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Old 12th September 2007, 17:48   #16
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Will it be available as convertible also here?
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Old 12th September 2007, 18:03   #17
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Will definitely sell off my M800 and buy this bug. But i wish it has at least a 3 cyl engine with some decent power.
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Old 12th September 2007, 19:05   #18
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Guys, check out this news Item from the Business Standard today. I think this is the new 'Beetle' car that might come to India. According to the report its even smaller than the Maruti Alto (by 45mm) and will be priced very similar to it. But it gonna come in only by early 2011. A long wait indeed!

Source: Business Standard
Full article: VW Up!s ante in small car war
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Old 12th September 2007, 21:00   #19
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This is where the car is!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...car-india.html (VW UP - their planned car for India ???)
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Old 12th September 2007, 23:56   #20
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I will take it any day i like beetle shape. I am like hell crazy for this car.
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Old 13th September 2007, 00:04   #21
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i think it is gonna be a big hit in indian market,even bigger than swift.
but the one in the web site is 19k$!!!

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Old 13th September 2007, 00:57   #22
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It'll definitely be a big hit in India,given that there are thousands of Beetle fans in every given city. It might very well take the spot of the '2nd car in the family,for those fun times' spot..
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a Bug for 4000 pounds? i sincerely doubt that buddy.
if that's true, i'm ready with my wallet in my hand.
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This is going to be a re-creation of the old Beetle (concept) I guess. It's not necessary the car should have design similarities with the old one. The concept of people's car or a car for the masses is what going to be the main objective of this car, I suppose. That sounds good. If it can be produced locally and sold at a price close to the Alto/800 there're going to be lots of takers.

But how is VW going to achieve this in India? Currently, they don't have a good capable plant to produce these cars here. To keep down the price, local manufacturing is very much necessary. Local content should be high too. That means a lot of local staff and workers also. And VW is almost nowhere in these departments. They also need to spread their distributor network and have lots of showrooms in every city thru out the country.
Yes, this is all achievable! But the point is, It's not going to happen in a year or 2 atleast. 2011, as hinted in one of the links above seems correct. By then, what will the world come to?
MSIL (formerly MUL) will certainly have something similar to this and so will TATA and Toyota etc... It's not going to be an easy walk for the 'New Old Beetle'!

Huh! Am I being too pessimistic?
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Guys they are not going to give you a VW Beetle for £4K. It is most certainly a new small car similar to the VW Fox/Lupo.
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If it's cost less than 5 lakhs and has better power than Swift, I would also grab one !
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If it's cost less than 5 lakhs and has better power than Swift, I would also grab one !
Better power than than the Swift? As in? Say close to 100 bhp maybe? And that too from a 2-cylinder engine?

Hmmm... thats more in the realms of pipedreams buddy.
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Better power than than the Swift? As in? Say close to 100 bhp maybe? And that too from a 2-cylinder engine?

Hmmm... thats more in the realms of pipedreams buddy.
I'm expecting almost the same no of cylinders of Swift from Beetle also !
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I saw one near my house, wifey told me that the driver was Lucky Ali (Had a guitar and some other traveling stuff packed in the rear, of the car).
The car looked awesome, and donít be fooled by the name Mini. Its got SOME on road presence.
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Old 14th September 2007, 18:27   #30
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I believe Scooby05 has one.
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