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Old 30th April 2010, 08:02   #61
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what about Honda's small car?
Honda had advised that they will launch early 2011. No spy shots or scoops have been reported here AFAIR!

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Waiting for the Alfa Romeo...

There is also one sports car by suzuki 200BHP
what is the name of this suzuki 200BHP sport car?

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Any news of Kizashi launch in India?
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We all are talkin bout Honda Diesels. Firstly, They dont have a license for diesels in India and secondly, honda is considered as a premium brand in India and if they introduce a diesel (say city), the market will go upside down (bcoz its a HONDA!) and soon the city diesel will earn a premium TAXI image.

Toyota

Their best selling sedan world over i.e The Corolla Altis , has been selling with a VVT-i petrol engine the world over (diesel in some countries too) and is again considered as a premium car by us Indians (though just a family car in other countries). If they introduce a D4D diesel option, the petrol sales would come down to ZERO. The Corolla Altis is current segment leader and is doing great nos. every month ~9XX/month. D4D option will soon give the Altis diesel a taxi image too. So IMO, both japs are satisfied will their current Petrol lineup and I dont see a diesel option in near future.
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The one car that I'm most looking forward to is the Chevrolet Spark Electric. Face it, we've got practically every kind of car today in terms of design, space, comfort, handling, equipment etc. But the Chevy Spark is bringing something entirely new to the table. It's pure electric power in a hatch that's acceptably useable on a daily basis (unlike the Reva and its compromises).

Can't wait to run a full test on one!
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The one car that I'm most looking forward to is the Chevrolet Spark Electric. Face it, we've got practically every kind of car today in terms of design, space, comfort, handling, equipment etc. But the Chevy Spark is bringing something entirely new to the table. It's pure electric power in a hatch that's acceptably useable on a daily basis (unlike the Reva and its compromises).

Can't wait to run a full test on one!

But I believe it's going to be priced in the 6-7 lacs territory.
Isn't that a deterrent for buying one? And we also don't how the electrics would do in resale prices.
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Any more info on the Mini launch?? I haven't heard of the Mini launching anywhere else other than this source.
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Honda

We all are talkin bout Honda Diesels. Firstly, They dont have a license for diesels in India and secondly, honda is considered as a premium brand in India and if they introduce a diesel (say city), the market will go upside down (bcoz its a HONDA!) and soon the city diesel will earn a premium TAXI image.
They are already long term testing the engines in India.

Also, a 10+L taxi? What are you on about?
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We all are talkin bout Honda Diesels. Firstly, They dont have a license for diesels in India and secondly, honda is considered as a premium brand in India and if they introduce a diesel (say city), the market will go upside down (bcoz its a HONDA!) and soon the city diesel will earn a premium TAXI image.
I do not think that Honda's image would spiral down due to a diesel engine.
I believe the diesel car (s) they plan to launch in India could be - CRV &/or Euro Accord (may be badged as Accura, same as in US). It appears that Honda are not confident with the quality of diesel in small cities, which could dent their reputation of reliably & bulletproof engines. But, a diesel-ised Honda is on cards for sure.

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Any more info on the Mini launch?? I haven't heard of the Mini launching anywhere else other than this source.
I read that the Mini was to be priced north of Rs.16 lacs (CBU) if launched in India. Add to this there are many new variants of Mini that need consideration the launch. Probably these factors are holding up BMW's Mini plans.

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They are already long term testing the engines in India.

Also, a 10+L taxi? What are you on about?
There are so many Merc's that run a taxis. Pl remember that we ar enot talking of your regular day to day taxis here. These are the one's offered by tour operators.
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Any Idea when ford has plans to roll out the new Mondeo?
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What about Renault with their Fluence and Koleos plans? I'd really like see Renault turn a new leaf here,keeping the fall out with M&M a thing of the past.

Another car that I'm looking forward to is the Nissan Quashqai.Its received rave reviews in the west,and can repeat its success story in India too,provided Nissan pulls the right strings everywhere. I really hope we get the Quashqai+2 with the 2.0L 148bhp diesel.Neat!

The Mini One sounds interesting too.Firstly,its a diesel and secondly,if BMW can fully localize it here and bring down the price down to 6-7 lakhs,we could have a winner on our hands.Only if wishes were horses!

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Any Idea when ford has plans to roll out the new Mondeo?
Not earlier than 2012,I presume. By the way,Ford could have bought down the fantastic Kuga here,and slotted it below the Endy.It would have been worth it!

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Any Idea when ford has plans to roll out the new Mondeo?
The new Mondeo has been spotted inside the plant undergoing some tests. I don't expect it to be launched before end of 2012 if at all it does launch. The Fiesta and the Focus and probably an MUV will be launched before the Mondeo.
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Also, a 10+L taxi? What are you on about?
So, I assume you haven't noticed the Mercs, X-Trails, Teanas, Honda Citys etc running as yellow boards in almost all cities in India. 10+ L TAXIS are not a rare sight, even in India.
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And I thought these were limited editions and must have been sold even before the production began. Can somebody correct me on this?
you are right. it's a limitted edition and jolly expenssive too. i seriously doubt it'l show up here.
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i am eagerly waiting for the mahindra W201. gimme a 150+ bhp engine, ABS, EBD, ESP & 4 airbags, TPMS, auto wipers, parking sensors & the likes, a spacious cabin with seven seats & nice muscular chunky looking crossover, i am game!
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One car that will change dynamics of the Mid-Size luxury sedan market is the new BMW F10 (520d) in a basic package something like the 320d CE. Will be launched in March 2011, and blow the segment to a whole new scale.
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