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Old 17th November 2014, 16:24   #1
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After a long time, I came across another website on Indian cars that has very high quality content & analysis.

www.indiaautoreport.com

Found it when searching up stuff on industry players. The write-ups are absolutely brilliant, many of them thought provoking. They clearly have access to insider information, which makes their articles super interesting. What I like most is they're brutally unbiased

Here are some that I particularly enjoyed:

GM India - Will it survive?

The Hinterland Millions

RFQ volumes defy logic (learned a lot from this one)

The Band Aid Man

Disillusioned

Anything not to like? The navigation sucks big time and the user experience is all wrong. Plenty of broken links too (including in their newsletter). There appears to be only 1 person contributing to the website, thus the frequency of updates is awfully low. Guess they're moving to a paid model soon (please don't!).

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Thanks for sharing GTO! Looks to be a good read on many issues and i shall definitely be spending sometime on the site.

Nothing new in the GM threa , all of that has been discussed and is being discussed here as well but a nice summary nevertheless and definitely a thumbs up to the wit

The buoyancy in the market is still missing because of high interest rates and high fuel prices. An insufficient monsoon is also affecting sales of small cars in rural areas and tier II cities.”

The buoyancy in the market is still missing and we don’t see any sustained market upturn till the new government presents a growth-oriented budget to boost the overall economy.”
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Anything not to like? The navigation sucks big time and the user experience is all wrong. Plenty of broken links too (including in their newsletter).
Search button doesn't work One has to type the string and hit the ENTER button in the keyboard to search.
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A nice read on the Hero & Honda Divorce : Link
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This is run by a good friend of mine. He used to be work with Auto motor and Sport along with Gautam Sen

He is a brilliant auto analyst and used to write actively when we were in college as well.
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After a long time, I came across another website on Indian cars that has very high quality content & analysis.


Found it when searching up stuff on industry players. The write-ups are absolutely brilliant, many of them thought provoking. They clearly have access to insider information, which makes their articles super interesting. What I like most is they're brutally unbiased
Yes it is an interesting site with very well written articles. I read both 'Disillusioned' as well as 'Volkswagen- 3Ds, Thums Up and the Thunk' - well analysed and crafted. He has quoted you (and Team-Bhp) a few times in 'Volkswagen...'.
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I agree. Quite a good site, and very informally scripted articles. I usually read during my bus journeys of 1 and half hour and last evening i got hooked to it. Read through the Volkswagen- 3Ds, Thums Up and the Thunk article.

Article mentioned about how Volkswagen & Skoda took note of comments/complaints posted by members & owners of their products on TEAM-BHP and proactively connected to the members to resolve it.

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Have read quite a few articles on Indiaautoreport and am very impressed. A lot of topics may not seem new if you're an active BHPian and follow the forum closely, but their superbly penned down articles backed with some unheard facts, do make them an interesting read.

Thanks for sharing GTO.
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Great find GTO. Lot of interesting articles. I like the hero and Honda split article and this one too luxury brands selling soul to the devil something which always bothered me about luxury brands trying to enter lower segments

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Thank you for the directions. Some really detailed and well written articles out there. The one on RFQ is quite neat especially as it has a fair bit of the numerical data given to explain scenarios.
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Sorry to say, but this website has completely lost the plot. Taking it off from my bookmarks.

Their newsletters have more apologies than stories. Why apologies? For missing weekly updates .

Their analysis has also gotten very shallow. Where initially there used to be excellent depth & thought-provoking points in their write-ups, their recent efforts have been lame. I used to spend 30 minutes on their earlier articles. Now, I'm done in 5.

Thumbs down to the drop in quality.
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I find their UI pretty bad. They have white font over white background
Also, their graphs which were their USP are terrible. They try to crap as much data as possible (which is great) but at the expense of readability and legibility.
Though, as GTO sir pointed out, their "insight provoking" reports are more mundane and irregular is the bigger issue here.
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Greetings friends!

My name is Deepesh Rathore and I am the lead analyst for EMMAAA, the company responsible for indiaautoreport.com. Thanks for all the compliments in the thread on us - they made us smile. Thanks even more for the brickbats - they are well deserved and make us work harder. I was not a member of team-bhp earlier but joined a couple of days back to present our two cents on why things have been a bit slack over the last couple of months. EMMAAA is an automotive research, forecasting & consulting firm based in Gurgaon & London. We specialise in gazing the future for the industry & market - the industry calls it forecasting. We are rather small - seven in all, eight counting Simba, the dog, and most of the posts on IAR have been written by me.

When we started IAR we wanted to be neutral, unapologetic and present a strong opinion on industry trends. We may be wrong at times but we would rather be wrong than diplomatic. Or worse, ambiguous. Its a rather difficult task for us as the manufacturers we put under the lens rather brutally are also the ones we do business with. Providing readers with top notch quality has been our first priority. Doing it every week has been the next. At times we have not published every week because we were not happy with the quality. At times we have also not published because all of us were busy with a client deadline. The previous two months have been like that. We have been busy with demanding clients and also opening a new office in London. Thankfully things are settling down now and we are getting back on the job. Starting tomorrow, we plan to work on the quality of graphics as well as the content. The target is to get back in GTO's bookmark list by next week.

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