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Old 24th August 2009, 13:36   #166
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Not quite early . CRV is more comfortable & easier to drive. Also has less stiff suspension than Fortuner. CRV win hands down unless if its some serious off-roading or want to seat 7.
Have you TDed both. Atleast to compare "Stiffness" of a suspension ?

Pricing looks great. Lets see how the market responds.
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Old 24th August 2009, 13:40   #167
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Not quite early . CRV is more comfortable & easier to drive. Also has less stiff suspension than Fortuner. CRV win hands down unless if its some serious off-roading or want to seat 7.
The biggest plus for Fortuner is its Diesel advantage and its after sales.
I sincerely doubt if someone would like to offroad in a 20 lac car.
CRV is a guzzler and backed by "Honda is Honda" saying dealer network.
No one would pay close to 4 lacs more for a petrol softroader overlooking the diesel efficiency advantage.
More so how would someone kill a car that hasn't moved a single piece in last few months.CRV sales are Nil since last few months.


I think its only Honda for whom the appreciating Yen causes the most trouble.When Toyota can launch fortuner at this price with current economic scenario and Rupee value, why can;t Honda bring CRV down at realistic levels?
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Not quite early . CRV is more comfortable & easier to drive. Also has less stiff suspension than Fortuner. CRV win hands down unless if its some serious off-roading or want to seat 7.
Also don't forget the CR-V has been stopped as it now costs just 7L more than the Fortuner.

I get 7 seats more comfort, easier to drive diesel and off-road capability.

How does the CR-V even come close? Heck it has a lower GC than the Corolla. Noone buys a CR-V because it handles well.

Anyways if the CR-V wins hands down why does no one buy it. Last months sales were zero. Somewhere else on the forum you said sales figure was the best indication.

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Old 24th August 2009, 13:55   #169
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Very reasonable pricing compared to the competition...Well done Toyota!!! You've hit the nail where it matters and written the obituary for the competition unless they pull some fast ones!

I can clearly see the CRV, Pajero, GV, Captiva and to a certain extend Endy running for cover. Now only if Toyota can ramp up the production vis-a-vis demands.
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Not quite early . CRV is more comfortable & easier to drive. Also has less stiff suspension than Fortuner. CRV win hands down unless if its some serious off-roading or want to seat 7.
That statement indicates you had driven Fortuner- have you?
AS stated by Vid above the sales figure shows how much Popular CRV is when people go out to buy a SUV.

Well nice monday morning surprise!
Like many i was not expecting it at this price and even told my cousin who is interested in it that will be launched around 22lac.
So is this the best buy in this segment?
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Pricing is OK considering it is a CKD but kudos to Toyota for not getting too greedy. I was expecting a premium of 5-6 lakhs over Innova top-end but still not too bad.

Will wait for a TD before making a call on whether to replace Innova with another one or get this one. It is always good to have more options and Fortuner indeed is a very good option if someone is looking for an SUV in 15-25 L range.
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343 nm of maximum torque from 1400-1750 rpm, 171 ps @ 3600 rpm.. all this and a kerb weight of just 1955 kgs.... this is gonna be an SUV GT!
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Did anyone notice this? Is it dual zone?
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How can Pune price be 1.5L more than Delhi price?
Mistake !!! It is 18.40 lacs (I checked on Toyota Bharat website)

Seems I spoke to some uninformed sales guy

Apologise for the error guys. Will post more pricing details as soon as I have them !!
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Not quite early . CRV is more comfortable & easier to drive. Also has less stiff suspension than Fortuner. CRV win hands down unless if its some serious off-roading or want to seat 7.
I hope you are kidding!!? No comparison whatsoever the Toyota will win by 100 miles.
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Not quite early . CRV is more comfortable & easier to drive. Also has less stiff suspension than Fortuner. CRV win hands down unless if its some serious off-roading or want to seat 7.
More comfortable as a mall-roader you mean? CRV is just a tall sedan. Fortuner will be comfortable on bad roads too, you don't need to take it serious offroading to justify it.

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I sincerely doubt if someone would like to offroad in a 20 lac car.
There are always nuts like me, I did it with a 17L car.
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The website shows 18.38 lakhs in Bangalore, ex-showroom. Excellent pricing .

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This is awesome pricing by Toyota. GV, CRV, Endy and Captiva will be hit badly! This one's gonna rock!

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Finally after all these years, Toyota launches the Fortuner and how. The pricing is killer and will definately hit GM, Honda, Ford and Mitsubishi hard in the face. The Captiva had gone head on against the CRV at one point of time but I guess the Fortuner is going to leave all of them for dead.

Superior reliability at a nice price. What more does one need?
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Is this a CBU? Is there a 2WD variant on the cards?
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