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Old 8th June 2009, 09:19   #121
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The BMW 5 series sold 93 units in May compared to 44 3 series as per one of the newspapers I was readong.

Majority of the 5 series sales were due to the 520d almost half of that 93.
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@diffsoft I see decent number of i20s on Bangalore now a days. I spooted 3-4 i20s today morning on the way to my office

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Originally Posted by diffsoft View Post
I read this piece in BS today Hatch me if you can!.

It goes on to say that i20 sold 2850 units in May! Now that's amazing in comparison to Fabia, its nearest competitor, selling 300 - 500 odd units with a wider range of options.

I do not see that many i20s on the road here (maybe as many as Fabias) in Bangalore - but I am curious to know what is it that makes it sell. It's got an under powered engine, ride and handling are better in a Fabia, not sure if Skoda's A*S*S makes such an impact. Why wouldn't one spend less money and go for a better value with Getz or pay some more and upgrade to a sedan!

More importantly, did Skoda create a market for premium hatchbacks that will now taken over by the Hyundai's and maybe by Jazz and GP?

Any pointers?


first of all its people like us bhpians who care about the bhp. people who generally buy the car go for the following not in any particular order mind you.

1) brand.
2) image
3) looks
4) mileage.
5) features
6) space. etc etc.
7) peace of mind.

i have seen many i20s here in ahmedabad. some in silver some in white.
it has things like full auto climate controls. steering mounted audio cons. good looks. and long wheel base. overall its a good car for the city.the fabia may have quality or interiors and ride. but hyundai is not that bad. and again it comes down to the engine. they choose a 4 cylinder against a 3 cylinder. its just how people are. also people who buy i20 are like upgrading from a santro or something. they skip the i10. and they dont have enough money for a verna. or they dont want a diesel verna. lot of reasons. indian mentality is complicated. in the end both are good products. but it depends on a person to person basis.

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Please continue the discussion on May 2009 here : Sales Analysis (May 2009 : Indian Car Sales & Analysis)

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