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Old 25th August 2009, 21:22   #1
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I was wondering if the Optra Wagon was ever launched here.. however, spotted this car in Ahmd last Saturday, it had GJ17 registration. Not sure if it was here on a test run or something!!
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Ohh the optra wagon, I got it confused with the octavia wagon. Nows thats something new on the roads you got there.
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That wagon is actually there since 2005 and belongs to GM India officials and other then Gujarat, often shuttles around GM India's R and D center in Bangalore.
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Its too late in the day to launch the Optra wagon,dont see any demand for it.
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Well, Cant say. GM may launch this in order to get the station wagon's back in India, which was dead after the baleno altura, tata estate, opel swing/sail and fiat adventure. question is will GM take the risk of launching it with a lower price tag.
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I don't think so that this station wagon will have a demand here in India as many of other station wagon models such as Baleno Altura, Octavia Combi has been failed to live up to their edge.
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Any side pictures? are the interiors same as the regular optra?
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I don't think so that this station wagon will have a demand here in India as many of other station wagon models such as Baleno Altura, Octavia Combi has been failed to live up to their edge.
Agree, but I fail to understand why Station wagon's don't do well in India, they seem to be more practicle in many ways.
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I remember reading somewhere that it is not meant for India but is doing rough weather/conditions testing here.
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Somehow Estate edition had never been success in India be it Tata or Skoda !!
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Somehow I have always liked the Wagon or Estate versions.

When there were estate versions in India, legally I was not allowed to drive or when allowed to drive never had money to buy estates (Altura, Combi, Adventure, Swing)

Now that I feel I can buy wagon or estate, we only have Marina which doesn't have a single safety feature except seatbelt.

I find wagon or Estate to be most practical.
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Agree, but I fail to understand why Station wagon's don't do well in India, they seem to be more practicle in many ways.
A station wagon generally reminds me of funeral hearses that I see on TV. That's why I would probably never buy one.
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