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Old 7th February 2009, 06:19   #76
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Agree with shankar.
The owner of a small business will buy a 3 wheeler like the Minidor for less than 2L and keep some guy to drive it around. In India, businessmen who can afford 7 lakh rs vehicle do not drive their produce around.
Only somebody making a lifestyle statement will buy that. Somebody wanting function of strong 4 wheels will take the bolero pickup
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TATA Xenon is made for Thailand, the worlds biggest pick-up truck market!

MM Getaway will not sell in punjab in large numbers.....nobody wants to buy an expensive vehicle in punjab which is neither a scorpio nor a pickup!

the bolero camper didnt sell in punjab, normal bolero does sell in large numbers!

we are not yet a nation of people who wants to be a CAMPER on a weekend GETAWAY!
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Actually if one looks at the Indian scenario, the folks who buy pickup trucks for their livelihood, they are almost the same people who buy pickups in the developed world. Only difference is that, there, they earn much more and thus have room for some recreation and personal statements beyond the duties their worktrucks allow them with. Here all these folks can afford are a couple of "turbo" stickers to be used liberally across the panels.

Apart from the rural folks in the developed world, there are those well-to-do fellows who would need a pickup mainly to haul boats, bikes, jet-ski's and the like. Moreover the weather also plays a big part, the winters are so cold that summers are revered and the real meaning of the "fun in the sun" is understood. In our climate sun is almost never fun, its always harsh. apart from a few days in December and January. So naturally there isn't much draw to the out-doorsy lifestyle. Moreover we do not Barbeque. Our picnics involve many friends and relatives which requires a call to the caterers to do that job for us. They inadvertently bring a workhorse pickup truck which no one wants to look at.

Having said that a lifestyle pickup is very high on the aspirational list, but practical considerations of the economics vs usage takes the better of us. But then, there are many folks with abundance of wealth, its upto them to start the trend of leading a lifestyle that justifies the use of a Getaway or a TL4X4.

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Did a little photoshopping. Mainly with the rear door and the top panel covering the C-pillar. The load bay is made flush with the body.

The Panel covering the C-pillar encloses the grab bar in the load bay and what I cannot show in this snap is the position of the rear windscreen which remains unchanged, inspite of the c-pillar panel suggesting a raked rear screen, it can actually remain at the same location.

But then this is just for fun though!

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Awesome job, the pic really looks cool.. What i like about this is that it has a lot of glass..
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The biggest issue I foresee about using this vehicle as a one-fits-all kind of thing will be the parking in the city...16 feet in length...YEEERK!
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I played around with the pic posted earlier and here is a Getaway with a shorter loading area, which IMO is how it should have ideally been all along.

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Actually if one looks at the Indian scenario, the folks who buy pickup trucks for their livelihood, they are almost the same people who buy pickups in the developed world. Only difference is that, there, they earn much more and thus have room for some recreation and personal statements beyond the duties their worktrucks allow them with. Here all these folks can afford are a couple of "turbo" stickers to be used liberally across the panels.

Apart from the rural folks in the developed world, there are those well-to-do fellows who would need a pickup mainly to haul boats, bikes, jet-ski's and the like. Moreover the weather also plays a big part, the winters are so cold that summers are revered and the real meaning of the "fun in the sun" is understood. In our climate sun is almost never fun, its always harsh. apart from a few days in December and January. So naturally there isn't much draw to the out-doorsy lifestyle. Moreover we do not Barbeque. Our picnics involve many friends and relatives which requires a call to the caterers to do that job for us. They inadvertently bring a workhorse pickup truck which no one wants to look at.

Having said that a lifestyle pickup is very high on the aspirational list, but practical considerations of the economics vs usage takes the better of us. But then, there are many folks with abundance of wealth, its upto them to start the trend of leading a lifestyle that justifies the use of a Getaway or a TL4X4.
The first part is absolutely correct, people who are in commercial transport will never use it for anything else and the cost of these vehicles does make business scene.
But there are people who use it everyday to go to work [in a TL] in city,
people who organize adventure holidays need these as support vehicles and use it regularly for everyday travel also, I know resort owner who uses it as personal transport and has two more for tour in the resort estate. And than there are Framers who really need these for carrying stuff around and going to the farms where there are bad roads.
I know the number is very small but that's because of the pricing, if these are priced sensibly then the number will increase. There are people using boleros [not pickups] for some these use, even the camper limited editions with AC and power steering,bucket seats,Alloy wheels,etc.are used by farmers because of the price. There was a segment here when the commander was in production which was used for transport as well as personal use by many [including my family] but there is nothing like that now in the market, the pickup which are sold now are cheap but need yellow plate [hassle to use when travailing between two states due to permits and the great people on the state boarders ].Since the TL price has been dropped there are people buying these,but than people who know about the TL also know about the xenon and so waiting for that.
Getaway on the other hand, is not good for load carrying so it defies the reason of buying it and the initial cost too.
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Mahindra & Mahindra will launch the facelifted 2009 Scorpio on 06/03/2009. The Scorpio, it seems, has become the Mighty Muscular Scorpio. Some of the new features include more muscular and aggressive front bumper, bigger front grille with a chromed central tooth, projector type headlights with integrated LED blinkers. completely redesigned rear view mirrors that can now be adjusted electrically, new body cladding with smoother surface and ‘Scorpio’ embossed on the cladding on the rear door. The new Scorpio will be available with the 2.2 Litre mHawk engine only. The 2.6 Litre engine is being discontinued.
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There is a half page Black and White advertisement in today's Wall Street Journal newspaper for the Mahindra Scorpio Getaway double cab. I think the advert has been posted by the US importer/distributor.
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Does any one knows whether the Getaway comes with LSD or not and whether the engine will be 2.6 or the new M-Hawk. Dealers in Hyd have no clue
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Does any one knows whether the Getaway comes with LSD or not and whether the engine will be 2.6 or the new M-Hawk. Dealers in Hyd have no clue
According to the Mahindra website/brochure Getaway still has the 2.6 CRDe mill.
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Not a bad thing, but TL looks better, if only it had the grunt
Here are a couple of pics


Sorry to pick up an old post, but this thing is lying rotting in the factory as of now.
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Sorry to pick up an old post, but this thing is lying rotting in the factory as of now.
It has a Spoiler on its tailgate!!!?
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It has a Spoiler on its tailgate!!!?
No it doesn't. These pictures are from a version displayed at an auto show. The pictures of the actual vehicle are posted further up this thread.
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Sorry to pick up an old post, but this thing is lying rotting in the factory as of now.
Can i get those wheels?
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