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Old 16th September 2010, 19:42   #61
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Well, that certainly could have been said to be true till a decade ago. But since then, with the Indian consumer overwhelmingly demonstrating that he wanted modern technologies and could no longer live with dated products, I think the situation is better now than ever before.
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Foby, pls give specific examples of such cars. Which was the last such vehicle launched in India ?

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When the very first city,crv,sonata,camry,Tucson,terracan,Getz,fabia,p ajero,lancer,voyager,Sienna,Palio,corsa,sail,escor t,srv etc
If you are refering to these models, then IMO you are trying to dig up a topic that is no longer relevant to the Indian Car scene today.

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Old 16th September 2010, 19:56   #63
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Sorry, I did not get your point in this post.
Since I am typing it from the mobile phone it was accidentally posted , coming to the point , almost all the models which I have mentioned in the other post have been upgraded to current or discontinued. From an Indian point of view he is more attached to the car he first buy, I have got many of my friends got trapped in corsa sail and those kind of exhausted cars

Yep we need to dig the past to analayze , so that we can make sure ( at least protest against ) it will never happen again in India.

In current scenario there are many more models yet to be launched in india. MSIL is busy to add more to different segment, Renault is lining up with few models as well. And many more. Let's continue checking the possibilities of this kind of exploitations in the future models. Is the internationally sold jet and the current Indian jet ta is the same ?

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Well, that certainly could have been said to be true till a decade ago. But since then, with the Indian consumer overwhelmingly demonstrating that he wanted modern technologies and could no longer live with dated products, I think the situation is better now than ever before.
I'd agree, with Hyundai launching some models worldwide from India. i10 was it ? Or i20 ?

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Foby, pls give specific examples of such cars. Which was the last such vehicle launched in India ?
. The very recent one is the Outlander , they launched the type 1 outlander , then after the newest one is launched , a kind of forced outdating to the first outlander buyers. The same thing may happen with pajero ant montero. I think montero is Pajero in Arab nations. Can any one dis agree that some of the manufacturers are trying " the old wine in new bottle technique" for Indian Market
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Old 16th September 2010, 21:57   #66
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Looking at specific examples

Suzuki - Esteem, Zen Estilo
Ford - Escort - focus has already taken over
Ford - Figo - old Fiesta but priced very cheaply. however Fiesta saloon was contemporary when launched
Opel Astra and Corsa- One gen behind when launched
Mercedes w124 - ditto
Fiat Uno
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As you can see most of those who persisted, lost badly
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Mitsubishi lancer and cedia.
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Ajmat, let me add PAL-Peugeot 309 and the PAL 118NE (Fiat 128) also...

EDIT: + the Rover Montego and the Dolphin (Reliant Kitten) both from Sipani motors

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I think this kind of forced outdating only happened only when a model is newly introduced, check out the case of superb,accords,sonata,outlander. Many of the debut models will be upgraded to the international current selling models. Does that hints to stay away from the first launched model wait for some time that you can get the newest international model and happily drive it! There are also exceptions the civic, the I series Hyundai etc. Can we include the cedia to this list? How far the MSIL is using this strategy?
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Foby, it will really help if you give specific details of the models you are trying to discuss. While you are giving names, I am looking for the model details. What date was it introduced here, and what date did it get phased out elsewhere ? Unless you have the details, this discussion will remain vague.
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As long as our roads remain as they are, we will not get the same cars as are sold abroad. Many of the new inter-city roads are good, but not as yet world class. When we have autobahn class roads, then and then only, the same cars as sold in Europe or the US can be sold here.
Even Indian-made cars can be sold much cheaper, if it were not for the ridiculous taxes.
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Foby, it will really help if you give specific details of the models you are trying to discuss. While you are giving names, I am looking for the model details. What date was it introduced here, and what date did it get phased out elsewhere ? Unless you have the details, this discussion will remain vague.
it is not more than two years or a little less than 2 years the Volvo cars have been introduced in Indian Market , to day I saw the face lifted models of the xc 60 and xc 90 , I will post the photos tomorrow , does that makes sense to the Pre face lift buyers , the only benefit is that they can play the depreciation techniques, also take the case of ford fusion which came to india in almost same time frame what happened to that model now? Will the genuine users get the correct ASnS? Since it's the case of Ford we can really worry that does it happen to the Figo ?
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we definitely are a dumping ground for example just compare the polo abroad and the one offered in India (headlights and tail lights...)
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^^ Take the latest launch example The Ford Figo
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The Ford Figo is Ford's new subcompact automobile that went on sale on 10 March 2010 in India for Rs 3.5 lakh (U$8400).[1] It is based on the fourth generation Ford Fiesta hatchback that was phased out in 2008. It is built only in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to be sold in developing countries where Ford doesn't want to sell the current generation Fiesta. The current generation Fiesta is not sold in India for reasons that are unknown.
Source:- Ford Figo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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In some cases launching latest products for developed markets conforming to their laws and regulations makes it impractical for India.

Just an example, when they make front ends soft, to conform to pedestrian safety norms, they do not have to assume that animals (cattle, dogs) run freely on the streets,they do not have to imagine that some mad cyclist (motorised or otherwise) might come in from the wrong direction, or might take a turn without even looking. In all of these occasions, even a soft hit, impacts deeply on the pocket.

They dont have to assume that the streets stay waterlogged during monsoons. Low lying air intake, and electronics get hit.

our conditions require our cars, sometimes older platforms, although has the potential of making the buyer feel shortchanged, might be more effective to deal with our unique traffic characteristics.

Anyway, what do most of our folks do? They improvise, install guards, armour and what not. In the process, potentially compromising the integrity, security and functioning of these new gadgets.

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