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Old 19th March 2008, 11:40   #1
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Default High homologation fee bothers BMW on 'Mini' plans for India

18 Mar, 2008, 2132 hrs IST, PTI

MUNICH: The 200,000 euro fee that Indian authorities charge for homologating new car models for selling in India is bothering German luxury carmaker BMW, which wants to bring its small car model in India by 2009.

"2009 is the 50th anniversary of Mini and we want to make it sure that the Indian customers also become a part of the celebration when we launch the model there. However, the homologation fee of 200,000 euros for a model is a big ask," BMW Group Senior Vice-President Kay Segler told visiting Indian reporters here.

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manufacturers like vw and skoda and toyota can pay it.. so why not bmw?

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Why not assemble it in India then , probably Indian customer will be better part of celebration then being slapped cruel duty 110 % ( fine in my opinion )
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They might be worried because the numbers could be limited (by them or by customer)
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The homologation fee of 200,000 euros is quite high !
Their hestiation proves that they are not looking at high volumes hence it will take them a while to recover those fees. I guess this is just going to drive up the price even more
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These BMW guys are real thrifty.
Their investment for the Chennai plant was just 100 crores.
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They are cribbing about Rs. 1.2 crores, yet plan to price Mini at higher than Accord prices. Both have a choice: BMW can put off Mini launch in India, and consumers can ignore the Mini.

That said, why is the fees so high in the first place.
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In cbu option it wont be a preffered car since the price would high.Any one trying for a new car in india should be prepared for the volumes else it wont be a viable option as far as a manufacturer and a customer.
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