Originally Posted by cyberhari
Oh come on Chevrolet! Thats one butch looking SUV, and thats it. High price tag (CBU route) and missing equipment (just 2 air bags, no 4X4, no keyless, no navigation etc) will probably make this dead on arrival. What are you guys thinking? Dont you want any business from India? Are you just happy and celebrating with your business in China?
Whats wrong in saying this? The last competent product they came up with are the Cruze and Beat. Both were contemporary and feature rich for its time with killer price tags. But what they came up later are the Sail twins with dated styling to compete the likes of Swift/i20 and Enjoy a people mover, nothing but Wuling Hong Guang from a Chinese company. read more about it here
There is no harm in rebadging and bringing a product to India, but when you are looking for Indian market share, introduce VFM
looking) products like what Ford/Hyundai does. My point is that the Trailblazer that was launched the other day was globally launched in 2012 and then this is brought to India as CBU without analyzing what competitors are going to offer; read the new Endeavour
Look at the above links of Endeavour and Fortuner and then calculate what weightage you would give to Trailblazer in your mind. The sheer size and engine will be impressive for few but compare the equipment levels on offer and see if this mammoth comes in to anyones purchase decision.
Shanghai GM is making big sales and huge profits in China compared to US just like how our Maruti is outperforming its parent company Suzuki globally. You can read it here
And that makes it clear that India is not the market GM is looking for.