OOOPSSS! KSK got flamed here. Buddy, I never meant to hurt anyone's feelings and trust me I don't belong to IMC or it's business in anyway. I am a dentist, an MBA and a Web Developer. YOu need to trust me like you trust in your hard earned money. Dear, that's what I said, you were waiting for 6-8 months, 7 million is a fraction of your net worth then why aren't you buying it, come on that's what I said it's launched now and those who can't afford (though you have the money, but still you can't afford) should leave this thread to other millionaires. One of my friends is buying it as a secondary vehicle for family to be run by a driver. People got so much out there that they aren't interested in blah blah going on here. For you it's an over priced car but what about 50 bookings? for many it's not over priced. I want to quote an Urdu saying here "Paise ka hona or Naseeb mein hona are two different things". People earn billions but ride on Toyotas because enjoying that money is not in their Naseeb. Go get it bro without a second thought if you were seriously concerned about it for 6-8 months, spend a fraction of your net worth.
>> My 90% posts are on Fortuner
Read my post again. You are making 90% of the posts and you didn't buy or planning to buy it in near future. Why are you wasting your and others time for the things doesn't pertains to you. If I am here and making the posts and defending fortuner is because, I got it delivered.
>> how IMC is able to sell Altis cheaper
Again, you read my post superficially. It's been over 5 years now they are making Altis, all parts of it at the rate of 20% per year being made in Pakistan or being acquired by third parties from Karachi, Gujranwala and Lahore. Except for the engine or few other things. So, they are able to sell it cheaper. And people will be saying the same for Fortuner after 5 years with the fluctuating dollar prices and down the road purchase of it's parts within Pakistan from local vendors.
>> why didn't IMC change shapes of two Corolla models for 12 years and then 7 years?
Again, the lack of reading of my post and I have to re-emphasize things for you. Statistics, buying pattern, demand and decisions of management of a company. If something is selling hot and you are market leader (at that time) why to get in a mess for changing shapes? They knew at that time it's hot cake (people were paying owns) and regardless of shape people were buying it and they knew even if they change the shapes it's not going to effect their sales (sales were already at the ceiling) and targets were achieved, then why to make additional investments for new shapes? It's the rule of business to get maximum out of minimum investment. Like Dettol, Lifebouy and Sufi Soap and a simple match box who never changed their wrappers even since their inception 30 years back, why toyota should have changed their model, if the things were going smooth and they were achieving their business goals? And they did follow the same startegy for Fortuner, at 5.2 million. Take it or leave it because they know they will be able to meet the demand under their limited production line and again the leader for local 4WD market.
So after 12 years and 7 years, the market shifted, they aren't the learders in cars market and they started changing shapes to keep pace with competitors, simple!
>> Honda that seems to loose money changes shape with in 4-5 years
LOL, they kept changing shapes that's why they lost money. Toyota people weren't fools (per market startegy at that time). Why to take risk of changing your products if you are making tons of money? You never know how people will react to a new product and with a launch of new model every 2 years, you are depreciating the after market value of your previous models yourself.
>> Suzuki has never done that since the beginning
Now you can well understand it. They are doing damn good and they wouldn't change it unless they see some serious business threat.
>> why is IMC still assembling only 3 cars whereas ...
Though, I am unable to understand what you are trying to ask in this paragraph but in simple words per my understanding you are saying why they aren't assembling the Vitz. Nobody likes the strong competitors, they know that it will be a tough race with Suzuki Cultus and Swift to achieve targets and will take years to get your market share. Very difficult to change (mein te honda/suzuki he lesan) mindset. So jump in the market where there is opportunity and no competitors and a Fortune is lying there
>> It looks like you are in a hurry to repair bad reputation of Fortuner before the launch and asking us to get off this discussion because "we are not buyers anymore" Best of luck with that!
Yes, I agree 101% on this.