Ford Figo emerged as the winner by becoming ‘the car of the year’ at Economic Times-ZigWheels car and bike awards. The Yamaha SZ-X bike was selected as the best bike of the year.
The function took place in Mumbai on January 21. The Hero Honda won the bike manufacturer of the year award for the second consecutive year.
Besides, Ford also won the Viewers Choice car award. “This last year has been a terrific one for Ford in India. We would like to dedicate this award to all our customers and our employees for making the Figo a grand success,” Ford India president and managing director Micheal Boneham was quoted as saying.
Skoda Yeti became the best SUV of the year while both Skoda and Volkswagen shared five awards. Volkswagen won Premium Compact Sedan of the Year award and also Best Automotive Advertising Campaign of the Year award. BMW won the Prestige luxury sedan of the year award and the Tata’s Jaguar XS bagged the CBU Prestige Sedan of the Year award.
Ford witnessed impressive sales in the last year with its Ford Figo model selling nearly 60,000 vehicles since its launch in March 2010.