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Pics: Ssangyong Rodius spotted in Mumbai

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Here are some pictures of the Ssangyong Rodius MUV that was spotted in the Mahindra factory in Kandivali in Mumbai. Its quite huge as seen from the pics and is said to be a 11 seater. Could this be the next offering from Mahindra under the Ssangyong name?

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Pics Source: Team BHP

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I think this could be a good offering with 7 or 8 seating option rather than 11. By doing this, it could have been a little proportionate in the design as well as it can be a well spaciaous 7 or 8 seater where leg room would be on plenty on all three rows with a good practical boot space of some 300/350 ltr without folding the 3rd row.

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Agree with AMG1. Its just too big for our conjusted roads. Probably an 8 seater shorter version would make sense and rival the Innova and the likes. Rexton seems to be doing well now. I see quite a few of them on the road.

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Probably an 8 seater shorter version would make sense and rival the Innova and the likes.

:o A Shorter version ?

Thats gonna be highly unlikely, plus Anand Mahindra has already confirmed & excited about this car being an 11 seater (4 row seating);

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But im sure there will be an 3 row (8 seater) option available too for added luggage space & practicality.

Note: Travel being offered for 2nd & 3rd row seats :)

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The design looks old and a little bulky at the back. The ground clearance looks a tad too less for the vehicle this size too. 11 seats sound pretty nice but what market segment is M&M trying to capture with such a product? If its a large family of at least 9 members, such families are a rare sight in today's urban setup. The car would certainly not be able to perform well in a rural setting where such large families are still found. If M&M is looking at fleet sales, then the product would be too highly priced (@15-20 lacs) for a fleet owner who would probably be thinking of buying two cars for the same price. Also the cost of repairs are service would not be in the league of a XYLO, Innova, or a Sumo. The only way this product can succeed is if its priced below 14 lacs (on-road).

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The 3 meter wheel base is just like nothing other in India in this segment.

My only concern apart from its size is that it pushes Korando launch even further , so with this coming by late this year or early next the Korando will be seen only in early-ish 2014.

Korando launch should have been given preference to, than this beasts launch as Rodius sales will be limited

Also with a Korando, Mahindras ageing Scorpio would have found a temporary replacement.

Price wise cannot be less than 20L so 14L is a far cry with the kind of equipment it is said to come fitted.

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Does it comes under LCV? If not, it has to be driven with Badge, which many individual will refrain from.

Vehicle wise, it can become a big hit, as Indians are obsessed with anything big. Fortuner is selling mainly because of its mammoth size.

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