Ford launches Ikon Plus


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Its time the curtains are pulled on the ikon. Facelift notwithstanding,better cars are available today. Once the etios sedan comes, it will be coffin for ikon/accent. The newer entry levels like dzire/manza will face stiffer competition.
etios? dude isn't toyota going to price it in linea/city segment? I heard this somewhere. so how will it compete with ikon?
for now only manza is a big threat to ikon.
 

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Don't forget the Dzire!!
And I suspect the facelifted Logan is hoping to corner some sales too!!
Vwry true. Etios is no a threat toIkon in any way, But Dzire and LLogan are especially the Dzire whose sales remained unfluctuated even after the launch of Manza which affected he sales of other sedans.
 
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No point in launching a facelifted model of Ikon now! They could have better phased out Ikon and introduced a new entry level Sedan with futuristic design.


BTW isnt the Ikon heavy on pocket in terms of maintenance? I think this will stop the buyers from going for this. A Dzire is better anyday in terms of maintenance! But correct if am wrong. I have heard many people mentioning Ikon is difficult to maintain with costly spares. That is why i mentioned this!
 
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Well, most car companies will have problems matching MSIL spare prices ... but I too have heard that Ford parts are costly.
 

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Well, most car companies will have problems matching MSIL spare prices ... but I too have heard that Ford parts are costly.
True, and the availabitlity of spares is the major issue, this is what i have heard from most of the Fusion owners. I think Niel who owns a Ford can very well tell us about the current scenario.
 
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Etios is expected to be launched at 5-7 lakh bracket. So a fully loaded ikon will probably get you a basic etios. Agreed, the competition is not head to head. For someone like me, I would prefer a bland toyota to a fully loaded ikon purely for toyota reliability. Had etios been available today, I would have bought it instead of the Dzire. You just can't go wrong with a Toyota. Never.
 
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Hey Sachin but the one you are talking about is the Etios Hatch at 5-7L. The Etios Saloon is expected to be around 9-10L and will be competing with City directly! So the Ikon which we are talking here is surely VFM!
 

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Hey Sachin but the one you are talking about is the Etios Hatch at 5-7L. The Etios Saloon is expected to be around 9-10L and will be competing with City directly! So the Ikon which we are talking here is surely VFM!
Absolutely correct. The 5-7lac bracket is for the Etios hatch and the sedan will cost around 9lacs+ as cooldhaya said, so it is nowhere close to the Ikon. The hot seller of this segment is the Swift Dzire which still has months of waiting periods.
 
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Ford is getting cheaper now a days!

The spares are available & they are improving. After the lauch of Figo, they will start their golden days again.
 

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