In keeping with our focus on the automotive industry and its contribution to the growth and industrial and consumer dynamism in the country, we take great pleasure in inviting you for the 6th edition of our prestigious awards in this sector - the CNBC TV-18 Autocar Auto Awards 2006.

If 2005 was a year of tremendous growth; year 2006 will be remembered for the multi million-dollar investment ventures that were announced not only by the domestic biggies but also by global giants as well. The year 2006 brought a new light of optimism for the industry where goliaths like Suzuki, Renault, GM, Volkswagen and Honda declared their investment plans for India. Another compelling testimony to India’s growing importance is its emergence as an International production hub and an advancing market. Interestingly, its not only volume car makers who want a share of the Indian pie, but also luxury majors such as Audi and Rolls Royce, which have made forays to tap into the great Indian auto opportunity.

This edition of the awards seeks to recognize & reward exemplary performance in the industry in 2006 basis a comprehensive set of attributes including design, technology, value, product experience and so on. Since inception, the processes and expertise behind these awards ensure that they truly reflect the choices & sentiment of all stakeholders and justify their stature as benchmarks in Auto excellence. Not surprisingly, the CNBC TV-18 Autocar Autoawards are the most trusted word on automobiles for consumers, manufacturers and auto experts alike. This year will be another valuable addition to that legacy.

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“Based on cold, hard, irrefutable facts and figures, the CNBC-TV18 Autocar Auto Awards are the most coveted in the Indian automobile industry. What they aim to do is simple - help buyers buy better.”