Mumbai, 25th January 2017: BBC TopGear magazine, the world’s No.1 motoring media brand, hosted the 10th edition of the coveted TopGear magazine awards. One of the most sought-after awards recognizing unparalleled innovations in the automobile industry was held at Sofitel Luxury Hotel, BKC. The best cars and bikes of 2017 stole the limelight as they vied for the ‘STIG’; a prestigious honour that has now become a much pursued symbol of excellence in the automotive industry. The night witnessed renowned personalities from the automobile industry and Bollywood grace the celebratory event to cheer for the big wins.

Speaking about the 10th editionof TopGear Awards, Mr. Deepak Lamba, CEO, Worldwide Media said, “Witha legacy that is unmatched, TopGear commands immense credibility in terms ofhonouring the best of the automobile industry. Over the years, our team has workedextremely hard towards building the brand value of a property which bestowsdeserving metals with accreditations that are today considering extremelyprestigious. It is not just a moment of celebration for the winners, but forTopGear as well, as we mark the 10th successful edition of theTopGear Awards. With this, we look forward to setting new benchmarks as far asstaging a platform year after year, which brings together every stakeholder ofthe automobile industry under one roof.”  

The winners are selected based on a various roundsincluding voting, shortlisting, jury selection and testing. Starting with in anonline voting phase, the digital community first selects the reader’s choicecar and bike of the year. This is followed by a jury round where a crediblepanel of judges shortlists the befitting nominees under each category. Thewinners are then selected from the nominees that undergo a rigorous round oftesting across pre-requisite parameters, in order to gauge their performance. 

Mr.Girish Karkera,Editor of BBC TopGear sharedhis views and said“Being a brand that has today become such asought-after platform to earn recognition, comes with a huge responsibility. Itis a privilege to lead such a qualified and dynamic team of individuals who payso much attention to vehicular detail in ensuring a fair and unbiasedadjudication of the winners year after year. It is this expertise that has madeTopGear Awards and more so the Stig, a symbol of excellence, as we strive tostrengthen this legacy in the years to come. The credit of the successful 10th editionof the TopGear awards goes to our entire team, to whom I would like to raise atoast.” 

The extremely likeable and versatile Luke Kenny setthe perfect tone for the evening, as he hosted the awards attended by car andbike aficionados. Renowned Bollywood stars such as director Sanjay Gupta,Actress Shama Sikandar, Payal Ghosh  among others also graced the event towitness the glorious night, giving them an opportunity to root for theirfavorite automobile brands. The arena was adorned with the competing metals, asthey shone bright with their looks and features, powered by innovative functionalities.

The eventwas powered by Yes Bank100 Pipers, Lodha(The PARK), IPOL. Associate Partner - Advanced Hair Studio; EyewearPartner – Stepper; Destination partner – Amazing Thailand; Footwear Partner –Atesber; and Tyre Partner – CEAT.

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