CarWale and Auto Bild India Announce the Golden Steering Wheel 2012 Winners

 CarWale and Auto Bild India Announce the Golden Steering Wheel 2012 Winners

  PR Newswire

  MUMBAI, March 21, 2013

MUMBAI, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Ertiga Bags the Coveted Consumer Choice Car of the Year 2012 Award

The Golden Steering Wheel - the world's most prestigious auto awards -
celebrated excellence in the Indian automotive and biking domain at its award
ceremony held yesterday at Greater Noida. Presented by Auto Bild India and
CarWale , the Golden Steering Wheel Awards 2012 recognized the best in field
of cars , motorcycles as well as products and technology.

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First instituted in 1976 by Axel Springer, Auto Bild's parent company, the
Golden Steering Wheel has been the most coveted automobile awards in Europe.
Its Indian edition cherishes equal acclaim and reverence by the automotive
fraternity besides unequivocally capturing the voice of Indian consumer.The
award for 'Consumer Choice Car of the year 2012' was determined by an online
voting on www.carwale.com which saw Indian car buyers rating their cars on
over 20 parameters. Thus, the consumer's favorite, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga , was
crowned based on the most comprehensive, data-driven analysis of multiple
parameters of fuel economy, performance, ownership experience, etc.

The Winners of the Golden Steering Wheel 2012 are:

- Consumer Choice 2012 : Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

- Hatchback 2012 : Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

- Sedan 2012 : Hyundai Elantra

- SUV/UV 2012 : Renault Duster

- Import Car 2012 : Mercedes-Benz M-Class

- Variant 2012 : Mahindra Xylo E9

- Automotive Company 2012 : BMW India

- Auto Bild Advisor Product/Service 2012 : Garmin Nuvi50 Lm

- Motorsport Star 2012 : Jehan Daruvala

- Motorcycle 2012 : Ktm Duke 200

- Scooter 2012 : Yamaha Ray

About CarWale

CarWale is owned by Automotive Exchange Private Limited. It is a part of the
Axel Springer group (owners of Auto Bild , the world's largest selling
automotive magazine) and the India Today Group (India's largest magazine
publisher and owner of the leading Indian news channel AAJ TAK ).

CarWale has been recognized twice by IAMAI as the Best Auto Content Website in
India in 2011 and 2012, by Red Herring twice as one of Asia's Top 100
Innovative Technology companies (2007 and 2009) and as one of World's Top 200
Innovative Technology companies (2011). It has also been bestowed upon awards
by Business Week and PC World Magazine for its contribution to the Indian
automotive industry.

Primary Media Contact: Moupiya Niyogi, moupiya.niyogi@carwale.com ,
91-22-67398888

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