Zee News, India’s largest media conglomerate has successfully concluded its inaugural Zee Auto Awards 2021. The virtual awards were received with much splendour across its digital platforms. Hosted by ace comedian and anchor Atul Khatri, the awards recognizes the best-of—the-best from the Indian auto industry, honouring them for the class-leading products.
After five nominations in each of the 17 categories were selected, an elaborate and influence free jury round was held to determine the winners. Jury rated the vehicles on a scale of 1-5 on various parameters.
Sedan of the Year - Honda City
Hatchback of the Year - Hyundai i20 N Line
SUV of the Year - Mahindra XUV700
Luxury Car of the Year - Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Facelift of the Year - Kia Carnival
Electric Car of the Year - Jaguar iPace
New Product of the Year - VW Taigun
Design of the Year 4W- BMW 8-Series GC
Design of the Year 2W- Ducati XDiavel 1260
Brand of the Year 4W - Tata Motors
Brand of the Year 2W - Royal Enfield
Performance Car of the Year - Audi RSQ8
Scooter of the Year - TVS Jupiter 125
Motorcycle of the Year - Honda H’Ness CB350
Performance Motorcycle of the Year - Triumph Speed Triple 1200RS
Electric Two-Wheeler of the Year - Ather 450X
Car of the Year - Mahindra XUV700
The jury for Zee Auto Awards comprised of imminent auto journalists namely –
Swati Khandelwal – Executive Editor, Zee Business
Ranojoy Mukerji – Veteran Auto Journalist, Ex Deputy Director SIAM
Vikas Yogi – Founder and Editor, ICN
Apart from the award ceremony, that was the highlight of the inaugural Zee Auto Awards, interesting discussions were conducted on various topics ranging from – ‘How Electric Vehicles can change the landscape of Indian auto industry’ and ‘Growth of used vehicles in pandemic’.
Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways also praised Zee News for the Auto Awards. He also mentioned the growing need of electric vehicles in the country and what government is doing to push green and clean mobility in the country.