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Old 7th April 2021, 15:43   #196
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The variants are overpriced by atleast 4-5L
Well said. I feel it's overpriced by at least 10L. I have seen the car in Singapore and it's actually should be a Creta/Safari segment if you consider the size of the car and ignore the engine. Though this is marginally bigger than Creta, the rear seats are a big let down.

If compared apple to apple, Hyundai Tucson is a clear winner. 2 litre 185ps Diesel Engine, mated to a superb 8 speed automatic gearbox. And, you don't have to worry about spotty service locations. AWD Tucson is around 34L OTR in Bangalore.
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Toyota and Ford management after seeing this joke will see a valid reason to bump up price of Fortuner/Endeavour base variants. Citroen employees in India should be worried after this decision!
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Bad pricing and will be a sales flop. Citroen should have thought aggressively and tried to price at least 5 lacs lesser. Citroen does not have a pulse of the Indian market at all. With such a minimal sales and service presence , expecting to sell this car at this price is wishful thinking! Now maybe people will start seeing Jeep Compass as better value for money!
People willing to spend this kind of money will easily go for a Fortuner or a Superb instead.

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Citroen C5 Aircross launched at ₹29.90 Lakh.
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The CitroŽn C5 AirCross has been launched at an introductory ex-showroom price of ₹29,90,000.
The pricing by Citroen makes the Jeep Compass look like a bargain deal. What a waste of their resources with all the buildup and waiting just to announce a ridiculous price. If they had priced it on par with the Compass they might have had some footfall in the showroom at least.

They have a good sense of humour though calling it “Special Introductory Price”.

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Old 7th April 2021, 16:01   #200
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All of a sudden Compass is looking as a real good value for money. (Which itself is overpriced). Not sure what kind of market study Citroen had done for this launch. This is yet another dead "before" arrival. People will not check this car in the showroom for this price tag.
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At these (ridiculous) introductory prices for an unknown brand/after sales, this product however capable is Dead on Arrival. I am glad I bought the TATA Safari, it so looks VFM if I overlook the niggles.
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Over optimistic Pricing! It neither has the appeal of the Ford Endeavor nor the "muscle" of the Toyota Fortuner. Heck it does not even have a feature list to challenge the MG Gloster. And mind you, all of the above are 7 seater SUVs! Will be history in no time. Sad waste of resources.
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Lame pricing This is making even the over priced fortuner look vfm. Citroen management wants to charge us a bomb just for marginally better ride quality and suspension.
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DOA. KIA Carnival Premium is a better option any given day.
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So many brands have dug their own grave in India by insisting on playing the premium game. Citroen is the newest entrant to the list.

They had the product. They could have chosen to learn from MG or Kia on how to launch a brand. They have chosen to emulate Renault with its Fluence. Good luck.
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Old 7th April 2021, 16:21   #206
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This price has helped me take a final call. Will ask for a refund of my booking amount. They will probably have 3-5 Lakh discounts offered on the car in about 6-12 months.
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Old 7th April 2021, 16:27   #207
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We couldnít have expected much better pricing, it was always going to be tricky for this car. Citroen could have priced it aggressively. Although the brand hasnít been that savvy since they announced the car. First they let the car move out of the collective imagination of everyone. Then they price it almost into oblivion. Citroen will have a very tough time selling this.

And then you consider these are introductory prices. Citroen may not be able to increase the prices of this car as much as they think.
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This is what the sales person informed me when I took a test drive a month ago.
At this price, Compass is more VFM compared the Aircross.

Good car let down by unrealistic pricing.
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The C5 will see very few takers if at all any.

Unknown brand coupled with a thin dealership network will make many scoff at a product priced so ambitiously.

Citroen India wants to compete with guys like VW and Skoda in India as it does with them abroad however what they don't realise is that both those brands have tremendous recall in our market and are taken as sub-premium or even premium for some. Not that Citroen is far off from these two in terms of quality just that for a new brand no one knows that. They could build an image for themselves but their touch points are so few! They screwed up that royally.

I am sure their "market research" would have led them to believe that VW and Skoda are their competitors but that's not how it works in India. Their real competition is Hyundai, Kia, Tata, Mahindra and Jeep.
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Old 7th April 2021, 16:40   #210
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The pricing is a joke. At this price range, the cars are mostly chauffeur driven and the space on offer in the back isn't great. End of the day size matters in India and at this price people will compare the Aircross against the mighty Innova, Fortuner, Endeavour, and whatnot.

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