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Old 18th November 2008, 19:24   #46
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It will be a great car to be seen on our Roads

She is such a cutie
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Old 18th November 2008, 19:30   #47
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It will compete against the Fiat 500, being a 2 door niche car.
And better looking IMO. Wonder what engine options they'll bring forth



What does that mean btw??


This means' All over India if anyone says VW the first thing that comes in anyones mind is a Beetle"

I dont really know if the new Beetle will be an eye candy as its erstwhile Classic counterpart.

If they sell the Classic version at even 7-8 lacs they will be loaded with bookings overnight
Ah! The light shines on me now , thanks!

What I like about the new design is that they've captured the essence of the old Beetle and given it mordern-ish straight lines, and it does look rather nice, striking, at least, for those who disagree

It however will fail to strike up the same nostalgia that we feel when we see a classic Beetle.
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i saw a silver soft-top beetle in hyderabad near my workplace a few months ago. the old man who was driving it said it was imported...
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Old 18th November 2008, 21:48   #49
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Beetle has not really been popular in Europe. Other than funky looks, it offers nothing special.

Also, because of its bulbous design, expect lots of parking scrapes as its corners are difficult to judge.

3-door cars will not have good future in India anyway.
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sighhh...another cute CBU that'll end up costing $50,000.
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If they sell the Classic version at even 7-8 lacs they will be loaded with bookings overnight
And surely I shall line up for one too! Spent my childhood on the backseat of one, and so always have that 'our car' kind of feeling whenever I see the model. My father still goes gaga over the solidity of its design - take it anywhere. The bug gone corporate - that's what the new beetle looks to me; still cute, but lost its rustic charm.
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And better looking IMO. Wonder what engine options they'll bring forth



What does that mean btw??


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Default India's getting BUGGED!The Beetle's coming!

Guys,
News just in from the horses mouth itself. The Volkswagen Beetle's coming soon. The Bug's going to be officially launched in India within the next six months. Pricing will be in the range of 18 to 22 lacs.

Here's a picture for the uninitiated few.
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Would love to see the Mini's rather than these.

Any details about the engine options?
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I second that JK.
Its better and meaner.

Have seen one in Dubai. Looks better in comparison to the Bug!
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Wow, I love the way beetle looks...but 18-22 Lacs??? Dunno if I would be ever able to afford it in this lifetime... :(
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18~22 lacs, i would need to mortgage my property to own one... wish they could have been produced in India and sold all over the world (Maruti/Hyundai style). Damn germans!
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Wow, I love the way beetle looks...but 18-22 Lacs??? Dunno if I would be ever able to afford it in this lifetime... :(
CBU zindabad!

But if VW can try to fit in within 15-16L, I guess there might be people interested.
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And I thought Beetle was a people's car!
Needless to say, it won't sell in significant numbers here.
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I would still Buy the Fiat 500!! Ohh no wait!! I will just wait for the Abarth version!!!
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