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Old 2nd September 2008, 12:39   #1
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You have to give it to the guys at Honda.
They have a car that is selling quite well (mostly leading sales in its segment), but every few years they phase it out and bring in a replacement. Same goes for the Accord, CR-V etc which see replacements every few years.

If it was Maruti that had such hot sellers in its bouquet, they would have dragged the car on for kingdom come.

Now if only they would add the missing safety features in the NHC. And as far as looks go, nothing can anyway be more ugly than the NHC, so the looks of the new City should not be an issue.
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You have to give it to the guys at Honda.
They have a car that is selling quite well (mostly leading sales in its segment), but every few years they phase it out and bring in a replacement. Same goes for the Accord, CR-V etc which see replacements every few years.
True, have to appreciate Honda for that. Thought they did a blunder by replacing the majestic OHC with the smaller,cheaper (by price), under-powered NHC, but look what it did to the sales chart.

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And as far as looks go, nothing can anyway be more ugly than the NHC, so the looks of the new City should not be an issue.
+1 from me on this. Looks are subjective though.

That said, do we need a separate thread for this? haven't this car been discussed thread bare on the other thread? will leave it to the mods to decide. No offence to the threadstarter.
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Why must India always get the stuff that the Thais want to buy?

I mean its no patch on the OHC's looks. And I don't think India is THAT small a market

What the Hell!!!

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All said and done, the new one looks great. Check these links:
Japan Car Blog | Just Japanese Car News
Spy Shots: 2009 Honda City fully revealed - Autoblog
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So I think now the car will be launched soon in india as well.Is there any official confirmation from any of the dealers regarding the production of the NHC right now??Has the production stopped or is it still ON?
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Why must India always get the stuff that the Thais want to buy?

I mean its no patch on the OHC's looks. And I don't think India is THAT small a market that we're second fiddle to the Thais of all the people.

What the Hell!!!
Because India shares an FTA with Thailand which allows Honda or any other company for that matter to import Cars (CKD/SKD) & Automotive parts for virtually none or negligible duty. This gives Honda economies of scale & in turn more profits.
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If it launches on 9th(tuesday) will share some pics on 11th or 12th..hoping the demonstration end here. Anyways dont have much loaded work next week..so will drop to a nearest dealer and get across a qucik pics. unfortunately cant do a TD as dont have a thai licence.
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Awesome news!!! So we should expect this to hit our shores soon. Talks about last week of September for India launch are going on.

@Ankit - Most dealers claim that production of NHC is stopped. I dont have more concrete info in this though!!
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strange, but now it is 17 days. wonder it is count down o count up.
http://www.honda.co.th/city/teaser/main.php
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strange, but now it is 17 days. wonder it is count down o count up.
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it still says countdown.
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Hey buddy....can you help in figuring out whats written in Thai on the teaser page?? Can one register on it to get more info or something like that?? Good luck with the photo shoot next week...

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the rear design looks as if some local garage guy has made it.

and i dont know is that only me or others. the new generation grilles on honda's and acuras ( spare the civic!!) all look hideous to me.

Interior still not bad. would love to have a 6M/5A transmission choice on this one with Paddle shifters.
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Because India shares an FTA with Thailand which allows Honda or any other company for that matter to import Cars (CKD/SKD) & Automotive parts for virtually none or negligible duty. This gives Honda economies of scale & in turn more profits.
Quite right. Though AFAIK - Zero Duty FTA imports only begin in 2010. Honda has no incentive to bring this assembly to India if they can scale it from Thailand.

http://www.fisme.org.in/India-Thailand.PDF
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the NNHC as pictured(or portrayed ??) in our auto-mags is surely a stunner from every angle..its now got the much appreciated sporty look of the elder civic. Plus, a new set of great honda engines, this time no silly 77bhp. :-P
This is good as many people (including me) turned away from honda showrooms to Maruti ones, and chose the SX4, which scored better than the NHC in these two deptts.
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