Discussion in 'Hangout' started by bnzjon, Mar 1, 2011.
In bangalore Fluence cost 16L+ :A
Ridiculous pricing .... The exhaust pipe from the manifold has been welded as if it's done on a local shop on one of the fluence. Can you believe it
One more chap at the local Chevy showroom was gulping down our throats that the fuse box in the cruze is capable to displaying lights which report potent problems in the engine and the mechanics use this to resolve issues .. oops man what kind of people we need to deal with while buying a car here. It's surprising to note that apart from Fiat's there are no VFM cars between 7 and 12 Lakhs. The other manufacturers charge a couple of Lakhs only for their logo's (read as brand name), while some other provide boats with loads of features and our Fiat provides all of what competition provides but is let down by in-efficient heads running the company. It's either too ahead of the Market or lags in some or the other department which gets it's legs always struck.
Fiat First Free check up for this year monsoon
got a SMS from my dealer about Fiat Free check up for this year. it starts from 16th July to 14th August 2011.
Mod-- please add this to Fiat free check up thread.
Honda says that the price revision is due to the increased localisation level
Courtesy : http://www.autocarindia.com/news/honda-rejigs-pricing-strategy
Honda, over the past month, has made some surprising moves. The brand, which otherwise commands a premium, sharply re****duced the prices of its bestselling City and the premium hatchback Jazz. On June 14, the carmaker announced ‘new prices’ for the City, slashing the price tag by Rs 44,000 for the top-end version to Rs 66,000 on the ***entry level one.
The growing sales of new rivals like the VW Vento and Hyundai’s new Verna have clearly driven this uncharacteristic move on Honda’s part. But the Japanese carmaker says that the price revision is due to the increased localisation level in the City. According to Jnaneswar Sen, senior vice-president – Sales and Marketing, Honda Siel Cars India, “Our R&D function in India started working on localisation and cost down activities for our volume models from 2009. In anticipation of bigger volumes resulting in economies of scale from the second half of the current year, we have achieved considerable cost reduction and are happy to pass on the benefit to the customers with immediate effect." An industry source said that with the development of a local vendor base for the Brio, Honda has managed to increase local content for the City too.
Honda’s decision to revise the City’s prices comes within months of the car losing the top slot in the segment to Volkswagen’s Vento. The German competitor, thanks to the option of a diesel variant, sold 15,098 units as against 14,870 units of the City during the January to May period. The absence of a diesel variant and the reduction in production level due to the earthquake in Japan has also hit Honda hard.
The Jazz, which has been a slow starter so far, is also a beneficiary from Honda’s latest retail strategy. Honda sold sold 1,413 units during January to May, as against 1,837 units during the same period last year. The Jazz’s price has been cut by around Rs 150,000 under a ‘limited period’ offer. Unlike the City, this is not a ‘new price’ but a sales scheme. Dealers say the strategy has worked well. “Almost all the cars we had with us have been sold off, thanks to the offer,” says a Mumbai-based dealer.
With these unprecedented price cuts by Honda, could there be an adverse impact in the Japanese major’s brand equity? “Perhaps not,” says a leading brand consultant. “The brand equity remains intact if the price cut is to counter a strong competitor and without any compromise on quality.” Well, with Volkswagen and Hyundai as competitors, Honda’s price-cutting move may not dilute its brand equity. Instead, it has definitely brought in more customers to its showrooms.
Discount Magic: Honda Jazz Inventory Gone in 3 Days
was in economic times for yesterday.......
Honda's gamble to offer 1.75 lakh rebate on its premium hatchback Jazz has paid off with entire inventory at its factory and dealers being wiped off in just three days of the offer, reports Chanchal Pal Chauhan. The company, which launched the offer on July 11, sold over 850 Jazz till last Wednesday night, which is more than the 643 Jazz sold between April and June this year. The companyhas reportedly stopped production of Jazz at its Greater Noida factory and the price waive strategy has paved the way for its face lifted version of the car to hit the market soon.
Renault India Plans 5 Launches in 15 Months!
Renault might not have had the best of debuts in the Indian market thanks to their now defunct JV with the Mahindra Group, however the company is now looking at taking the bull by the horns and setting the game straight with an aggressive plan to launch 5 products in 15 months
Actually Mahindra did not allow renault to change many things in the LOGAN. Renault wanted to implement Dual Airbags and ABS in all models, but the mahindra said NO to all of these! Renault also wanted the wiper to be according to the indian way, i mean RHS, but mahindra people were too smart to do that. They actually wanted a proper sedan with a good platform so that in future they can build there own vehicles on it. Knowingly it was a disaster.
Team fiat forum page hacked, it's a redirection that's happening to forum.php. You still access ..
The offending page ..
Oops looks like the landing php has been modified..
Is there a Rs. 95,000 discount on the Punto? !
There's a report in Hindustan Times.
P.S. There is a Rs. 25 lakh discount on the Phaeton. It's a steal at that price to the ones who can afford it.
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