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Old 30th June 2011, 00:25   #1126
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This one looks the part. Nice to see an Indian manufacturer come up with such a well proportioned and handsome looking product.
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i dont think this vehicle can hit the market before Diwali this year
they have to clean up some things and create sufficient inventory to showcase it across India and meet the initial demand that will inevitably be generated.
my surmise is late this year or perhaps early next year, given the current state of development and testing that they are in. whatever the time frame this will certainly be waiting for - the trick is the pricing which I hope will be fair.
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Overall the W201 does look really well proportioned, the mosquito coils as we are calling them right now (AC vents) could really change before the launch considering that M&M surely keeps an eye on this thread for feedback.

As such most companies would take feedback of various TG by calling them to their plant and giving a sneek preview at such a stage that they can actually change something that stands out like a sore thumb.

The Wheels, rims, alloys, sizes and how well they fit the wheel arches make a significant impact on the look of a vehicle and we sure need to hope that they do get that right.
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It is a nice and muscular vehicle all round
the tyre size cannot be below 235/65/17 for such a vehicle
they might come up with options of 245 size also for the top end one.
yes they do call in a few people and ask their feedback and actually take some action on the same - thats one thing good about M&M they are reasonably consumer focussed - within the overall limits of a product/ manufacturing led company.


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Overall the W201 does look really well proportioned, the mosquito coils as we are calling them right now (AC vents) could really change before the launch considering that M&M surely keeps an eye on this thread for feedback.

As such most companies would take feedback of various TG by calling them to their plant and giving a sneek preview at such a stage that they can actually change something that stands out like a sore thumb.

The Wheels, rims, alloys, sizes and how well they fit the wheel arches make a significant impact on the look of a vehicle and we sure need to hope that they do get that right.
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I hope the ergonomics is good for the car unlike the Scorpio along with road stability to take turns.
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Isn't this thread becoming too repetitive? I guess we need to close this thread till we have some confirmed information about the W201.
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Isn't this thread becoming too repetitive? I guess we need to close this thread till we have some confirmed information about the W201.
You are right. Too much hype without any concrete info about it regarding engine displacement, date of launch etc.
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You are right. Too much hype without any concrete info about it regarding engine displacement, date of launch etc.
Yes, rightly said.

Somehow not able to understand why camaflouge when M&M are just launching an existing product.

As per me the W201 is not a M&M bred product, its just RE-BADGING. And M&M is certainly good at that Since ages.
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sorry Pavan but your impression is incorrect.
it is NOT an existing product re badged. It is nothing like the standard Scorp or any other vehicle from M&M so far.
it is completely new and has a great deal to be said for it in a positive sense. of course it does have some niggly bits but I believe most of these will be fixed prior to launch. I speak with conviction because I have been part of the specially identified select consumer base who were called in to check it out and share relevant feedback and impressions. However am not at liberty to reveal greater detail as to do this without permission would be a contravention of the "gentlemen's understanding" that I have with M&M.

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Yes, rightly said.

Somehow not able to understand why camaflouge when M&M are just launching an existing product.

As per me the W201 is not a M&M bred product, its just RE-BADGING. And M&M is certainly good at that Since ages.
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Yes, rightly said.

Somehow not able to understand why camaflouge when M&M are just launching an existing product.

As per me the W201 is not a M&M bred product, its just RE-BADGING. And M&M is certainly good at that Since ages.
The M&M is an all new product developed by M&M itself. Its no re-badged model as you have posted. And my guess is that you are confusing the W201 with the Ssangyong Korondo C

And of the 2 spy pictures you have posted, the one on the left is not the W201. It seems to me like some Hyundai, could anybody please confirm the vehicle?
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Yes, rightly said.

Somehow not able to understand why camaflouge when M&M are just launching an existing product.

As per me the W201 is not a M&M bred product, its just RE-BADGING. And M&M is certainly good at that Since ages.
Pavan rather than blind accusations do you have any concrete information?

A picture of 2 SUV's with camouflage does not prove anything. There can be so many SUV's with similar side profile. If I were put the captiva pic in there then would it make the new M&M a re-badged Chevrolet Captiva?
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sorry Pavan but your impression is incorrect.
it is NOT an existing product re badged. It is nothing like the standard Scorp or any other vehicle from M&M so far.
do this without permission would be a contravention of the "gentlemen's understanding" that I have with M&M.
If you do not think it violates your word to the company,could you please just answer this simple question rather these two questions:

[1] Is the new vehicle truly a quantum leap over what is available in the market place as of today?

[2] What in your opinion is a reasonable price at which a customer should be thinking of buying this vehicle?


Look forward to your response with interest.
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Just to make it clear to all who have doubts, the W201 is a vehicle developed by Mahindra and has nothing to do with Ssangyong. There is no re-badging involved in case of the W201. As far as the Ssangyong Rexton is concerned, it may come with Mahindra and / or Ssanyong badges.

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Its an awesome effort from Mahindra. I feel it has the potential to really eat into the Civic/Corolla/Jetta/Cruze/Laura market if priced at 14L as indicated many a time. The profile of the car is a lot like the Grand Vitara i feel and the headlamps look a lot like the Accords. I really hope they get the interiors right.
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Let me answer as fairly as possible.

It certainly is a Quantum leap over any M&M/ Tata before it.
It is comparable in some measure in terms of ideas, features, convenience etc to the premium SUV's such as say the Captiva etc.

It is not a re-badged Korando or Rexton or any other. It is a new and interesting, muscular silhouette and clearly has been designed in house with some amount of help I am sure. It looks very purposeful, tough and in my opinion it is a first class effort - rather like the Scorpio was when it was first introduced. Yet, there are some things which need to be put right and I am sure, will be, before it comes to market.

It would not be fair for me to comment on the pricing because for one thing the pricing is not clear as of now. Also, I will certainly have some amount of personal bias based on what I would want to pay for it.

I dont want to be guilty of creating some kind of expectation/ mis-impression on the forum, especially ref pricing which is a hugely sensitive part of any new package/ product.


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If you do not think it violates your word to the company,could you please just answer this simple question rather these two questions:

[1] Is the new vehicle truly a quantum leap over what is available in the market place as of today?

[2] What in your opinion is a reasonable price at which a customer should be thinking of buying this vehicle?


Look forward to your response with interest.
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