Cars to get Pricey with New Year?


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Really appreciate the info available, but rather than giving just the new prices, would it be possible to get the price hike, and the new prices?
 
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Really appreciate the info available, but rather than giving just the new prices, would it be possible to get the price hike, and the new prices?
I know Fiat website is updated with new price, forgot previous prices. But looks base model has more hikes.

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Volvo Trucks India today said it has increased prices of its vehicles by 3-4 per cent starting this year on account of rising input costs.
 
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Dream wheels to cost more from April due to emission norms change

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New cars and trucks will get costlier by Rs 3,000-2000 from April as manufacturers like Maruti, Hyundai, Toyota, Tata, Mahindra & Mahindra and Ashok Leyland intend to pass on to the end-consumer the extra cost of tweaking the engine to conform to global emission standards.

From April 1, 11 select cities will move to Euro 4 emission levels while the rest of India will get into Euro 3 mode. The hike, which cuts across cars, SUVs and trucks, will depend on the model and the level of engine tweaking needed.
 
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BMW hikes prices up to Rs 4.3 lakh

BMW on Thursday increased the prices of its various models in India by up to Rs 4.30 lakh.

The company said under a revised price list for 2010, the base model of sedan 3 series petrol variant will be priced at Rs 27.3 lakh as against Rs 26.9 lakh last year, an increase of Rs 40,000.

The top end variant of the sedan will now be available for Rs 33.4 lakh, an increase of Rs 50,000 from the last year.

The petrol base version of the 5 series sedan from the company will now cost Rs 41.1 lakh, up Rs 60,000 from last year's price.

The diesel variant of the model will come costlier by Rs 50,000 at Rs 37 lakh.

The highest price hike was seen on the company's 6 series model. The BMW 6 Series 650i convertible will now be available at at Rs 89.8 lakh as against Rs 85.5 lakh, a hike of Rs 4.3 lakh.

The base version of 7 series petrol variant will now be tagged at Rs 82.9 lakh as against Rs 81.3 lakh last year, up by Rs 1.6 lakh.

Auto companies have been under pressure from rising input costs and already commercial vehicles have started hiking prices.
 
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I am happy with the new emission norms!!

My car is way ahead Euro V :)
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Not unless you bought your car in Europe ...
If bought in India, your car is BSIII compliant. Can't be beyond that, even if it is capable of EuroV emission norms, coz there is no certification!!
 
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He he !!

Who cares about BS norms if I am in Euro :)

I still see Pre-Bharat Cars spoiling this environment!

I am always safer & helping to the environment
 
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He he !!

Who cares about BS norms if I am in Euro :)

I still see Pre-Bharat Cars spoiling this environment!

I am always safer & helping to the environment
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Nice to see your commitment to the env.
Was reading thru an interview with Ghosn yesterday, he is heavily plugging the EV, and committing the finances of Renault-Nissan to the same ... this is what he had to say ...
"The car industry is 14% of CO2 emissions,"
"In the eyes of the public, the car industry is responsible for 50%. We have no choice."
 
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Thanks!

Its not only the car Industry, the entire motor industry!

And even the IT industry!

IT is responsible for 2-3 % increase in Global Warming.
Do you all know something ?

60% of the E-Waste is from monitors, SO try switching to LCDs which emits lesser harms & try to save environment!

And if not in use, switch off your PCs always.
 
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Maruti best-sellers to turn cheaper soon

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MARUTI Suzuki plans to introduce stripped-down versions of its best selling cars Alto, WagonR and Swift, as it gears up to defend market leadership against global biggies Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen that plan small car launches in India.
The latest move by Maruti, which makes every second car sold in India, is aimed at queering the pitch for new entrants taking aim at the world’s largest market for small cars. The Indian arm of Japanese carmaker Suzuki Motor, known world-wide for its small cars, is going against the industry practice of launching new variants at higher prices.
This is in line with company CEO S Nakanishi’s view that 2010 will be the toughest year for Maruti. “We have to gain volumes to protect our market share with global car makers entering the compact car segment,” Mr Nakanishi had said earlier. The new variant of Alto, slated for launch in the next three months, will be cheaper than the cheapest variant currently. The move has been widely anticipated as Maruti will need a product to take on Tata Motor’s Nano as its M-800, its cheapest car at present, will not be sold in the country’s 11 cities that will adopt Bharat IV emission norms. The new variant will boost the market leaders’ numbers in the sub-Rs 3 lakh segment. Maruti had taken a similar step with the redesigned Zen Estilo, which was at least Rs 50,000 cheaper than the outgoing model. Similarly, the new multi-purpose vehicle Eeco, priced at Rs 2.59 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), is Rs 1 lakh cheaper than the Versa. Rejigged rollout expected next month
THE new Swift petrol, expected to hit the market in the first half of 2010, could be Rs 30,000-35,000 cheaper than the cheapest variant at present. The new variant likely to have a 1.2 litre KB series engine against the existing 1.3 litre engine. All cars in India with 1.2 litre petrol engine and under 4-metre of length attract 8% excise duty compared with 20% for larger vehicles. Maruti is expected to pass on the excise benefit to customers. Maruti is refurbishing its entire portfolio as per the international norm of revamping cars every three years. Most of its cars have attained that cycle of change. Moreover, these models have older engines that will be replaced to meet the new emission norms applicable from April.
“We would offer greater value for money with our new range of cars,” said Maruti Suzuki’s managing executive officer (engineering) IV Rao. He however refused to divulge further details. The latest moves form part of Maruti’s three-year-old cost-reduction programme where it set new price-targets for every model to face increasing competition. As per component suppliers working closely with Maruti’s R&D team to cut costs, the company has plans to refurbish the entire portfolio and the roll out is expected early next month. “Maruti has embarked on a massive cost-reduction programme along with its vendors for each model after the launch of Tata Motors’ Nano.
Though Nano is yet to gain the volumes expected of it, Maruti’s exercise is bearing fruits and soon it’s refurbished range would come with an highly aggressive price tag,” a person working close with Maruti said, requesting anonymity.
 
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KB Series Swift getting cheaper is something mouth watering!

Hope Maruti is again making a bang in the segment.
 
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How long will it take for Maruti - Suzuki to understand that introducing only revised version or stripping down their costs won't work always. This trick may look mouth watering initially but there will come a period when people will need something New, different and prefer exclusivity. Hence, They will lay their hands on other car makers which are coping up with the levels of Maruti gradually.

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How long will it take for Maruti - Suzuki to understand that introducing only revised version or stripping down their costs won't work always. This trick may look mouth watering initially but there will come a period when people will need something New, different and prefer exclusivity. Hence, They will lay their hands on other car makers which are coping up with the levels of Maruti gradually.

Drive Safe,
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I think they are following the mantra of not doing too much with an established product, save the frequent tweaks ... but are concentrating on introduction of new models to offer more and more options to the customer.
You can either spend your money on a whole new model, and call it the same (OHC to NHC is a case in point) or you can continue the old model, and add the new.
As long as they are selling in the numbers they are, you can't fault them for getting the market wrong!!
 

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