Tonight, Maruti Suzuki and Royal Enfield have reason to celebrate as the Ertiga has clinched the Car of the Year award and the Interceptor 650 has been crowned Bike of the Year at the Autocar Awards 2019.
It was a red-letter day for the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga as it picked up two more awards – MPV of the Year and Value for Money Car of the Year, and Royal Enfield’s Interceptor 650 was also the pick of the audience, winning the Viewer’s Choice Bike of the Year. The Performance Car of the Year award went to the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S, the Performance Bike of the Year was clinched by the Suzuki GSX-S750, while the Lamborghini Urus took home the Performance SUV of the Year award.
The jury picked Tata Motors as the Manufacturer of the Year, and Mahindra’s new 1.5-litre four-cylinder D15 diesel engine – which debuted on the Marazzo – was declared Engine of the Year. Mahindra’s new MPV was also the recipient of the Viewer’s Choice Car of the Year award.
Adding another feather in Mahindra’s cap is its new flagship SUV, the Alturas G4, which won the Premium SUV of the Year award, as the Volvo XC40 took home the Compact Luxury SUV award. Moving up the ladder, the BMW X3 bagged the Mid-size luxury SUV of the Year, and the Porsche Cayenne won the Luxury SUV of the Year title.
As for budget cars, the Honda Amaze clinched the Family Car of the Year award while the Hyundai Santro was adjudged Hatchback of the Year. Ford’s Freestyle, the Figo-based crossover, was the deserving recipient of the Variant of the Year award.
On the two-wheeler front, the popular TVS Ntorq 125 won the Scooter of the Year title, Import Bike of the Year went to the Ducati Panigale V4 and the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy received the Premium Bike of the Year award.
2019 AUTOCAR AWARDS WINNERS
Car of the Year: Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Bike of the Year: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Manufacturer of the Year: Tata Motors
Engine of the Year: Mahindra 1.5L diesel
Performance Car of the Year: Mercedes-AMG E 63 S
Performance Bike of the Year: Suzuki GSX-S750
Performance SUV of the Year: Lamborghini Urus
Luxury SUV of the Year: Porsche Cayenne
Midsize luxury SUV of the Year: BMW X3
Compact luxury SUV of the Year: Volvo XC40
Premium SUV of the Year: Mahindra Alturas G4
MPV of the Year: Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Luxury sedan of the Year: BMW 6-series Gran Turismo
Family sedan: Honda Amaze
Hatchback of the Year: Hyundai Santro
Import bike of the Year: Ducati Panigale V4
Premium bike of the Year: Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
Scooter of the Year: TVS Ntorq 125
Viewer’s choice bike of the Year: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Viewer’s choice car of the Year: Mahindra Marazzo
Value for Money Car of the Year: Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Variant of the Year: Ford Freestyle
Best design and styling of the Year: Range Rover Velar