It’s time to celebrate the very finest cars and auto personality of the year

Hatchback NamasteCar of the Year: Mercedes-AMG A 45 S

34% Votes – “Taking the lead right away: the strikingly sporty design makes the Mercedes-AMG A 45 models clearly distinguishable from the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic and the AMG Line. The distinctive front apron, the AMG-specific radiator trim and the bonnet with power domes make the Mercedes-AMG A 45 models really stand out. The front wings, which are far wider than those of the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic, impressively reflect the abundance of driving enjoyment on offer.”

  1. Mercedes-AMG A 45 S (34% votes)
  2. Hyundai i20 N Line (23% votes)
  3. Tata Tiago NRG (21% votes)

Performance NamasteCar of the Year: Range Rover Sport SVR

12% Votes – “Range Rover Sport SVR delivers raw, visceral power from its 575HP V8 engine. Performance in all conditions is electrifying. Building on Range Rover Sport’s inherent thoroughbred qualities, Range Rover Sport SVR creates a performance SUV that is even more exhilarating. This is immediately apparent in the design, with the vehicle’s muscular, broad shouldered stance being the perfect complement to its performance and handling. Exclusive larger air intakes in the front bumper promote even greater airflow to the two charge air coolers and the rear spoiler increases downforce at high speeds.”

  1. Range Rover Sport SVR (12% votes)
  2. Lamborghini Huracán STO (11.80% votes)
  3. BMW M5 (7% votes)

Luxury NamasteCar of the Year: Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600

29% Votes – “Climb in and enjoy the seemingly endless space and comfort, combined with the latest technologies. It is impossible to feel freer or more independent in a luxury-class SUV. The Mercedes-Maybach GLS immediately reveals its true greatness and grandeur. The imposing grille, the large panoramic roof and the exclusive Maybach wheels underscore its image befitting its status. Both the suspension tuning and the drive comfort were specially perfected for the new Mercedes-Maybach GLS. The result: incredible poise and assurance, the like of which you have never experienced.”

  1. Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 (29% votes)
  2. Mercedes-Benz S-Class (19% votes)
  3. Bentley Flying Spur (14% votes)

Utility NamasteCar of the Year: Mahindra XUV700

12% Votes – “Packing an unmissable presence, sci-fi technology, spirited performance, world class safety and a tough yet sophisticated drive experience, the disruptive XUV700 is set to redefine benchmarks. With several first and best in class features, its owners are sure to experience a rush like never before! Available with multiple powertrain options and seating configurations, customers can choose from the widest range of offerings in this segment. The XUV700 comes with crafted looks, premium interiors and exceptional ride comfort. It is available in variants that include diesel and petrol, manual and automatic transmissions and with 5 and 7 seater capacity. It is also available in an optional All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) spec.”

  1. Mahindra XUV700 (12% votes)
  2. Land Rover Defender 90 (8% votes)
  3. Range Rover Velar (6% votes)

Sedan NamasteCar of the Year: Mercedes-Benz S-Class

19% Votes – “The S-Class is the world’s best-selling luxury saloon. With the latest generation Mercedes wanted to offer it’s customers innovation, safety, comfort and quality as never before. The new S-Class underpins Mercedes-Benz claim to produce the best automobile in the world, this is where covetable luxury meets the greatest possible safety and highest level of comfort. The S-Class stands for the fascination of Mercedes-Benz: legendary and traditional engineering expertise defines the luxury segment in the automobile industry. The new S-Class can be experienced with all the senses – seeing, feeling, hearing and smelling – while offering numerous innovations in the areas of driver assistance, protection and interaction. Mercedes-Benz is shaping the next generation of individual mobility for our times with innovations that place the focus on people. The new S-Class uses digitisation for a car that responds empathetically to the needs and wishes of its driver and passengers.”

  1. Mercedes-Benz S-Class (19% votes)
  2. BMW 6 Series GT (8% votes)
  3. Mercedes-Benz E-Class (7% votes)

NamasteCar Design of the Year: Mahindra XUV700

10% Votes – “The XUV700 is one of the most awaited offerings from Mahindra which has hit the sweet spot with customers. Built on the new W601 platform, XUV700 marks the beginning of the next generation of sophisticated and authentic Mahindra SUVs which will offer an adrenaline rush like never before.”

  1. Mahindra XUV700 (10% votes)
  2. Mercedes-Benz S-Class (8% votes)
  3. Range Rover Velar (6% votes)

NamasteCar Manufacturer of the Year: Tata Motors Limited

22% Votes – “Part of the USD110 billion Tata group founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, Tata Motors is among the world’s leading manufacturers of automobiles. Tata believe in ‘Connecting aspirations’, by offering innovative mobility solutions that are in line with customers’ aspirations. It is India’s largest automobile manufacturer, and continue to take the lead in shaping the Indian commercial vehicle landscape, with the introduction of leading-edge powertrains and electric solutions packaged for power performances and user comfort at the lowest life-cycle costs. Tata new passenger cars and utility vehicles are based on Impact Design and offer a superior blend of performance, driveability and connectivity..”

  1. Tata Motors Limited (22% votes)
  2. Mercedes-Benz AG (10% votes)
  3. Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC (7% votes)

NamasteCar Hero of the Year: Ratan Naval Tata

29% Votes – “Ratan Naval Tata is an Indian industrialist, philanthropist, and a former chairman of Tata Sons. He was also chairman of Tata Group, from 1990 to 2012, and again, as interim chairman, from October 2016 through February 2017, and continues to head its charitable trusts. He is the recipient of two of the highest civilian awards of India, the Padma Vibhushan (2008) and Padma Bhushan (2000). He was the chairman of major Tata companies, including Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Chemicals, Indian Hotels and Tata Teleservices. He is also associated with various organisations in India and overseas. Mr Tata is on the international advisory boards of Mitsubishi Corporation and JP Morgan Chase. Tata received his bachelor of architecture degree from Cornell University in 1962. He worked briefly with Jones and Emmons in Los Angeles before returning to India in late 1962. He completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 1975.”

  1. Ratan Naval Tata, Chairman, Tata Group (29% votes)
  2. Anand Gopal Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group (21% votes)
  3. Martin Schwenk, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India (11% votes)

 

“AND THE WINNER IS…”

 

NamasteCar of the Year: Mahindra XUV700

19% Votes – “A young, passionate team at Mahindra with an obsession for excellence has created the All New XUV700. The XUV portfolio has always stood for creating disruptions and setting new benchmarks with models such as the XUV500 and the XUV300. The XUV700 is built on an all new global SUV platform W601, with expert partners across the world and has several first-in-segment technologies and features.”

  1. Mahindra XUV700 (19% votes)
  2. Mercedes-Benz S-Class (10% votes)
  3. Land Rover Defender 90 (7% votes)

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5 Responses

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  4. María Elizabeth Mejía Cárdenas says:

    Excelentes productos con muy buenos precios, muy buena calidad y confort