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Old 24th March 2017, 18:10   #16
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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

These are not necessarily the best cars in the segment and not necessarily what i would buy, but these spring to mind the First.

Basic/Barebones : Alto/800
Entry level : Santro/Zen (I know they're discontinued)
Premium Hatch: Swift
C Segment : HONDA CITY (It takes me a few minutes to realise why someone would think of another car here)
D segment : Corolla/Civic?Octavia
Compact SUV : Ecosport
Proper Reasonably priced SUV: Safari
Taxi: Qualis/Innova
Full size sedans: Accord/Camry
Full size SUV: Land Cruiser
Sportscar: 911
Supercar: Lamborghini Murcielago

For Luxury, its Mercs All the way, C,E,S class.
And Rolls Royce(Does it even matter which one?) for Ultra Luxury

I know these choices are totally cliche and some are not even available now, but my 90's brain is stuck on these is likely to be for years to come.

And Btw, Great Idea for a thread

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Old 24th March 2017, 18:15   #17
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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

The cars which come to mind on first thinking about a segment are:

A segment- Maruti Alto K10

B1 segment- Maruti Wagon R

B2 segment- Maruti Swift

Premium hatch- Hyundai Elite i20

Performance hatch- VW Polo TSi

Sub 4M SUV- Ford Ecosport

C1 segment- Ford Aspire

C2 segment- Honda City

Compact MPV- Maruti Ertiga

Compact SUV- Hyundai Creta

D1 segment- Skoda Octavia

D2 segment- Skoda Superb

MPV- Toyota Innova

SUV- Ford Endeavour

Entry level luxury- BMW 3 series

Mid level luxury- BMW 5 series

High luxury- Mercedes Benz S class

Luxury SUV- Audi Q7
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Old 24th March 2017, 18:22   #18
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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

My choices:

- Entry level hatchback - Alto

- Mid level Hatchback - Tiago

- Premium Hatchback - Elite I 20

- Performance Hatchbacks - Polo GT

- Van - Omni

- Sub 4M sedan - Zest

- Above 4M sedan - Honda City

- D-segment sedan - Skoda Octavia

- Compact SUV- Duster

- MPV - Innova

- Mid-size SUV - Scorpio

- Premium SUV (30-50 L)- Pajero

- Luxury SUV - Range Rover
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Old 24th March 2017, 18:28   #19
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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

- Entry level hatchback - i10

- Premium Hatchback - i20

- Performance Hatchback - Mini Cooper S

- C-segment sedan - Ciaz

- Compact crossover - Creta

- D-segment sedan - Camry

- ~30 lakh SUV - Fortuner

- Entry level luxury sedan - A3,CLA

- Mid-level luxury sedan - C

- Luxury limousine - New E LBW (This car truly deserves this title, its disrupted the segment. For example, I would have mentioned the C as entry level and 5 series as mid level and the S as my answer for this but the game has now changed)

- Luxury SUV - Range Rover

- Ultra Luxury Sedans - S & S Maybach
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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

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Now this would be a slightly more interesting question - Which car regularly slips out your mind when you think of a segment?
Forget about car slipping out of mind in a segment, we seem to have missed a segment completely here (except for one poster). Which segment do the Safari and Scorpio fit in? No mention of either here.

My problem is that I just do not recognize which car belongs in which segment. For example if someone were to refer to C1 segment cars I would have no clue if that person is referring to the Ameo, Xcent, Ciaz, City, Jetta, or Superb.

Will someone be kind enough to highlight the differences of the segments? Or point to the thread which does so?

Another thought, if I were to talk of the Mini Cooper S, which segment does this fall in? Is segmentation done basis price or body type or both or a combination of something else? I have no clue.
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Old 24th March 2017, 19:20   #21
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Will someone be kind enough to highlight the differences of the segments? Or point to the thread which does so?
You can refer to any of the monthly sales thread. For example - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-analysis.html (February 2017 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis)
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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

Nice thread!

My 2 cents.

- Entry level hatchback - Hyundai Eon 1.0

- Premium Hatchback - Baleno

- Luxury Hatchback - Mini Cooper S 3-door

- Performance Hatchbacks - Abarth Punto

- C-segment sedan - Honda City

- Compact crossover - S-cross 1.6

- D-segment sedan - Superb

- ~30 lakh SUV - Endeavour 3.2L

- Entry level luxury sedan - C - Class

- Mid level luxury sedan - 5 series

- Luxury SUV - LR Range Rover Sport

- Ultra Luxury Sedans - S-Class

- Performance Cars - Jaguar F-Type

- Supercars - Mercedes AMG GT S
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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

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My problem is that I just do not recognize which car belongs in which segment. For example if someone were to refer to C1 segment cars I would have no clue if that person is referring to the Ameo, Xcent, Ciaz, City, Jetta, or Superb.
Haha. Exactly what I was thinking. I can go about rattling names of a 100 cars that come to my mind, but if you ask me what segment they belong to, then I've no clue. Especially since we have so many permutations and combinations of cars made just for our country (The CS segment for instance).

Anyway to do justice to the thread, here are the cars that come to mind as per me. Please excuse the segmentation classification

Entry - Alto
Premium - Elite i20]
CS - Indigo CS
Performance hatch - GT TSI
Sedan (please don't ask me the segmentation here) - Honda City followed closely by the Octavia.
Luxury - Mercs in their respective luxury segments
Super car - The Porsche 911
Super SUV - Porsche Cayenne
Ultra Super Luxury - The one and only Phantom. Nothing even comes close to the presence this beauty has.

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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

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I wonder if a Poll/Questionnaire could be made out of this.
We could have data for every segment if that could be done.
I actually wanted to put up a poll but that would be very difficult until we create a separate poll for each segment. Having said that, these days there are so many segments and so many cross-segment vehicles that it becomes difficult to put options in different boxes. I also thought of using price brackets to define segments but then there are overlaps over here too. 5 - 10 lakh rupee segment being the messiest in that case. It has cars from different body types and different segments (if I can use this word) ranging from Tiago to the entry level Creta to the mid-level trim of City.
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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

- Entry level hatchback - Tiago

- Premium Hatchback - Elite i20

- Performance Hatchbacks - Punto Abarth

- C-segment sedan - Ford Fiesta

- Compact crossover - Ford Ecosport

- D-segment sedan - Skoda Octavia

- 30 lakh SUV - Ford Endeavour

- Entry level luxury sedan - Audi A4

- Mid level luxury sedan - BMW 5 series

- Luxury SUV - Range Rover
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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

Here are my segment-defining cars

- Entry level hatchback - Maruti Alto

- Premium Hatchback - Hyundai i20 / Maruti Swift

- Performance Hatchback - VW Polo GT

- Compact sedan - Maruti Dzire

- C-segment sedan - Honda City

- Compact crossover - Ford EcoSport

- Old-school SUV - Mahindra Scorpio / Tata Safari

- D1-segment sedan - Toyota Corolla / Honda Civic

- D2-segment sedan - Skoda Superb

- MUV - Toyota Innova

- 20 lakh SUV - Mahindra XUV500

- 30 lakh SUV - Toyota Fortuner

- Entry level luxury sedan - BMW 3 series

- Mid-level luxury sedan - Merc E-Class

- Luxury limousine - Merc S-Class

- Luxury SUV - Land Rover

- Ultra Luxury Sedans - Rolls Royce Phantom

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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

Segment defining cars for me are:

A segment- Maruti Alto

B1 segment- Maruti Wagon R

B2 segment- Maruti Swift

Premium hatch- Maruti Baleno

Performance hatch- VW GTI

Sub 4M SUV- Vitara Brezza

Old school SUV- Mahindra Scorpio

C1 segment- Ford Aspire

C2 segment- Maruti Ciaz

Compact MPV- Maruti Ertiga

Crossover- Maruti S cross

D1 segment- Skoda Octavia

D2 segment- Skoda Superb

MPV- Toyota Innova

SUV- Toyota Fortuner

Entry level luxury- MB C Class

Mid level luxury- MB E Class

High luxury- MB S Class

Luxury SUV- Audi Q7

Ultra Luxury Sedan- Rolls Royce Phantom
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Hatchback - Volvo V40
Sedan - BMW 5
SUV - Pajero
Muscle car - Mustang
Sports car - Porche 911
Supercar - Lambo Gallardo

Niche segments:
Cross-over Sedan - Volvo S60 CC
Sports Pickup - Holden Maloo

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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

Since I don’t live in India, some of my segment representatives may include cars I see in my location
  • Entry hatchback: Suzuki Alto
  • Premium hatchback: VW Polo
  • Performance hatchback: BMW 140i
  • Luxury hatchback: Mercedes A-Class
  • C-Segment sedan: Mazda 3
  • Mid-sized sedan: VW Jetta
  • D Segment sedan: Skoda Superb
  • Luxury sedan: BMW 3-series
  • Midsized Luxury sedan: Jaguar XF
  • Large Luxury sedan: Mercedes S-Class
  • Compact cross-over: Ford Ecosport
  • Mid-sized SUV: VW Tiguan
  • Large SUV: Ford Endeavour
  • Luxury SUV: Volvo XC90 / Mercedes GLC
  • Performance SUV: Porsche Macan
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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

- Entry level hatchback - Kwid

- Premium Hatchback - Elite i20

- Performance Hatchback - Abarth Punto

- C-segment sedan - Honda City

- Compact crossover - Duster

- D-segment sedan - Accord

- ~30 lakh SUV - Ford Endeavour

- Entry level luxury sedan - C-Class

- Mid-level luxury sedan - E-Class

- Luxury limousine - S-Class

- Luxury SUV - Porsche Cayenne

- Ultra Luxury Sedans - S-Class
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