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Old 22nd April 2007, 12:37   #46
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Superbly put. The Indigo is yet unbeaten for value.

The salesguy told me that deliveries were to start in May. But then, I have seen a handful of cars on the road so maybe the first batch is already delivered.
Oh I am yet to see any in hyderabad.

Indigo is a very reliable car. Competition will surely make people realise it's VFM.
If Mahindra goes for a price cut immediately, won't it affect the brand of not just itself but also renault.
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Old 22nd April 2007, 12:49   #47
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Will be interesting to see the market response to Logan..

Any information on Bookings / sales numbers for this car in India so far ?
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Old 22nd April 2007, 19:36   #48
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The Logan's pricing is a huge blunder. It would be interesting to see how the Logan would compare on price alone with the next generation Indica/Indigo. Whats more, even a minor facelift or rather cosmetic tweaks are atleast a year away on the Logan. What were they thinking?!
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Old 22nd April 2007, 21:12   #49
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Yes, the logan is way to expensive for a CHEAP car

BTW, there are 6 BHPians who say that it is not overpriced
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Old 23rd April 2007, 16:22   #50
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The arrival of the stripped down version of Indigo XL would change the dynamics of the equation quicker than expected.

Now the real competition starts for Logan
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For the sake of an even comparison, the on-road prices of Mumbai via individual registration have been listed here.

Base Petrol (Power steering versions):

Mahindra - Renault Logan : 551,521 (For the 1.4)
Maruti Esteem : 518,532
Ford Ikon Flair : 561,325
Tata Indigo : 523,161

Fully-loaded petrol:

Mahindra - Renault Logan : 663,088
Maruti Esteem : 594,351
Ford Ikon : 605,525
Tata Indigo GLX / SX : 562,180 / 651,332
GTO, the ikon is available in only one version, ie the FLAIR. Thats should retail around the 5.6 mark, but from where did the second quote (6Lakhs) arise?

IMHO, i feel the Logan is definitely trying to project itself as a 'cheap and affordable' car, while the prices and features on offer say otherwise.
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Old 23rd April 2007, 17:23   #52
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GTO, the ikon is available in only one version, ie the FLAIR. Thats should retail around the 5.6 mark, but from where did the second quote (6Lakhs) arise?
It was for some "value" edition where theres some additional goodies thrown in.
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Did tatas bribe mahindras ? ha ha ha
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It was for some "value" edition where theres some additional goodies thrown in.
What do these goodies include?
AFAIK, they had a Rs 35,000/- which included alloys and some accessories. I havent heard of this value edition.
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Old 24th April 2007, 13:15   #55
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Sure pricing is messed up, but how does the Logan compare on the space? I think (dunno for sure) it offeres the best among the C- segment? I think this is one of the key differentiators within the Esteem, Ikon and the Indigo (non XL)
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benbsb29,
the Flair value edition i think is with all the accessories including alloys, leather, music system and an alarm with a imobilizer.
Or is the price of some limited edition?
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benbsb29,
the Flair value edition i think is with all the accessories including alloys, leather, music system and an alarm with a imobilizer.
Or is the price of some limited edition?
Benbsb29,Lambo

Think GTO refers to the Limited Edition Jeans Blue Ford IKON.Man!!It looks absolutely cool
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The pricing on the Logan has maybe killed the potential for a price war between the entry level C-Segmenters. The revised Indica platform spawning the New Indigo being quite far away, I dont think its in Tata's court right now to do something (They just launced the Upgraded Indigo a few months back). Logan just acted as a dampener.

In anycase with its looks and cheap materials, it was never going to appeal to the personal buyers and with the pricing they killed the Taxi market as well.

However, having a hunch, that the price points for each segments is undergoing an upward shift (towards where it began, from the intermediate periods where the prices were coming down).

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Butttttttttttttttttttttt the Esteem, Flair and Indigo all enjoy discounts of anywhere between 20,000 - 40,000. This gives them a further advantage.

Also butttttttttttttttttt the Fiesta diesel starts at 817,149. And the Verna diesel starts at 868,767. Instead of 7.5 for the fully-loaded Logan, I would much rather prefer a Fiesta for 30,000 more (after discounts).
Ofcourse, one ought to expect good discounts from a dying/old stable. Freshness of a model is the premium we pay. And it's not just the case with Logan, but with every vehicle that's a new launch.

Logan is too new to be compared with discounted models.
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Ofcourse, one ought to expect good discounts from a dying/old stable. Freshness of a model is the premium we pay. And it's not just the case with Logan, but with every vehicle that's a new launch.

Logan is too new to be compared with discounted models.
And comparatively better reliability is what we gain from the old horses as against being guinea pigs with new launches.

Talking about freshness of the Logan, I fail to see any, and the same also goes with many others who went to the showroom and came back without even taking a TD. My brother who went to take a test drive of the Logan was so disgusted seeing it in flesh, and after a really short spin, thanked them and bowed out. The same person who tried out the Vdi Swift was raving over it.
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