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View Poll Results: Which is YOUR car of 2019?
Maruti S-Presso 14 0.51%
Maruti WagonR 16 0.58%
Renault Triber 231 8.40%
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios 13 0.47%
Hyundai Venue 81 2.94%
Mahindra XUV300 73 2.65%
Nissan Kicks 8 0.29%
Kia Seltos 1499 54.49%
MG Hector 115 4.18%
Tata Harrier 431 15.67%
Honda Civic 57 2.07%
Hyundai Kona 130 4.73%
Toyota Camry 22 0.80%
BMW 3-Series 57 2.07%
Audi A6 4 0.15%
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Old 28th December 2019, 22:45   #361
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Default Re: Team-BHP Car of the Year, 2019. EDIT: It's the Kia Seltos!

This was a really easy one! Very well deserved KIA, no second thoughts. Now on to a bigger task of maintaining this reputation in terms of ASS and an equally better customer support. Hope KIA will not disappoint here.
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Default Re: Team-BHP Car of the Year, 2019. EDIT: It's the Kia Seltos!

I am not personally surprised to see an effort like this being appreciated by Indians. Hyundai was given such warm welcome when entered with Santro in the 90s. I still remember a curvy Accent with some sand filled sacks in the back, test run all over the places during that time. One of my brother's friend was given a Accent for testing and he used to talk highly about Hyundai's determination, when no one knew about this brand in India. What is astonishing with Kia is that the speed with which they have done everything from start to the launch.

Company's like Ford, Nissan (how many failed models they managed to make) and Toyota should learn from Kia. Personally, I would not buy anything Kia (I am outside of India) as the long term durability is not up to the Japanese levels, but Telluride is tempting for sure. In India, I will surely think of Seltos specifically, the GT series.

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Default Re: Team-BHP Car of the Year, 2019. EDIT: It's the Kia Seltos!

I am not surprised with this choice and in fact I was looking at who the runner-up would be. Having said that, I did not vote to select the COTY this time; reason being -- 1) Seltos and Harrier is lacking some things which the other is making up for. 2) If I were in market now with this money at my disposition, will I buy either of these - NO. Hence I thought my vote to select either of them is cheating myself and stayed away. 3) Noting else in the list is exciting me.
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Default Re: Team-BHP Car of the Year, 2019. EDIT: It's the Kia Seltos!

No brainer choice, given the huge number of positive impressions garnered by Seltos so far - be it in the area of advertising,sales, customer care etc.

Congrats to KIA for making it to the coveted list in the first attempt!

Hope they continue to meet the growing expectations of the Indian customer base, in the time to come.

Also noteworthy, to me atleast, is the rise of Tata to knock at the COTY doors time and again.
Speaking of the last few years, we had seen the Tiago win this in 2016, the Hexa/Nexon coming second (not talking about the huge percentage gaps though) in 2017 and now again the Harrier getting the runner-up position in 2019.

However, this also throws up a thing or two for Tata to reflect on the "killer instinct" to get it to the top every time they launch a new product.
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Vote for Kia Seltos...Kia came into the market with a bang. They just ensured all boxes were ticked with a near perfect first launch product. Not sure how their AM service's are and how the car will age into the second hand market as a used car later, but it's a definitely a great first product from house of Kia.
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