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Old 4th January 2010, 16:42   #16
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Good pricing. Give it with the warranty deal and they will sell a lot. The warranty deal is the ice breaker for people to forget GM's history.

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LIL birdie called up Kropex and Sundaram and both were clueless, here in BLR. Sundaram said they will get details by 10th lol.

I have left my numbers with Kropex for test drive, if we like it this will be the 3rd car for the family Thank you GM!
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Well this is costlier than an i10.

would a lot of people buy it over an i10?

thats a very difficult thing to acheive, and frankly, weird looks and 100 more cc is never enough to tilt the balance, at least never for a common man.
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859 Beats have been booked in Dec.. if some one wants to analize these numbers?
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Will have to wait for 3-4 of months to give a verdict on the acceptance factor. Beats pricing seems to be quite competitive.

This aggressive pricing should give cues to upcoming launches like Polo & Figo.

Honda must be wondering what to do with the Jazz...
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Thats a killer pricing.

This car is now on the list of cars that we would consider for my parents car upgrade
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GM seems to be taking all the right steps. First the Cruze and now the Beat. Competitive pricing in my opinion. Another addition to already crowded hatch market. It will be interesting to see how the Beat affects the sales of its stable mate, the Spark. The diesel should not be delayed for long and GM should get it in as soon as they can.
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Really a Killer pricing from GM, nothing can BEAT at this price tag !!!
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thats a very difficult thing to acheive, and frankly, weird looks and 100 more cc is never enough to tilt the balance, at least never for a common man.
Looks indeed are subjective. I do find i10 little feminine (no offense to i10 owners). I would anytime prefer masculine looks of Beat.
Also 100 more cc may not be enough to tilt the balance, but 21% more power might mean something for some people.
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Awesome price,Definitely in the right direction. hope GM doesnt make customers wait for Delivery like the Swift. It will definitely affect i10 and swift sales mainly due to its exterier and interier looks.
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Awesome pricing GM! But two more things needs to be done for the home run.
1. Bring in the diesel (with the MJD?) at 60K more
2. bring in an auto at 50 K more.

With those two in place, they would capture a pretty decent market share for sure.
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Like ChevyCruze.in , the official website for Cruze, there is a BEAT website though doesn't appear official: Chevy Beat informative non official website
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Awesome price,Definitely in the right direction. hope GM doesnt make customers wait for Delivery like the Swift. It will definitely affect i10 and swift sales mainly due to its exterier and interier looks.
My sense is it will affect i10 and ritz more than Swift since it is a tall boy design. Infact to me Beat looks very much like a Ritz
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Hi nurni76, that makes sense. Swift might still have its own followers. Another Car to be affected will be the A-star. its exactly in the same price gap. looks to me that the A-star will have lesser number of followers now,although I have heard a lot about its handling and features
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does the base version have PS and AC? Can someone confirm this?
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Nice launching price by Gm. An diesel would do wonders to there portfolio and if priced and placed properly they will surely create a chaos situtaion in opposite camps, but that will need real efforts from Gm to live up customer expectations with proper customer feedbacks and changes according to feedback at regular intervals.

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