India launches a new low cost car

After the launch of Nano, India has launched another new low cost car which will compete against the nano in the 175000 lac range.

pictures and details here:

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http://news.yahoo.co...-120407459.html

Meanwhile here in Pakistan, Pak Suzuki has decided to increase all prices of it cars, (including Mehran) with a Mehran costing 547000 lac

Source:

http://tribune.com.p...-of-all-models/

your opinions?

We can't compare prices in Indian Rupee and Pakistani Rupee. Please mention those prices in one currency. Please also mention whether these prices are pre-tax or after-tax? Better if you can quote retail prices including all taxes in one currency (whether it is USD or Pakistani Rupees). Then we can discuss why it is cheaper in India and why it is expensive in Pakistan.

This should be a source of inspiration and motivation for our local industry. I don't remember we ever did any such attempt of making our very own car.

But on the other hand, I am personally not impressed at all by the looks of this car. It is true that when the renowned car manufacturers started making early models of the cars, they did not have any reference designs so those cars had strange shapes. But these days, if any manufacturer starts, why start with older shaped designs ?

Just have a look the idle position of the single wind shield wiper, is not it looking ugly ?

shield wiper?

That whole car (if u call it a car) looks like shahrukh khan's ugly face.

Well it looks better than Mehran... But yeah, the design could've been much better for the same budget.

But you know what? It actually reminds me of that green hulk themed car the black guy in Tokyo Drift had, it's just missing those punch bumps, and the vinyls. :D

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This should be a source of inspiration and motivation for our local industry. I don’t remember we ever did any such attempt of making our very own car.

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there was failed attempt back in 2004 i guess by name of sitara car, i wouldn’t say car but more like failed attempt to make golf cart lol

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That whole car (if u call it a car) looks like shahrukh khan’s ugly face.

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- for your info india makes world class cars and 4x4 and buses domestically.

- indian public buses can be seen on gulf arab countries

- indian 4x4 suv and pickups are being sold in Australia, and can be seen in outback

- indian cars are exported to europeon countries

- and on top indians own two major luxury brands of the world jaguar and land rover.

- google it,

- india with 1 billion or so population has 30% strong true middle class with real buying power in close parity with developed economies and that 300 to 350 million people, now nano type and above car is targeted for rest of 700 million or so disadvantaged population.

- AND WHAT PAKISTAN GOT JUST FACTORIES WHERE CAR GETS ASSEMBLED FROM IMPORTED PARTS…

175 000 Indian rupees = 301 365.079 Pakistan rupees

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- for your info india makes world class cars and 4x4 and buses domestically.

- indian public buses can be seen on gulf arab countries

- indian 4x4 suv and pickups are being sold in Australia, and can be seen in outback

- indian cars are exported to europeon countries

- and on top indians own two major luxury brands of the world jaguar and land rover.

- google it,

- india with 1 billion or so population has 30% strong true middle class with real buying power in close parity with developed economies and that 300 to 350 million people, now nano type and above car is targeted for rest of 700 million or so disadvantaged population.

- AND WHAT PAKISTAN GOT JUST FACTORIES WHERE CAR GETS ASSEMBLED FROM IMPORTED PARTS…

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yeah all that…

but this car is sure fugly!

and I know what phakistan has…

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Cheap design.

Looks like a toy.

^

yup. Even with Indian standards, they making their own stuff keeping economy/cheapness in mind, this car shouldn't cost more then 75000 Indian rupees.

That is one fugly car. :wacko:

Enough of putting Pakistan down. Aspire to be better and work to get to that position rather than putting your own country down incessantly while doing nothing constructive. :rolleyes:

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There has been many attempts by Pakistanis. The image above was the last failed attempt. Failed at securing finance, that's the weakest point of us, Pakistanis.

"Pakistanis can make almost all parts of a car, except carburetor." IIRC, that's what chairman of Pakistan's Car Parts Manufacturer organization said in a televised interview.

Secondly, if:

175 000 Indian rupees = 301 365.079 Pakistan rupees

and if price of Mehran is:

547,000 Pakistani rupees

then probably Indian Maruti (Mehran) is closer to Pakistani price. Given that in that 547,000 there is at least roughly 100,000 tax for government (I heard the figure of tax is closer to that on Mehran). I don't think Pakistani price of Mehran is that bad. However, just like new attempts by Tata and others, I also think that a local manufactured car can be at lower price compare to their Maruti (our Mehran). Give or take, we probably can make a car around 300,000, maybe a little lower. However, thanks to government, after tax, it will be again around 400,000 Pakistani Rupees. Pakistani government think cars as luxury, not necessity.

Moreover, the problem here is in the taxation system of Pakistan. Pakistani government, especially FBR, are one of the most incompetent departments of Pakistan (Police being the top). FBR rely solely on indirect taxes (GST, RGST, CVT, Retail Tax, Sales Tax, etc. etc.) rather than on direct tax (Income Tax etc.). Why? Because indirect taxes are easy, just put tax on everybody and do nothing. Whereas, in direct tax, only those people give tax who actually earn but for that FBR will need to actually work and calculate how much income a person had and how much tax he/she need to paid. That's why we have such high price of cars, bread, airline ticket, and everything else.

all i know that Indian cars are much better than Chinese in terms of engine quality I have driven tata safari for few months and it was very smooth ride & gave better torque on road...just like any other American SUVs, the only negativity in Indian cars is low quality interior & ugly designs..

wouldn't it be good!! you can carry 3 other people with this fugly car in any weather condition for just only price of 1 hero honda motorcycle?

^No coz those three people will not sit in it. :)

I wonder which seat in it would Rebecca Black take? :P

But yeah, India manufactures some fine vehicles. And so can Pakistan, if it wants to that is...

@wampyr Can you post details of that car? It looks fine, much mature than that RE60. It should've been a success.

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@wampyr Can you post details of that car? It looks fine, much mature than that RE60. It should’ve been a success.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Revo

China make all kind of products, from cheap lowest-quality to expensive high-quality.

If I have to compare Indian SUV with Chinese car then I won't compare it with QQ.

A quick search give me a long list of Chinese SUV manufacturer. I am listing few of them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Wall_Motor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zotye_2008

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changfeng_Automobile

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiangling_Motors_Landwind

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_AUTO

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Wall_Safe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonow

This Indian car is actually designed to replace Rickshaw (3-Wheeler) in India. It also has a fare meter in the dash unit. With just a 200 CC engine, it claims upto 40 Km/Litre

More details : http://www.pakwheels...titor-the-re-60

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^No coz those three people will not sit in it. :)

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You mean these three people?

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You mean these three people?

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well i though this lal topi drama baloongra hated west so why is is wearing western army uniform, ain’t this subcontinet loving guy should be wearing army dress of east like this below