Renault Duster emerges as the “Gaadi of the Year 2012”
04/05/2013 has announced the winners of the “Gaadi Awards 2012”. Renault Duster also emerged as the most voted car and hence walked away with the crown of the “Gaadi of the Year 2012” award.

Online PR News – 05-April-2013 – Gurgaon – • Over 30,000 visitors participated online
• Over 3,00,000 collective votes across categories
• The most transparent industry awards ever
• 12 segment winners chosen by visitors
New Delhi 1st April, 2013:, India’s most comprehensive auto research portal for new cars and an established online marketplace for used cars, cars today announced the winners of the “Gaadi Awards 2012”. Over 30,000 online visitors casted their votes across 12 categories to pick what they feel are the stand-out vehicles in the respective segment. Renault Duster also emerged as the most voted car and hence walked away with the crown of the “Gaadi of the Year 2012” award.
All new launches and major upgrades of the year 2012 were contenders for various categories. The awards section was thrown open to visitors in January 2013 and voting got concluded on the last working day of FY 2012-13.
Umang Kumar, CEO & Co-Founder, adds, “This was the first time we organized these awards and wanted to see the perception and outlook of a typical customer, a prospective new car buyer and an enthusiast. Some results were surprising but go to show what a genuine customer thinks about a product. Typical Indian car awards have always been about the respective media’s jury but in our case, our online visitors were the main jury!”
Bunny Punia, Head of content, further adds, “In the end, for the manufacturer, it’s not only what we as the journalists feel about their product. The product is successful when a common man recognises it and picks it as the best one among the rivals. This is what is seen in our awards and needless to say, the winners are genuine without any influence from a 3rd party whatsoever.”
Category wise winners
Indian SUV of the Year Renault Duster
Premium SUV / Crossover / MPV of the Year Audi Q3
Luxury SUV / Crossover / MPV of the Year Land Rover Range Rover
Small Hatchback of the Year Maruti Alto 800
Premium Hatchback of the Year Hyundai i20
Entry Level Sedan of the Year MarutiDZire
Mid-Size Sedan of the Year Renault Scala
Entry Level Premium sedan of the Year Hyundai Elantra
Premium Sedan of the Year Toyota Camry
Luxury Sedan of the Year BMW 3 Series
Automatic Hatchback of the Year Honda Brio
India MUV of the Year Nissan Evalia

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