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Old 19th January 2009, 13:44   #46
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Lets Calculate the Model that Company In India has provided. Please don't Include small Face Lift like Innova. We can consider Every HONDA City as New Model as there is lots of Change from the Previous one.
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here are some photos of the new civic 2009 with mid-life face lift and cosmetic changes.

1. headlights now sport "kajal" instead of chrome lining.
2. tailights are now oval shaped instead of round.
3. integrated music system in the dashboard.
4. change in front bumper.
5. the front grill has small changes too

here are some photos....

DHS 66000 for Honda Civic i.e howmuch Rs.8.00 Lakhs? Whats Indian Price Difference.
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Old 19th January 2009, 16:24   #48
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i dont know the price of civic in india.....

here in dubai, there are three variants of civic.....Lxi, Exi and VTi

the one you see in the photos is Lxi....full option VTi is 83000 Dhs.

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Old 19th January 2009, 17:21   #49
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Don't know how members will react to this post, but I thought we all share on how car manufacturers fool us.. many times in context of 'for Indian market'.

To start with....


Hyundai:
Verna is supposed to be the facelift of Ascent. And both the cars exist in this market in different segments.

Verna (7-9 Lac) & Ascent (5-7 Lac).

If it were a facelift across the globe, do we need to pay an premium when the world is not? On top of it Verna is featureless (sorry I say it always).. should we pay 2 Lacs as only for its engine? No doubt its the best engine.. but...


Skoda:
Same -- Octavia & Laura. Laura supposed to be an facelift to Octavia. Look at the price gap... Octavia (10-12L) and Laura (14-17L). Laura again has host of features.. but @ 40% expensive.
In Verna there is auto transmission also in the world, I am saying this because it is written in the user's manual. but that is not there at all in India!!!
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Dont quite understand where the "fooling " is happening ?

Accent was launched at much higher price - used to sell around the same price as OHC/IKON/CIELO at that time

with VERNA - ur getting not just an engine upgrade - more features, better looks etc etc
But the Verna is nothing but the new accent, why should you continue having the old accent around when you have an upgraded version ?

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Yawn...
Was Swift a facelift!?
Where have You been John!
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At one point of time, two generations of the Swift (i.e. Esteem and Swift) were sold together. How can esteem_lover be wrong on that count?
Thank You salil.
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i dont know the price of civic in india.....

here in dubai, there are three variants of civic.....Lxi, Exi and VTi

the one you see in the photos is Lxi....full option VTi is 83000 Dhs.

cheers:
83000 * 14 = 11,62,000/-
83000 * 13 = 10,79,000/-

I think that's too cheap if we compare the rates in India. Right??
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@rjvora - we have a separate thread for exploitation/expropriation/extortion on prices.
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Have you the link to the thread because i can't find it
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But the Verna is nothing but the new accent, why should you continue having the old accent around when you have an upgraded version ?



Rocky mountains.



Thank You salil.
if people are ready to buy your older model despite having a new model of the same vehicle, why not sell it and make money? its called business.

thats why verna is not called accent,
A-star is not called Alto,
Cedia is not called Lancer,
Montero is not called Pajero,
etc....

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Have you the link to the thread because i can't find it

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...igh-india.html (Why car manufactures price cars high in India?)

Summary of that thread:- (for those who do not want to go through those pages)

1. Same car costs more in India than elsewhere.
2. Same car, same variant - but Indian "edition" has far less features.

And I may add - some features are not even available in India, at any price.
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if people are ready to buy your older model despite having a new model of the same vehicle, why not sell it and make money? its called business.

thats why verna is not called accent,
A-star is not called Alto,
Cedia is not called Lancer,
Montero is not called Pajero,
etc....

cheers:
Thats correct. Most of the consumers in India are ignorant of these information. Most of them do not know that Verna is the new accent and I10 is the new santro, etc. So they go ahead and buy these cars, but we people who are aware of these information feel that it is a big rip-off. We can call it as business, though at the corner of our heart, we do feel being cheated.
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The latest is to plonk the same engine in different class cars & different brands of cars and call it different names too.
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Well its not really latest it was done earlier too
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The current most worst is we getting a i10 engine in a i20 of hyundai which placed in different segment. with different price.
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None of the car In India has LED parking light where as many car around the world has this.
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