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Old 2nd September 2006, 23:17   #46
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new accent, new santro, new getz....well, what isn't new about hyundai? i hope they bring pleasing shapes & contours on their "new" "improved" versions of their exisitng models, instead of the funny dashes & contours that their cars presently project. this is just my opinion.

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Old 3rd September 2006, 10:58   #47
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as of today, from what i see, Hyundai has a very good hold in the market, and if next, only to Maruti, while Maruti being a dying kinda company in the indian market, with models as lousy as a rat! except the Swift , ofcoz!
Well.. Except for the Santro and to some extent, Accent, all the other Hyundai's flopped miserably in the market. Basic problem with Hyundai is that they either make strange looking cars (original design) or end up as blatant copycats !!
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After having a look at the forthcoming MUL C segment sedan it looks like , Maruti will continue doing it.....yet again .....
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Well.. Except for the Santro and to some extent, Accent, all the other Hyundai's flopped miserably in the market. Basic problem with Hyundai is that they either make strange looking cars (original design) or end up as blatant copycats !!
100% True !!!

You've already articulated, what I was supposed to state....

Hyundai is still surviving only because of it's bread & butter - Santro and it's the sole bread winner for Hyundai !!!
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Soon to be launched 1.3 Multi in Swift and Estilo can really make them Invincible !
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Yes they will. In India the majority buyers are people who look for safe,reliable and cheap to maintain cars. This is what Maruti provides, so they will always be on tops.
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Old 18th December 2006, 11:48   #52
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Yes, They will, They have got their cards right. Where they are not strong, they do not even bother to play. Their forte is small and medium cars. They have wide market. They are frugal, they already have established a very good service network. and THEY KNOW HOW TO SELL THIS ADVANTAGE.
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"The world's largest carmaker by sales, Toyota, intends to boost its share of emerging markets from 40% in 2010 to 50% in two to three years on the back of growing sales of fuel-efficient small vehicles. That in a line sums up the name of the game for the auto majors: ramp up capacities at the entry levels with affordable and snazzier models. "The Indian market is much bigger for us now than in the past," says Hiroshi Nakagawa, managing director of Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

The renewed focus on the mass market - more than half of the cars sold in India are compacts and hatchbacks - promises to change the name of the game. VW, one of the newer entrants into India - it began operations in 2007 - has achieved what many of its global counterparts could not do in more than a decade: a market share of 3% in four years. It has done so by launching competitively-priced models -the Vento that was priced lower than the hitherto bestselling Honda City in the mid-size segment; and the Polo premium hatchback is VW's cheapest car in India."

Despite drop in car sales, Global auto giants Volkswagen, Toyota, Ford convinced about prospects in long haul - The Economic Times
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Old 9th August 2012, 20:30   #54
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Bumped across this old but interesting thread gathering dust. Much water has flown since this thread was started way back in 2006 but the question still remains the same.(that proves what strong pillars Maruti has)

To me, this question will never change as long as there are people moving on four wheels in India.They know us(read:Indians) too well and of-course the head-start advantage they had played a significant role.

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Maruti have many advantages and not only the first mover one. Their biggest ones are good mileage, cheap to maintain and repair and the biggest network of dealers across the country. The reason we have three maruti vehicles at home in Coorg is simple. South Coorg has one Maruti dealer and North Coorg has one Tata dealer. Nobody else has an A.S.S there. Everybody else travels to Mysore or Bangalore for their servicing.

They will be the biggest player in the market until somebody looks at setting up a network to match that.
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