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Old 25th March 2009, 20:27   #1
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Me and my friend spotted Red Seat Ibiza inside of ARAI today. car was fully uncovered with european reg. no. it was a latest model. even the seat badge was uncovered. sorry couldnt get the pics :(
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Wow! this is a gr8 one Tushky. so this means Seat is coming to India?
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very beautiful car

o.t. i know what siddharath of NDTV will have said ' thats a beautiful looking hatch. look at this line coming from the front headlight and trailing into the front door , blah .........'
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Another marque from VW?

What are they trying to do here India? How will they differentiate between ibiza/fabia/polo???
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Hey! nice catch!! Hope the Spainiards find takers in India for thier lovely hatch! And hope they bring in the Leon Cupra R!!!
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it is a looker...big and beautiful...it will give fight to Fiat Punto. but i guess seat makes cheap cars.
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Congrats for the scoop tushky!

2 possibilities-
  1. either for a feasibility study like Citroen-Peugeot conducted a few months back in new Delhi.
  2. test mule for Indian Volkswagen polo.
if they are for a feasibility study, if someone has contacts with a research firm IMRD, may be some information can be shared.
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I dont see the rationale behind VW introducing the Ibiza.I think it might be introduced as a VW model and not as a Seat.Seat doesnt have much of a brand recall in India.
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Congrats for the scoop tushky!

2 possibilities-
  1. either for a feasibility study like Citroen-Peugeot conducted a few months back in new Delhi.
  2. test mule for Indian Volkswagen polo.
if they are for a feasibility study, if someone has contacts with a research firm IMRD, may be some information can be shared.
This might be a test mule for the new VW small car..may be..launching an unheard of brand like Seat in India(that too mass market car) might spell doom for VW.the plan may fire backwards
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I dont see the rationale behind VW introducing the Ibiza.I think it might be introduced as a VW model and not as a Seat.Seat doesnt have much of a brand recall in India.
yes. whenever i call seat, meny people think that i am telling about tyres. seat is popular only in europe. back in 2004, when i had gone to Poland, their i came to know about seat 1st time.
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OT -- if the car is called SEAT what will the seats inside be called?
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OT -- if the car is called SEAT what will the seats inside be called?
Seats inside a SEAT or SEAT's seats.

The car looks gorgeous. All of a sudden all the great looking hatchbacks are making a bee line for an entry into India or at least ARAI, as in this case!
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OT -- if the car is called SEAT what will the seats inside be called?
It is pronounced as SAY-AT and not SEAT in Spanish. Hopefully this should take care of your confusion
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Its hotting up in hatch segment. I wonder if people who are dishing out 6-7L should wait? IMO i20 is way too pricey for the power they offer.
Whats the ideal time one should go about shopping in this segment this year?
I am looking out for one in this segment... and i am very confused.

Looks are similar to Chevy Optra SRV. What say?
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Hmmm maybe SEAT will come in as VW's mass market brand in India cause I don't see the Polo being priced below the Fabia
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