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The new Dacia Logan would eventually become a Renault (Symbol) in select countries and now the French manufacturer is expected to give it the Lada badge in Russia. The rebadged Logan could replace the ageing Lada Priora sedan.
It’s not unusual for car makers to extend a vehicle’s life cycle as long as possible in countries like India and China.
This tendency also means that different generations of same cars coexist in such markets. We showed you how Suzuki plans to preserve the old Swift in China with a cosmetic retouch.
The new BMW 5 Series rectified every flaw of it its predecessor comprehensively making it one of the most successful model in BMW’s lineup.
We got the new Suzuki Swift, albeit some delay, in mid-2011. Our neighbours look to be content with the older avatar of the world famous hatchback.
Suzuki has decided to make the Chinese wait a bit longer before they get their hands on the new Swift. Spy shots of the old Swift carrying a minor facelift has come in today from China.
Honda launched the all new 9th generation Civic at the New York Auto Show last year. Despite of the massive hoopla prior to its launch, the outcome was a bit disappointing.
Then came the ConsumerReport controversy in which the U.S. market watchdog questioned the ride, handling and performance of the new Civic.