50 Contenders!

Only The Top 10 will be the

Best of 2019
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Best of 2019

50 contenders slug it out for a spot in our top-10, to be crowned the ‘Best of 2019.’ The testing is conducted at the BIC, because it offers a controlled environment to test these cars and bikes. And while we do consider their lap times, we use that merely as an overall marker for their dynamic performance, and offer equal – if not more – weightage to factors such as comfort, quality, design, practicality and value-for-money. We put together a set of parameters that evaluate these machines on a level playing field in the most objective and transparent way possible.

Track Test 2019

Cars

  • Lamborghini Huracan Evo
    Lamborghini Huracan Evo
    Laptime - 01:01:4
    Total Points - 64.5
  • Hyundai Kona Electric
    Hyundai Kona Electric
    Laptime - 01:14:4
    Total Points - 66.1
  • BMW 330i
    BMW 330i
    Laptime - 01:10:5
    Total Points - 66.7
  • Kia Seltos
    Kia Seltos
    Laptime - 01:15:4
    Total Points - 70.9
  • Hyundai Venue
    Hyundai Venue
    Laptime - 01:15:9
    Total Points - 71.1
  • Porsche Macan
    Porsche Macan
    Laptime - 01:09:2
    Total Points - 72.1
  • Nissan Kicks
    Nissan Kicks
    Laptime - 01:18:9
    Total Points - 52.5
  • Honda Civic
    Honda Civic
    Laptime - 01:12:6
    Total Points - 54.8
  • Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
    Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
    Laptime - 01:18:6
    Total Points - 55.7
  • Jeep Compass Trailhawk
    Jeep Compass Trailhawk
    Laptime - 01:19:0
    Total Points - 55.9
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport
    Land Rover Discovery Sport
    Laptime - 01:16:6
    Total Points - 56
  • Range Rover Sport 2.0 Petrol
    Range Rover Sport 2.0 Petrol
    Laptime - 01:18:0
    Total Points - 56.1
  • Mahindra Alturas G4
    Mahindra Alturas G4
    Laptime - 01:18:3
    Total Points - 57.4
  • Mahindra XUV300
    Mahindra XUV300
    Laptime - 01:18:1
    Total Points - 57.5
  • Toyota Glanza
    Toyota Glanza
    Laptime - 01:15:9
    Total Points - 58
  • Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
    Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
    Laptime - 01:16:7
    Total Points - 58
  • Maruti Suzuki XL6
    Maruti Suzuki XL6
    Laptime - 01:17:1
    Total Points - 58.7
  • Range Rover
    Range Rover
    Laptime - 01:14:1
    Total Points - 59.3
  • Renault Triber
    Renault Triber
    Laptime - 01:23:2
    Total Points - 59.5
  • BMW X4
    BMW X4
    Laptime - 01:12:3
    Total Points - 59.5
  • Tata Harrier
    Tata Harrier
    Laptime - 01:17:9
    Total Points - 59.6
  • Toyota Camry Hybrid
    Toyota Camry Hybrid
    Laptime - 01:13:7
    Total Points - 60
  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 Diesel
    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 Diesel
    Laptime - 01:17:6
    Total Points - 61.4
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS
    Mercedes-Benz CLS
    Laptime - 01:10:8
    Total Points - 61.5
  • Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet
    Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet
    Laptime - 01:11:3
    Total Points - 61.7
  • Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
    Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
    Laptime - 01:14:9
    Total Points - 62.2
  • MG Hector
    MG Hector
    Laptime - 01:20:1
    Total Points - 62.6
  • BMW X5
    BMW X5
    Laptime - 01:11:9
    Total Points - 65.3

Bikes

  • Indian FTR 1200 S
    Indian FTR 1200 S
    Laptime - 01:14:5
    Total Points - 73
  • Triumph Scrambler 1200
    Triumph Scrambler 1200
    Laptime - 01:16:7
    Total Points - 76.5
  • Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
    Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
    Laptime - 01:18:6
    Total Points - 76.6
  • Honda CB300R
    Honda CB300R
    Laptime - 01:17:3
    Total Points - 78.9
  • Kawasaki ZX-6R
    Kawasaki ZX-6R
    Laptime - 01:03.3
  • Hero Destini 125
    Hero Destini 125
    Laptime - 01:35:9
    Total Points - 54.6
  • Hero Pleasure +
    Hero Pleasure +
    Laptime - 01:43:6
    Total Points - 55.5
  • Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon
    Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon
    Laptime - 01:36:4
    Total Points - 57.5
  • Hero Maestro Edge 125
    Hero Maestro Edge 125
    Laptime - 01:39:4
    Total Points - 58
  • Hero Xtreme 200 S
    Hero Xtreme 200 S
    Laptime - 01:24:8
    Total Points - 64.6
  • Hero Xpulse 200
    Hero Xpulse 200
    Laptime - 01:29:0
    Total Points - 66.7
  • Suzuki Gixxer SF 250
    Suzuki Gixxer SF 250
    Laptime - 01:18:7
    Total Points - 67
  • Benelli Leoncino 500
    Benelli Leoncino 500
    Laptime - 01:20:0
    Total Points - 67.2
  • Yamaha MT-15
    Yamaha MT-15
    Laptime - 01:21:9
    Total Points - 68
  • Benelli TRK 502
    Benelli TRK 502
    Laptime - 01:24:4
    Total Points - 68.2
  • Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT
    Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT
    Laptime - 01:24:3
    Total Points - 68.3
  • Triumph Speed Twin
    Triumph Speed Twin
    Laptime - 01:16:4
    Total Points - 71.6
  • Ducati Diavel 1260
    Ducati Diavel 1260
    Laptime - 01:23:7
    Total Points - 74.9
  • BMW R 1250 GS
    BMW R 1250 GS
    Laptime - 01:15:1
    Total Points - 76.4
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Awards 2019

Our experienced team of road testers, over a three-day period, drove, rode & tested all these machines at India's only F1 racing circuit and scored each machine out of a total score of 100 for quality, practicality, drivetrain, design, value-for-money, ride-and-handling, and much more.

The Best of 2019 title was up for grabs for just six four-wheelers and four two-wheelers. After an extensive & adrenaline-fuelled testing session, not only do we present the ‘Best of 2019’ awards to the worthy recipients, but also sit down with their top managements to get a sense of just what it takes to succeed in the Indian market.

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Tourism Partner
Best of 2019 Cars
  • Hyundai Kona Electric
    Laptime - 01:14:4
    Total Points - 66.1
  • BMW 330i
    BMW 330i
    Laptime - 01:10:5
    Total Points - 66.7
  • Kia Seltos
    Kia Seltos
    Laptime - 01:15:4
    Total Points - 70.9
  • Hyundai Venue
    Hyundai Venue
    Laptime - 01:15:9
    Total Points - 71.1
  • Porsche Macan
    Porsche Macan
    Laptime - 01:09:2
    Total Points - 72.1
Best of 2019 Bikes
  • Triumph Scrambler 1200
    Triumph Scrambler 1200
    Laptime - 01:16:7
    Total Points - 76.5
  • Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
    Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
    Laptime - 01:18:6
    Total Points - 76.6
  • Honda CB300R
    Honda CB300R
    Laptime - 01:17:3
    Total Points - 78.9
Performance
  • Lamborghini
    Lamborghini
    Huracan Evo
  • Indian FTR 1200 S
    Indian FTR 1200 S
Award Videos

Here’s a look at how each of the winners achieved their success, straight from the horse’s mouth…

Sponsors & Partners

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  • Tyre Partner

  • Timing Partner

  • Tourism Partner

Jury Members

The evaluators include our full team of road testers – with over 85 years of cumulative experience in testing cars and bikes – each of whom score every vehicle on its different parameters before the final scores are averaged to ensure that no biases come into play. Our aim is to be as transparent and objective as humanly possible!