Renuka Kirpalani is currently the host and editor of the Autocar show on ET Now. As a part of her job, she test drives and reviews cars for the Indian Market.

Some of her other achievements are:

  • Participating in the 9000+ km ASEAN rally across south East Asia in 2002.
  • Organising, for the government of India and participating in the SAARC rally across 7 countries. This was the initiative of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and it was the first time since Independence, Indian Number plate cars crossed over into Pakistan.
  • More recently for Autocar she organised a 75 day driving trip around India for Ferrari. Where 2 Scagliettis along with Fiat cars drove around India as the Magic India Discovery tour.
  • Organised for the Government of India and participated in ASEAN rally across 9 countries and covering over 7500 km over 22 days in 2012

Renuka has also been a part of many juries to select car of the year:

  • 2004-2008 CNBC TV18 Autocar awards
  • 2008- Indian Car of the year award


  • World car of the year award
  • Women's world car of the year
  • Bloombergutv Autocar car of the year ( INDIA)

FROM 2012

  • World engine of the year

Specialties: Routing and organising road expeditions

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