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Old 8th January 2008, 17:30   #46
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It will surely bring crowds to the Bajaj Pavilion.
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Nice stuff.

But, this is not a 1 lac car (nor will the Tata one be). This is a minicar from Bajaj with similar specs (600 cc et all) but at a higher price. Good thing they launched this today, else it would have been lost amidst the Tata 1 lakh car frenzy. But it will be there at the expo too.

I love the way this market is shaping up. I reckon a market of atleast a million of these mini cars by 2013.
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Interesting concept, the fit & finish looks quite promising from these pictures. I think in the next 2 days we'll know more details regarding the engine, price etc.
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That looks promising and good. very good infact. Bajaj have said that its not a 1 lac rupee car. And from the pictures it looks much better than the TATA 1LC.

Lets wait and watch.
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Unlike the p220 fiasco - where glamour FI took the wind outta their sails, this time BAL has kicked Tata in the *where-it-hurts*
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acc to a report it will cost around 3000$(around 1.2L)...if it will cost that much then i have no idea how it work out.. a pulsar itself costs about 80K

since this is a concept car, i guess the real one will look something like a bajaj auto !!!!!!!
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Unlike the p220 fiasco - where glamour FI took the wind outta their sails, this time BAL has kicked Tata in the *where-it-hurts*
It wont effect Tata's as of now. It is a good 2 to 4 years away. The only effect will be that it wont be lost in the 1 Lac frenzy.
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can't trust sincerety of bajaj right now
on one hand where tatas car is real with a long hard work, assembly line, vendors, dealors all in place , bajaj has nothing..
only a car that seems to be airlifted from somwhere
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The car looks way too good and well finished. Also, most of the panels have complex shapes, which will surely push up tooling and assembly costs. It'll be a miracle if they can launch it at 1.5-2Lakhs
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The car looks way too good and well finished. Also, most of the panels have complex shapes, which will surely push up tooling and assembly costs. It'll be a miracle if they can launch it at 1.5-2Lakhs
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Unlike the p220 fiasco - where glamour FI took the wind outta their sails, this time BAL has kicked Tata in the *where-it-hurts*
Glamour FI may have taken the wind out of the sails, but not their sales.

As far as sales are concerned, P220 was a success while the former was a flop. Bajaj has done a very good job in the Indian market as far as bikes are concerned. Hope they can take the japs head- on in the car segment too.
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Man, they have taken the gear-knob-on-the-central-console thing a bit too far !!

Else, it looks like a decent offerring.
P.S. : i hate the centrally located instrument panel.

The gear up front can be seen in those three wheelers called "Bhoond" in Haryana. It is from Tempo stable I think.
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IMPRESSIVE!!

Good job Bajaj. For a first attempt this is an extremely good job

I think this is going to be Alto territory. No way this is going to be a 1 L car ( In fact, I believe Bajaj has already said so.).
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Lovely design. Estilo, Wagon R, Spark better watch out.
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Talk about stealing the limelight from right under Tatas nose (48 hours before the official launch). If this prototype is an indication of things to come, I am very very impressed.

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