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Old 6th May 2008, 19:02   #31
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the beetle is already here, it costs 25L OTR, from Presidential Cars, Mumbai...
u can expect the mini to be priced around that too... dunno bout fiat 500...
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Old 6th May 2008, 21:02   #32
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though it a little off topic

but i wanna ask , what are heated ORVMs , ive seen brochures of fabia stating that.

orvm == outside rear view mirror , but why would we need to heat it ?

or im wrong in something ?
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its generally used for foggy conditions and for hilly places with low temp.

Not of great importance in Delhi.
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Old 6th May 2008, 22:37   #34
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Fiat 500 is expected to be 12lakh
same with the beetle when VW officially brings it here
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3. Which car would be the competitor for 1.9 Fabia?
Fiat Bravo

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dunno bout fiat 500...
The Fiat 500 would be around 12lakhs-14 lakhs

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Old 6th May 2008, 22:50   #36
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i think bravo cant compete with 1.9 fabia , as bravo will be for 20 lac +
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Old 6th May 2008, 23:33   #37
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Am happy for Fabia as the only thing it lacked was a powerful engine. Should definitely make it a hot hatch!
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The 1.9 is still some time away.

1. The Octavia 1.9 is still in production and is bringing in chunk of octavia sales to skoda. Not anytime soon is this car going to be phased out.
2. Fabia wont sell with the same diesel engine or even a 1.9pd (if it fits in the price range) for more than 9 lacs anyday.
3. Skoda cant price octabia and fabia similarly so 1.9pd doesnt stand a chance.
4. To get the 1.9 tdi below 9 lacs range in fabia can be achieved once Skoda increases localization in fabia.

I dont see this happening anytime before 4Qtr of this year at the earliest.
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We feel the Fabia is already overpriced.
Now, this engine change could remove the fabia off potential buyers' list owing to the high price.
They'd see value in the Getz CRDI for the power and similar space.
This would make Fabia join the Chevy SR-V as a non-seller.

Now, why would Skoda help fabia dig its own grave just for the sake of a noisy engine?

I feel this story is untrue. What about you?
PS: Abhinav Gupta, I mean no offence to you or your source.

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i think bravo cant compete with 1.9 fabia , as bravo will be for 20 lac +
??????? Bravo? For 20+ lakhs???

You're okay with paying 20+ lakhs for a Focus/Golf/Yaris competitor? Thats more money than the Mondeo and the Vectra sold for!

Didnt know people are ready for 10-15-20 lakh hatchbacks back home! And we call the Getz overpriced?
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i did confirm the price of bravo ,
from autocar april 2008 page 69

FIAT BRAVO
Price Rs21-22 lakh (est)

148bhp , 31.1kgm , 1910cc
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I guess Bravo and 500 are essentially brand building exercises. They dont have big sales targets. In fact Fiat is bringing only limited number of cars, and hoping that they will get picked up for their exclusivity and snob value.
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Well all Hyundai needs is to come out with Getz Diesel with more features (luxurious interiors, better and adjustable seats, climatecontrol, airbags etc) and up the price by a max 30-40k and this thread would be irrelevant!

IMHO

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Well all Hyundai needs is to come out with Getz Diesel with more features (luxurious interiors, better and adjustable seats, climatecontrol, airbags etc) and up the price by a max 30-40k and this thread would be irrelevant!

IMHO

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They'd need to rename it as well (probably call is i20 as i-series is getting traction from the public). Getz is entrenched as a failure in public eye(s).

Seriously I hope they launch the all-new i20 or i30 or whatever they want to call it in this segment soon. We need more options in Swift/Swift+ space.
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13 - 15 lakhs for a hatch??? Is there something I am missing?
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