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Old 23rd September 2008, 10:45   #901
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Does that look feasible for Honda to deliver the car by diwali? I think most of the people would like to have their dream vehicle on the festive occasion. So if there is a long waiting time, then it will hamper the sale. Also, anybody has any idea if Honda is still going to continue with their existing ZX and Vtech series?
Hi Ritesh, Honda is going to discontinue the existing ZX and VTec series. The newer version will be equipped with iVtec engines.
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Default Thai City TD Report

Found a test drive report of the Thai City. You can access the link at : 2009 Honda City - Test Drive Report | bkkAutos.com
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Read in todays ET's that Honda will continue selling old Honda City for couple of months along with new model which will going to lauch on 25th Sept. So we will have mix of old and new for some time.
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Found a test drive report of the Thai City. You can access the link at : 2009 Honda City - Test Drive Report | bkkAutos.com
Nice find! Also, interesting first hand report on the test drive..

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One thing that hasn't been improved is the engine refinement. It's by no means bad, but when you push the engine it likes to let you know it's working! The engine gets fussy and noisy when pushed, and it's not a fun sort of engine note either. Just loud. But under "normal" driving conditions this won't be much of an issue.
This is unlike HONDA (must be because of the drive by wire throttle response)! anyways, it will be a good companion to my one-year old SX4

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Read in todays ET's that Honda will continue selling old Honda City for couple of months along with new model which will going to lauch on 25th Sept. So we will have mix of old and new for some time.
I believe, this is because the actual delivery may start in january 2009. So till that time, G3HC will be on display for those who want to go for newer version and NHC will still be on sale to clear the old stock.
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True. And once the customer is in the showroom, the sales team will try to sell the existing model , by offering discounts etc etc, and also by telling there will be x wait period. Whether the buyer books the new model or buys old its win-win for honda.
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True. And once the customer is in the showroom, the sales team will try to sell the existing model , by offering discounts etc etc, and also by telling there will be x wait period. Whether the buyer books the new model or buys old its win-win for honda.
No wonder they are launching only the top end versions. This way they can project it as a costlier option and push the sale of EXi & GXi. Dealers will do their bit by enticing the customer saying the current versions are very cheap and the new ones will have long waiting period and all those nonsense.

Later on they can bring in an E version of the newer HC in the GXi price range.

Effectively they are making sure they don't lose customers to Linea or SX4 during the festival season.

Shrewd move.
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Hi Ritesh, Honda is going to discontinue the existing ZX and VTec series. The newer version will be equipped with iVtec engines.
Both VTEC and CVT already pulled. The current gen will continue in production side by side for at least till 2009
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Both VTEC and CVT already pulled. The current gen will continue in production side by side for at least till 2009
Seems likely since the 1.3L ivtec is expected early next year. This way they would have a powerful 1.5 and a more FE 1.3 to cater to a wider customer base..
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Default Officially Launched! :)

its official now...
Honda unveils new version of 'City'-India Business-Business-The Times of India

:: Honda City :: (updated a while back)

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As expected , no alloy and leather seat covers in new city, may be they are holding it for V varient
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Now that the City has been launched officially, can I request the mods to close this thread or merge it with the other one?
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Honda would price it at about 8.5 L OTR to beat SX4. Anything more than that will not make a VFM deal for a 100 BHP car. Honda for sure likes to milk us for the big brand equity they have built but also know where to stop.....prices 8.5L - 10.5L OTR...
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September end seems to be a very probable date though the actual deliveries may take longer. Honda's share will go to Toyota / SX4 etc if they delay it further. Nothing destroys brand equity & market share more than the absence of the product from the market. The current City is EOL product and as good as not being there. The Japanese Strategists know this for sure....
Good Strategists think alike !!!
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Shall we continue the discussion here (EDIT: Now Launched :All New Honda city (Indian version)-full specs & features .) now that the car has been launched?
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