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Old 17th April 2015, 09:47   #151
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They really should bring it in under the Skoda badge; price it around 18 lakhs and laugh all the way to the bank.

What say, folks?
If they want to bring an AWD estate with black bumpers to India, they need not rebadge this - they can launch the Skoda Octavia Scout.

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Old 17th April 2015, 10:27   #152
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They really should bring it in under the Skoda badge; price it around 18 lakhs and laugh all the way to the bank.

Two words. Octavia Combi.

The Indian market hasn't really warmed up to the concept of station wagons. Forget the Combi; even the likes of the Baleno Altura and the Indigo Marina could not generate sales.

Anything that is 4x4 has to be a big SUV, preferably with a spare wheel on the boot - Majority of Indian Car buyers



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A quick check at prices in the UK reveals that Seat Leon X perience sells at around 24385 Pounds for entry level SE while the Skoda Yeti is around 16600 pounds. So there is no way (sadly) they can offer it at around the 18 lac levels here when the Yeti is priced substantially higher.
But yes it would be a great AWD car at 18 lacs if they could manage that price. I would be right up in the queue to buy it.
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I would really like to see Tesla Model S being launched in India.
The car has taken US by storm and has single handedly caused negative impact on AM, Merc and BMW luxury cars.
Jay Vijayan - CIO of company mentioned that he wants to launch Model 3 car in 18-24 L cost. It also appears that they were locked in some sort of negotiations to have import duty waved off on grounds that it is an electric car.
Hope things get sorted soon and we get to drive this beauty in India.
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I would really like to see Tesla Model S being launched in India.
The car has taken US by storm and has single handedly caused negative impact on AM, Merc and BMW luxury cars.
Jay Vijayan - CIO of company mentioned that he wants to launch Model 3 car in 18-24 L cost. It also appears that they were locked in some sort of negotiations to have import duty waved off on grounds that it is an electric car.
Hope things get sorted soon and we get to drive this beauty in India.
Unfortunately our government loves taxing anything that crosses the sea into India in the name of protection of domestic players , so waving tax is not going to happen.

Also I'm not very sure electric cars is what we need at the present state of affairs. Here down south we hardly have enough electricity for our household items ( frequent power cuts ) , let alone power for these cars.
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio;

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Specs: 3L V6 Twin Turbo, 510 hp & 600 NM

0-100 km/h in 3.9 secs

Nurburgring lap time of 7:39 (13 secs faster than BMW M4)

Price U$79,000 = INR 52L ONLY

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio;

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Specs: 3L V6 Twin Turbo, 510 hp & 600 NM

0-100 km/h in 3.9 secs

Nurburgring lap time of 7:39 (13 secs faster than BMW M4)

Price U$79,000 = INR 52L ONLY

I was just checking its videos online. What a beauty. I mean what a good looking car. People who say in this modern world with safety rules and stuff you cannot design a good looking car, Take this. I mean its design is so simple and yet so jaw dropping gorgeous.

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Thanks for sharing.
Watched their official video


Really beautiful. The grill looks stunning, as if crafted by an artist.
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Old 16th September 2015, 10:29   #159
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Well,mine's not a big dream. Just our everyday cars with an engine and suspension fitting to their segment.
1. Linea & punto with 1.6/1.9 mjd,all wheel discs,esp +4/6 airbags
2. Octavia vrs tdi
3. European fabia& rapid
4. Fluence with 2.0 dci
5. Taigun

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For me they should simply bring Mazdas to India. The designers are so much different from their counterparts from Japan. Maybe Kia also but Hyundai might not be interested
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio;

Attachment 1415276

Specs: 3L V6 Twin Turbo, 510 hp & 600 NM

0-100 km/h in 3.9 secs

Nurburgring lap time of 7:39 (13 secs faster than BMW M4)

Price U$79,000 = INR 52L ONLY

The Giulia is priced in Europe from 79,000 to 95,000 (without tax). So it will be in the region of $89,000 to $108,000 approx. (Rs. 60-72 lakhs direct conversion at today's exchange rates) depending on the variant. I think if ever it is launched in India, it'll be in the region of 1cr for the top spec model.

http://www.alfaromeo.com/com/models/giulia

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/alfa-ro...frankfurt-show
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Ford Focus RS;

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Specs: 2.3L Ecoboost producing 345 HP & 440 NM, All Wheel Drive

0-100 km/h in 4.7 secs.

During hard acceleration, an OVERBOOST function lifts torque to 470 Nm for up to 15 seconds.

Price: U$ 43,885 = INR 28.5L

I believe FORD India should launch this only to teach those stupid overpriced Mini Coopers a lesson on what a hot hatch should be like
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Hatchbacks in their turbo AWD avatars. I'm game anyday. I drove a works Alto in Japan(kei car) couple of years ago...that thing was a beast on the mountain roads...
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Recently there was a comment from the Toyota Kirloskar MD that the company needs more smaller cars to capture market share and the Etios range has not helped the cause.

While it was an honest admission, I'm not able to fathom why are the Vios and Yaris not being sold in India. As per his claim, India is among the top 10 markets in the world. If these cars can't be sold here due to their price constraints, then look no further then the Baleno, i20 and Jazz. Even the Polo has raked in decent numbers.

A similar story is available across manufacturers and car segments. The examples being Civic, Fabia, Tiguan, Golf, Citigo and countless others.

What's confusing is that even large global players are skipping India completely - Alfa Romeo, all of the GM subsidiaries, Mazda, Kia. Is it the red tape or the poor auto industry standards and policies that are keeping these giants away?

I really wish that there will be a day in the near future where I would be able to buy the car of my choice from the global pool that is easily available in India.
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...What's confusing is that even large global players are skipping India completely - Alfa Romeo, all of the GM subsidiaries, Mazda, Kia. Is it the red tape or the poor auto industry standards and policies that are keeping these giants away?

I really wish that there will be a day in the near future where I would be able to buy the car of my choice from the global pool that is easily available in India.
Though Indian market has matured a lot better than last decade, we are still not up for performance cars! The majority is still driven by the "FE" than "performance" and it's likely to continue this way for some time to come.

Another reason is the (poor) infrastructure. No one wants a performance car with a 180 mm GC to be driven sane or be stuck with huge bills on the repairs. Neither does the traffic conditions allow it here I believe.
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