• Most Popular Hatchback
    :Hyundai i10
  • Most Popular Premium Hatchback
    :Maruti Suzuki Swift
  • Best Sedan of the Year 2012
    :Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire
  • Most Popular Sedan
    :Hyundai Fluidic Verna
  • Best SUV of the Year 2012
    :Renault Duster
  • Most Popular SUV
    :Mahindra XUV500
  • Most Popular UV
    :Toyota Innova
  • Best Luxury Car of the Year 2012
    :BMW 6 Series Coupe
  • Most Popular Luxury Car
    :Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
  • Best Manufacturer of the Year 2012
    :Maruti Suzuki

CarDekho Awards, 2013 nominees under different categories are :

  • Most Popular Hatchback

    Hyundai i10 Hyundai i10
  • Most Popular Premium Hatchback

    Maruti Suzuki Swift Maruti Suzuki Swift
  • Most popular Sedan

    Hyundai Fluidic Verna Hyundai Fluidic Verna
  • Best Sedan 2012

    Maruti Suzuki Swift <br/> DZire Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire
  • Most popular SUV

    Mahindra XUV500 Mahindra XUV500
  • Best SUV 2012

    Renault Duster Renault Duster
  • Most Popular UV

    Toyota Innova Toyota Innova
  • Most Popular Luxury Car

    Land Rover Range <br/> Rover Evoque Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
  • Best Luxury Car 2012

    BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe
  • Manufacturer of the year

    Maruti Suzuki Maruti Suzuki

Introducing CarDekho Awards 2013— the winner of best and most popular Indian automotive website of the year 2012— announces the first edition of its awards. CarDekho Awards, 2013 presented by It is one of its kind awards where only the people’s voice is the final word. The readers choose the winners for these awards, and neither on what we think nor the sales number suggests. Customer is always the King, and the King’s word is the final one. These awards are the current voice of the Indian consumers - a direct feedback from Indian buyers to the automakers.
The event has been split in 10 basic categories of awards. Categories are defined based on car segments - Hatchbacks, Sedans, SUVs, UVs and Luxury vehicles. Under each segment there are two kinds of awards - one for the most popular in the whole year and other is the Best of 2012. In Best of 2012 the nominees are the cars that were launched or had a major facelift in 2012. Best of 2012 category is applicable only if there are 4 or more contenders. Most popular category has 8 nominees. Given the number of cars in hatchback segment we have spilt the hatchback category into two as Hatchbacks and Premium Hatchbacks. We have defined Premium Hatchbacks whose base variant costs above Rs. 4 lakhs(ex-showroom, New Delhi). The cars chosen for each category are based on CarDekho analytics data of 2012. Based on an online voting concept, CarDekho Awards 2013 aims at recognizing the winners that the masses choose.
Moving on from the categories to the viewers and selectors, votes can be cast till 7th February 2013, whereas results are slated down for declaration on 11th February 2013. And here's where another surprise awaits the voters, prizes including an Apple iPad Mini, Ten 2 Night 3 Day vacations, Five Apple iPod Shuffle and fifty other car accessories.

Frequently Added Questions (FAQs)

  • CarDekho Awards are the current voice of the Indian consumers; we are the source to convey this voice to the manufacturers and present the winners with their awards. This is a direct feedback from the buyers to the manufacturers. Being awarded as the Best Indian website and the most popular Automotive India website 2012, we are voice of today's car buyers.
  • Being a consumer driven awards, the winners are decided on the basis of voting. So, instead of our editorial choosing the winners, the real-time users decide the winner.
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  • You can easily change your vote. All you need to do re-vote and your previous vote in that category will be nulled.
  • All the new vehicles or the ones with major facelift/changes that were launched in-between 1st January 2012 to 31stDecember 2012 have been chosen. If in case, some vehicle hasn’t made it through, then it is likely because it wasn’t in the most popular.
  • The most popular vehicles are picked from our 2012 calendar year’s analytic data for viewership, size, passenger capacity and other category specific factors.