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Old 25th March 2017, 10:33   #31
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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

Small car? Tata Tiago

Hot Hatch? Frankmehta's Crio

Small sedan? Fiesta

D1 segment sedan? Corolla

D2 segment sedan? Kizashi

SUV? Pajero

MUV? Innova

Jeep? Gypsy

Luxury Coupe? Mercedes CLS

Small sports car? Honda S2000

Sports car? Nissan GT-R

Supercar? Lamborghini Murcielago

Luxury SUV? Landcruiser

Car porn? Pagani Zonda/Lexus LFA

Rolls Royce? Dawn

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Old 25th March 2017, 11:36   #32
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A segment - Alto
B segment - Elite I20 and Polo
C segment - Honda City
C2 segment - Honda Civic
D segment - Volkswagen Jetta and Skoda Octavia
Luxury segment - Mercedes S class

Performance hatch - Abarth Punto
Style back - Tigor
Compact sedan - None (not an admirer of this segment). Aspire was an exception till I came to know about the crash test results.
Compact Suv - Ford Ecosport
Suv - Ford Endeavor
Muv - Innova
Jeep - Thar
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Old 25th March 2017, 12:40   #33
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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

These would be my choices :

- Entry level hatchback - Alto

- Premium Hatchback - Swift

- Performance Hatchbacks - Polo GT TSI

- C-segment sedan - Suzuki Ciaz

- Compact crossover - Vitara Brezza

- D-segment sedan - Toyota Camry

- ~30 lakh SUV - Toyota Fortuner

- Entry level luxury sedan - Audi A3

- Mid level luxury sedan - E Class

- Luxury limousine - S Class

- Luxury SUV - Range Rover

- Ultra Luxury Sedans - Rolls Royce Phantom
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Few cars can slip out of mind easily either due to lack of marketing, being too old, due to extremely bad image or due to so many other choices present in that segment or at price point (cross shopping).

Few examples from my side

Chevrolet - except Tavera I won't consider any of their cars. And Tavera is too old that sometimes slips out of mind.

Skoda - I like their Rapid but would not consider anything except T-Jet from that segment. Statements like 'I won't touch a Skoda with a barge pole' has taken Skoda completely out of my mind.

Tata - Except Tiago and Hexa almost of there cars are out of my mind as they are too old (eg Safari). Posts that come up after regular interval even by Zest owners about Pathetic service experience also make sure that Tata is not considered.

Fiat - Punto, Linea in all its variants and Avatars like Avventura or Abarth are too old to be considered and die-hard fans like me only can convince themselves to put money on them.

M&M - Except for XUV5OO, all other cars have unexciting feel about them but are selling due to their supreme practicality. To me I won't consider or buy one until there is no alternative for eg Thar.

Maruti - Swift, Wagon R, Alto 800, Ignis, Celerio, etc. get lost in the sea of Hatchback segment. S-Cross without 1.6 engine is out of consideration for many.

Hyundai - Eon loses on VFM against Alto K10 and Kwid so doesn't even come to the mind.

Duster n Terrano suffer from old design and boring interiors. Struggling for survival.

Beetle, MiniCooper, VW GTI, Fiat 595, etc. were not meant to be segment defining cars but for target customers atleast in our country.

Despite that there are few cars which still fail to come to the mind like Premier Rio, Force Gurkha, Force One, Ssangyong Rexton, DC Avanti, etc.

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

My choices:


- Entry level hatchback - Kwid 1.0L

- Premium Hatchback - (petrol) Baleno, (diesel) Elite i20

- Performance Hatchback - (petrol) Mini Cooper S, (diesel) BMW 118d

- C-segment sedan - (petrol) Honda City, (diesel) Skoda Rapid

- Compact crossover - (diesel) Hyundai Creta, (petrol) Ford EcoSport EcoBoost

- D-segment sedan - (diesel) Skoda Superb, (petrol) Honda Accord

- ~30 lakh SUV - Ford Endeavour 3.2L (no-brainer!)

- Entry level luxury sedan - Mercedes-Benz C 220

- Mid-level luxury sedan - BMW 530d

- Luxury limousine - Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 600 Maybach

- Luxury SUV - Bentley Bentayga W12

- Ultra Luxury Sedans - Rolls Royce Ghost II EWB
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Old 25th March 2017, 18:26   #36
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Default 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 Petrol



Compact crossover - Ford EcoSport Eco Boost


D1- Hyundai Elantra Fluidic


D2 - Skoda Superb



SUV - Ford Endeavour 3.2L



Entry level luxury sedan - C 250 D


Mid-level luxury sedan - 2017 E-Class LWB E350 d


Luxury limousine - S-Class


Luxury SUV - Porche Pannamera

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Old 25th March 2017, 19:15   #37
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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

A segment: Nano
B1 segment: i10, closely followed by Tiago
B2 segment: Elite i20 (diesel), Polo TSI (petrol)
C1: Aspire
C2 sedan: City Petrol and Vento TSI
C2 crossover: S-Cross 1.6 (diesel), Creta (petrol)
Entry level SUV: Safari
D1 sedan: Jetta TDI DSG (diesel), Corolla VL-AT (petrol)
D1 crossover: Hexa
D2 sedan: Camry
D2 SUV: Fortuner
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Old 26th March 2017, 11:34   #38
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I will try to put my thoughts as a normal consumer (and not as per a bhpien who can clearly define segments and sub segments). In addition to being top of mind these also reflect aspiration in respective segment.

Small Car – Grand i10

Premium Small Car – VW Polo

Performance Small Car – Abarth Punto

Sedan – Honda City

Premium Sedan – Skoda Superb

Luxury Sedan – S Class

Entry SUV – Ford Ecosport

Pure (butch) SUV – Ford Endeavour

Premium SUV – Range Rover Sports

Ultra Luxury/Premium Sports Car – A red Ferrari
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Old 26th March 2017, 14:31   #39
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The cars which come to mind on first thinking about a segment are:

A segment - Maruti Alto K10 VXi

B1 segment - Maruti Celerio ZXi

B2 segment - Ford Figo 1.5D Titanium+

Premium hatch - Abarth Punto

Performance hatch- VW Polo GT TDI

Sub 4M SUV- Ford Ecosport Titanium+

C1 segment- Ford Aspire Titanium+

C2 segment- Maruti S-Cross 1.6L Alpha

Compact MPV- Maruti Ertiga ZXi+

D1 segment Mahindra XUV 5OO W10

D2 segment- Skoda Superb

MPV - Toyota Innova Crysta Z

SUV - Toyota Fortuner

Entry level luxury - Mercedes C220d

Mid level luxury- BMW 530d

High luxury- BMW 730Ld

Luxury SUV- Audi Q7 4.2 TD
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Default Re: Which car comes to your mind when you think of a segment?

I tabulated all the posts on this thread.

This is what we BHPians collectively think segment-wise:

A : Maruti Suzuki Alto
B1 Hatch : Tata Tiago
B2 Hatch : Maruti Suzuki Swift
B2 Premium Hatch : Hyundai Elite i20
Performance Hatch: VW Polo/ Abarth Punto
C1 - Compact Sedan : Ford Aspire
C2 Sedan : Honda City
C2 SUV : Ford Ecosport
D1 Sedan : Skoda Octavia / VW Jetta
D1 SUV : Mahindra XUV 500
D2 Sedan : Skoda Superb
D2 SUV : Ford Endeavour / Toyota Fortuner
Luxury - Entry Sedan : Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Luxury - Mid Sedan : BMW 5 Series / Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Luxury SUV : Range Rover
Ultra Luxury Sedan : Rolls-Royce Phantom
MUV : Toyota Innova Crysta
MUV Compact : Maruti Suzuki Ertiga


Cars that got top votes:

Honda City : 22
Mercedes-Benz S-Class : 21
Maruti Suzuki Alto : 18
Ford Ecosport : 18
Skoda Superb : 15
Ford Endeavour : 15
VW Polo : 14 (Polo GT not included here. Polo GT got 5 votes)
BMW 5 Series : 14
Hyundai Elite i20 : 13 (i20 and i20 Active not included. i20 got 7 votes and i20 Active got 1 vote)
Mercedes-Benz C-Class : 12
Range Rover : 12
Toyota Fortuner : 11
Toyota Innova Crysta : 11
Mercedes-Benz E-Class : 10
Abarth Punto : 10
Rolls-Royce Phantom : 9

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

My entry :

- Entry level hatchback - MS Alto

- Premium Hatchback - MS Baleno

- Performance Hatchbacks - Fiat Abarth Punto

- C-segment sedan - MS Ciaz

- Compact crossover - Ford Ecosport

- D-segment sedan - Skoda Octavia

- ~30 lakh SUV - Toyota Fortuner

- Entry level luxury sedan - Mercedes C class

- Mid level luxury sedan - Mercedes E class

- Luxury limousine - Mercedes S class

- Luxury SUV - Jaguar F-Pace

- Ultra Luxury Sedans - Rolls Royce Phantom
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My wish list:

Entry level hatchback - Alto

- Premium Hatchback - I20

- Performance Hatchbacks - Polo GT TSI

- C-segment sedan - Ciaz

- Compact crossover - Ford Ecosport

- D-segment sedan - Skoda Octavia

- ~30 lakh SUV - Endeavor

- Entry level luxury sedan - Audi A4

- Mid level (?) Performance sedan - Mustang

- Luxury limousine - Mercedes S class

- Luxury SUV - Jaguar F-Pace

- Ultra Luxury Sedans - Rolls Royce Phantom
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B1- Maruti Suzuki Alto k10

B2- Abarth Punto & Figo Diesel

C1- Etios Petrol

C2- Vento Diesel & City Petrol

D1- Toyota Corolla Altis Petrol & VW Jetta Diesel

D2- Skoda Superb Diesel & Camry Hybrid

SUV's- GV, Fortuner MT, Montero & LC200

Entry level luxury cars- 320d

Mid segment luxury cars- 530d

Full size luxury cars- Lexus LS-F

Luxury SUV's- X3 30d, X5, G63 & Cayenne S.
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Could you share how much votes did Baleno get as I am sure it's mentioned many times? Must be around 6-8 times is what I am guessing.

Nano is mentioned only once which shows its out of sight and out of mind.

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I tabulated all the posts on this thread.

This is what we BHPians collectively think segment-wise.
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Could you share how much votes did Baleno get as I am sure it's mentioned many times? Must be around 6-8 times is what I am guessing.
Baleno was mentioned 6 times.

The complete list is given below:

Abarth Punto : 10
Audi A3 : 2
Audi A4 : 2
Audi A8 : 1
Audi Q7 : 3
Bentley Bentayga : 1
BMW 1 Series 118d Hatchback : 1
BMW 3 Series : 7
BMW 5 Series : 14
BMW 7 Series : 1
BMW M140i : 1
BMW X1 : 1
BMW X3 : 1
Bugatti Veyron : 1
Chevrolet Camaro RS 1969 : 1
Ferrari 458 Italia : 1
Fiat Avventura : 1
Fiat Linea T-Jet : 1
Ford Aspire : 6
Ford Ecosport : 18
Ford Endeavour : 15
Ford Fiesta : 2
Ford Figo : 1
Ford Mustang : 1
Honda Accord : 4
Honda Amaze : 1
Honda City : 22
Honda Civic : 3
Honda CRV : 2
Honda S2000 : 1
HSV Maloo : 1
Hyundai Creta : 5
Hyundai Elantra : 1
Hyundai Elite i20 : 13
Hyundai Eon : 1
Hyundai i10 : 4
Hyundai i20 : 7
Hyundai i20 Active : 1
Hyundai Santro : 2
Hyundai Tuscon : 1
Hyundai Xcent : 1
Jaguar F-Pace : 1
Jaguar F-Type : 1
Jaguar XF : 1
Lamborghini Aventador : 1
Lamborghini Gallardo : 1
Lamborghini Murciélago : 2
Land Rover : 2
Lexus 450d : 2
Lexus LFA : 1
Mahindra Scorpio : 3
Mahindra Thar : 1
Mahindra XUV 500 : 4
Maruti 800 : 2
Maruti Gypsy : 1
Maruti Omni : 1
Maruti Suzuki Alto : 18
Maruti Suzuki Baleno : 6
Maruti Suzuki Celerio : 1
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz : 6
Maruti Suzuki Dzire : 3
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga : 6
Maruti Suzuki Ignis : 1
Maruti Suzuki Kizashi : 1
Maruti Suzuki S Cross : 6
Maruti Suzuki Swift : 7
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza : 5
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R : 3
Maruti Suzuki Zen : 2
Mazda 3 Sedan : 1
Mazda MX-5 : 1
McLaren P1 : 1
Mercedes-AMG : 1
Mercedes-Benz A-Class : 1
Mercedes-Benz C-Class : 12
Mercedes-Benz CLA : 2
Mercedes-Benz CLS : 1
Mercedes-Benz E-Class : 10
Mercedes-Benz GLC : 1
Mercedes-Benz S-Class : 21
Mercedes-Maybach S600 : 3
Mini Cooper : 3
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport : 4
Nissan GTR : 2
Pagani Zonda : 1
Porsche 911 : 3
Porsche Cayenne : 2
Porsche Macan : 1
Porsche Panamera : 1
Range Rover : 12
Renault Duster : 4
Renault Kwid : 8
Rolls-Royce Ghost : 1
Rolls-Royce Phantom : 9
Skoda Octavia : 8
Skoda Rapid : 1
Skoda Superb : 15
Tata Hexa : 2
Tata Indigo CS : 1
Tata Nano : 1
Tata Safari : 3
Tata Tiago : 7
Tata Tigor : 1
Tata Zest : 1
Tayota Qualis : 1
Toyota Camry : 8
Toyota Corolla : 4
Toyota Corolla Altis : 2
Toyota Fortuner : 11
Toyota Innova Crysta : 11
Toyota Land Cruiser : 3
Volvo S60 Cross Country : 1
Volvo S90 : 1
Volvo V40 : 1
Volvo XC90 : 1
VV Jetta : 6
VW Ameo : 3
VW Passat : 1
VW Polo : 4
VW Polo GT : 5
VW Polo GT TDI : 2
VW Polo GT TSI : 5
VW Polo GTI : 3
VW Tiguan : 1
VW Vento : 1
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