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Old 29th December 2013, 20:50   #121
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I want Maruti to hurry up in introducing SX4 hatch 4X4
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That one is actually way too old. This is what we should be wishing for.

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/...13-CAR-review/
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That one is actually way too old. This is what we should be wishing for.

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Drives/...13-CAR-review/
I want the Concept to come to life. Maruti will make sure, body mod & interiors will match the present.
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Old 30th December 2013, 16:23   #123
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I drive a Cruze at the moment and I am extremely pleased, as you'd expect. But a car that took my breath away recently was Tesla Model S, when I saw it rolling in, in an SFO cafe. I wish it comes to India.

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What a car! Appeals to brain and heart! I am a major fan of Elon Musk, thanks to Tesla.

Image courtesy: Tesla

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2014 Chevrolet SS;

The RWD SS is nothing but a practical 4 door Corvette

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Specs;

6.2L V8, 415 hp

Pricing: 45,770 U$ (i.e. INR 29L only)

Even after the import duty will be a much aggressive alternative to the M5, E63 & S6 too.

Chevrolet are you listening ?

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BMW should seriously consider introducing their range of straight-six sedans. The 335i and M235i (I know I know, it's a coupe!) in particular!

If Audi can launch the S4, I don't see why BMW should neglect the enthusiasts. If there's any car manufacturer that knows how to make a proper sports-sedan, it's BMW.
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Did somebody forget to mention the Ford Fusion or did i miss it. This has just been launched here and is giving Camry and Accord some stiff competition.

I was simply in awe when I saw the car. Its a looker and spacious too. It is going to be coming out soon with the 1.6 & 2.0 ecoboost engine to boost mpg on the car considering sonata in the segment get about 35miles to a gallon.

I'm sure this car would heat up the competition in the Indian market too.
Sudeep, I drove this car from Enterprise in October in New Jersey. Amazing drive and extremely quiet cabin. Extremely good quality materials all across.
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Old 31st January 2014, 23:00   #127
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Just the one car I want. Will probably be a very low priced sports car if launched, one that goes like this.

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The Toyota GT 86. Toyota peace of mind and Rear-drive tail-out fun.

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Here's my list:

Mazda Miata
GT86
Mercedes G-Wagon (the proper go anywhere version, not the blingmobile they sell now)
Land Rover Defender


Basically, I wish any manufacturer in India would come out with a proper RWD, light, sporty car. It doesn't even have to be a coupe, even a sedan would do. I'm thinking something with the handling of a Fiesta SXi, with RWD and an LSD to keep it fun. Just enough power to get you into trouble and enough to get you back out.
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Volvo 'Polestar' S60 V8;

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Engine Specs;

5L V8, 650 HP & 660 NM Torque

0-100 km/h in 3.2 secs

BUT, this is for the V8 supercars championship, im sure the road going version (once/if launched) would be equally brutal.

Surely would be a bye bye for the M3, c63

Bring it on VOLVO.

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Dear all, this is my first post on the forum.
I presently live in DR Congo.
While this place has all kinds of vehicles especially SUVs, i feel the most suited vehicle to Indian market today is Toyota RAV4.
This is one of the model which ticks all the check boxes for our liking i.e. Compact SUV, reliability of a Toyota, good looking and well accepted globally.
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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat;

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707 HP @ 60k U$ i.e. 36L only, with duty, logistics, taxes etc < 1 Cr for India, mouth shutting figures, I want it here

Only if there was an RHD variant.

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Nissan Juke 1.5L P CVT. I have seen this car in person and it looks pretty quirky yet sweet from every angle.
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Old 20th July 2014, 17:41   #133
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Some may say that the present Indian consumer is spoilt for choice. But I beg to differ. The truth is we are getting very little of what other markets has to offer. And I am not talking about million horsepower exotics. I am talking about practical , sensible, affordable cars and their makers.

Brands like Subaru, KIA, Mazda, Citroen, Peugot, Vauxhall has yet to reach the shores of our nation. All of them have great cars under their lineup. And yes, they have all got diesels as well. So when are they going to show up here?

Here are some cars I think will do great in India.

Kia optima- A worthy accord rival with 10 times more equipment.
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-Subaru forester
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-Subaru outback
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-Mazda-2- This should give the swift a run for it's money!
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-that Interior.....
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-Citroen c6 -now discontinued I think, but just look at this beauty. Makes BMWs, AUDIs, MERCs look like a tin can.

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There are dozens and dozens of others. I hope they have got plans for India soon.

Can anybody else point out what we sad Indians are missing out on?
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Overall I'd say the Indian market is mising out on good-looking cars! Everything currently on offer from Maruti, Hyundai, Tata, Mahindra, even Toyota and Honda's India-specific cars eye-hurting! Even Ford's offerings are not as good-looking as they used to be. Fiat and VW are the exceptions, and I hope they don't go start making ugly India-specific cars too (like Punto with a boot or Polo-based MPV).

That Mazda2 like you mentioned will be a good idea. The Mazda3 too.

On the safety side- the Indian market misses out on ABS and airbags as standard equipment (or at least a la carte addons). If my budget is limited, it is ridiculous that I should have to pay for all unnecessary toys first before I can get airbags. I should be able to get a barebones base model with airbags!

Small cars like Alto and Santro, fitted with a diesel engine and an automatic transmission would be an excellent idea for city commutes.

Oh and last but not the least - the Indian market is missing out on the pleasure of rear wheel drive cars!!

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I dont think its the brand that are being missed. Whats is left out is how the existing brands in the markets themselves gives us some compelling products. Do they address all the segments ? Do they deliver the best quality? Such are the questions. Today if one were get to the market with a budget and an associated need in mind, does he get a product which meets his constraints? I thats what is being missed out. Because the moment that problem is resolved, choice will automatically walk in on its own.
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