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Old 14th June 2011, 14:09   #226
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Did you guys hear this:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...0-66000-a.html

CITY PRICES SLASHED BY 45-65K...wow!!
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Cleaning the decks for City Mk.IV in my view.
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Parent Honda is suffering too badly - Annual profits dropped by 65%. They wont find it easy to take all this in the stride. The City price cut could be just a beginning .

See this link

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Honda City prices reduced by upto Rs 66,000,
Honda City prices reduced by upto Rs 66,000 - The Economic Times
Looks like honda heard loud and clear.
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Cleaning the decks for City Mk.IV in my view.
Professor, I don't remember Honda ever dropping prices on outgoing models, at least not in India. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

While I've been one of the many crying hoarse for a price rationalization (and I'm very happy that they've taken one step in that direction now), new designs and models are the order of the day. Let's see what they've got in the pipeline.

This is better than adding a useless sunroof for 50-60k. Even better would've been to get up to par with competitors on features with no(minal) price hike.

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Yup - they are dropping prices all right!

Honda India : The Way Forward-honda.jpg

Notice the 'price section is being updated'

Also - GTO says here that Jazz price correction is also imminent - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post2391020

This should really bring in customers - because except the price - the Jazz is a wonderful car!

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Yummy! Things have started to move now!

I will really consider upgrading my old Santro for a Jazz if its reduced by 65K too
The problem is that I love my Santro as much as the new Jazz (or maybe more)!!
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Finally Honda's on its knees!! I'm loving this. All these years they exploited the market when there wasn't an alternative which was good enough. Now its payback time. From all those price conscious Indians (me included)!
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No it’s not true. Check out the source of this info i.e. carscoop http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2008/10...in-sydney.html.
The article was published on October 09, 2008 and they (burnyourfuel, automotiveinfo) are just doing this to spread rumors. The picture is taken from the Sydney motor show way back in oct 2008.
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Guys there seems to be some truth in facelift news.
Checkout this facebook update from Honda India.

Source: Walls posted on facebook "Honda India"
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PS - there are number of Honda car India pages on Facebook, is this a genuine one?
@bluevolt: checkout the reply to the comment on facebook
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I see so many Honda india pages. which one is genuine one? coz one page with 35,000 likes told that there is no new version of city. what is the credibility of a page?

Guys, this facelift news indeed could be a rumour.
The facebook reply from the so called "Honda India" says

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The Geniune page is "Honda Car India" Honda Car India | Facebook

Later comment says:
This is a Fan page. (that means the "Honda India" page i.e. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/hondaindia page is a fan page)
Soucre: Honda India | Facebook

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Old 21st June 2011, 22:49   #235
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Folks, whats news on Jazz pricing? Or are they really stripping it down as we discussed on this thread?

I think its a blunder that they have delayed this, instead of clubbing it with the City's cut. The market will begin to anticipate that there will be price cuts on the entire range and wouldnt that be a bad, bad thing for Honda?
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Folks, whats news on Jazz pricing? Or are they really stripping it down as we discussed on this thread?

I think its a blunder that they have delayed this, instead of clubbing it with the City's cut. The market will begin to anticipate that there will be price cuts on the entire range and wouldnt that be a bad, bad thing for Honda?
No change yet.

I asked for a quotation from Shubh Honda last Friday and the rates for all 3 variants are still the same - plus offer of 55K discount and Rs.1/- insurance.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-deals-38.html

It's pretty imminent, though. I think they are waiting for the Etios Liva launch and it's final pricing, before announcing the Jazz price cut.

My take on the possible Jazz price cut - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/what-c...ntinues-3.html

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I recently got my Civic serviced at Ring Road Honda, Gurgaon.

One of the floor supervisors was with me on the post-service test drive and we started talking about Honda's cars in India in general and the Civic in particular.

During the course of this little chat he mentioned the Brio launch in December (which we all know now) and a diesel City launch next year!

I wonder whether this piece of information is true or just idle speculation/hearsay on the floor which somehow "became" fact over time.

Has anyone else heard something to this effect?

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I wonder whether this piece of information is true or just idle speculation/hearsay on the floor which somehow "became" fact over time.
There's a thread lost somewhere which discusses Honda's statement that it would have a diesel powerplant in 2 years time. This news came about 2 months ago IIRC.

The only way what the SA said could be true is if Honda use's someone else's engine - personally, doubt that though.
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What about the facelifted City? That's supposed to come this year. Any news on that?
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Must read on parent Honda company:
After Civic bruising, Honda fights for its soul | Reuters
Has The Honda Accord Lost Its Magic?

I am seeing many Japanese brands falling victims to their own success. Nobody doubts Honda's quality. However they were caught napping with existing technologies to loose the plot, like Nokia. Similar to Apple and Google catching a sleeping Nokia unawares -- Honda's German and Korean competitors have started eating into it's share with savvy innovation and cutting edge R&D.

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