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Old 29th April 2006, 14:26   #1
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Hi All,

While discussing about te models discontinued by MUL it struck me to geta list of all Cars & Models(Not cosmetic changes ones) which were at some time launched in India & later were stoped due to one or the other reason.

Mods: I could not find a similar thread, so starting a new one

- Sipani Montana
- Dolphin
- Sipani D1
- Standard 2000
- Standard Herald
- Premier 118 NE
- Premier Padmini
- M800 (the original Jap one, if you consider the later ones as all new)
- Cielo
- Matiz
- Zen
- Maruti 1000
- Alto VX
- Toyota Qualis
- OHC 1.3 (Or may be the entire range of OHC type 1 & type 2s)
- Old Accord
- Sonata
- Baleno Altura (or is it available on Order ???)
- Gypsy/Gypsy King (Its not available for public so mentioning)
- Peugeot 309
- HM Contessa
- Tata Sierra
- Tata Estate

Not mentioned the Ambassador as the its still available in its latest Avtaar.

Please add the ones I have not mentioned & also if any of the models dont deserve to be in the list.

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Old 29th April 2006, 15:00   #2
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here's another one
Opel Astra
Also, its the old sonata (there is a new one now)
+ im sure there are some mahindra models that have been dis-contimued too..
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Standard 10
Standard Gazel
Baby Hindustan
Hindustan Landmaster
Sipani Badal (thre-wheeler based on the Reliant Robin)
Sipani Montego (based on the Rover Montego)
Premier Safari (estate version of Padmini)

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Beeman
here's another one
Opel Astra
Also, its the old sonata (there is a new one now)
+ im sure there are some mahindra models that have been dis-contimued too..
oops completely forgot the Opels, Now even the Corsa's production has stopped. Also if am not wrong even the Vectra is not available.
So two more

- Opel Corsa
- Opel Vectra

Yes the new Sonata is called Sonata Embera, thats why I wrote just Sonata

yes Mahindra as well as Willy's jeep. I think GTO can update on that :-)


Btw is the Palio 1.6 still in production ?

@john: Thanks for reminding the Sipani. I think the M800 look alike whose name I couldn't remember was Sipani D1 or something like that

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Btw is the Palio 1.6 still in production ?
Yes,i enquired about this from one of the tata-fiat dealerships,the 1.6 is still in production but 1.9 diesel production is stopped .
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1.6 is still in production. 1.9 dsl is also in production, but will be available only in exclusive fiat dealerships.

BTW, another product that is defunct now is Fiat Uno.
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Ford Escort : perhaps a nice car; which died too soon in the Indian Car Scene. Did you guys agree with GM pushing Chevy Brand In and Pulling out Opel Brand Out.
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Other dead models -

Esteem Diesel

Zen Diesel

Omni Highroof version

Alto Vxi 1.1


Baleno altura is available against order
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Mahindra Ford Escort

Bajaj Tempo (Firodia/Force) products
Tempo Hanseat
Tempo Viking
Tempo Matador

Premier Automobiles (Bombay Cycle & Motor Agency) products:
Dodge/Fargo range of trucks
Dodge/Plymouth range of cars

The Hillman Minx Phase III (which launched a company in Japan called Isuzu)

Ford Prefect

Daewoo's excellent twin-cam Nexia

Hindustan Motors' products:
The Austins [A40 Somerset (एक लड़की भीगी भागीसी) They were so ubiquitous in India]
post-independence Morris 8 Series E
Baby Hindustan (Morris Minor)
Hindusthan 10 & 14 (Morris Oxford MO)
The 1954 Morris Oxford series II

Standard Motors of Madras: Standard/Triumph products
Standard 10 Pennant & Companion
Standard Vanguard
Standard Atlas LCV
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sad but ford stopped production of the 1.6 ikon.
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Quote:
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Did you guys agree with GM pushing Chevy Brand In and Pulling out Opel Brand Out.
You are right Nitinz.

Hiding under the cover of marketing hype, GM discontinued their solid long-life GM Europe products: The Opel Vectra, Opel Kadett/Vauxhall Astra and the Opel Corsa.

Hitherto in India, "Chevrolet" connoted the V8 Impala muscle car and the never-say-die Chevrolet school buses that kids of my time and me, went to school in, in the 1960s. IMHO, I see that Chevrolet brand of solidity and long-life, being murdered in India.

GM's India representation now sell second class Asian products:
Subaru Forester as Chevrolet Forester
Daewoo Nubira as Chevrolet Optra
Isuzu Panther as Chevrolet Tavera

Ergo, their latest placebo: the Aveo doesn't appeal to my heart!

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Did you guys agree with GM pushing Chevy Brand In and Pulling out Opel Brand Out.
There was a litigation against General Motors marketing the Opel Astra as a German Engineered car. But the car was actually manufactured somewhere in Australia and imported to India.. The case was ruled in favour of the person who had filed the litigation and General Motors had to repay back the full money of the car along with nominal bank interest to the person after 5 years of using the car.

Guess what, you get to keep your car and you get your money back.. Now isn't that an irresistable deal.. I guess thats when General Motors started pulling out the Opel Brand.. I guess they had even given a disclaimer in a leading news-paper.

I've read this story somewhere.. Don't quite remember the exact details..

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Guys,

Is there any Government-regulation that after a company stops a model, they have to support/provide the spares for X number of years?

PS : of course the assumption being that the company is alive
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Guys,

Is there any Government-regulation that after a company stops a model, they have to support/provide the spares for X number of years?
I think its 10 years, atleast from what I have come to know on the forum, Honda has promised spares for OHC for 10 years.
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I think its 10 years, atleast from what I have come to know on the forum, Honda has promised spares for OHC for 10 years.
In my search for 'armrest for baleno' i had called the honda guys, i asked them if they stock of the 'OHC armrest' they told that b'cos its discontinued, they dont sell 'OHC armrest' anymore.....

so may be the 10 year rule is may be only for a certain category of spares :?
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