A product of Miditech television, Wheels - TV show on automobiles and aired on BBC World, today showcases its own 'Wheels Awards 2002'. While Scorpio took away the honors of the best car of the year, Yamaha Enticer bagged the best bike of the year. The programme will be aired at 10 PM.
There will be six different categories for the best cars and the best bikes will have seven different categories for the Awards. The cars and the bikes were judged on the basis of their engine and performance, Value for money, Interiors, Ride and handling, looks, build and finish, and brand value. There are five nominees in each category.
Said Niret Alva, the anchor and presenter of Wheels, "The Indian automobile industry has evolved greatly in the last few years with consumers having a plethora of cars, bikes and scooters to choose from. Selecting the right vehicle is not an easy task any more."
Fiat Palio 1.2, complemented with great looks emerged as the Wheels Best Small Size Car. Others in the category were Maruti 800, Hyundai Santro, Maruti Zen and Maruti Alto. Ford Ikon 1.6 was the Best Mid-Size Car (1200-1600 cc). The other nominees for this category were Hyundai Accent, Maruti Esteem, Fiat Sienna and Honda City. Skoda Octavia becomes the Wheels Best Luxury Car (1600-2200 cc). On the wackier side, Maruti 800 emerged as the perfect car for a date. While Mitsubishi Lancer is the Cool Dude Car.
On the other hand, Yahmaha Enticer emerged as the best bike of the year. The Wheels Best Commuter Bike (100 cc - 110 cc) is TVS Victor.