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Old 3rd July 2009, 12:54   #16
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I agree with you Spitfire, Mahindra will promote Dacia as their world SUV. They will definitely not launch Dacia in India, as it is a direct competitor to Scorpio & Xylo.
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The rear overhang on the camouflaged vehicle is much bigger then the Dacia pictured.

One never knows though. I would be surprised that Mahindra will be pushing the Dacia as their world SUV.

The Mahindra is definitely not the Dacia.
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I agree with you Spitfire, Mahindra will promote Dacia as their world SUV. They will definitely not launch Dacia in India, as it is a direct competitor to Scorpio & Xylo.
+1 to the above. Especially when MM has global ambitions, I don't think they will borrow from someone else's stable and call it their flagship.
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Old 3rd July 2009, 16:28   #18
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No way the Qashqai-based Dacia SUV is the Mahindra 'world SUV'. The Qashqai is a compact SUV. The M&M vehicle in question looks much bigger. Not too sure if M&M would be interested in bringing the Dacia SUV as it would eat into Scorpio sales.

It is a pity, because there is room in the market for a sub-12 lac, compact SUV that is lighter and more efficient than the Scorpio/Safari. Also, one that does not have a 'taxi' image attached to it.
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Looking at Mahindra Renaults sales they would first need to survive till 2011 as company and than look for new products . In 2 yrs timeframe they may ot exist .
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Sorry that I cannot make out the dimensions. But, if this is a "two box sedan" - like the Indigo Marina - I do not see any competition to the Xylo or other products from the M&M stable.
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Old 4th July 2009, 00:35   #21
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No way the Qashqai-based Dacia SUV is the Mahindra 'world SUV'. The Qashqai is a compact SUV. The M&M vehicle in question looks much bigger. Not too sure if M&M would be interested in bringing the Dacia SUV as it would eat into Scorpio sales.

It is a pity, because there is room in the market for a sub-12 lac, compact SUV that is lighter and more efficient than the Scorpio/Safari. Also, one that does not have a 'taxi' image attached to it.

I have driven a Qashqai here in Dubai. Its no where comparable to the one test driven by mahindra. It looks like in the league of Nissan pathfinder or endavour range
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wow amazing sid nice find.

just replace the dacia logo with the stupid silver tooth
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wow amazing sid nice find.

just replace the dacia logo with the stupid silver tooth
mahindra test mule is much much bigger than the dacia whatever. now with strained relationships between renault and mahindra, i don't see this coming down here. The mule is an all mahindra SUV.
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Old 4th July 2009, 17:55   #24
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I hope Dacia Sandero Stepway would become Mahindra Nissan Renault (Sandero) Stepway! Sticker lovers will have no place to stick anything in the back, it would be full already.
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IMO, it will be a another fiasco from MR.
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mahindra test mule is much much bigger than the dacia whatever. now with strained relationships between renault and mahindra, i don't see this coming down here. The mule is an all mahindra SUV.
Well as their relationship is not going too good, in near future Renault might go on their own (they have a plant with the Nissan in Chennai and are comming up with Micra).

Also for the world SUV by Mahindra, seems like it is their inhouse devlopment and they might have fully working prototyes (with lights and all) sent ot other parts of the world for testing and promotion.

Upon Searching google came up with this picture

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Old 25th January 2010, 18:12   #27
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Dudes,
This is the Dacia Duster.. what a name..Duster!!
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...ia-duster.html
This is the same SUV I was talking about sometime back in another thread.
Some more photos there for your viewing pleasure.
I had thought similarly at that time.Now I know Sid thinks alike, what?
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Old 25th January 2010, 19:22   #28
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@ Spitfire - exactly my sentiments... Overhang is way more in M&M.
The ridge/line going across the sides of each vehicle is also different.
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