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Old 21st July 2008, 00:35   #16
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even a 15 lakh price is good.
This could even mean that cRv automatic too watch out. ( that is if the captiva is launched with a auto transmission)
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Old 22nd July 2008, 11:45   #17
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great
if of course this happens the price will reduce substantially
and they may actually introduce the 4WD version too!
worth looking forward to!

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even a 15 lakh price is good.
This could even mean that cRv automatic too watch out. ( that is if the captiva is launched with a auto transmission)
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Old 22nd July 2008, 20:53   #18
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Great news!

This will make it even more approachable and easy on pocket to use.

I will probably buy then one for me, As I am currently using the Optra Tcdi and a big fan of that machine.
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i think it is outrageously priced, considering that has daewoo roots.
It is very reasonably priced for a CBU when compared to the UK prices.(GBP 17-21k OTR).

And it is NOT a Daewoo car, it's based on the GM Theta platform. In fact, the car was launched world-wide in 2006 (a good seven years after Daewoo went down!!).

Sorry to be pedantic. But, Daewoo didn't go down because of the quality of the cars, it went down because of the govt. policies that screwed it, the infamous Asian Crisis of 1998-99 and Daewoo's (Kim - the fraudster's) poor money management during that period. So "Daewoo roots" don't mean much in the context you implied. It means something totally different.

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Old 23rd July 2008, 11:03   #20
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The new price points (after the assembly starts in India) would depend on how many parts are locally sourced. IMHO, there would not be a dramatic decrease in the pricing of the Captiva. 16-18 lacs seems to be a logical price band for the Captiva even if assembled locally.

Experts may want to pour in their thoughts on this.

P.S: Is Honda listening? Can we have the CR-V going the same route?
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Any updates on this??

I called National garage today to inquire about the Captiva bookings, they said the local assembly will not start until next year at least as they have no news about this !

Is the outlander defiantly not coming with a diesel engine? There seems to be no better option than the Captiva in that case
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Read in Business Stantand that GM is planning to assemble Captiva SUV in Halol GUjurat , instead of brinking it down as CBU kit imports?
Does it means that it is a price reductions for buyers ?
BY what % ( approx / guestimate) will the price drop if it is assembled ?
Yes, this is one of the target for the new production unit they are opening (or opened?)

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If the Captiva is going to be assembled in India, does ot mean its time to put in the cheap plastics. I hope the only thing they reduce is the price and not the quality of interiors.
I dont think so. The huge price was mainly due to the tax the CBU attracted. Now the tax portion will be less and hence the reduced price. It should be around 17Lac.
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Its strange how Honda sells much more CRV`s that GM sells Captiva`s yet GM is taking a more committed approach to things.

Obviously since Honda is doing well they arent very concerned.

However, a spin off benefit of local assembly may be that the Captiva too gets GM`s 3 year maintenance included option.

Theres one black Captiva in my apartment block, and every time I see it, I think! Now, I`ll think more often!
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Its strange how Honda sells much more CRV`s that GM sells Captiva`s yet GM is taking a more committed approach to things.

Obviously since Honda is doing well they arent very concerned.

However, a spin off benefit of local assembly may be that the Captiva too gets GM`s 3 year maintenance included option.

Theres one black Captiva in my apartment block, and every time I see it, I think! Now, I`ll think more often!
When I was looking for my Aveo in Apr-May, I heard that they infact stopped booking of Captiva till Jul-Aug. They said had more booking than they can supply. Possibly that may be one reason.
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Good news. Hope they will be pricing it right. If they have developed interior and other parts locally, then this would definately help them by retuding the end customer cost. Hoep they have done this.
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i own Magnum, and have test driven Captiva both the 150bhp and 160bhp (one which is not available in India) the suv is really awesome and luxurious too.

this is indded a great news news and if it is priced close to 15L then it definitely my next car
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The huge price was mainly due to the tax the CBU attracted. Now the tax portion will be less and hence the reduced price. It should be around 17Lac.

For 15 lacs ex showroom + Chevy Service 3 yr warranty , Captiva would be be my SUV that i have been waiting for
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