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Old 21st July 2015, 14:04   #1111
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Maruti Suzuki will be tempted to shoot themselves in their feet. After all, this is a "Premium" crossover
True, however there is a catch.

Nexa dealerships currently have only one model S Cross. Getting the price high and killing the model means, dealerships will be out of business.

On other hand for Hyundai, Creta is just another model (though an important one).
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Old 21st July 2015, 14:08   #1112
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True, however there is a catch.

Nexa dealerships currently have only one model S Cross. Getting the price high and killing the model means, dealerships will be out of business.
That is understood and Maruti will support the Nexa dealers in its initial phase.

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Maruti might initially support Nexa dealers till more cars were sold through them, Credit Suisse said in a report. CLSA said Maruti admitted in an analyst meet that the profitability of Nexa dealerships could be under pressure but it expected this to ease as new vehicles were added to their portfolio.
http://www.business-standard.com/art...2000962_1.html
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That is understood and Maruti will support the Nexa dealers in its initial phase.
Good move from Maruti - only hope that the 'support' prices will not be passed on to the end customers

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My pre-booking for the Jazz will soon be withdrawn and Creata, officially out of consideration!
+1 - I would love to book the S-Cross too; had a look at the Mantri Mall in Bangalore. Looks long, leg space is good, boot seems O.K too; 3rd person in the 2nd row is a bit of squeeze. But, nope, personally I will turn back to Eco Sport since I am pretty sure Maruti will not surprise me with 6 airbags + ABS / EBD in the top end too.

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. They were dressed, well differently; blazers n stuff.
That's the premium dealers / Nexa effect
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Some pix a friend shared. This was taken at Lulu Mall , Cochin. Two engines,1.3 & 1.6 diesels and to be priced from 8-14 lac as per the info given to him
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Price wise Maruti has their bases covered, because they 1.3s can be aggressively priced. The 1.6 will most probably end up at par with the Creta, the engine being imported and with (probable) additional royalty to be paid to Fiat.

Also, Maruti is advertising the SCross as a premium crossover, and not an SUV. As we all know, SUVs - even the tiny ones - command a premium in India, so this might be an indication of where Maruti plans on pricing the SCross.

Speculation and a hint of wishful thinking? Maybe
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With the Creta prices out, I'm a bit relieved, also reconciling with my own gut feeling of not booking the Creta and preferring the S-Cross somewhat, from scratch.

Now, to only hope that MS don't go ballistic with the 1.6 variants pricing, due to the considerable void created by the Creta pricing, compared to Ecosport and Dusters/Terranos.

I just got told that the launch is being/may be postponed to 5th August, as Maruti Suzuki is revisiting the pricing and will announce prices on 5th August. Not sure of the validity of this information. Another wait continues.
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A sudden increase of interest in the S-Cross. Maruti, if you are seeing these posts - Creta can do you the same favour that the earlier generation Honda Jazz did for the i20.

Just make sure it's priced right. Hit the premium hatchbacks with the 1.3 diesel (A premium of 1L over the likes of Jazz and i20 is acceptable IMO).

Spent an afternoon with the S-Cross at Forum mall, Bangalore. The good part is that most people seemed impressed with the car. The bad part is that most people were impressed with what it offered over the i20. Didn't hear anyone utter names like Ecosport, Duster etc.
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A sudden increase of interest in the S-Cross.
Soon we'll get to see a tweet or an update from Maruti Suzuki dating they gave range 10000 booking for the SCross thanks to Creta pricing.

All eyes on Maruti now. Should be a tensing moment for them too. Hope they do not drop a bomb too.
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Dear Maruti Suzuki NExa,

If you are ever considering in launching an AT variant of this car (DCT like Ford? or Am I expecting to much!) then I will make sure to save up every penny to buy this!

This is the FIRST Maruti Suzuki product that I can aspire to buy and which seems SAFE!
Leaving aside Kizashi and Grand Vitara which were too expensive.

Just imagine this car with an AT! And with Maruti Suzuki A.S.S. backing!
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Just make sure it's priced right. Hit the premium hatchbacks with the 1.3 diesel (A premium of 1L over the likes of Jazz and i20 is acceptable IMO).
I really do not think it could be priced that low. Am taking Jazz in consideration since it is the highest priced in hatchback territory. Jazz VX IDtec retails for 9.8 on road Delhi, add a lac more and it brings us to 11 L.
Now Ciaz ZDI (O) from Maruti retails for 11.8 on road Delhi, that is 2 lakh premium over Jazz. Ciaz comes with 1.3 MJD and does not come under the sub 4 metre rule.

Even if the top end S Cross with 1.3 MJD is priced similar, i do not see as to how can it come near the 11 L mark. This car is being projected as a premium offering from Maruti and being sold under Nexa, it definitely can not be priced below the Ciaz (which is now sold through regular dealerships) as it carries more features and has a length longer than 4 metres.

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I really do not think it could be priced that low. Am taking Jazz in consideration since it is the highest priced in hatchback territory. Jazz VX IDtec retails for 9.8 on road Delhi, add a lac more and it brings us to 11 L.
Now Ciaz ZDI (O) from Maruti retails for 11.8 on road Delhi, that is 2 lakh premium over Jazz. Ciaz comes with 1.3 MJD and does not come under the sub 4 metre rule.
The S-Cross loses a few features as well. Firstly, the Sigma doesn't have any safety features bar the driver airbag compared to the ZDI(O) and only the top variants carry projector lamps as against them being the norm for Ciaz.

This should allow Maruti to start the S-Cross at a tempting price tag although I have no idea where the 1.6 would lie.
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I really do not think it could be priced that low. Am taking Jazz in consideration since it is the highest priced in hatchback territory. Jazz VX IDtec retails for 9.8 on road Delhi, add a lac more and it brings us to 11 L.
Now Ciaz ZDI (O) from Maruti retails for 11.8 on road Delhi, that is 2 lakh premium over Jazz. Ciaz comes with 1.3 MJD and does not come under the sub 4 metre rule.

Even if the top end S Cross with 1.3 MJD is priced similar, i do not see as to how can it come near the 11 L mark. This car is being projected as a premium offering from Maruti and being sold under Nexa, it definitely can not be priced below the Ciaz (which is now sold through regular dealerships) as it carries more features and has a length longer than 4 metres.
Would you agree with me that prices are not indicative of their manufacturing costs? Ciaz is priced the way it is- because Maruti knew the exact target for it- the Honda City. Not the case with S-Cross which has a huge identity crisis with hatchbacks.

Also consider Ertiga which is again not a sub 4m vehicle with the 1.3 diesel, and falls in the same price bracket as the top end Jazz. Considering all the common parts shared, I'm guessing 1 lakh ex-showroom over Ertiga is the max they can pull off right now. Else, this will only be another pricing disaster IMO.

They need to be extra aggressive with the introductory prices this time around.
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Today, I saw the vehicle in flesh, utterly disappointed to see the car. Its barely a bigger hatchback, doesn't look like a CUV from any angle. Ciaz looks for better proposition, any day.

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Dear Maruti Suzuki NExa,

If you are ever considering in launching an AT variant of this car (DCT like Ford? or Am I expecting to much!) then I will make sure to save up every penny to buy this!
11 more variants are to be launched till 2017 as per a NEXA executive. AWD and Auto are sure to come.
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Do anyone has any data about why the SCross Base Diesel Sigma need to be priced more than Ertiga VDi?
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