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Maruti Alto 800 36 1.70%
Renault Pulse 9 0.42%
Chevrolet Sail U-VA 30 1.41%
Maruti Dzire 42 1.98%
Mahindra Quanto 22 1.04%
Maruti Ertiga 420 19.79%
Renault Scala 8 0.38%
Renault Duster 1135 53.49%
Nissan Evalia 5 0.24%
Tata Safari Storme 67 3.16%
Hyundai Elantra 97 4.57%
Ssangyong Rexton 12 0.57%
Hyundai Sonata 8 0.38%
Toyota Camry 7 0.33%
Mercedes B-Class 13 0.61%
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 23 1.08%
Mini Cooper 28 1.32%
Audi Q3 34 1.60%
BMW 3 Series 126 5.94%
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Old 13th December 2012, 12:44   #196
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Not a big fan of Maruti vehicles, but Ertiga is a wonderful product for typical Indian family

1) Ertiga
2) Safari Storme
3) Duster - Lost out due to pricing + recent hike
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Default re: The Team-BHP Car of the Year 2012. EDIT : Renault Duster it is!

Its Duster for me - for two reasons (i) it has created niche space for itself and created whole new segment (ii) it has given a lifeline for otherwise unknown Renault as a company and brand. And it single handedly did that - and so well.

It was actually a quandary for me between Duster and Ertiga. Ertiga again delivered where no-one else had gone and done so well. Right in market placement, Right on space, Right on features and overall value for money.
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Duster it is for me as it was a game changer in the market. It also turned around the fortunes for Renault in India.
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After having test driven the Duster, I simply loved it. The ride was just awesome and the 110ps diesel engine pulls really well second gear onwards. Hard clutch though. Voted for the Duster.
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After two years in the US the first car which hit me on the face was Renault Duster. I have fallen in love with this car. I am really surprised to see Dzire in this list, no offence meant to the new Dzire owners.
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Old 13th December 2012, 13:33   #201
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It has to be DUSTER. A game changer in the segment. Irrespective of high price andbuild quality issues it is selling more than 5k per month. My votes goes to DUSTER only and it's clear winner already it seems.
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I had voted quite early on this poll, but after the Mass PM from GTO, mentioning my reasons for choosing Ertiga.

Ertiga is the first (in India) monocoque MPV/MUV with an option to seat 7 people, available in both petrol & diesel versions, at a sub Rs 10 lakh price with assurance of economical and nationwide after-sales service. Also the Ertiga has decent - build quality, wheelbase, dimensions & turning circle, features set and most importantly class leading fuel economy figures for a 7 seater.

Duster is second (not a close one though) for three reasons price (esp. after the recent Rs 40k hike), just a 5 seater with average middle row space (considering sedans like Sunny and Manza offer far more legroom), and average / limited (in terms of outlets) after sales service.
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Default re: The Team-BHP Car of the Year 2012. EDIT : Renault Duster it is!

Voted for Ertiga (though i am not a fan of Maruti cars). The reason is towards its practicality on Indian market / people / family.

Wanted to vote for Duster, but on the price factor (when compared to global pricing), felt Renault takes us for a ride and after sales support is still not proved.
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Default re: The Team-BHP Car of the Year 2012. EDIT : Renault Duster it is!

The mind fought between Ertiga and Duster, in the end the Duster won. I love its looks, just the right size, tried and tested engine.

Ertiga is not bad at all and a wonderful car, but somehow the plain jain looks did not work.

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Default re: The Team-BHP Car of the Year 2012. EDIT : Renault Duster it is!

Wow that's a close battle between the top 2 and the rest

But seriously, it was a close call for me too between the Duster and the Ertiga. They are both strong contenders because they are both great products AND opened up brand new segments in the industry - and how! Huge sales right from day 1!

Eventually though, I voted Duster - because its success wasnt just about creating a brand new segment. It was also about delivering a strong message to Indian automakers (Tata, Mahindra, Force, etc.). They haven't been competitive in the passenger car space for a while now, and have relied largely on UVs for their sales. The Duster is a warning for them that the MNCs will attack here too - the comfy air pocket won't be around for long. Better pull up their socks quickly!
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Renault Duster it is for me, probably the best car to be launched this year in my opinion looking at what its offering and the price point. Its the perfect alternative to a C segment sedan. Keeping in mind the kind of roads most of our Indian cities have, seems to be the best and practical choice with excellent ride and handling.
Great job by Renault!
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Default re: The Team-BHP Car of the Year 2012. EDIT : Renault Duster it is!

This was the easiest poll ever. Closed my eyes and selected the "Duster". It's got no competition whatsoever even across class. Renault has a winner in their hands and yes they saw the new India and got their maths right.
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Old 13th December 2012, 14:07   #208
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Duster from me too. Definitely my next vehicle.
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Old 13th December 2012, 14:11   #209
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Default re: The Team-BHP Car of the Year 2012. EDIT : Renault Duster it is!

Really a tough choice between Renault duster and Ertiga. But in the end mind wins over the heart and my vote goes to maruti ertiga due to the bullet proof service by MSIL. One of the punch lines in the maruti Advertisement really seems to capture my mind-"One day there will be a road there, till then therz maruti". Seems true in all the sense, whether it is the cost of spares or the availabilty of parts. Not sure about the after sales service of Duster. It would really be a catch 22 situation if i take my car on a really long drive and some issue crops up.
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Default re: The Team-BHP Car of the Year 2012. EDIT : Renault Duster it is!

When our roads resemble lunar or martian terrain; I would rather be in a vehicle with high road clearance. The rest of the vehicles gave a walk over to the duster
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