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

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th April 2005, 02:21   #1
Senior - BHPian
adya33's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,839
Thanked: 77 Times
Default Why lack of Hybrid

Fuel prices are reaching sky high day by day

In this situation why no manufacturer is launching Hybrid cars?

TOYOTA Pirus has already proved itself in American market
Honda Accord 2005 Hybrid is also damn good Accord 2005 Hybrid road test

just wondering?
adya33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th April 2005, 02:26   #2
Team-BHP Support
Mpower's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 10,410
Thanked: 1,614 Times

Hybrid cars are expensive to build up front. The premium for hybrid is higher than that of a diesel and the FE advantage is only
in the city mode. Europe has rejected hybrids because they like diesels, but in the US hybrids have become popular among tree-huggers.
Toyota Prius is about the size of a Corolla and costs the same price as a Camry (and it is said that Toyota is not making any money on it)
Mpower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th April 2005, 11:51   #3
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 726
Thanked: 9 Times

Cost of manufacturing them here is definitely one of the reasons for them not coming here,
but they should look at getting it here in CKD or something.
The Prius/Accord hybrids are great and I feel they should be introduced here as well.
Abhay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th April 2005, 15:14   #4
Senior - BHPian
Deeps's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Delhi/Noida
Posts: 1,079
Thanked: 61 Times

As mentioned, the initial cost of purchase is still unreasonable even in the US. Mpower has got it spot on. Europeans would much rather opt for a diesel. But once the manufacturers bring down the cost and the spares become available then i see no reason why hybrids should not succeeed in India. I'd rather see hybrid cars on the road than those LPG time bombs.
Deeps is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why do Indian cars lack features / safety kit (vis a vis their int'l versions)? amit_2025 The Indian Car Scene 45 10th September 2016 10:58
Citroen DS5 Hybrid - World's 1st production diesel hybrid cr4nkshaft The International Automotive Scene 0 12th October 2013 08:37
TVS Goes Hybrid - Hybrid Streak parimal_g Motorbikes 7 12th February 2010 16:10

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:10.

Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks