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Old 12th January 2015, 17:21   #91
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Ciaz will find it tough to garner high numbers. I know 2 people who went to TD the Ciaz and loved it but then booked the City saying that "yaar woh toh Maruti hai"! And both these guys (who were going to be chauffeur driven most of the time) liked the Ciaz better as a car than the City.

I am unsure but how would introducing a new brand work for premium cars of Maruti?
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Ciaz will find it tough to garner high numbers. I know 2 people who went to TD the Ciaz and loved it but then booked the City saying that "yaar woh toh Maruti hai"! And both these guys (who were going to be chauffeur driven most of the time) liked the Ciaz better as a car than the City.

I am unsure but how would introducing a new brand work for premium cars of Maruti?

Its been the other way round for me. I bought a Honda and decided I would never ever buy a Honda in India again. Your friends must have bought a better product ( if it's a petrol ) , they will realise the difference when they go to service their cars. The city diesel js very ordinary when compared to the MJDs. I am saying this based on experience. I drove the Honda diesel for 32 K kms over 20 months and just regretted every km I owned it.

Nothing can beat the Maruti sales and service network. And that js enough to make Maruti products winners in whatever segments they are in.

Comparison of only diesel Ciaz vs diesel City sales might reveal a different picture. The petrol Ciaz I agree is very ordinary and will always be way behind the superb City petrol sales

Lastly , Honda might see repeat buyers for their petrol cars Inspite of their useless dealers , I doubt any diesel Amaze owner upgrading to another diesel Honda car

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I am unsure but how would introducing a new brand work for premium cars of Maruti?
Exactly my point. Not a day passes when I do not curse MUL for not yet launching a compact SUV to take on Duster/Eco. Both of their previous sedans, Baleno and SX4 bombed (comparatively) and yet they just had to rush in with Ciaz where competition in the form of City/Vento/Verna is firmly entrenched. And where competition in the form of Duster and Eco is much easier for MUL, they are still sleeping and talking about 2016 or 2017 for XA Alpha launch. They showcased XA in 2012. It has been 3 frigging years since and yet no word.
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I am sure many are aware of this and honestly this is an old article by Motorbeam that is dated to 14 January '15.

I just wanted to post it here since many may have not known the actual numbers.

Top 20 Worst Selling Cars of 2014 -

1) Nissan Teana – 15 units
2) Toyota Land Cruiser – 42 units
3) Toyota Prado – 51 units
4) Chevrolet Captiva – 63 units
5) Hyundai Sonata – 106 units
6) Skoda Yeti – 143 units
7) Renault Koleos – 166 units
8) Ford Endeavour – 249 units
9) Renault Fluence – 335 units
10) Nissan Evalia – 503 units
11) Toyota Camry – 724 units
12) Honda CR-V – 822 units
13) SsangYong Rexton – 1200 units
14) Skoda Superb – 1336 units
15) Tata Aria – 1346 units
16) Chevrolet Tavera – 1529 units
17) Chevrolet Spark – 1636 units
18) Hyundai Santa Fe – 1769 units
19) Mahindra Verito Vibe – 1784 units
20) Skoda Octavia – 1848 units



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There is not a single Maruti Suzuki, Fiat or Volkswagen car in the list and that is for several reasons. Maruti’s vast dealership network means that even slow selling cars are not as low selling as the ones mentioned here. Fiat has only two products on offer (the company reports Punto Evo and Avventura sales combined) while Volkswagen stopped selling dud sellers like the Passat and Touareg last year.


P.S - I think FIAT FANATICS will love this, considering all the bashing happening about FIAT sales.

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I am sure many are aware of this and honestly this is an old article by Motorbeam that is dated to 14 January '15.

I just wanted to post it here since many may have not known the actual numbers.

Top 20 Worst Selling Cars of 2014 -
Most of the vehicles in the list cost upwards of 10 lakhs. One can get a clear picture only if one compares vehicles segment-wise. The only vehlices in the list costing below Rs 10 lakhs are the Spark (now discontinued), Mahindra Verito Vibe (the less said about it, the better) and third is the Tavera (which is not sold in BSIV cities). I have some data and let me see if I can collate and post.
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I have able to collate car sales data from Jan to Oct'14 only for now. Hope this gives a clearer picture, with the laggards in red for each segment in the Total sales column.
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I am sure many are aware of this and honestly this is an old article by Motorbeam that is dated to January '15.

I just wanted to post it here since many may have not known the actual numbers.

Top 20 Worst Selling Cars of 2014 -

1) Nissan Teana – 15 units
2) Toyota Land Cruiser – 42 units
3) Toyota Prado – 51 units
4) Chevrolet Captiva – 63 units
5) Hyundai Sonata – 106 units
6) Skoda Yeti – 143 units
7) Renault Koleos – 166 units
8) Ford Endeavour – 249 units
9) Renault Fluence – 335 units
10) Nissan Evalia – 503 units
11) Toyota Camry – 724 units
12) Honda CR-V – 822 units
13) SsangYong Rexton – 1200 units
14) Skoda Superb – 1336 units
15) Tata Aria – 1346 units
16) Chevrolet Tavera – 1529 units
17) Chevrolet Spark – 1636 units
18) Hyundai Santa Fe – 1769 units
19) Mahindra Verito Vibe – 1784 units
20) Skoda Octavia – 1848 units
Pretty unfair list this by Motorbeam. How in the world can you compare the overall sales of cars from different segments and price-points. How should I react if a market analyst says Cashew nuts sold only 1 kg per day while Ground nuts sold 10 kgs. So Cashew is the worst selling nut. Like this, right?

As per this list Verito Vibe is a better seller than Santa Fe. Wow!!!

IMO, sales of cars like Santa Fe, Superb, Rexton are VERY GOOD based on these numbers and Toyota LC, Prado, Camry, CRV are decent. The rest have a pretty rightful presence in the list.

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I have able to collate car sales data from Jan to Oct'14 only for now. Hope this gives a clearer picture, with the laggards in red for each segment in the Total sales column.
Awesome jessie!!! This is a very comprehensive and a very sensible analysis. Very good effort indeed!!!
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Ciaz will find it tough to garner high numbers. I am unsure but how would introducing a new brand work for premium cars of Maruti?
Every time I am on Kerala highways, I see atleast 3-4 Ciaz' sporting For-Regn stickers during a 45-60min drive. But back in TN, the Ciaz is very rarely seen. Don't know about other states.
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Every time I am on Kerala highways, I see atleast 3-4 Ciaz' sporting For-Regn stickers during a 45-60min drive. But back in TN, the Ciaz is very rarely seen. Don't know about other states.
Offlate, I have been seeing many unregistered Ciaz' mostly in V+ specs on roads of Ranchi and Patna. Its quite a success here as well and from someone known to me at a dealership here, they are selling about 10 cars per month on an average. That's pretty good IMO for a premium product.

Only thing which I didn't like is that most of those new cars are fully chromified which are not even fitted properly. Maruti has some wheel arch chrome which was first introduced with StingRay. In one of the cars it was not even stuck properly and was dangling around, looking extremely cheap.
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Honda Cars India Ltd. registers 17% growth in domestic sales in January 2015.

The Amaze numbers are back in line to competing with the City's. The Mobilio's numbers, however, continue it's downward trend.

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Honda Cars India Ltd. registers 17% growth in domestic sales in January 2015
  • Achieves its highest ever monthly sales including exports
  • Jan 2015 domestic sales is company’s highest monthly sales of this fiscal
February 2, 2015: Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, registered monthly domestic sales of 18,331 units in January 2015 witnessing a growth of 17% and being the highest monthly sales of this fiscal. The company sold 15,714 units in the corresponding month last year.

HCIL also exported a total volume of 1,369 units during January 2015. The company’s overall sales in January 2015 are its highest ever monthly sales including exports.

HCIL also registered an overall growth of 47% during April 2014 – Jan 2015 with 149,464 units as against 101,370 units during the corresponding period in FY 2013-14.

Commenting on the company’s performance, Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Sr. Vice President – Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd., said, “January 2015 has been an extremely good month for HCIL. We registered our highest monthly domestic sales of this fiscal contributed by strong sales momentum for all the models. We are extremely thankful to our customers for their faith in us and we are confident of a strong performance through the year.”
Model-wise sales breakup for January 2015:

Brio = 951

Amaze = 6,709

City = 7,671

Mobilio = 2,942

CR-V = 58

Domestic Total = 18,331

Exports = 1,369

Grand Total = 19,700


SOURCE - Official Press Release
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The Amaze numbers are back in line to competing with the City's. The Mobilio's numbers, however, continue it's downward trend.

Amaze = 6,709

City = 7,671

Mobilio = 2,942
What I feel is, Honda would have sacrificed the production line paving for the Mobilio due to low demands rather produce the City and get the backlogs out (if any).

I can hardly see Mobilio's here in Hyderabad as compared to Ertiga. Pricing was the mistake that Honda did along with sacrificing quality in certain areas.

God bless the Mobilio!
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January 2015 sales figures are out there:

1. http://management-punditz.blogspot.in/
2. http://www.autocarpro.in/analysis-sa...ndia-auto-7556
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Fiat barely selling a 1000 units. They really don't know what to do. In the indian scene, one thing is paramount, Perception.
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