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Old 25th October 2007, 18:51   #16
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NEW DELHI: Mahindra & Mahindra's (M&M) entry level sedan Logan, which hit the Indian roads some six months back, may not have set its sales register soaring exactly, but it has been named among the 16 best cars not sold in America by a leading US magazine.

In the list of 'The Best Cars Not Sold in America', compiled by BusinessWeek in its latest edition, Logan is the only Indian car along side 15 others being sold in the non-American markets.

"The car (Logan) itself is not that interesting by the standards of US consumers -- for starters, it has got right-hand drive and the base engine is only 75 hp -- but its heritage shows how the world is shrinking," BusinessWeek said about the car.

Pointing out that Logan is originally a model from Romanian automaker Dacia, the magazine noted, "Mahindra and Mahindra would probably love to export cars to this country (US) some day, but that day is probably several years away."

Dacia is part of Renault which was bailed out of the American market way back in 1986.

Most of the other cars named in the list are from Europe and Japan, such as Opel Zafira, Peugeot 308, Renault Scenic, Citroen C3 Pluriel, Alfa Romeo Spider, Ford Focus, Smart for Two and Mercedes-Benz A Class.

The list also includes a Chinese car Cherry QQ, Nissan Pino (Japan), Holden VE Ute (Australia), Citroen C-Crosser, SEAT Altea Freetrack and Alfa Romeo 8C.

Logan named among best cars not sold in US- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

are you sure these crs are not slod in the US?
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Old 25th October 2007, 19:52   #17
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@Amatmo - I am pretty sure the Focus is sold in the US. I have seen quite a few of them out here. Even the Ford website mentions it.
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This is the new 2008 forcus. But the 2007 focus was the earlier version of the one sold in Europe (I think around 2001-2 Euro spec focus sedan).
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Originally Posted by benbsb29 View Post
Ashutosh, the same article was also published in the TOI, although i dont remember the exact date. You can check up that as well.
Most newspapers take international stories from news wires, wire agencies like AP, Reuters,etc. This must have been a wire report, which the Indian media have taken. That's why, I'm still trying to find the original article.
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The grass is always greener on the other side .

North American Swift is the Chevrolet Aveo badged as Suzuki Swift!

But, considering that Suzuki have launched the SX4 in NA, they could revamp the American Swift with the Indian/Euro Swift.

The chevy aveo here is the chevy aveo there .. Here is the linky

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