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Old 12th March 2010, 18:38   #1
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yeah, you read it right. read second page of hindu business line. the car will come late 2011 or early 2012. it will retail at about 9.8 lakhs approximately if the car is a CKD, if its going to be CBU expect it to cross 20lakhs.
premium hatchback market is getting hotter day by day!!
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This is the article. 2012 is a long wait, but this is one car that could be worth waiting for.
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Would sell if its less than 10 lakhs. Audi's brand value wouldnt sell beyond that value for a hatch.
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2012 is a long way away. There will be equally better cars 'made in India' by domestic/foreign brands by then. But its nice to hear that India is gaining major importance in the world car market.
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Makes sense if it shares golf/jetta/polo mechanicals, it is a feasible option
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Powerful engine, plenty of premium features (like sunroof, acc, touch screen interface with navigation etc) and an ex-showroom price of approx 9L and it would be a sweet car to own

I'd love to have one!
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yeah, you read it right. read second page of hindu business line. the car will come late 2011 or early 2012. it will retail at about 9.8 lakhs approximately if the car is a CKD, if its going to be CBU expect it to cross 20lakhs.
premium hatchback market is getting hotter day by day!!
hey i heard it was coming in 2012.... anyways can you upload some pics of audi A1 ???
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Will Audi want to dilute its brand image by launching a hatchback at 10 lakhs?.sounds unlikely.
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yeah, you read it right. read second page of hindu business line. the car will come late 2011 or early 2012. it will retail at about 9.8 lakhs approximately if the car is a CKD, if its going to be CBU expect it to cross 20lakhs.
premium hatchback market is getting hotter day by day!!
highly doubt the difference between CKD and CBU is 10 lacs.
rather 3-5 lacs nothing more.
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Will Audi want to dilute its brand image by launching a hatchback at 10 lakhs?.sounds unlikely.
Exactly. Shouldn't Audi be worried about brand dilution? And even local assembly won't help Audi bring up equipment levels to the standards of the German marques.
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Why is selling a hatchback brand dilution? They are not selling a inexpensive hatch. Its close to 10 lakhs and would have all premium features.
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If it comes then it would surely give some good competition to the Beetle and the 500.
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Its not even properly launched in west. It was just showcased in some motor show.
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Problems with hatchbacks? The A3 is a hatchback, isn't it?

Hatchback prejudice may exist in India, but Audi doesn't share it.
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