Best of 2018 Crowned

By Team autoX | on December 14, 2018

Here are the top-ten machines of 2018.

60 machines – everything from the Audi RS 5 to the Mahindra Marazzo on the four-wheel front, and the BMW F 850 GS to the TVS NTorq 125 on the two-wheel front – battled it out to be crowned the ‘Best of 2018,’ an accolade reserved only for the absolute best of the year. The top-ten!

Each of these machines proved their mettle at the Buddh International Circuit, as they were evaluated by our experienced team of road testers – who rate each machine out of a total score of 100 for quality, practicality, drivetrain, design, value-for-money, ride-and-handling, and much more.

You can see the full test in our 12th anniversary issue last month or on our website – autox.com – where we’ve rated all the contenders in the most transparent and objective way possible. We take great pride in publishing the points of our annual ratings, so you know exactly who’s being awarded what – and why.

The awards are reserved for just six four-wheelers and four two-wheelers. Needless to say, these deserving machines are as diverse as they are exceptional.

After extensive testing, the ‘Best of 2018’ in the four wheel category are the Audi RS 5 Coupe, Hyundai Santro, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Mercedes-AMG E63 S, Mahindra Marazzo, and the Ferrari 488 GTB, which is the ‘Performance Car of the Year.’ 

On the two wheel front, the top-three are the BMW F 850 GS, TVS NTorq, Suzuki GSX-S750, and the Ducati Monster 821, which is the Performance Bike of the Year. 

In this issue, not only do we present the ‘Best of 2018’ awards to these worthy recipients, but also sit down with their top managements in a couple of high-level panel discussions to get a sense of just what it takes to succeed in the Indian market.

‘Best of 2018’ Panel Discussion with Mercedes-Benz and TVS

‘Best of 2018’ Panel Discussion with Audi, Ducati, Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki

AUDI RS 5 Coupe   AUDI RS 5 Coupe

Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India, accepts the award for the RS 5.  Read More...

Hyundai Santro   Hyundai Santro

Y.K. Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India, accepts the award for the Santro.  Read More...

Maruti Suzuki Swift   Maruti Suzuki Swift

R.S. Kalsi, Senior Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, and C.V. Raman, Senior Executive Director, Engineering, Maruti Suzuki, accept the award for the Swift.  Read More...

Mercedes-AMG E 63 S   Mercedes-AMG E 63 S

Zahuruddin Khan, Head AMG and Dream Car Sales, Mercedes Benz India, accepts the award for the E63 S.  Read More...

mahindra marazzo   Mahindra Marazzo

Santhanam S, GM, Mahindra, accepts the award for the Marazzo.  Read More...

Ferrari 488 GTB   Ferrari 488 GTB

Sanjeev Hazari, Business Head, Ferrari New Delhi, accepts the award for the 488 GTB.  Read More...

BMW F 850 GSe   BMW F 850 GS

Shivapada Ray, Head, BMW Motorrad, accepts the award for the F 850 GS.  Read More...

TVS NtorQ 125   TVS NTorq 125

Aniruddha Haldar, Vice President Marketing, TVS Motor Company, accepts the award for the NTorq.  Read More...

Suzuki<br /> GSX-S750    Suzuki GSX-S750

Eiji Kobayashi, GM, Suzuki Motorcycle India, accepts the award for the GSX-S750.  Read More...

Ducati Monster 821    Ducati Monster 821

Sergi Canovas, Managing Director, Ducati India, accepts the award for the Monster 821.  Read More...

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Tags: Ferrari 488 GTB Maruti Suzuki Swift TVS Ntorq Hyundai Santro Mahindra Marazzo Mercedes-AMG E 63 S BMW F 850 GS Suzuki GSX-S750 Ducati Monster 821

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