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Old 18th June 2015, 16:41   #61
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Originally Posted by JohnyBoy View Post
Water may not stick to the window because of the design. And mud/dirt may not hit because of the boot. But when it rains isn't it needed just like the front wipers?
Yes it is needed and IMO mandatory for safety reasons too.

Cost cutting and redesigning of the boot is required in sedans plus protection to the motor from luggage being put and removed. I also feel there will be slight reduction in space
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Default Re: Rear Wiper & Washer ? Why only on hatch backs and NOT on sedans?

Originally Posted by Gannu_1 View Post
The LHD Octavia which was spotted testing here had a rear wiper which did not make it to the production versions though.
The Octavia is required to have the rear wiper in certain European markets by law because its got a boot that opens like that of a hatchback and is classified as such, i.e., 5 door hatchback. In India there is no such law and such it thus dropped from the list. The LHD model may have been from their Euro home market.

Same reason why the old Accent notchback in our market had a rear wiper one. It was an export model sold here.
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