The Automotive India Car Of The Year 2010: Your Voice. Your Choice.


Your Choice For TAICOTY 2010?


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Yet one year ends and another begins. During the entire year 2010, we all have noticed various changes in the automotive industry, but what still remains unchanged is The Automotive India Car of The Year (TAICOTY). Initiated since last year, TAICOTY aims to provide the audience an idea about the most preferred car model amongst them, where the jury is no one, but you – Yourself. The polling process of TAICOTY is performed in the community itself, which is crystal-clear by allowing our members/visitors to see who has voted for which car. In 2009, the winner was quite obviously the Fiat Grande Punto. Let us find out who steals the precious accolade for 2010. So what are you waiting for? Hurry, and Go ahead, because each vote counts. This Poll will automatically close on February 1, 2011 and the results will be announced thereafter. To make this annual event of our community even grand - Here we request for your suggestions on how TAICOTY ’10 can be recognized throughout the year 2011.

Must Consider While Voting: In order to keep this process very straightforward, without any confusion and conflicts, Like a typical Indian car buyer, Please remember to take into account the following factors while casting your vote:-

  • Fuel Efficiency

  • Looks and Design

  • Luxury and Comfort

  • Engine and Performance

  • Value For Money Factor

  • After Sales and Network

Additional Categories: After all, This is not just all about TAICOTY. There are a few other categories involved, which are as follows:-

  • TAI Sedan of The Year

  • TAI VFM Car Of The Year

  • TAI Hatchback of The Year

  • TAI MUV / SUV of The Year
And The Nominees Are...

  • Maruti Alto K10

  • Chevrolet Beat

  • Maruti Wagon-R

  • Ford Figo

  • Nissan Micra

  • Volkswagen Polo

  • Toyota Etios

  • Volkswagen Vento

  • Tata Aria

  • Skoda Yeti

  • Hyundai Santa-Fe

  • Volvo XC60

  • Toyota Prius

  • Mitsubishi Evo-X

(Note: The nominees for additional categories includes relaunched and face-lifted cars as well.)
 
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Contender 1: Maruti Suzuki Alto - K10

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  • Price: Rs.3.03 Lakhs

  • Engine: 998cc

  • We Like: Affordable Price, Engine, Fresh Looks.

  • We Dislike: Lacks Safety, Unexciting Interiors.

Contender 2: Chevrolet Beat

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  • Price: Rs.3.49 Lakhs

  • Engine: 1199cc

  • We Like: Funky Design, Futuristic Interiors.

  • We Dislike: Cramped Rear Seating, Less Boot Space.
 
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Contender 3: Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R

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  • Price: Rs.3.31 Lakhs

  • Engine: 998cc

  • We Like: Spacious, Smart Looks, Fab. After Sales.

  • We Dislike: Long in the tooth, Light Build Quality.

Contender 4: Ford Figo

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  • Price: Rs.3.54 Lakhs

  • Engine: 1196cc

  • We Like: Value for Money, Fuel Efficiency.

  • We Dislike: After Sales Concerns, Not-so-fresh Design.
 
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Contender 5: Nissan Micra

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  • Price: Rs.4.05 Lakhs

  • Engine: 1198cc

  • We Like: Push-Button Start, Safety, Cute Looks.

  • We Dislike: Poor After Sales Network.
Contender 6: Volkswagen Polo

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  • Price: Rs.4.42 Lakhs

  • Engine: 1198cc

  • We Like: Sophisticated Design, Robust Quality, Ground Clearance.

  • We Dislike: Maintenance Costs, After Sales Network.
 
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Contender 7: Toyota Etios

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  • Price: Rs.4.96 Lakhs

  • Engine: 1496cc

  • We Like: Price, Brand Image, Comfort.

  • We Dislike: No Diesel Version.
Contender 8: Volkswagen Vento

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  • Price: Rs.6.99 Lakhs

  • Engine: 1598cc

  • We Like: Reliability, Looks, Comfort.

  • We Dislike: After Sales and Maintenance Concerns.
 
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Contender 9: Tata Aria

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  • Price: Rs.12.90 Lakhs

  • Engine: 2179cc

  • We Like: Stylish Looks, Feature Laden, Value For Money.

  • We Dislike: Inconsistent Panel Gaps, Long-Term Reliability Concern.

Contender 10: Skoda Yeti

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  • Price: Rs.15.40 Lakhs

  • Engine: 1968cc

  • We Like: Spot-on Price, Fuel Efficiency, Compact Design.

  • We Dislike: Missing Projector Lamps, No Auto-Transmission.
 
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Contender 11: Hyundai Santa-Fe

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  • Price: 20.95 Lakhs

  • Engine: 2199cc

  • We Like: Typical SUV Stance, Great Hyundai Network.

  • We Dislike: High Pricing, Thanks to CBU Import.

Contender 12: Toyota Prius

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  • Price: 27.08 Lakhs

  • Engine: 1798cc

  • We Like: Futuristic Design, Proven Product, Practical Hybrid.

  • We Dislike: Low Initial Acceleration, Pricing too High.
 
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Contender 13: Volvo XC60

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  • Price: Rs.39.50 Lakhs

  • Engine: 2400cc

  • We Like: Safety, Reasonable Price.

  • We Dislike: Lacks Snob Value, Limited Availability.

Contender 14: Mitsubishi Evolution-X

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  • Price: Rs.49.95 Lakhs

  • Engine: 1998cc

  • We Like: Performance, Hereditary Racing Characteristics.

  • We Dislike: Pricing at Extreme, Poor Support by Mitsubishi.
 
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Hello All, Please try to maintain the following format while posting your response:
TAICOTY:

  • My Vote:
  • Reason:
TAISOTY:

  • My Vote:
  • Reason:
TAIVFMCOTY:

  • My Vote:
  • Reason:
TAIHOTY:

  • My Vote:
  • Reason:

TAIM/SOTY:

  • My Vote:
  • Reason:
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TAICOTY:
My Vote:TATA Aria!
Reason: It is the beginning of revolution of Indian automotive engineering!

TAISOTY:
My Vote:Mitsubishi Evo X
Reason: It is probably the fastest sedan available and also arguably the best looking. not cheap but hey it is very very cool!

TAIVFMCOTY:
My Vote: Alto K10
Reason: Man, this is surely a pocket-rocket! [:D] it is quite cheap and boy it is fast!

TAIHOTY:
My Vote: Ford Figo
Reason: actually i love the FIAT Grande Punto, but second best is the Figo.

TAIM/SOTY:
My Vote: TATA Aria
Reason: There are other cars that are better such as the superb XC60 and Yeti and many more, but this is really the most spacious and quite surprisingly well built and quite safe car. so it ticks all checks that the Volvo and the Yeti have. That is why i know that is a crossover!
 
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TAICOTY:

My Vote: TATA Aria
Reason: A good leap forward from TATA and altogether creating a new segment!

TAISOTY:
My Vote: Mitsubishi Evo X
Reason: Most obvious because the best sedan of the lot but considering a more practical option i would choose VW Vento.

TAIVFMCOTY:
My Vote: TATA Aria again
Reason: For the price tag you get almost every feature what you need in a car.

TAIHOTY:
My Vote: Ford Figo
Reason: Its actually a tough competition between Beat , Wagon-R , Polo and Micra but IMO Figo is better overall to me.

TAIM/SOTY:
My Vote: Hyundai Santa-Fe
Reason: I would have actually given it to the Skoda Yeti if not for the bad A.S.S of Skoda. Next best to Yeti is Santa-Fe according to me.


Nice logo BTW!
 
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hey great to see TAICOTY again!! [glasses]

TAICOTY:
My Vote: alto k10
Reason: best and VFM car with excellent ASS and performance.

TAISOTY:
My Vote: toyota etios
Reason: nice sedan with decent looks, price, features..

TAIVFMCOTY:
My Vote: tata aria
Reason: simply because of features at down to earth price

TAIHOTY:
My Vote: ford figo
Reason: its quick success. no reasons needed!!

TAIM/SOTY:
My Vote: skoda yeti!
Reason: best suv with great looks at great price.
 
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Why T-jet is missing from the list?
Can we not add the Linea TJET and also the Punto 90HP?
Basically, the main cars which have received major changes on the exteriors as well as under the hood are included as TAICOTY Nominees, whereas the Linea and Punto were already launched and included previous year, primarily what they have received this year is just an optional engine upgrade which does not actually qualifies to include them in the list. However, like mentioned in the opening post, you are allowed to vote for these cars in one of the additional categories.

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