)
India's biggest car-maker, Maruti Suzuki, wins the Entry Hatchback of the Year award for its Celerio

Jan 16, 2015
21:51 (IST)
CnB Hall of Fame award is... Audi's!

Jan 16, 2015
21:50 (IST)
It's an overload of Honda, isn't it! Mobilio wins the MUV of the Year award

Jan 16, 2015
21:49 (IST)
Globally famous as the 'World's best car', the Mercedes-Benz S-Class wins the Luxury Sedan of the Year award

Jan 16, 2015
21:47 (IST)
The baby-S gets one! The Mercedes-Benz C-Class wins the Premium Sedan of the Year Award

Jan 16, 2015
21:46 (IST)
Audi takes home the award for the Entry Premium Car of the Year

Jan 16, 2015
21:46 (IST)
And the young-and-bubbly Alia Bhatt is the Brand Ambassador of the Year!

Jan 16, 2015
21:45 (IST)
It's another one for Honda - this time for the best commercial in the passenger car segment

Jan 16, 2015
21:44 (IST)
It's Audi that takes home the best PR & Communications award!

Jan 16, 2015
21:43 (IST)
It's now time to recognise and award the ad campaigns

Jan 16, 2015
21:41 (IST)
Motorcycle of the Year Up To 160 cc is the Suzuki Gixxer

Jan 16, 2015
21:40 (IST)
KTM RC390 bags the Motorcycle of the Year Up To 500 cc award

Jan 16, 2015
21:39 (IST)
Mahindra gets listed in the Hall of Fame

Jan 16, 2015
21:36 (IST)
Rayomand Banajee gets celebrated for his undying effort to promote young motorsport talent

Jan 16, 2015
21:35 (IST)
Jan 16, 2015
21:33 (IST)
The racers getting much deserved applause and recognition!

Jan 16, 2015
21:33 (IST)

Jan 16, 2015
21:32 (IST)
Motorcycle of the Year Up To 200cc is...

Jan 16, 2015
21:30 (IST)
Digital Campaign award is clinched by Honda for its Mobilio

Best Integrated Campaign award has been announced and it's gone in favour of Honda Mobilio

In the category of the Best Television Commercial - 2 Wheeler, the winner is TVS Sport

The Best Television Commercial - 4 Wheelers is clinched by Honda for its Amazingly Indian advert

Best Innovative use of Medium award winner is Hero MotoCorp for its Auto Expo efforts

PR & Communications is a tough job and the team for winning the Best PR & Communications award is Audi India for its A3 sedan

Jan 16, 2015
21:22 (IST)
Pratap Bose from the Deisgn team of Tata Motors and Guillaume Sicard of Datsun India announce the winner of the Motorcycle of the Year Up To 160 cc, which is the Suzuki Gixxer
Jan 16, 2015
21:20 (IST)
The award for Motorcycle of the Year Up To 500 cc has, deservingly, gone to the KTM RC 390
Jan 16, 2015
21:18 (IST)
It's now time for the Motorcycle of the Year upto 110 cc. The winner is TVS Star City+
Jan 16, 2015
21:16 (IST)
Another Honda - of the two-wheeler business, this time - take home the award for the Scooter of the Year

Jan 16, 2015
21:14 (IST)
Honda clinched the Hall of Fame Award

Jan 16, 2015
21:13 (IST)
Rayomand Banajee gets recognised for his contribution to the world of Indian motorsport
Jan 16, 2015
21:12 (IST)

Racers Diljeet, Ameya Bafna, Vishnu Prasad, Karthik Tarani, Tarun Reddy - champions in various racing series are awarded for their accomplishments
Jan 16, 2015
21:08 (IST)
Mobil Motorsport Award for 2015 goes to Jehan Daruwala

Jan 16, 2015
21:06 (IST)
Compact Ciaz of the Year has now been announced; and it is Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Jan 16, 2015
21:04 (IST)
Joe King - the head of Audi India - joins Siddharth on stage to present the award for the Sub-Compact Sedan of the Year, which goes to Hyundai's Xcent
Jan 16, 2015
21:03 (IST)
The award for the Motorcycle of the Year up to 250cc goes to the KTM RC 200
Jan 16, 2015
21:02 (IST)
Arvind Saxena and Sudhir Rao are going to announce the Scooter of the Year award. It's the Honda's Activa 125 that clinches it!
Jan 16, 2015
20:57 (IST)
Vimal Sumbly picks up the award for Motorcycle of the Year above 1000cc for the Triumph Explorer Xc

Jan 16, 2015
20:53 (IST)
And the big one in the SUV category - SUV of the Year award - is clinched by Mahindra Scorpio. Pawan Goenka and Vivek Nayer receive the award
Jan 16, 2015
20:51 (IST)
Luxury SUV of the Year award is BMW's for the X5. Abhay Dange of BMW comes on stage to receive the award
Jan 16, 2015
20:49 (IST)
First set of awards are all about the SUVs.

Premium SUV of the Year has been announced; and it is - Santa Fe! Hyundai's Rakesh Srivastava graciously accepts the award

Jan 16, 2015
20:48 (IST)
The awards process is being described. For those of you who'd like to read about it, click here!
Jan 16, 2015
20:46 (IST)
The jury members are being introduced. You can read about all of them here.
Jan 16, 2015
20:41 (IST)
Vikram Chandra comes on stage

Jan 16, 2015
20:39 (IST)
Siddharth does a little display of his vocal chords by a bit of singing, just before welcoming Sonika on the stage.
Jan 16, 2015
20:35 (IST)
Guillame Sicard, Datsun India's head, sounds all excited!

Jan 16, 2015
20:21 (IST)
Will Mercedes-Benz win an award? Thats anyone's guess!

Jan 16, 2015
20:08 (IST)
Vikram Chandra has just arrived at the venue

Jan 16, 2015
19:42 (IST)
Aditya Patel giving a bite to the camera. The action is about to start.

Jan 16, 2015
19:29 (IST)
That's a really good sight!

Jan 16, 2015
19:19 (IST)
That's one cool venue, isn't it?

Jan 16, 2015
19:18 (IST)
Award Categories - CNB Awards 2014
There's hardly any time before the main event begins. Check out the award categories and the nominees for one final time.
Jan 16, 2015
18:54 (IST)
Eberhard Kern, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India chats with Siddharth

Jan 16, 2015
18:20 (IST)
Things are starting to get busy here!

Jan 16, 2015
18:19 (IST)
Vivek Nayer of Mahindra and NDTV's Siddharth Vinayak Patankar exchange pleasantries

Jan 16, 2015
18:14 (IST)
Brand rivalry? What's that?

Jan 16, 2015
17:47 (IST)
Resting their backs after the exciting hot laps with race-car drivers

Jan 16, 2015
17:15 (IST)
Drivers getting chatty on the camera. Looks like they're enjoying their evening so far!

Jan 16, 2015
17:13 (IST)
Yes, while it's mostly fun; it's 'always' quite scary!

Jan 16, 2015
17:11 (IST)
Siddharth finally getting a bit of a breather to speak to the camera!

Jan 16, 2015
16:29 (IST)
Smoking of this kind is perfectly fine!

Jan 16, 2015
16:28 (IST)
Yes, we agree with you, Karun!

Jan 16, 2015
16:19 (IST)
BMW India's marketing director, Frank Schloeder, looks pleased to be at the BIC

Jan 16, 2015
16:15 (IST)
It's getting busy in the pit-lane, and interesting!

Jan 16, 2015
16:10 (IST)
Skoda India's MD, Sudhir Rao, went out on the track with Aditya Patel for a fast lap. His before-and-after reaction says it all!


Jan 16, 2015
16:04 (IST)
Mr Taketoshi Nagaoka, MD, Universal Sompo, heads out on the track with Karun Chandhok behind the wheel

Jan 16, 2015
16:01 (IST)
Bala of the CnB team doubles up as a safety instructor!

Jan 16, 2015
15:56 (IST)
Here are the drivers - lucky chaps will be piloting some powerful machinery at the track!

Jan 16, 2015
15:53 (IST)
Racer-talk: Karun and Aditya catching up with Vishu Prasad

Jan 16, 2015
15:49 (IST)
Drivers are being given a safety briefing

Jan 16, 2015
15:49 (IST)
Some familiar faces around.

Jan 16, 2015
15:45 (IST)
Meet the cars that the drivers will be taking guests out in. Some cool, powerful names in that lineup...

Jan 16, 2015
15:34 (IST)
Drivers arriving for the scheduled taxi rides at the BIC. Expect some good sideways action!

Jan 15, 2015
16:36 (IST)
That engine - it makes a good noise, doesn't it?

Jan 15, 2015
16:15 (IST)
Okay, the Hero Splendor Pro Classic managed to catch Gul's attention!

Jan 15, 2015
16:13 (IST)
Jury members are now checking out the two-wheelers to choose the one that'll be worthy of the best design award

Jan 15, 2015
16:11 (IST)
When explaning directions fails, we just start talking outside the outside. Yes, we know how to make fun of ourselves!

Jan 15, 2015
16:09 (IST)
Okay, this is a trick one! Any guesses on which car are they talking about in this Vine?

Jan 15, 2015
16:07 (IST)
Hyundai's Xcent is being discussed here

Jan 15, 2015
15:26 (IST)
Jury members get back to discussions and evaluations after a quick bite

Jan 15, 2015
15:23 (IST)
Come on, you've got to eat, too!

Jan 15, 2015
15:18 (IST)
Gul reaches out to her Twitter followers; asks to check out the contenders of the CnB Awards

Jan 15, 2015
14:47 (IST)
The Tata Zest is making a mark on everyone, it seems!

Jan 15, 2015
14:46 (IST)
542bhp, rear-drive. Yes, it is definitely an insane experience!

Jan 15, 2015
14:35 (IST)
Siddharth's first time on the track with the MINI

Jan 15, 2015
14:29 (IST)
Okay, it's German, rear-engined and a lighter verison of a light supercar. Any guesses?

Jan 15, 2015
13:51 (IST)
Aditya, too, believes that the team at Tata Motors has done a good job with the Zest

Jan 15, 2015
13:49 (IST)
Racer-talk between Karun and Aditya

Jan 15, 2015
13:45 (IST)
'Interesting' is the adjective that comes to mind when talking of the hatch-based crossover segment

Jan 15, 2015
13:39 (IST)
Design wizard, Dilip Chhabria, talks about the Audi RS7

Jan 15, 2015
13:37 (IST)
Jens in the CLA 45 AMG. Squealing sound from the tyres is proof that he's giving the car the treatment it deserves!

Jan 15, 2015
13:10 (IST)
Gul driving past the pit-straight in the baby-S - the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Jan 15, 2015
13:04 (IST)
All work... all fun!

Jan 15, 2015
13:02 (IST)
Karun is just warming up in the Audi RS7!

Jan 15, 2015
12:59 (IST)
A humble way to start the day for Pablo as he heads out in the Hyundai i20. Rest assured, monster engines await his right-foot treatment!

Jan 15, 2015
12:53 (IST)
Passenger experience doesn't get better than this!

Jan 15, 2015
12:52 (IST)
This chap, he's a proper octane-breather!

Jan 15, 2015
12:50 (IST)
And the jury members are ready to go out there, too!

Jan 15, 2015
12:48 (IST)
Trust that to be true!

Jan 15, 2015
12:47 (IST)
While they get seated and belted in the cars, here's the Twitter profiles of the jurors to follow -


Aditya Patel

Dhruv Behl

Gul Panag

Jens Meiners

Karun Chandhok

Pablo Chaterji

Siddharth Vinayak Patankar

Jan 15, 2015
12:38 (IST)
That's one small walk that might seem the longest to them!


Jan 15, 2015
12:36 (IST)
Aaarghhh! A mega lineup of cars can also cause lengthy talks and some concerns; which will be adressed.

Jan 15, 2015
12:18 (IST)
A bit of weather-talk and smiles before the business of track briefing starts!

Jan 15, 2015
12:16 (IST)
There's a live chat on Twitter happening with the jurors at 3pm today. Get busy thinking about what you'd like to ask them!

Jan 15, 2015
12:12 (IST)
We wonder if it'll be a Le Mans start where jurors will run to their most desired cars!

Jan 15, 2015
12:08 (IST)
The jury members indulging in a bit of chit-chat before the serious stuff begins

Jan 15, 2015
11:59 (IST)
Man's World magazine's editor, Pablo Chaterji, reveals that fog's cleared. Time to head out in the cars. Go go go...

Jan 15, 2015
11:57 (IST)
Editor of AutoX magazine, Dhruv Behl, tweets a photo. It's been a foggy morning so far; action's slightly delayed

Jan 15, 2015
11:54 (IST)
Yesterday, the jurors sampled the contenders in the two-wheel segment. Today, it's the turn of the cars to be lapped around the BIC

Jan 14, 2015
18:11 (IST)
That says it, then!

Jan 14, 2015
18:10 (IST)
Looks like the Triumph Rocket III scored a few brownie points there!

Jan 14, 2015
16:18 (IST)
The jury members after wrapping their track evaluations of the two-wheelers


Jan 14, 2015
16:15 (IST)
Time to get the scoring sheets out!

Jan 14, 2015
15:55 (IST)
Track proceedings are halted as rain plays spoilsport; but discussions don't stop

Jan 14, 2015
15:51 (IST)
The entire spectrum covered!

Jan 14, 2015
15:43 (IST)
The Suzuki Gixxer leaves an impressive mark on Pablo

Jan 14, 2015
15:39 (IST)
Pablo thinks that Triumph's Street Triple is a fun motorcycle to ride

Jan 14, 2015
14:50 (IST)
Siddharth heading out on the Indian Chieftain

Jan 14, 2015
14:49 (IST)
The massive Indian Chieftain tourer goes past the pit-straight exactly like it should - leisurely

Jan 14, 2015
14:19 (IST)
Meanwhile, this is what Pablo had tweeted before the action even started

Jan 14, 2015
14:14 (IST)
Siddharth rode the Triumph Tiger; thinks its quite fun on the track, despite being an adventure tourer!

Jan 14, 2015
14:12 (IST)
Nothing is every achieved in the best way without the support of the right partners. Here's a list of our supporters, and a big shout of thanks to them!
Jan 14, 2015
14:07 (IST)
Bala, Sulajja and Siddharth sharing thoughts on the bikes they've ridden so far
Jan 14, 2015
14:04 (IST)
Gul Panag gearing up for the next ride out on the track
Jan 14, 2015
14:02 (IST)
Pablo exiting the pit-lane on the Suzuki Gixxer
Jan 14, 2015
13:49 (IST)
Pablo rode the Indian Scout; thinks it is rather nimble

Jan 14, 2015
13:33 (IST)
Gul Panag has arrived, as has the rain!

Jan 14, 2015
13:24 (IST)
Looking back, here's the list of winners in the car category from the last year's CnB awards.
And here's the bike winners.
Jan 14, 2015
13:18 (IST)
While the bikes are being lapped at the BIC, here's a quick read about the awards process
Jan 14, 2015
13:11 (IST)
Ah, that sound!

Jan 14, 2015
13:09 (IST)
Jury members discussing the finer points during the evaluation process

Jan 14, 2015
12:57 (IST)
The first set of two-wheelers being taken out on the track

Jan 14, 2015
12:41 (IST)
Pablo, Sulajja and Siddharth about to hit the track

Jan 14, 2015
12:30 (IST)

Jan 14, 2015
12:27 (IST)
Safety is the biggest priority! Jurors being given the safety briefing at BIC

Jan 14, 2015
12:22 (IST)
Pablo, Sulajja and Siddharth in their riding suits; getting ready to hit the track

Jan 14, 2015
12:19 (IST)

Jan 14, 2015
12:18 (IST)

Jan 14, 2015
12:17 (IST)
Jan 14, 2015
12:15 (IST)

Bikes getting ready to be taken out on the track by the jurors.
Jan 14, 2015
12:10 (IST)
Dr V Sumantran - Senior Industry Consultant

A career spanning many years spent at  big names like GM, Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland, Dr Sumantran brings with him a mountain of knowledge and several years of experience working in the passenger car, commercial vehicle and defence space. He now consults the global industry, and in between all his travels has been a loyal supporter of the CNB Awards. Dr Sumantran has been with us since the very first year of the awards and heads the car and two wheeler juries.
Jan 14, 2015
12:10 (IST)
Sulajja Firodia Motwani - Joint MD, Kinetic Engineering

Sulajja is an Indian entrepreneur and philanthropist. She has led the Kinetic business back when the group was still an active OEM. The Company has witnessed tremendous expansion during her term. From being a mere moped manufacturer it now focusses on being a key component supplier to the country's biggest brands. Sulajja is also a two wheeler enthusiast and avidly follows the MotoGP and Superbike World Championships.
Jan 14, 2015
12:09 (IST)
Siddharth Vinayak Patankar - Editor-Auto, NDTV Group & Director, World Car Awards

Senior financial correspondent, primetime news anchor and Editor-Auto for the NDTV Group, Siddharth has worn many hats, and also conceived all the automobile programming at the network. He now heads the Auto Prime band of programming launched by NDTV in 2014. He also spearheads India's biggest auto quiz, which he hosts every year - the Mahindra AQ - which completed its 6th season in 2014. Siddharth is also now a Director on the Steering Committee for the prestigious World Car Awards, and has served on that jury since 2010.
Jan 14, 2015
12:09 (IST)
Pablo Chaterji - Managing Editor, Man's World

Pablo has built an impressive career as a motoring and lifestyle journalist. Besides testing cars & bikes, and tracking the auto industry, Pablo is an avid photographer and has a keen ear for music. Prior to his innings at Man's World, he was editor of Motoring World.
Jan 14, 2015
12:09 (IST)
Kamlesh Patel - Rallyist & Enthusiast

Former Rallyist and automobile enthusiast, Kamlesh is also a keen contributor to the development of Indian motorsport. Having been in the auto business, he understands what consumers are looking for in the market and has been on the CNB jury for several years now.
Jan 14, 2015
12:08 (IST)
Gul Panag - Actor, Politician & Automobile Enthusiast

Known as much for being an auto enthusiast and biker, as her silver-screen avatar, Gul Panag is now a familiar face in the motoring scene. Gul has been a regular juror with CNB since 2010. She has also participated in the Polo Cup and is a regular at global auto events like motor shows or the Le Mans 24 Hours. Gul also makes a number of adventure trips in her 4X4 and loves biking on the weekends.
Jan 14, 2015
12:08 (IST)
Adil Jal Darukhanawala - Editor, Zeegnition
Highly considered as one of the founding fathers of motoring journalism in India, Adil's over 30 years of experience in the field is only surpassed by his energy, enthusiasm and one of the biggest scale model collections of cars and bikes in the country! He loves his bikes and rides as often as he can in and around his beloved hometown of Pune
Jan 14, 2015
12:08 (IST)
While we prepare for the day, get acquainted with the jurors here.
Jan 14, 2015
11:55 (IST)
Car & Bike Awards 2015 - Live Blog
The 10th anniversary edition of the Car & Bike Awards has finally kick-started with the Jury meet for two-wheelers. The jury meet for the cars will happen tomorrow when our jurors will test drive the nominees at the Buddh International Circuit, Great Noida.
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