I think you are right.. But here are a few more doubts.. 1.) If emission is a problem , then i think detuning is not the solution for this, simply because cars sold in other countries have far higher norms than we do in India or at least enforced in bits and pieces that many dont bother about it too much. 2.) Reliability is "NEVER going to be an issue" because the company themselves openly accept that they have been detuning the car for India. (You can't detune a 100BHP car to 70BHP and say its more reliable, Unless there has been extensive mods to the whole setup like changing the engine block , intakes, exhaust, gear box so on, such that they are only going to do well when mated with 70BHP. This is because the companies would require to re-engineer all the components AGAIN, to suit this change. AFAIK why would the company try to reinvent the wheel and incur more expenditure whey they can simply play with the ECU software to get the job done.) Service intervals can be 1 major issue for which cars are detuned in india ... However a guy who is ready for tuning , should know about this prior to getting it done in the first place. So even this is not an issue. Then why is the scene here so bad and why are we so apprehensive.. I dont understand. Any experts would care to comment please?