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View Poll Results: Your Car of the Year 2015?
Renault Kwid 692 29.28%
Datsun GO+ 3 0.13%
Ford Figo 140 5.92%
Tata Bolt 45 1.90%
Ford Aspire 153 6.47%
Maruti Baleno 330 13.97%
Honda Jazz 101 4.27%
Mahindra TUV300 109 4.61%
Renault Lodgy 7 0.30%
Maruti S-Cross 122 5.16%
Hyundai Creta 557 23.57%
Chevrolet Trailblazer 6 0.25%
Mercedes CLA-Class 50 2.12%
DC Avanti 10 0.42%
Land Rover Discovery Sport 38 1.61%
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Old 11th December 2015, 10:03   #121
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Default re: Team-BHP Car of the Year, 2015. EDIT: It's the Renault Kwid!

Some impressive vehicel out of the choices were

1. Creta -Although I do not like cross-overs, Creta showed that they can be good too.
2. TUV3OO pleasantly surprised me when it finally came on the road and I liked it at in the end.
3. DC gave us the first made-in-India super-car in Avanti
4. S Cross offered us a good 1.6 litre engine option

In one way or the other, all the above cars set a new benchmark in their respective segments.
But the car that set the benchmark at the highest and to which my vote goes is...

KWID

The segment leader was getting uglier by the day and there was nothing to give it a real challenge.
Being the least expensive and most cost sensitive segment, its very tough to offer more value.
But Renault have a winner IMO. They have provided us all and more that anyone could ask of a car at this price-point.
I just hope people look at options like this and wish this car succeeds.
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Old 11th December 2015, 10:05   #122
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My Vote for Kwid. This is the only car launched this year which has the mettle to jolt down the mass leader in its segment by providing the customers what they best deserve for their money. Rest of them are mere eyewash in terms of providing value for money proposition or the novelty factor in their segment.

Only positive signs this year is the focus of safety especially by Maruti. Kudos to them for bringing in basic safety (ABS + Airbag) as a mandatory thing even in base model and also giving an optional safety pack for their existing lineup.
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Old 11th December 2015, 10:19   #123
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Thank you Mods for approving my membership request. Superb timing I am "in" for COTY 2015!!

I voted for FORD Aspire (of-course I am passionate about my car)!!!

I suggest Abarth deserves a mention, in the form of FIAT 500 ABARTH (or PUNTO ABARTH)

For me, KWID looks fresh for the segment, Creta for overall package.
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Voted for Ford Aspire. For overall package and its price segment. Safety features are at par compared to most of the cars in the list. Also any car should be judged on its availability to a wide variety of buyers. Hyundai Creta makes a tough competition, if one sets aside the price.
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Thank you Mods for approving my membership request. Superb timing I am "in" for COTY 2015!!
Welcome to the Forum novicefreak

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I suggest Abarth deserves a mention, in the form of FIAT 500 ABARTH (or PUNTO ABARTH)
TBHP is very clear about the criteria and the choices for the COTY
The Abarth twins will be out of contention based on the following two criteria

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[*]It's only NEW cars that are included in our COTY award. That excludes the "refreshed" headlamp & tail-light versions, facelifts and engine variants.[*]Models costing over 50 lakh rupees, and many fully-imported-cars (CBUs), have been excluded from our COTY. Reason = Low relevance & commitment to the marketplace.

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I voted for Creta, I dare say it has done what Fortuner and Innova had done in its segment. Redefined it!
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Has to be the KWID simply because of features / Style / Value offered in the lowest segment at a very attractive price point.Renault have a winner on their hands hope the don't disappoint with their A.S.S. and are able to keep-up with the demand.
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My vote is for Renault Kwid. First time, in India auto industry Alto have been challenged. I know this product scores very low on safety rating but in that segment, other products are also not doing great on score of safety features.
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Was in a dilemma between TUV3OO and Creta. Ended up voting for Creta 'cuz 7 seats, yo! (though 3rd row is most suited for kids). Creta is a nice, however, TUV seems more VFM product to me. I kind of follow Videocon (bada hai to behtar hai) since I live in a joint family and SUV has always meant a mammoth that can seat minimum 7 people
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Default re: Team-BHP Car of the Year, 2015. EDIT: It's the Renault Kwid!

Had to be the Figo for me. I spent an extensive amount of time with the Aspire, but the Figo got the edge for its aesthetics. I feel the little hatch is a great package for many reasons:

- It's got something for the enthusiast and the efficiency conscious.
- Great and expansive list of features with many segment firsts.
- Beautiful looking car.
- It's symbolic of Ford's commitment to the Indian market.

Also, quite interesting to see the contrast between the response to the Bolt and its COTY '14 winning sedan sibling.
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Old 11th December 2015, 11:19   #131
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Default re: Team-BHP Car of the Year, 2015. EDIT: It's the Renault Kwid!

This year I liked Kwid, Figo, Creta and Baleno.
But voted for the Kwid for the sheer novelty in a segment where no one dares and proving wrong that design and Cost dont go together. Smaller and A segment cars need and certainly need fresh designs.
Kwid is a segment defining product.
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I have never spent so much time trying to figure out which radio button to click on. I have never doubted my choice so much, since the time I sat in the exam hall for my semester !

I was confused between the Kwid, Figo Aspire & the Baleno.

Kwid is not path breaking exactly, but was the first car to challenge the Alto - something that even Hyundai's Eon could not do. However, 3 lug nuts, ultra light weight, lesser refinement made me leave this one.

Baleno is a revelation ( influenced by the latest review on t-bhp, no doubt ) and the car has its own competent features to grab the market, and it already is. However it is more like the newer generation Swift, and hence takes second place.

Figo Aspire - which brought in renewed focus on Safety in the sub 4m segment, showed that 100 PS need not be offered only on special performance variants, a sub 4m sedan can look beautiful, and the interiors were one of the best in the segment too, offering a compelling proposition, and hence takes my vote.


PS: Looks like not many on T-BHP agree with me though !
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Voted for the Figo(diesel).
Looks good, rides well, priced well, ticks all the right boxes.

However seems like Kwid will take the crown in this poll.
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Default re: Team-BHP Car of the Year, 2015. EDIT: It's the Renault Kwid!

voted for Kwid, for obvious reasons.

agree people calling it a tin can with no safety feature. But then, it is in the segment OWNED by a paper car, which has gone uglier than before.

Kwid is surprisingly good looking and definitely more VFM than any car sold in India.
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First of all. thanks to the moderators for approving my membership just yesterday, after applying for third time.
My vote goes to Baleno, as it delivers strongly on a number of parameters, most importantly kudos to Maruti for talking up the issue of safety seriously, and finally the consumers have some choice in the premium hatchback segment, where i20 was running away freely.
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