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Old 10th March 2006, 07:52   #1
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Default New Camry at19.80lac to 21.40lac

New Camry is out.Priced at 19.80 to21.40lac. Check today's The Hindu.
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Old 10th March 2006, 08:01   #2
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Yeap..saw it too. The rear should be real fabulous and comfort levels would be high too.

Option packages:

Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control (VSC/TRAC)


JBL premium 6-disc in-dash CD changer with Bluetooth. 8 speakers, 440 watts
power moonroof
16-inch alloy wheels
VSC/TRAC
autodimming rearview mirror with compass


JBL premium 6-disc in-dash CD changer with Bluetooth. 8 speakers, 440 watts
VSC/TRAC
power moonroof
leather-trimmed interior
available heated leather front seats
Homelink
autodimming rearview mirror with compass
Navigation with JBL premium 4-disc in-dash CD changer with Bluetooth, 440 watts. (AT version only)
all-season radials


Navigation with JBL premium 4-disc in-dash CD changer with Bluetooth, 440 watts. (AT version only)
all-season radials
leather-trimmed interior (4 cyl only)
available leather heated front seats
VSC/TRAC
smart entry system with push button start (V6 only)

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Old 10th March 2006, 08:39   #3
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Ex-Showroom price in Delhi

W1-Manual- 1,983,500
W2-Automatic-2,145,500

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This is crazy!

I mean, would u buy this over the accord?- the Camry may be half a size bigger now, but hte acord is not exactly small wither, and it is a whopping 4 L cheaper, with a more powerful engine.

Even the 3.0 V6 is a couple of lakhs cheaper than the camry

Hell! if I wanted to spend 20L , I would much rather buy the TDI V6 superb.

Looks like Toyota are not serious about Camry in ndia, which is a shame realy cause it is a very refined luxury car and can be a genune competitor to hte accord in india.

As of now, it is honda all the way since the sonata has also fallen by the wayside!

WAKE UP TOYOTA!!!!
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Old 10th March 2006, 09:12   #5
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I have seen 2 Camry's on the roads here and though it was just a glimpse, I would say the car looks better in real then in pictures. But fast work by Toyota, the camry is in India already! Still the price is way too high. I guess it's being brought into India as a CBU and therefore the high price tag. Karthik are those features for the Indian variant? I mean homelink in India? Another reason why I think the car is a CBU. The interior pic is nice but are'nt the instruments lit up in VolksWagen Blue?
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seems like Toyota has been smoking dope !
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Wooow. i didnot expect it to come so soon. The accord facelift was heard before. But the camry out so soon. THats great though whatever the car be.
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Toyota has joined Skoda in the adda....one prices a 14 lakh barely-d-segment car at 18 and the other prices a D-segment vehicle at Avalonian prices.
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The Camry has always had a cost-disadvantage to the Accord, since the Camry is imported as a CBU. This would explain their strategy of marketing aggressively only to the hospitality sector which can avail of custom duty waivers under the EPCG scheme.

However, I still do see a lot of D segment buyers choosing the new Camry over the Accord simply because it is an entirely new and fresh design compared to the Accord which is now 4 years old and common place on Indian roads.

But what will happen when the new Accord comes here in 2007?

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Good amount of electronics over Accord but then again it is full 4L expensive.
Also some people might be put down by either exterior styling or excessive chrome inside.
Personally I wanted to spend 21L on car I would choose Superb over Camry.
But my favorite D segment car is still Accord, because I dislike exterior styling and hate excessive chrome

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But what will happen when the new Accord comes here in 2007?
It will still remain leader in its segment

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I guess if they are sharing Skoda's dope they will run out of kits soon
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Good amount of electronics over Accord but then again it is full 4L expensive.
But most buyers do not consider all these goodies - what they want is a big engine, loads of space inside, good looks, exclusivity and sometimes a big brand name to flaunt.

I dont think many people in India buy the S-class, coz its so loaded with electronic goodies - mostly will have drivers who wont have a single clue. They buy it for the space, comforts and the prestige.

And you can get all in an Accord for 4L lesser. Thats 20% savings.
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the headlights look like they have been hurriedlt stolen from the nissan 350z and the centre fascia in the interiors looks a total rip off of an accord!
now we know who's the mimic!
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@frank:erm, i don't think the headlights are reminiscent of the 350z; the z has much bigger and more flared lamps.

as for the price, the camry DOES have a few things going for it against the skoda superb- first being the price, which is over 2 lacs cheaper (than the diesel; the petrol does not offer much competition; plus, the camry comes with a manual too- both the skodas come in tiptronic autos; and although both cars might be chauffeur driven, a manual does give more F.E), and secondly, it is a toyota; skoda just can't compete with the brand value.

one thing though; toyota SHOULD consider SKD's or CKD's if they intend to head-butt the accord. why? guess how much a camry costs under the EPCG scheme.....a mind-blowing 10 lacs..!! that was the price paid for a bunch of camry's when a hotelier had bought a fleet some time ago...

so, when's the accord 2.2 ictdi and the 3.0 V6 manual due......? let's hope they hit our shores sooner than we think....
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However, I still do see a lot of D segment buyers choosing the new Camry over the Accord simply because it is an entirely new and fresh design compared to the Accord which is now 4 years old and common place on Indian roads.

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