Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20th December 2007, 04:06   #16
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Scottsdale
Posts: 680
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1100D View Post
We are so tired of seeing this same logic over and over again. Yeah we dont have the roads, everyone knows, the roads will get congested, that too everyone knows. Is that the reason to not sell an affordable car for the masses, or a reason to build better infrastructure?
Its not his fault, its the government that has been using this sort of logic to keep us poor, under developed country for the last 6 decades. While the rest of world builds facilities first hoping to see development, India restricts development so that existing facilities do not need to be expanded.

China built massive airports and railway stations that could meet the project demand 20 years from now. India on the other hand is building airports that could be overcrowded by the time the construction is complete.
Mayavi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2007, 04:08   #17
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: India
Posts: 4,346
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

Wow! This is great news. A real Indian dream come true!

Steer! Ain't we supposed to be at the unveiling?
speedzak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2007, 10:43   #18
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 333
Thanked: 22 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1100D View Post
We are so tired of seeing this same logic over and over again. Yeah we dont have the roads, everyone knows, the roads will get congested, that too everyone knows. Is that the reason to not sell an affordable car for the masses, or a reason to build better infrastructure?

Atleast if this is a success it will probably make the thinktank think of ways of alleviating the pain by improving on it. As it is the cities need better public transport rather than personal transportation options.
, can we stop buying TVs, ACs, Computers and other electronic items just because there is not enough electercity!!!!!!!!!!
Car-Agey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2007, 11:11   #19
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 117
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thangu View Post
This is great news. Well if TATA has managed to extract 25 kmpl from their petrol engine, it makes me wonder what they have done with their diesel...
Read in the Economic Times a month or so ago, that Diesel variant will sport a 800 cc CRDI engine developed by Bosch, with Turbo from Honeywell. They are claiming mileage, upward of 30kmpl!
CaAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2007, 12:16   #20
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 333
Thanked: 22 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaAT View Post
Read in the Economic Times a month or so ago, that Diesel variant will sport a 800 cc CRDI engine developed by Bosch, with Turbo from Honeywell. They are claiming mileage, upward of 30kmpl!
Yap, it said the engine was tested for 26kmpl on petrol and they were trying to bring it upto 30.

There is no word on diesel yet.
Car-Agey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2007, 13:18   #21
Senior - BHPian
 
safari_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bengaluru / Bagdal
Posts: 1,058
Thanked: 377 Times
Default

When we look at this from the big cities' perspective, the argument of infrastructure and the choking of roads might be valid. Even then, we can't blame it on the car but the administrator.

But this car will make a lot of sense to the small town, rural people. Where road infrastructure and traffic is not a big issue. Lots of families dreaming of a car but unable to own one will get the chance to realize their dream.
safari_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2007, 13:45   #22
BHPian
 
indian21r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 733
Thanked: 262 Times
Default

What are the models that will be unviled here. only petrol or even diesel also

Seriously I am Wondering, Why People here are worried about cities getting choked. Even If the one lakh car is not there our cities would face the same problem (maybe a little later)

Anyway what we have to consider is the fact that Buying a car is just the first aspect of a Car's life. Most important thing would be filling fuel in it and it is not getting any cheaper.

Public might use the car only when going out with family or during rains etc. , Not many ppl will use it for their daily needs. (Take the case of 800, many users of it keep it as a showpiece and take it once a week)

Anyway Lets see how the drama unfolds. Maybe this is also an eyeopener for the Civic authorities to look into alternate modes of transport.
indian21r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2007, 13:53   #23
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NA
Posts: 1,219
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mayavi View Post
Its not his fault, its the government that has been using this sort of logic to keep us poor, under developed country for the last 6 decades. While the rest of world builds facilities first hoping to see development, India restricts development so that existing facilities do not need to be expanded.

China built massive airports and railway stations that could meet the project demand 20 years from now. India on the other hand is building airports that could be overcrowded by the time the construction is complete.
It takes our government 20 years to just get the tenders done. Even before a road is finished it begins to cumble away. The GOI needs a good
bigman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2007, 17:32   #24
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 333
Thanked: 22 Times
Default

Here is the latest on this One Lac Wonder!!!!!

Z-plus security for Tata small car
Car-Agey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2007, 19:22   #25
LLL
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Delhi
Posts: 634
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

its got a rear engine and they are talking of using plastics a lot. on our roads where it is impossible to drive without getting rear-ended by cycles, bikes, bluelines, cows etc, what would be the impact on engine and rear passengers of a rear-bump?
LLL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2007, 19:39   #26
Senior - BHPian
 
ram_hyundai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calicut ,trisur
Posts: 2,019
Thanked: 48 Times
Default

hey the add ons are ranging from ,paint for the car,maybe seats for them and if you prefer braking the car then maybe brakes would be given at a hefty price and that adds to 2.2 lakhs on road.
the car cost you 1L exshowroom and the buyer is in for a surprise when the dealer sales person asks you the color choice and there is the luxury of going custom.the premium you would have to shell out maybe 50000.
all these are going arround for sometime.lets wait and watch.
ram
ram_hyundai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2007, 19:50   #27
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 124
Thanked: 0 Times
Default wow !!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Car-Agey View Post
Here is the latest on this One Lac Wonder!!!!!

Z-plus security for Tata small car
Looks like they are taking all steps to prevent any images of the car from leaking out to the public before they actually unviel it.

The Delhi Auto Expo is definately going to be crowded
thangu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2007, 21:24   #28
Awaiting Email Confirmation
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: India
Posts: 360
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Not just roads, I am also concerned about the service station experience. There will be a huge increase in the volumes at Tata's service stations, and I hope Tata either arm-twist existing dealers, or appoint new dealers to ensure that people can get their Tata vehicles attended to.
SuperSyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2007, 22:35   #29
BHPian
 
indian21r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 733
Thanked: 262 Times
Default

@Supersyn

A friend of mine who worked with TATA Motors told me that new dealerships are being setup to cater the expected increase in Demand.

Delhi seems to be the place to be in jan. Anyone from Kolkata planning a trip to expo?
indian21r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th December 2007, 23:05   #30
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 124
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperSyn View Post
Not just roads, I am also concerned about the service station experience. There will be a huge increase in the volumes at Tata's service stations, and I hope Tata either arm-twist existing dealers, or appoint new dealers to ensure that people can get their Tata vehicles attended to.
Yes, thats another thing to be kept in mind. The existing service stations are already bogged down by the Taxi crowd and this will only serve to increase the load.

But I'm hoping Tata's have a plan to take care of this.
thangu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TVS-BMW 300cc motorcycle unveiled in stunting avatar! EDIT: Named G 310 R man_of_steel Motorbikes 185 13th November 2017 16:58
The Valley Run 2015 - 10th & 11th Jan @ Aamby Valley kryptonite Indian Motorsport 13 9th January 2015 20:08
A Nano trip on a Nano budget...in a Tata Nano novice_alto Travelogues 11 28th September 2014 15:19
The 9th Auto Expo - New Delhi - Jan 10th to 17th 2008 Zensible The Indian Car Scene 2 3rd January 2008 11:01


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:29.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks