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Old 22nd October 2010, 12:12   #106
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I totally agree with all the comments about the pricing flaw made by hyundai..
Its coz its a CBU and the import tax associated with it. The base one costs 978,194 INR roughly. The import duty is 106% IIRC. The math looks ok. Sad though.

Toyota could price the Fortuner cheaper coz of sharing parts with Innova but hope you know Fortuner is priced cheaper than the Innova aboard ( read this here at Team-Bhp).
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Toyota could price the Fortuner cheaper coz of sharing parts with Innova but hope you know Fortuner is priced cheaper than the Innova aboard ( read this here at Team-Bhp).
Not sure where you got that from but I dont think it is true. The places I have seen them being sold side by side, the Fortuner has always been expensive. The Hilux which is the pick up version starts out cheaper than the Innova no doubt. For ex. in Malaysia, the Fortuner costs about 60k ringits more than the Innova where as the Hilux costs about 20k ringits cheaper.
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I didn't liked the front at all also the insane pricing. They could have continue their luck through the i series. ix35 any one?
Looks yuck from front, was a good seller in the gulf, would 've been a hit in India too with the diesel at a more realistic price, now the new KIA's Sportage looks nice

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I was waiting for the launch of Santa fe, but totaly disappointed with pricing, guess all correct in stating "its another Terracan". Rather than paying so much I would say Ford endevour is a better bet as a true offroader (though I am sure will have a problem selling it later)..
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Not sure where you got that from but I dont think it is true. The places I have seen them being sold side by side, the Fortuner has always been expensive. The Hilux which is the pick up version starts out cheaper than the Innova no doubt. For ex. in Malaysia, the Fortuner costs about 60k ringits more than the Innova where as the Hilux costs about 20k ringits cheaper.
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As of today, the prices in Thailand are as follows
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Toyota Innova 2.0 V Aero Auto - 1,064,000 Baht
Toyota Fortuner 2.7 V 4x2 Auto - 1,179,000 Baht
Toyota Fortuner 2.5TD G VNT 4x2 - 1,024,000 Baht

The base Fortuner is cheaper than the top Innova!
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Middle east. Qatar to be specific.
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Prices roughly 2-3 yrs (pre-facelift versions) - all 3 are top spec variants
innova I4 petrol A/T QR. 99999/-
fortuner I4 petrol A/T(4-speed) QR. 90999/-
fortuner v6 petrol A/T QR. 109000/-
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Fortuner costs in the range of Dhm 83500-132500 in UAE, while the Innova costs Dhm 78000-85000.
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In South Africa, even the 7 seater AT Sante Fe is slightly cheaper than the 3.0 D4D Fortuner. SA also has a bad duty structure - car prices are inflated. I guess Hyundai launched the Santa Fe here more as a brand enhancement initiative rather than a revenue/profit generator.
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Hyundai says they have received 535 bookings in two weeks. Once we are beyond the pent up demand, I'd expect the Santa Fe to settle at 150 units a month.
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Their one year target is 600-700 units. Good initial start, lets see how it sustains for the long term.
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This is impressive considering it was available for booking at only limited number of cities. The news article also reports that further bookings are stopped (was open only until Oct/30). It seems Fortuner has started this new trend of stopping bookings.

Though early to say but this car may turn out to be "i20" of this segment for Hyundai.
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Oct sales shows that they have actually sold a few ( same goes for Yeti!).

entropy; why not the Yeti?
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Saw one of these on the road last week. It had a temp registration.

Boy, this one pulls like MAD

Road presence is quite Fortuner like!
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Checked out the santa fe at advaith last weekend and was suprised when the sales lady mentioned the price. It would be interesting to watch how many would actually go for this high priced hyundai considering the brand perception in Indian buyers minds. But overall it seems like a good package, but the price defenitely is bound to be factor not in its favour.

btw, OT, the sales lady confirmed that the new verna will be launched next year march.
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Hyundai needs to seriously consider having this vehicle manufactured locally. At similar price points of that of Fortuner, the value proposition that Santa Fe brings in is tremendous for buyers who wants a SUV but not keen on 4L type of off-roading.

If 4WD Santa Fe is priced similar to Fortuner, I for one, will pick Santa Fe as I have no issues with the Hyundai brand. Current prices, and the resulting taxes, are way over the roof.
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HYUNDAI received 535 bookings for SANTA Fe ! The booking opened on 18 of october and closed on 30th .
Originally hyundai aimed at selling 500-600 units per annum .
Its a good strategy to aim low , and to ramp up the production on demand . If the demands remain similar , I think hyundai will bring it via CKD

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HYUNDAI received 535 bookings for SANTA Fe ! The booking opened on 18 of october and closed on 30th .
Originally hyundai aimed at selling 500-600 units per annum .
Its a good strategy to aim low , and to ramp up the production on demand . If the demands remain similar , I think hyundai will bring it via CKD
The demand will never sustain. The 500 odd bookings in roughly two weeks is pretty good for a car that is priced in the 25-30 lakh bracket i.e. initial demand. But i don't see the Santa Fe selling much after this initial response.

Their aim of selling 500-600 is of course in the long-run if I'm not wrong.

This is just the initial 'honeymoon' period where most new cars enjoy a handsome demand. After a few months, just watch the demand fall. Look at the Honda CR-V (which IMO is much more desirable) for example. It just manages double-figures these days. And I won't be surprised if the Santa Fe's sales go the same way.

The only way Hyundai can aim to sell this car in good numbers is if they begin to locally produce this car. SKDs/CKDs are the only answer IMO.

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