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Old 19th September 2006, 19:45   #76
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black will be great for those who want 'bling' and contrast with alloy wheels.

But in my view, the 'Alabaster Silver' and the 'Galaxy Grey' are really classy colours for the civic.

Bluish Silver, habanero Red (maroon), and Taffeta White sort of diminish the vehicle.
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I went to give my car for the first free service today and saw a Black Civic ready for delivery. Did not look all that good. The best colours seem to be Silver, Grey and I also like it in White.

The dealership manager told me that two more black cars had been delivered, so it appears that black is in regular production now. As per the dealer, Silver is the colour that still takes longest time for delivery.
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Somehow the red and black best compliment the beige/dark grey interiors.
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I saw a bright non metallic red one (like the Skoda) in Shanghai, looks hot!
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I saw a bright non metallic red one (like the Skoda) in Shanghai, looks hot!
Yes, they do have a rally red for certain markets and oh boy, are opinions hugely divided on that colour!
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Although this is the Civic thread, I wonder when Honda is going to wake-up and provide some competition to the likes of Innova.

Where art thou Odyssey ??

Honda Odyssey is being produced in China but not in India.
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I went to give my car for the first free service today and saw a Black Civic ready for delivery.
Was that a glossy black or a matt black ??
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Honda Odyssey is being produced in China but not in India.

Here the market is for cheap MPV not premium. No rch dude will be seen in a vehicle with a flat rump
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Lurker, it is glossy black, same as Accord, CRV and City.
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Although this is the Civic thread, I wonder when Honda is going to wake-up and provide some competition to the likes of Innova.

Where art thou Odyssey ??

Honda Odyssey is being produced in China but not in India.
Yeah, they should consider it.

I've got the Odyssey on GT4. Looks great and handles well too. (Considering the fact that GT4 has taken car data directly from the real thing.)

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Here the market is for cheap MPV not premium. No rch dude will be seen in a vehicle with a flat rump
I used to think the same before. Now after studying Innova's customer demographic, I am confused.

Plus you also see some movie stars using Previas and Hi-Ace vans.
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Where art thou Odyssey ??
Odessey is a much bigger MPV then the Innova. Honda would'nt be able to price it against the Innova. Odessey starts off at CAD 33,200 in Canada which is approx over Rs. 13 lakhs. If I was in-charge of Honda India's new launches, I'd get the FR-V into India with the 2.2 Ltr diesel. Are you listening Honda? FR-V will annhilate Innova on the sales charts. It's among the best looking MPV's today if not the best. Innova looks like a dowdy decades old design compared to the FR-V.

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<15 lakhs is a bit high price for an MUV in India. I think with some amount of indigenization Honda could 'probably' price it closer to the civic or between the Civic and CRV.

India likes its MUV's if it is passably good looking because a lot of potential customers are very family oriented and will pay extra bucks if they find value for money in a MUV even if a tad highly priced.

Priced between 11-13 lakhs Honda will find a lot of customers for the Odyssey. Esp with the emerging 'software and yuppy' crowd with large families or those who are planning large families etc who need a 'quality' people mover for touring with parents/friends as also those with drivers.

Among the older clientale too this minivan might find favor since most of them employ drivers and prefer the comforts of the captain seat in the rear with more than ample leg-room. And these folk do want to be seen in a 'refined' vehicle and thus one finds them usually hitching on to the latest civic's or corollas for nirvana but find rear seats a bit cramped for the money they have spent. Odyssey would be for them a Godsend.
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Honda Civic is no fad, it's here to stay and trample the competition...

Honda Siel sold a total of 5,993 units in September 2006 as against 3,953 units sold in the corresponding month last year.
Model wise break-up for September ‘06:
City : 3776
Civic : 1999
Accord : 206
CRV : 12

Source: http://www.indiainfoline.com/news/in...Id=16676&lmn=1
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Accord sales have really been hit!
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