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Old 26th December 2012, 21:09   #271
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True theexperthand and Dicky, now while I read through the advertisement, I could recollect that this company at Chandigarh was established by a NRI.The cars were to be merely assembled at his plant and the engine was to be imported from a French car maker, most probably Renault if my memory serves me correctly,(though it does not many a time???).
I am also not sure of the claim about this Quantum engine that fires to 100 kmph within 6 seconds.
This car was also featured in Auto India, if I am not mistaken. I will try and check out some old issue of this magazine from the corresponding date to find out.
Thanks for pointing it out.
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Anjan Sir, I also have the same doubt - about the Quantum. Though the name rings a vague bell, any info about this will be really appreciated.

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@anjan_c2007- Please let know what the 115BHP Quantum is.
An import ? As don't remember anything like that introduced in the market. 0-100 in 6 secs?
The cat is out of the bag ! Ultimately, with some perseverance, I could dig out some media matter about the Quantum car. The reviews list the features and the engine an 1800 cc/ 4cyl/ 125 bhp @4500 rpm with MPFI , way back in 1996 was truly a bit Utopian for our market. However, we are not aware about its market reach and acceptance by buyers, as many of us including me have never seen one !

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The cat is out of the bag ! Ultimately, with some perseverance, I could dig out some media matter about the Quantum car. The reviews list the features and the engine an 1800 cc/ 4cyl/ 125 bhp @4500 rpm with MPFI , way back in 1996 was truly a bit Utopian for our market. However, we are not aware about its market reach and acceptance by buyers, as many of us including me have never seen one !
Thank you and hats off to your perseverance Sir. The car was definitely ahead of its time - a 820 kg 2 door convertible with 125 bhp on tap sounds a good proposition even today

--Anoop

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The Quantum was definitely a car which was well ahead of its times (just like the Rover Montego). A 1800 cc convertible sportscar priced at 9.5 lakhs today would be selling like hot cakes. However the only things that went against the Quantum was that there was no clear picture on who is selling the car / who will service it once it was sold. Although I believe it had a Ford engine and there was an agreement between OCAL and Ford India that the car could be serviced at Ford service centers. The Quantum was never displayed in any showrooms too - so many people were unaware of it.

I had seen the Quantum twice or thrice when it was parked at a 2nd hand car dealership in Santacruz (Top Cool Cars). They were appointed as agents for taking bookings of the Quantum - Rs 9500/- for booking one car. The sales were so bad - that they even had an offer that if you book 9 Quantums - the booking would be free for the 10th car.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...light-day.html (Cars that havent seen the light of the day.)
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The Germans were coming during the mid 1990's.

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Launch of the first Mercedes Benz, Made (assembled) in Pimpri !

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And the Audis cometh !
There is an Off Topic but interesting newsbox to the left, saying that the traffic cops had launched a drive against dark glasses on motor vehicles in Mumbai.

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Some more matter from the two wheeler advertisement and news scenario of the 1990's:

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Some more memories from the 1990's.The Ford Taurus seen here is from a Ford advertisement that would commonly appear prior to the launch of the Escort, when they entered India through the JV with Mahindra. The letters MOS in my handwriting stand for Metropolis on Saturday, Mumbai, a weekly from the Times of India group. Incidentally MOS too stopped publication soon after.

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I was wondering if anyone has information on the launch of Hyundai Verna (not the fluidic one) but the original version; I could not see any advertisement here!
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Hi Friends, a few from my side Including some "phoren" magazines also. Will be uploading some more . Interesting to see so many old stalwarts- brings back so many lovely memories.

The armada was a favourite. Would look on with envy whenever i used to see them. My favourite colour was the white. The Indian Auto Journal road tested them and declared " Mahindra has come of age" - guess that was very true.

The red machismo was something i always wanted to own back then, but couldn't afford one when i was ready to buy the bullet and so bought the Deluxe back then.

Well, the Vespa 150 NV - my father had one when we were kids - he eventually sold it and bought a T5 supremo with all the bells and whistles - it even had a clock.
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Here is an old maruti advertisement from the past.

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Another advertisement from the 1990's:

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Daewoo Motors' future plans in India comprised the progressive launch of these cars. The South Korean chaebol unfortunately collapsed and its Indian arm was the worst hit. Even GM did not touch the Surajpur plant, in U.P., though it bought the other Daewoo plants worldwide.

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Some Telco/Tata Motors news from the Indica launch days:

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The Tata "Mint" news from The Economic Times, Bombay of 6.8.1998

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The Economic Times, Bombay of 13.01.2000 with news also about GM, Fiat and Maruti
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Maruti- Winds of Change: interview of Mr Yoshio Satio, Chairman, in Times of India, Mumbai of
21.11.98

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Economic Times, Mumbai

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The Times of India, Mumbai

Two images above are from the times when the Wagon R launch was awaited with a bated breath!

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Suzuki Motors showcasing its entire model range in a Times of India, Mumbai, advertisement in 2000
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The South Koreans cometh- its the late 1990's

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