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‘Best of 2016’ in Automobiles Announced in a Grand Event at Buddha International Circuit

NEW DELHI, November 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

In a grand event held at the Buddha International Circuit, the ‘Best of 2016’ vehicles were announced recently. Marking the 10th anniversary of the fastest growing Indian motoring magazine, AutoX the event was organized on a massive scale. The top-five cars and top-three bikes of the year were announced in the event wherein almost 35 new cars and SUVs (including Ford Mustang, Datsun redi-GO), launched in the year 2016 and 15 bikes and scooters (ranging from the Ducati Multistrada to the Honda Navi) battled it out to be crowned as the ‘Best of 2016.’

The event was organized at the Buddh International Circuit wherein all the vehicles were evaluated over the span of three days by an experienced team of road testers who rated each machine out of a total score of 100 for quality, practicality, drivetrain, design, value-for-money, ride-and-handling, and much more.

BEST OF 2016

After extensive testing, the ‘Best of 2016’ were declared. Commenting on the theme of the event, Dhruv Behl, Founder & Editor, AutoX said, “Thanks to the pent up demand and a number of new launches, the festive season this year has been a good one for the auto industry. In an effort to steer buyers towards the standout launches of the year, we objectively test and rate the most important new cars and bikes of 2016 in a completely transparent manner”. The ‘Best of 2016’ declared at the event are as follows-


– Ford Mustang

– Hyundai Elantra

– BMW 750Li

– Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

– Toyota Innova Crysta

A ‘Special Performance Car of the Year‘ award was also issued to the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4.


– Triumph Thruxton R

– TVS Apache RTR 200 4V

– DSK-Benelli TNT25


-Tested Some Of the Fastest Cars:  In addition to this exhaustive test, AutoX also tested some of the fastest cars on the planet-the McLaren 675LT, Ferrari 488GTB, Audi R8 V10 Plus, Porsche 911 Turbo S, and the Nissan GT-R.

Exclusive Ride of BMW G310 R: Courtesy of its international partners, Quattroruote and Dueruote, AutoX also organized an exclusive ride of the brand new, and highly anticipated, BMW G310 R.


Overwhelmed with the award, Mr. R.S. Kalsi, Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “The Vitara Brezza’s balance between style, sportiness and performance and has struck a chord with the customers who have given it an overwhelming response. The Vitara Brezza sets Maruti Suzuki on a strong footing in the Utility Vehicle space, and we are delighted to accept this award from AutoX. Your positive reviews and critical eye has helped us attain leadership in the new segments. Keep up the good work, team AutoX”.

“We are very happy to receive this highly sought-after and prestigious award from AutoX. With their keen expertise in the field, the AutoX team have put the Thruxton R through vigorous testing both on the road and at the Buddh International Circuit, and we are delighted that it has been crowned the AutoX ‘Best of 2016.’ The Thruxton is undoubtedly one of the best modern classic motorcycles available in the world today, and we are very proud that it has received such adoration – not just here in India, but across the globe,” said Vimal Sumbly, MD, Triumph Motorycyles (India).

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(L to R) Mr. Dhruv Behl, Editor, AutoX, handing over the award to Mr. R.S. Kalsi, Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, and Mr. C.V. Raman, Executive Director, Engineering, Maruti Suzuki

(L to R) Mr. Dhruv Behl, Editor, AutoX, handing over the award to Mr. Vimal Sumbly, MD, Triumph Motorcycles (India)  

Media Contact : Megha Puri,, 9811819526, AUTO X

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