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Droom Pre-Owned Auto Awards 2019

The fun, excitement and the grand journey started with Droom Track Day on 5th and 6th December 2019 at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida, the one and only Formula One Track of our country. The excitement and fervor were over flooding with a bunch of pursuits and excitements that attracts n number of enthusiasts with varied interest on the same platform. The Track day event was a single event with four different segments occurring at the same point of time- Track Experience, Jury Testing, Calendar Shoot and Auction.

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But it was a just pilot action by Droom, before we came up with the main event Droom Pre-Owned Auto Awards 2 on 20th December 2019 at ITC Maurya, New Delhi, where we rewarded both pre-owned as well as new vehicles and their owning companies.

Droom Auto Conference

The grand day started in the wisest tone as Droom organized the Auto Conference or the knowledge sharing sessions for the first time ever. It is the greatest Auto Community Meet where each and every aspect of automobile industry had been highlighted, discussed and debated on the same platform. We arranged for four panel discussions and one keynote delivery, where the industry experts had brain-stormed on the topics and added their expertise to come up with a brilliant delivery.

Droom Auto Conference

The four panel sessions included:

  • First Panel Topic: How new tech innovations in EV will decide the future of mobility?

Panelist 1: Jeetander Sharma, MD, Okinawa Scooter

Panelist 2: Rajesh Loomba – Managing Director – Eco Rent a Car

Panelist 3: Tarun Gupta, Head of Driver Operations, Uber

  • Second Panel Topic: Auto OEMs preparing for structural shifts in Automobile Industry & preparing themselves for revival 2.0

Panelist 1: Rahul Kapur, Partner Grant Thornton India LLP.

Panelist 2: Prof. Sam Placid – Director Corporate Learning and Development

  • Third Panel Topic: How BFSI sector is boosting sales in Used Automobile Market?

Panelist 1: Senthil Kumar, CEO Manappuram Finance

Panelist 2: Ashok Mittal, Founder & CEO, Prest Loans

Panelist 3: Vivek Chopra, Chief Product Officer, Tata Capital

Panelist 4: Arvind Sharma – Executive Director, DBS Bank India

  • Fourth Panel Topic: Future of Connected and Intelligent auto technologies

Panelist 1: Ramashankar Pandey, Managing Director, Hella India Lighting Ltd.

Panelist 2: Ranojoy Mukerji, Ex-SIAM Dy Director, Auto Journalist

Panelist 3: Hideaki Ishii, Managing Director – Pioneer India

The only keynote delivery included:

  • Keynote Topic: How AI is reforming the Auto Insurance Industry?

Panelist 1: Roopam Asthana, CEO & Whole Time Director, Liberty General Insurance

Droom Conference was not only enlightening, but also it was engaging and rewarding. There was a raffle draw contest for all attendees which gave the opportunity to win iPad, Google Home, Echo Dot and a gift from Pioneer.

Droom Pre-Owned Auto Awards 2

The highly illuminating day was followed by a gala event in the evening. Droom left no stone unturned as we honor the winners in 49 award categories pertaining to both new as well as pre-owned types.

Evaluation Methodology:

The best one was chosen out of a good bunch of vehicles for honoring with the most renowned Droom Auto Awards. The judging criteria for vehicles by different automobile OEM was crystal clear. First, the criteria were specified for the pre-selection of the vehicles. The level of selection procedure was so high that few vehicle models in each category got shortlisted, who then forwarded to the next round of evaluation.

The second phase included finalizing the esteemed jury panel, where none of the judges had any affiliation to any motor vehicle brand. The jury members took the vehicles on test drives on the tracks of Buddh International Circuit and rated the vehicle out of 200 on pre-defined parameters under the supervision of the knowledge partner Grand Thorton, comprised of distinguished automotive industry experts.

After that, the final result of each of the awards that falls under particular category got revealed and rewarded at the grand event at ITC Maurya on 20th Dec.

The 2nd edition of Droom Pre-owned Auto Awards included 49 award categories:

Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned:

Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned Two-Wheeler Category

  1. Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned Commuter Bike of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Bajaj CT 100
  • Hero Passion Pro
  • Honda CB Shine

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Commuter Bike of the year’ is Bajaj CT 100.

  1. Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned Bike of the year (Under 300cc)

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Bajaj Avenger 220
  • Honda CB Hornet 160R
  • Bajaj Pulser 150

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Bike of the year (under 300cc)’ is Honda CB Hornet 160R.

  1. Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned Bike of the year (300cc-500cc)

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Bike of the year (300cc – 500cc)’ is Bajaj Dominar 400.

  1. Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned Bike of the year (500cc-1000cc)

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Bike of the year (500cc – 1000cc)’ is Harley-Davidson Street 750.

  1. Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned Scooter of the year

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Scooter of the year’ is Honda Activa.

  1. Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned Electric 2 Wheeler of the Year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Okinawa Ridge+
  • Hero Electra Opyima E2
  • Avan Xero+

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Electric 2 Wheeler of the year’ is Avan Xero+.

Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned Four-Wheeler Category:

  1. Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned Hatchback of the Year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Renault Kwid
  • Pro Nissan Micra

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Hatchback of the year’ is Renault Kwid.

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  1. Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned Premium Hatchback of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Ford Freestyle
  • Honda Jazz
  • Hyundai Elite i20

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Premium Hatchback of the year’ is Ford Freestyle.

  1. Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned MPV of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Toyota Innova Crysta
  • Mahindra Marazzo

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned MPV of the year’ is Toyota Innova Crysta.

  1. Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned Compact SUV of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Mahindra TUV300
  • Ford EcoSport
  • Honda WR-V

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Compact SUV of the year’ is Ford EcoSport.

  1. Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned SUV of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Jeep Compass
  • Hyundai Creta
  • Renault Duster

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned SUV of the year’ is Jeep Compass.

  1. Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned Sedan of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Honda Amaze
  • Honda City
  • Ford Aspire

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Sedan of the year’ is Honda City.

  1. Jury’s Choice Pre-Owned Luxury Sedan of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • BMW 5 Series
  • Jaguar XE
  • Jaguar XF

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Luxury Sedan of the year’ is BMW 5 Series.

Jury’s Choice New:

Jury’s Choice New Two-Wheeler Category

  1. Jury’s Choice New Commuter Bike of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Bajaj Platina H gear
  • Bajaj CT 100
  • Bajaj Pulsar 125

The winner of ‘New Commuter Bike of the year’ is Bajaj Pulsar 125.

  1. Jury’s Choice New Bike of the year (Under 300cc)

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Suzuki Gixxer SF 250
  • Suzuki Gixxer 250
  • Yamaha FZ S Ver 3.0
  • Yamaha MT 15
  • Bajaj Avenger 160

The winner of ‘New Bike of the year (under 300cc)’ is Suzuki Gixxer SF 250.

  1. Jury’s Choice New Bike of the year (300cc-500cc)

The winner of ‘New Bike of the year (300cc – 500cc)’ is Bajaj Dominar 400 2019 Edition.

  1. Jury’s Choice New Bike of the year (500cc-1000cc)

The winner of ‘New Bike of the year (500cc – 1000cc)’ is Suzuki V-Storm 650 XT ABS.

  1. Jury’s Choice New Bike of the year (Above 1000cc)
  • Indian FTR 1200 S
  • Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC
  • Triumph Speed Twin
  • Harley Davidson 48 Special

The winner of ‘New Bike of the year (above 1000cc)’ is Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC.

  1. Jury’s Choice New Scooter of the year
  • Aprilia Storme
  • Vespa Urban Classic
  • Suzuki Access 125
  • Honda Activa 125 BS 6

The winner of ‘New Scooter of the year’ is Honda Activa 125 BS 6.

  1. Jury’s Choice New Electric 2 Wheeler of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Okinawa Ridge+
  • Okinawa ipraise +
  • Benling Falcon
  • Okinawa Praise Pro
  • Hero Optima TR
  • Avan Trend E
  • Avan Xero+

The winner of ‘New Electric 2 Wheeler of the year’ is Okinawa Praise Pro.

Jury’s Choice New Four-Wheeler Category:

  1. Jury’s Choice New Hatchback of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
  • Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
  • Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
  • Renault Triber

The winner of ‘New Hatchback of the year’ is Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.

  1. Jury’s Choice New Premium Hatchback of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Volkswagen Polo GT
  • Toyota Glanza

The winner of ‘New Premium Hatchback of the year’ is Volkswagen Polo GT.

  1. Jury’s Choice New MPV of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Maruti Suzuki XL6
  • Toyota Innova Crysta
  • Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

The winner of ‘New MPV of the year’ is Maruti Suzuki XL6.

  1. Jury’s Choice New Compact SUV of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Hyundai Venue
  • Nissan Kicks
  • Mahindra XUV300
  • Kia Seltos

The winner of ‘New Compact SUV of the year’ is Hyundai Venue.

  1. Jury’s Choice New SUV of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Toyota Fortuner
  • Ford Endeavour
  • Honda CR-V
  • Mahindra Alturas G4
  • MG Hector
  • Tata Harrier

The winner of ‘New SUV of the year’ is Toyota Fortuner.

  1. Jury’s Choice New Connected Car of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Kia Seltos
  • MG Hector
  • Hyundai Venue

The winner of ‘New Connected Car of the year’ is Kia Seltos.

  1. Jury’s Choice New Sedan of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Honda Civic
  • Toyota Yaris
  • Volkswagen Vento
  • Hyundai Elantra

The winner of ‘New Sedan of the year’ is Honda Civic.

  1. Jury’s Choice New Luxury Sedan of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • BMW 7 Series
  • Toyota Camry Hybrid

The winner of ‘New Luxury Sedan of the year’ is BMW 7 Series.

Buyer’s Choice:

  1. Buyer’s Choice Pre-Owned Car of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Jeep Compass
  • Honda City
  • Volkswagen Polo
  • Skoda Rapid
  • Honda Amaze
  • Tata Tiago
  • Tata Nexon
  • Hyundai Elite i10
  • Toyota Fortuner
  • Toyota Innova Crysta

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Car of the year’ is Jeep Compass.

  1. Buyer’s Choice Pre-Owned Bike of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Harley-Davidson Street 750
  • Honda CB Shine
  • Bajaj CT100
  • Bajaj Platina 100
  • Bajaj Discover 125
  • Bajaj Pulsar 150
  • Bajaj Avenger 220
  • Hero Splendor Plus
  • Yamaha Fz
  • Suzuki Gixxer

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Bike of the year’ is Harley-Davidson Street 750.

  1. Buyer’s Choice Pre-Owned Scooter of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • TVS Jupiter
  • Honda Activa
  • Hero Pleasure
  • Hero Maestro Edge
  • Okinawa Praise
  • Yamaha Fascino
  • Hero Duet
  • Okinawa Ridge 30
  • Yamaha Alpha
  • Aprilia Sr 150

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Scooter of the year’ is Honda Activa.

Dealer’s Choice:

  1. Dealer’s Choice Pre-Owned Car of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Honda Amaze
  • Honda City
  • Volkswagen Polo
  • Honda Brio
  • Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
  • Tata Tiago
  • Tata Nexon
  • Hyundai Elite i10
  • Toyota Fortuner
  • Toyota Innova Crysta

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Car of the year’ is Toyota Fortuner.

  1. Buyer’s Choice Pre-Owned Bike of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • Harley-Davidson Street 750
  • Honda CB Shine
  • Bajaj CT100
  • Bajaj Platina 100
  • Bajaj Discover 125
  • Bajaj Pulsar 150
  • Bajaj Avenger 220
  • Hero Splendor Plus
  • Yamaha Fz
  • Suzuki Gixxer

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Bike of the year’ is Harley-Davidson Street 750.

  1. Buyer’s Choice Pre-Owned Scooter of the year

The nominations for the first award category are:

  • TVS Jupiter
  • Honda Activa
  • Hero Pleasure
  • Hero Maestro Edge
  • Okinawa Praise
  • Yamaha Fascino
  • Hero Duet
  • Okinawa Ridge 30
  • Yamaha Alpha
  • Aprilia Sr 150

The winner of ‘Pre-Owned Scooter of the year’ is TVS Jupiter.

Best of Droom:

  1. Most Loanable Pre-Owned 2-Wheeler

The winner of ‘Most Loanable Pre-Owned 2-Wheeler’ is Royal Enfield Classic.

  1. Most Loanable Pre-Owned 4-Wheeler

The winner of ‘Most Loanable Pre-Owned 4-Wheeler’ is Maruti Suzuki Swift.

  1. Highest Resale Value – 2 Wheeler

The winner of ‘Highest Resale Value – 2 Wheeler’ is Royal Enfield Himalayan.

  1. Highest Resale Value – 4 Wheeler

The winner of ‘Highest Resale Value – 4 Wheeler’ is Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

  1. Most Popular Pre-Owned 2-Wheeler

The winner of ‘Most Popular Pre-owned 2 Wheeler’ is Honda Cb Shine.

  1. Most Popular Pre-Owned 4-Wheeler

The winner of ‘Most Popular Pre-owned 4-Wheeler’ is Hyundai Elite i20.

  1. Best NBFC in Pre-owned Auto Loans

The winner of ‘Best NBFC in Pre-owned Auto Loans’ is TATA Capital.

  1. Best Bank in Pre-owned Auto Loans

The winner of ‘Best Bank in Pre-owned Auto Loans’ is IDFC First Bank.

  1. Best Motor Insurance Company – Pre-Owned Vehicles

The winner of ‘Best Motor Insurance Company – Pre-Owned Vehicles’ is IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Company Limited.

  1. Best Emerging General Insurance Company

The winner of ‘Best Emerging General Insurance Company’ is Liberty General Insurance.

Special Awards:

  1. Technology Innovation of the year

The winner of ‘Technology Innovation of the year’ is eSP Technology, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.

  1. Automotive Person of the year

The winner of ‘Automotive Person of the year’ is Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto.

  1. Automotive Person of the year

The winner of ‘Automotive Person of the year’ is Seon Seob Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited.

  1. 2 Wheeler OEM of The Year

The winner of ‘2 Wheeler OEM of The Year’ is Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd.

  1. 4 Wheeler OEM of The Year

The winner of ‘4 Wheeler OEM of The Year’ is Hyundai Motor India Limited.

Mesmerizing Gala Event:

Believe me, the award night was not at all humdrum, but was really hip and happening. No one can hold back their enthusiasm within themselves, when the stage was put on fire by the most famous Punjabi star performers Jassie Gill and Babbal Rai. It was absolutely not confined to one single performance by the duo, the entire event caught up the same fever when Gauahar Khan and Aparshakti Khurrana took the responsibility on their shoulders to make the event a grand success by hosting it. We also witnessed the Tech Chat with Cell Guru Rajiv Makhni and our dynamic Founder & CEO – Sandeep Aggarwal.

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Not to miss, the fashion hunt occurred at Buddh International Circuit on Droom Track Day, for the faces at Droom Calendar, finally got unveiled at ITC Maurya event, when all the selected models walk up the red carpet and our Founder & CEO – Sandeep Aggarwal along with the chief guests uncovered Droom Calendar 2020, the most glamorous calendar of the country.

droom celendar shoot 2020

The gala event cannot end in a sad note, so the hope of witnessing the next edition of Droom Pre-Owned Auto Awards can be clearly seen in each one of the attendees eyes, while they were bidding goodbye to the venue.

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