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Old 21st December 2011, 20:00   #91
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Any news if GM is planning to get the Opel brand back again? sail and corsa were good brands for GM in India.

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That's true!

The Opel brand unfortunately didn't do well in India and after a point, had to pack up and leave. It might have something to do with their dealership here. They aren't very popular even now. Although, I'm not sure if it was entirely a dealership issue.

It's rather unfortunate, because the Astra and Corsa were great cars, and had GM decided to continue with Opel, we would have had the new Astra and Corsa here in India, and that would have given quite a number of cars in that price-bracket, a run for their money.

While the Corsa would have been the best premium hatch, the Astra would have given both the Hondas in the 8-15 lakh bracket would have had hard times. Assuming that the service is decent.

I don't think GM would consider bringing the Opel brand back. maybe in a few years, you never know. Because there is talk of Peugeot making an entry by 2013. And I thought they were done and dusted years ago, in India.
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Force motors to show
1) Traveller hybrid running on Solar Energy
2) Traveller CNG
3) Force One 4x4 with ABS & Airbags
4) Force One Lifestyle Pick Up
5) Traveller 28 seater
6) Traveller 18 seater (mini Volvo)


- Force Motors to launch hybrid version of 'Traveller'
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Looks like car cos are looking for time and space outside and around AutoExpo to have the spotlight exclusively on themselves ...

Ford India's FB page announces the unveiling of a new vehicle on 4 Jan.
https://www.facebook.com/FordIndia?s...55803051187837

Have already posted the above news on Fords New Line up thread.
Mods, kindly delete if this is deemed repetitive.
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Force motors to show
1) Traveller hybrid running on Solar Energy
2) Traveller CNG
3) Force One 4x4 with ABS & Airbags
4) Force One Lifestyle Pick Up
5) Traveller 28 seater
6) Traveller 18 seater (mini Volvo)


- Force Motors to launch hybrid version of 'Traveller'
What about the Force Trax and the Viano based MPV???
And about the Force One lifestyle pic up. Well,plainly said the Guangdong Foday Lion pick up it is.Nothing else.
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Autocar news says that TATA and M&M would showcase the Pixel and the new Reva
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That's true!

The Opel brand unfortunately didn't do well in India and after a point, had to pack up and leave. It might have something to do with their dealership here. They aren't very popular even now. Although, I'm not sure if it was entirely a dealership issue.

It's rather unfortunate, because the Astra and Corsa were great cars, and had GM decided to continue with Opel, we would have had the new Astra and Corsa here in India, and that would have given quite a number of cars in that price-bracket, a run for their money.

While the Corsa would have been the best premium hatch, the Astra would have given both the Hondas in the 8-15 lakh bracket would have had hard times. Assuming that the service is decent.

I don't think GM would consider bringing the Opel brand back. maybe in a few years, you never know. Because there is talk of Peugeot making an entry by 2013. And I thought they were done and dusted years ago, in India.
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IMO, the reason why Opel couldn't do magic in India is the ownership cost of their vehicles.

No doubt, Opel's line-up was wonderful. With the kind of equipment list the Astra had, it was introduced in India light years ahead of it's time. The SAIL and Swing have very good styling.

But come to ground realities and the cars were a big let down when it came to FE (my SAIL 1.4 returns 11 kmpl in the city) and the maintenance costs (they are monsters to maintain).

I don't think Opel can change these basic facts about their cars; and hence, it wouldn't make sense for them to re-enter the market, not now or a few years down the line. Very few will actually pay a premium for a non-premium vehicle.

Of course, no one's gonna be as happy as me if they do come to India. Spares will be readily available and slightly cheaper
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Autocar says MM Xylo and VW Up! wont be there in auto expo.
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Has anybody got any idea as to how to buy tickets? Do we just walk in?
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Autocar says MM Xylo and VW Up! wont be there in auto expo.
I guess facelifted Xylo WILL BE launched during Auto Expo. However, the mini Xylo won't make it!

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Has anybody got any idea as to how to buy tickets? Do we just walk in?
It was posted couple of pages back that the tickets are available ONLY in the counters - not via online.

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IMO, the reason why Opel...

...slightly cheaper
So expensive spares it is!

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Autocar says MM Xylo and VW Up! wont be there in auto expo.
That's odd.

Considering that the Up! 3-door was spotted on a flat-bed recently, presumably for display purposes at the Expo. So If it is going to take the Up! one year or more for a formal entry into our market, and if it isn't going to be displayed at the Expo, then what was that Up! doing on a flatbed here in India?
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^^ pixel is cute
Heard Nano CNG is also being showcased as a concept
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ACI article on the 50 releases for India.

50 New cars for 2012 - News - Autocar India
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Oh iam eagerly waiting on what volvo is planning to showcase its next gen bus, if at all they are planning to do so.
Also any word on different diesel engine for polo? 1.2L, 3 pot engine is not an ideal solution for what you consider a premium hatch.
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Concept A-Class at the Auto Expo should be very interesting since the concept has been well received at previous shows around the world.

The Expo is going to be great!
Looking forward to the Team-BHP coverage since I wont be able to make it!
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I guess facelifted Xylo WILL BE launched during Auto Expo. However, the mini Xylo won't make it!
yes, it is the mini-xylo that wont be displayed, typo on my post, missed out the "mini" part

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That's odd.

Considering that the Up! 3-door was spotted on a flat-bed recently, presumably for display purposes at the Expo. So If it is going to take the Up! one year or more for a formal entry into our market, and if it isn't going to be displayed at the Expo, then what was that Up! doing on a flatbed here in India?
According to autocar India, vw has not worked out a cost structure for the car to be built here, and hence it will be some time till the car is launched. So, vw does not want to showcase it this early.
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