The Automotive India Car Of The Year 2013: Your Voice. Your Choice.


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Let me first take this as an opportunity to wish a Happy New Year to all TAI-GERs. Our favorite and much awaited Car of the Year awards are back! Previous year was no ordinary in the history of TAI-COTY. The Automotive India turned out to be the first ever online automobile publication to hand over physical award to the winner. No guesses. This year is not going to be any different. The manufacturer of the winning car will be honored with a prestigious ‘The Automotive India Car of the Year – 2013’ Trophy on behalf of entire The Automotive India family as our little gesture to encourage new developments and advanced products in the Indian automotive industry. Furthermore, the basic motto of TAI-COTY continues to remain the same: Providing the definitive picture of the most admired car among Indian audience. I’m already excited. You?

The forum moderators have shortlisted certain cars based on specific criteria:

> The cars launched in India between December 2012 to December 2013.

> Only the all-new and new generation models are included. Just facelifts do not qualify for TAI-COTY.

> High-end car models have been kept out considering their minor market share in Indian auto sector.

> The term ‘car’ is not limited to body types such as hatchback, sedan etc. but also includes SUVs / MUVs.

The voting criteria are based on typical requirements of an Indian car buyer. You should take into account atleast the following aspects before voting (in no particular order):

> Fuel Efficiency

> Value for Money

> Luxury & Comfort

> Safety & Security

> Engine & Performance

> After Sales & Brand Image

Note:

> Starting from now onwards, this poll is open for one month. i.e. till Feb 1, 2014.

> TAICOTY results will be announced subsequently, followed by unveiling and handing over of the trophy to the winner.

> Link To TAI-COTY 2012 Edition: The Automotive India Car of the Year 2012: Your Voice. Your Choice. (Winner: Renault Duster).

UPDATE (March, 26 2014): Ford EcoSport has been announced as The Automotive India Car of the Year 2013. Catch all action on Page 4 of this thread.

This is what Mr.Vinay Piparsania (Executive Director, Sales, Service and Marketing) has to say to TAI members and visitors:


Ford EcoSport: The Automotive India Car of the Year 2013 - YouTube


And the nominees are....
 
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The Automotive India Car of the Year 2013: Nominees

Ashok Leyland Stile

> Starting Price: INR 7,49,000

> Launched on: 7th October 2013

> Engine: 1.5L Diesel (Power: 76 PS. Torque: 185 NM)

> Discussion Thread: Ashok Leyland Stile Launched at INR 7.49 Lakhs

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BMW 1-Series

> Starting Price: INR 20,90,000

> Launched on: 3rd September 2013

> Engine: 1.6L Petrol (Power: 136 BHP. Torque: 220 NM). 2L Diesel (Power: 143 BHP. Torque: 320 NM)

> Discussion Thread: BMW Brings 1-Series in India To Rival Mercedes A-Class



Chevrolet Enjoy

> Starting Price: INR 5,49,000

> Launched on: 9th May 2013

> Engine: 1.4L Petrol (Power: 102 BHP. Torque: 131 NM). 1.3L Diesel (Power: 76 BHP. Torque: 188 NM)

> Discussion Thread: Exclusive! First Look at Chevrolet Enjoy (Launch Coverage: Pg.8)



Chevrolet Sail Sedan

> Starting Price: INR 5,11,000

> Launched on: 1st February 2013

> Engine: 1.2L Petrol (Power: 85 BHP. Torque: 113 NM). 1.3L Diesel (Power: 77 BHP. Torque: 205 NM)

> Discussion Thread: Chevrolet Sail U-VA Hatchback and Sedan Now Launched



Force Gurkha

> Starting Price: INR 6,25,000

> Launched on: 15th February 2013

> Engine: 2.6L Diesel (Power: 80 BHP. Torque: 230 NM)

> Discussion Thread: New Force Gurkha 4x4 Test Drive Review



Ford Ecosport

> Starting Price: INR 5,82,000

> Launched on: 26th June 2013

> Engine: 1L Petrol (Power: 123 BHP. Torque: 170 NM). 1.5L Petrol (Power: 109 BHP. Torque: 140 NM). 1.5L Diesel (Power: 89 BHP. Torque: 204 NM)

> Discussion Thread: First Drive: Ford EcoSport Test Drive Review



Honda Amaze

> Starting Price: INR 5,15,000

> Launched on: 11th April 2013

> Engine: 1.2L Petrol (Power: 86 BHP. Torque: 109 NM). 1.5L Diesel (Power: 98 BHP. Torque: 200 NM)

> Discussion Thread: Honda Brio Sedan? It's Honda Amaze



Honda CR-V

> Starting Price: INR 19,95,000

> Launched on: 12th February 2013

> Engine: 2L Petrol (Power: 154 BHP. Torque: 190 NM)

> Discussion Thread: New Honda CR-V Pricing Starts from Rs.19.95 Lakh (More: Pg.3)

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Hyundai Grand i10

> Starting Price: INR 4,32,000

> Launched on: 3rd September 2013

> Engine: 1.2L Petrol (Power: 81 BHP. Torque: 114 NM). 1.1L Diesel (Power: 70 BHP. Torque: 160 NM).

> Discussion Thread: Hyundai Grand i10 Diesel: Review | Test Drive | Pictures



Isuzu D-Max

> Starting Price: INR 6,87,000

> Launched on: 13th February 2013

> Engine: 2.5L Diesel (Power: 136 PS. Torque: 294 NM)

> Discussion Thread: Surprise! Isuzu MU7 and D-Max Debuts in India

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Isuzu MU-7

> Starting Price: INR 23,75,000

> Launched on: 13th February 2013

> Engine: 3L Diesel (Power: 163PS. Torque: 160 NM)

> Discussion Thread: Surprise! Isuzu MU7 and D-Max Debuts in India

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Mahindra Reva E2O

> Starting Price: INR 5,96,000

> Launched on: 18th March 2013

> Engine: Electric (Power: 25 BHP. Torque: 53 NM)

> Discussion Thread: Mahindra Brings Reva E2O EV. Priced at Rs.5.96 Lakh

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Mahindra Verito Vibe

> Starting Price: INR 5,63,000

> Launched on: 5th June 2013

> Engine: 1.5L Diesel (Power: 64 BHP. Torque: 160 NM)

> Discussion Thread: Mahindra Launches Verito Hatchback Named Vibe!



Mercedes Benz A-Class

> Starting Price: INR 23,39,000

> Launched on: 30th May 2013

> Engine: 1.6L Petrol (Power: 122BHP. Torque: 200 NM). 2.1L Diesel (Power: 109 BHP. Torque: 250 NM)

> Discussion Thread: Mercedes Benz A-Class Test Drive Review



Nissan Terrano

> Starting Price: INR 9,60,000

> Launched on: 9th October 2013

> Engine: 1.6L (Power: 102 BHP. Torque: 145 NM). 1.5L Diesel (Power: 84 BHP. Torque: 200 NM)

> Discussion Thread: First Drive: Nissan Terrano Test Drive Review



Skoda Octavia

> Starting Price: INR 13,95,000

> Launched on: 3rd October 2013

> Engine: 1.4L Petrol (Power: 138 BHP. Torque: 250 NM). 2L Diesel (Power: 141 BHP. Torque: 320 NM)

> Discussion Thread: Skoda “Octavia” Makes a Come Back To India. Full Coverage: Page.4



Volvo V40 Cross Country

> Starting Price: INR 28,50,000

> Launched on: 14th June 2013

> Engine: 2L Diesel (Power: 150 BHP. Torque: 320 NM)

> Discussion Thread: Volvo V40 Cross Country Detailed Launch Coverage



Note: All starting prices are indicative and ex.showroom.​
 
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Note: Thread now live. Let the polling begin! May the best car win. :smile:

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i guess it has to be the Ecosport for me. Ford has gotten it right with the looks, performance, economy, and features of the car bang on. just some teething issues of delivery are there but overall its a VFM product that has all potential to rock the market.
 
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Voted for the baby SUV from Ford. Clearly it stands out from the crowd and has created a segment of its own. As an overall product and the price at which it has been offered is pretty good. Only let down is the management of the deliveries of cars from the manufacturer. Ford has been extremely poor on that front. But overall, Ford Ecosport gets my vote for the TAI's Car of the year for 2013.
 

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Ecosport is a winner here no doubts, but i have anyway voted for Amaze because as per me it's the car which has every aspect well proportioned, firstly the price,great FE, then diesel heart,Spacious seats, a "Honda" and better A.S.S.

My Vote was for Ecosport, but somehow i wasn't convinced after the price hikes and lessening the features which didn't seem much for asking, adding bobo here has not so spacious interiors.

Let us see what happens.

A special thanks to 350Z for putting up my enjoy here!
 
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Thanks for the Poll.

I've voted for the car which I've got before so many people who are still waiting for it. Sorry! I just used power of Social Media and it worked for me. And I did mention it on forum here about the dealer who seems to have quite an inventory.

So my vote goes for my mean machine, ECOSPORT [:)]
 
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Beautiful lineup.
My vote for EcoSport. Second goes to i10Grande.
IMHO, Amaze is anything but a honest car. It will get the numbers but not the respect of a car designed to be itself. It has taken things from Dzie (4mtr), Brio (platform) and diesel success story (From competition).

BTW When this poll is closing?
 
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I personally feel Ecosport brought a revolution in compact SUV market, on other hand Amaze is an evolution. So it should be Ecosport->Amaze->Grandi10-> followed by others.
 
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I voted for the ecosport, the brilliant and cute compact SUV with a lot of features.
Congrtas Ford for such a wonderful move in Indian Market.
 
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Interesting poll once again and it is ECOSPORT without any second thought !! based on the criteria mentioned on the thread.
 
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