Account of my attending the Camry Face-lift 2015 Dealer's Unveiling. The Invite sent to me.
So, As it was a regular Sunday Afternoon, reached the Mathura Road dealer i.e Espirit Toyota, in New Delhi. It was all decorated up with Red and White Balloons. And the preparations to accommodate the expected guests was going on. I have a certain habit of being over punctual of time
so I reached about 40 minutes prior to schedule and was warmly greeted by the reception personnel.
So, As I entered, I took to a table and sat. Just before I could even sip the water in the glass, Mr. P (no full name) turns up with a Camry's brochure and a order form and completing the formality of asking me how I was, straight away, the dart of obvious question was shot at me "Sir Booking Aaj Dogey?" (Sir, Will you book it today). I with this
look told him, I am not looking for a car which after paying 35+ Lacs won't get me a small sun-roof plus neither its diesel.
As soon as he understood my intention, he informed Mr. G. I tell you, G is a nice man not at all fussy and no pushing you for ordering. We met and I greeted G, He asked how did you like the car, I said I have couple of things to say:
* No Diesel After 35+ Lac price.
* Out of 10 cars, how many Camry do you see on road?
* In 35 Lac range why not Mercedes CLA or BMW 1 Series or Audi A3, VW Passat or Superb?
* Indefinite Future and re-sales is not much.
He did agree to my points and with that he ordered for soft drinks and went away to ask as to when can I get a test drive of the new face-lift 2015 Camry.
After this conversation the host of the day welcomed all.
And then started with a few questions. I was asked the following questions
* Sir How are you celebrating Mother's Day?
I told by watching Piku in evening!
* How close are you to your mother?
I gave her "What's that" look.
* Do you have your mom's photo right now?
* Wife or Girl-friend's?
* What do you know about the new Camry?
I said a lot, she looked impressed! I told, this car does not have diesel engine, no sunroof and is driven with petrol and hybrid via motor as well.
She replied; Do you do a research and came in here? To this, I proudly told her, I am associated to a very reputed Automotive Forum, The Automotive India and day in day out we talk about cars, 365 days in a year we write and research about cars. Highly impressed and as I answered, I was given a gift for good knowledge.
Elated with my prize, came yet another question from her end, Name 3 sedan sold by Toyota.
Bang On, Etios, Corolla Altis and the Camry. She handed me yet another gift for accuracy. After all that's all because of the knowledge one gains from informed people and intelligent interactive platforms.
After the question round, there was small presentation done by the Sr. GM of Espirit Toyota.