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Old 11th March 2020, 11:42   #136
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I would say that Subaru desperately needs to be in India. They are reliable, practical, fun and durable. Just what our nation needs I feel. SAWD and Boxer petrols with rally bred chassis will whip the complacency out of VW, Maruti, Tata and everyone else.
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Old 11th March 2020, 12:32   #137
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Peugeot. Especially the 208 and 2008. Much like KIA, they have really got it together recently in terms of design. I really wish it was Peugeot and not CitroŽn that was launching in India soon. A majority of their portfolio will suit India and their bonkers-looking interiors which look like nothing else in the market will surely attract our buyers.
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Here is a small list of mine:

Ford Ranger
Ford Bronco
Toyota Tacoma
VW Arteon
VW Atlas or VW Atlas Cross Sport
Kia Stinger
Honda Passport or Honda Pilot or both

The entire Mazda brand in itself

Luxury: Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Alfa Romeo Giulia
#1: Mazda CX range & Miata - Mazda have a flair for doing things differently and challenging conventions. Eg. 'Well to Wheel' philosophy to reduce GHG emissions, SkyActive tech (engine with variable CR) etc. The CX range is something our consumers will appreciate. Probably the dominance of MSIL and Hyundai is a huge deterrent for them. Also, I feel we need an affordable mini-sports car like the Miata!

#2: Toyota RAV4 & Tacoma - I am amazed why the RAV4 is not being considered for India. Superb vehicle, one which started the whole 'Unibody' crossover revolution. We're still stuck with the body on frame Fortuner which is huge from the outside and not so much on the inside.

#3: Ford F-150 (localized, obviously): We need good pick-ups and options to the revered Mahindra BMT range, which is dominating the market. Also, the contribution of pick-ups has been increasing in LCVs in our market.

#4: Alfa 4C: Just a fanboy , like the MX-5 Miata, its also a small nimble sports car with a 4 cylinder turbo engine. Though it has been discontinued now :(
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Here is the list of vehicles that make sense in India:

1. Kia Telluride (Kia should have brought this instead of minivan Carnival/Sedona.

2. Hyundai Palisade (all Hyundai SUVs are already available in India except this new model Palisade).

3. Kia Stinger (Won't be a big seller but gives Kia an aspirational brand status in India)

4. Hyundai Ioniq EV.

5. VW ID series electric vehicles (I don't think VW will see much success with their India 2.0 project. They need to bring their ID series electric vehicles. Otherwise, they will be again playing catch up, this time with even more competition from Hyundai/Kia, Chinese and domestic companies like Tata and Mahindra.

6. Peugeot e-208 and e-2008. Peugeot needs to bring in their EVs early rather than starting only with petrol/diesel vehicles. In my opinion, they should have launched the Peugeot brand instead of Citreon.

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Old 11th March 2020, 15:15   #140
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Honda: Civic si
Toyota: Rav4 and C-HR
Nissan: Versa, Rouge sport and Leaf
Subaru: We need Subaru badly because its perfect for our roads.
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Here is the list of vehicles that make sense in India:

1. Kia Telluride (Kia should have brought this instead of minivan Carnival/Sedona.

2. Hyundai Palisade (all Hyundai SUVs are already available in India except this new model Palisade).
Considering their international price structure, the Telluride and Pallisade will end up costing 60~70 Lacs INR. I doubt it will find many buyers in that price range.
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Old 11th March 2020, 20:43   #142
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TESLA - I would vote for Tesla model 3 to compete with the likes of Mercedes and BMWs. In addition, at a higher end, Tesla X would be my call out for Indian market.
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PEEL models ... any would do!
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Old 8th April 2020, 01:23   #144
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I see a lot of love for Mazdas & Subarus and hope these manufacturers consider India. Right product will be appreciated by Indian customers and Kia is a perfect example for them.

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A lot of excellent options suited for the Indian market are not available -
KIA [will be launched soon hopefully]: Carnvial, Picanto, Rio & Cerato
Finally, we have Carnival in our shores.
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@vj123 - I haven't heard anyone mention these golden names. True enthusiast you. The Subaru with its Wrx sti might possibly nail the RS to its coffin
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The Mazda 3 is on the top of my list of cars I would love to be able to buy
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I would love to see Subaru cars sold here. That's on top of my wishlist.
If there is a particular car then that would be the WRX STI. It could give the 3 series a run for its money.
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Old 8th April 2020, 09:00   #148
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I would love to see Subaru cars sold here. That's on top of my wishlist.
If there is a particular car then that would be the WRX STI. It could give the 3 series a run for its money.
Subaru can try launching their Crosstrek first followed by the legendary Forester. Crosstrek seems to be the perfect Urban SUV/Crossover that we all need, not to forget its symmetric AWD as well. How I wish to see these cars make it to our shores. Can they at least try importing through CBU first and test waters here? I am really surprised that they are not in India yet.
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Old 8th April 2020, 09:07   #149
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Of all auto majors who are not yet present in India, I think its Mazda who should make an entry, the brand has recall, credibility, good looking cohesive cars, and if it stays true to its Japanese legacy, we could have a fantastic alternative to Hyundai.
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My list would be

Mazda MX-5
Toyota GT86
Fiat Bravo
Honda HRV
Alfa Romeo Giulia
Suzuki Jimny
Dodge RAM
Ford f150
Honda Civic Type R
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