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Old 18th September 2009, 18:10   #16
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Ah come on they need to do more than that to compete or even come closer to the fortuner at least. The Endy, yes, it might give a tough fight to the Endy. Does the Captiva come with 3 years free warranty ?
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Gotta love competition! This is the Fortuner effect, plain & simple.

I'm pretty sure that at a 17.86 lakh price, the Captiva will have some takers. It's sales in the recent past have been pretty dismal (mere double digits over the last 3 months), this could prove to be the shot-in-the-arm that Chevy needed.

For 60 grand more, the Fortuner is better from the differential value perspective. And the cheaper Endy 3.0 AT is more than a match for the Captiva AWD (only offered in AT variant). Yet, the long wait period may automatically see some customers alternate to the Endy / Captiva.

Can't wait to see how the numbers pan out over the next couple of months.

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Prices in 2009 increased by around 1L i.e.: 19.64L
And Now reduced by 2L i.e.: 17.66L
This price seems to reduce further by 1L more in my opinion.
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They have reduced 90K on optra Magnum which is 10.89L on road price of LT with ACC in B'lore.
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Old 21st September 2009, 18:53   #19
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GM decreased the prices for 2 reasons:

1. Fortuner Effect - Fortuner is assembled in India so the pricing is spot on (at this point of time).

2. Captiva is going to get assembled in India from mid 2010 onwards. GM is seriously looking to bring in some heat. With scheduled launch of Cruze and Mini, it will sell Captiva at cracker of a price. Most Indian buyers do not realize that Captiva was CBU. They just look at the prices and brand. GM realizes that Captiva, if assembled in India, priced 15L upwards can sell well.

GM is just clearing it's imported stocks of Captiva and nothing else. There was nothing wrong with the pricing of Captiva since it was a CBU.

As of today, Captiva LTZ (loaded) comes at a price of 19.30 which IMO is a steal considering that it's an Auto and CBU and feature-wise, its way ahead of Fortuner. For those who don't want extreme off-roading, this is the best buy at the moment.

Let the competition begin and we, the customers are going to get best of times ahead.
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Surprisingly bangalore its 17.46L . Fortuner is turning everybody's fortune away
captiva is a 2L engine and IMO its not a very rugged vehicle...matching with fortuners price is not a sellable solution for GM. IMO They shud try to really study to localize/CKD options to reduce it by another 1.5 to 2 L
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Being CBU , in Mumbai without Octroi the OTR price of Captiva LTZ is not 23 Lakhs plus while the LT model is around 20.5 Lakhs which is the on road cost of Endy AT 4*4. Hence, Endy is much better VFM.

Only advantage may be to Company registration seekers as there is no additional amount payable for Comp. regn in case of Captiva. Its still too costly and not yet appealing as much- doesnt feel rugged and built tough as compared to Endy. Endy feels overpriced even at this price point - but Captiva feels like a daylight robbery. 23plus Lakhs for what.

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GM decreased the prices for 2 reasons:

1. Fortuner Effect - Fortuner is assembled in India so the pricing is spot on (at this point of time).

2. Captiva is going to get assembled in India from mid 2010 onwards. GM is seriously looking to bring in some heat. With scheduled launch of Cruze and Mini, it will sell Captiva at cracker of a price. Most Indian buyers do not realize that Captiva was CBU. They just look at the prices and brand. GM realizes that Captiva, if assembled in India, priced 15L upwards can sell well.

GM is just clearing it's imported stocks of Captiva and nothing else. There was nothing wrong with the pricing of Captiva since it was a CBU.

As of today, Captiva LTZ (loaded) comes at a price of 19.30 which IMO is a steal considering that it's an Auto and CBU and feature-wise, its way ahead of Fortuner. For those who don't want extreme off-roading, this is the best buy at the moment.

Let the competition begin and we, the customers are going to get best of times ahead.
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Old 22nd September 2009, 15:47   #22
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Being a CBU, is that's the case in Mumbai, then there's no point of buying it.
In Punjab, fully loaded LTZ model is 19.4 ex-showroom. So in my terms, given it's fullly loaded, it's a steal. Barring serious off-roading, it's overall better than Endy and Fortuner.

BTW, how to define rugged and built tough?

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when is chevrolet starting to assemble the captiva in india so that it attracts much less import duty. In fact since chevrolet has its manufacturing facility in india it would be definetly very easy for them to start assembling the captiva in india. if the price of captiva is brought down to say around 15 lacs then its sales would soar heavily. it would even start competing with the safari and the scorpio. considering the price now for a completely built unit attracting 113 percent import duty if it is assembled in india the price might surely hover around 15 lacs. similarly if maruti plonks in a diesel engine in the grand vitara and assembles it in india and sells it at a competetive price it has a very good market. in fact considering the present road conditions wherein on a long trip you tend to pass over a reasonable strech of bad roads people would prefer a compact suv rather than a sedan if offered at reasonable and sensible prices. i fail to understand why auto manufacturers are not able to understand the market situation. if anybody has any news about captiva's assembly in india please reply.

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