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Old 19th January 2016, 18:53   #106
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In case anyone wants to send their feedback about the car and this price correction move, please feel free to email: contact@nexaexperience.com

Let them know how BHPians feels about this price correction.
Thank you !

Gave them a piece of my mind
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Old 19th January 2016, 23:24   #107
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Manufacturers can't always succeed with the strategy of over-pricing to make it look more premium.

Remember the case of Verna. It used to sell around 7K per month even with the higher prices. Now, it nose-dived to 3 digits!

Same is the fate of Duster. From the earlier 5K figures, it went to 1K levels!
While we go all out in stating that the creta and across were both overpriced and they were. Let us not forget the Duster and Terrano too are as guilty with multiple upward price revisions.

This new price point will ensure that even ford will not rethink the EcoSport pricing for a long while.
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Oh really, S-Cross in the same league as i20 and Jazz.
Then how come Baleno has become No.1 in premium hatch segment.
Its too early to laud Baleno as the i20 killer. i20 Elite has been the best seller since over a year, consistently selling around 10,000 units per month in the face of competition from new car launches in the same segment. If the Baleno is able to replicate this success over 3-4 quarters, then maybe we can write off i20. Currently it is a new launch which is seeing some early market success. Lets wait and watch.

Launching the SCross in the same segment as i20, Jazz would have truly wiped off the competition, but in the space that Suzuki has launched the SCross, it is confused as to who is the competition. People would either look at a sedan or a compact SUV in that price range. Making a decision to buy a slightly oversized hatch (though practical) does not make sense as we Indians want more bang for the buck
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If the Baleno is able to replicate this success over 3-4 quarters, then maybe we can write off i20. Currently it is a new launch which is seeing some early market success. Lets wait and watch.
Also a point to note that Baleno sales figures seen so far are just from 80 Nexa outlets, these figures will be maintained as Nexa outlets increase.
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As expected, the 1.3 Zeta is the least affected variant after the price reduction. Even though 40k is a significant reduction, its not as massive as on the 1.6 variants.

All these news flying around and people talking about S-Cross prices being slashed drastically, are not aware that the price correction is mainly for the 1.6.

One friend called me frantically and asked me how I feel about the reduction. I said, yes it is a bit sad, but the car is so good that all these things don't matter. And importantly, all these price reductions are inevitable, be it a car or a mobile phone. So chill and enjoy the car!
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So in a single post it is proved that the Indian market hasn't matured since the launch of first ever oversized hatch named Ford Fusion, by the way the segment to which they belong is called Crossover or X-over. I also think the name S-Cross also indicates it enough.
Now one can look at that segment as oversized hatch or reduced SUV its upto them but rejecting the segment altogether shows the situation of our market.

Coming to Baleno, one can choose to look other way from its initial runaway success but the fact is that it truly is a Premium Hatch and launched as one and is also cannibalising Swift sales big time, so I don't see a major reduction in sales numbers.
Now if someone argues that it is a premium hatch or not can be debated endlessly but on a different thread.

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Its too early to laud Baleno as the i20 killer. i20 Elite has been the best seller since over a year, consistently selling around 10,000 units per month in the face of competition from new car launches in the same segment. If the Baleno is able to replicate this success over 3-4 quarters, then maybe we can write off i20. Currently it is a new launch which is seeing some early market success. Lets wait and watch.



Launching the SCross in the same segment as i20, Jazz would have truly wiped off the competition, but in the space that Suzuki has launched the SCross, it is confused as to who is the competition. People would either look at a sedan or a compact SUV in that price range. Making a decision to buy a slightly oversized hatch (though practical) does not make sense as we Indians want more bang for the buck
If we Indians want more bang for the buck then how come Xcent is lagging behind Elite i20 while Dzire trips Swift, ours is surely a complicated market.
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After the revision. The price difference between 1.3 Zeta Vs Alpha doesnt justify Alpha's features at all. Is there any cut in Zeta features after the price cuts?
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Nothing will happen. However, you can try emailing Maruti and check their response. Another option is to form a group and talk to them - with a larger group, you might be able to squeeze in some benefits.
I had booked a DDIS 320 Alpha from Nexa Andheri West on 31 December, happy at getting a total discount of Rs 2.9 lakhs (inclusive of loyalty bonus - I have Swift) though I would have to settle for a 2015 make and almost no color choice. I haven't got the delivery yet because of loan papers moving slow.

Now I am confused of I should actually cancel that booking and make a fresh one for the 2016 make. The prices are already slashed by 2.05 and guess I should be able to get the loyalty bonus of Rs 40k. The difference is about 45k now. I am not sure if they'll be giving discount on the new pricing though.

Any expert advises The car might go for registration add early as tomorrow.

I do tend to hold on to my vehicles for long. The current Swift is a 2007 make. And I've still got my 2001 Fiero - not able to maintain it though (got a TBTS 500)
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Now I am confused of I should actually cancel that booking and make a fresh one for the 2016 make. The prices are already slashed by 2.05 and guess I should be able to get the loyalty bonus of Rs 40k. The difference is about 45k now. I am not sure if they'll be giving discount on the new pricing though.
I don't think they will give any discount on the 2016 model. One of my friend checked here in NEXA(Bangalore) and they clearly mentioned that there is NO discount(even loyalty/exchange) on 2016 model.
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This new price point will ensure that even ford will not rethink the EcoSport pricing for a long while.
Yes. Now, SCross 1.3 is cheaper than Ecosport! Now I am expecting mouth-watering prices for Brezza Diesel, to start around 6.5L.
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..checked here in NEXA(Bangalore) and they clearly mentioned that there is NO discount(even loyalty/exchange) on 2016 model.
What he's been told is right. There are no more discounts. The new prices have been announced; (read) the prices have been slashed. As rightly said by someone in this thread, MSIL slashed the price just to end the endless negotiations and bargaining in the Nexa shop floors.

OTOH if those guys at Nexa are unaware about the new prices it is time for your friend to look elsewhere.
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I never said I have an S Cross. I was in the market for a car few months ago when the S-cross was just launched. Fortunately the car wasn't readily available. I had a strict delivery requirement of 7 days so bought a Honda City and dodged a bullet (more like dodged a missile now LOL).
Hmmmm. A missile it is, the 1.6.

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Manufacturers can't always succeed with the strategy of over-pricing to make it look more premium.

Remember the case of Verna. It used to sell around 7K per month even with the higher prices. Now, it nose-dived to 3 digits!

Same is the fate of Duster. From the earlier 5K figures, it went to 1K levels!
But we also have to remember that Verna was the only car in the segment that came loaded with a loooong feature list.

As for Duster, well, Renault was smart and tapped the correct 'market segment' - mini-SUV and reaped the benefits - till the time Ecosport and Creta came along to pee on their party.
Infact I am still surprised how slow they are to launch the facelifted Duster in India, which again shows their disinterest in the Indian market.

Coming back to S-cross, waiting to see how it does in the coming months. I feel that in a few years time, the 1.6 will be like how the Alto 1.1 was, nearly 2 decades ago.
People who bought the .8 would always miss not owning its more powerful sibling. And those driving the 1.1 would smile every time they overtook cars a few segments higher.
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Was planning to buy a 1.3 Zeta. Now revised prices mean the difference to 1.6 Zeta will be about 2 lakhs. Is it worth buying the 1.6? Is it better in all aspects compared to 1.3? I found the 1.3 more drivable and comparatively silent. Also should I ask for a 2016 manufactured car compared to a 2015 car which is readily available? I've read some reports of steering failure in S-Cross about 3 months back.
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Was planning to buy a 1.3 Zeta. Now revised prices mean the difference to 1.6 Zeta will be about 2 lakhs. Is it worth buying the 1.6? Is it better in all aspects compared to 1.3? I found the 1.3 more drivable and comparatively silent...
I think you should do a TD and find for yourself. If you drive predominantly on highway, a 1.6 will be much more fun to drive. In the City, a 1.3L should be better manageable. The 1.3L might have a better NVH and FE too.

It all depends what you want from the car.

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...Also should I ask for a 2016 manufactured car compared to a 2015 car which is readily available?...
Didn't you get any discounts on the 2015 model? If not, you can use this opportunity to haggle for discounts or choose to pick a 2016 model with the revised price.

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...I've read some reports of steering failure in S-Cross about 3 months back.
Could you elaborate? I may have missed this piece.
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But we also have to remember that Verna was the only car in the segment that came loaded with a loooong feature list.

As for Duster, well, Renault was smart and tapped the correct 'market segment' - mini-SUV and reaped the benefits -.
Agree, but once the situation changes, the manufacturers have to adapt to that, and revise the pricing. This is where hyundai, and renault nissan failed in these cases.
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