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Old 9th March 2010, 12:09   #106
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Anyone has BMW sales for Feb 2010? Would love to see a good comparison with Mercedes-Benz including a break up of all models?

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For Feb sales read as follows
Model Name, Jan Sales, Feb sales:

BMW
3 Series, 192, 189
5 Series, 112, 122
6 Series, 1, 0
7 Series, 16, 24
X3, 7, 3
X5, 2, 12
X6, 7, 14

Merc
C Class, 131, 172
E Class, 245, 161
S Class, 23, 59
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Hey karpusv,

What about other models? Can you share the numbers of all models please.
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Old 9th March 2010, 13:42   #108
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Passenger car sales in India has increased by 33% last month. As per several websites, a total of 153,845 (some say 155,000) cars were sold in Feb 2010. In Feb 2009, a total of 115,505 cars were sold (SIAM figure). Sale of trucks increased by 87% to 58,024 units. India currently produces approximately 2 million (or 20 lac) cars per year and this is expected to rise to 6 million (or 60 lacs) in 10 years! And the best part, the government is hiking duties and taxes on vehicles. There seems to be no stopping Indians in this car buying spree!

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100308...20100308084603

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For the Eeco to have sold 2904 cars in January (the first month of its existence) is a commendable achievement. Given its VFM label, I can only envisage its sales steadily rising to eventually be among the top 3 or top 5 selling cars in the country, unless of course, another manufacturer can offer a competing model with a competing VFM features at a competing price.

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It again proves that anything with "Maruti" label will sell. The same product - "Versa" was selling hardly (or none at all - a failed Maruti product).

Maruti just rebrands it, few touches here and there, some stripping down and voila a VFM product is born and Indian junta grabs it - it now sells in thousands...
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It again proves that anything with "Maruti" label will sell. The same product - "Versa" was selling hardly (or none at all - a failed Maruti product).
That the Versa bombed big time itself proves that a Maruti label by itself will not ensure good sales.

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Maruti just rebrands it, few touches here and there, some stripping down and voila a VFM product is born and Indian junta grabs it - it now sells in thousands...
The difference here being Maruti was willing to learn from their mistakes and rectify it unlike Honda(Jazz).

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Passenger car sales in India has increased by 33% last month. As per several websites, a total of 153,845 (some say 155,000) cars were sold in Feb 2010.
This can be attributed to the fact that the excise was going to be hiked in the Budget which everyone was sure about.Many people bought car in Feb for this particular reason & thus the high sales in Feb.
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Thanks karpusv,

Surprised at the S class wow that is a huge jump? Also the C looks like it caught up very well from Jan sales. What I'm disappointed is the E class with its new lower priced variants has fallen in terms of sales and pretty close to the 5 which is now being phased out.
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Thanks Vasu. It would be really great if you can post modelwise break up of different segments.
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Maruti just rebrands it, few touches here and there, some stripping down and voila a VFM product is born and Indian junta grabs it - it now sells in thousands...
Who's complaining? Not me for sure. If Maruti (with its Eeco) and Tata (with its Nano) can offer affordable vehicles or "stripped down" versions of their products at a mouth-watering price tag, I only hope other manufacturers do something similar.

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The progress of Fiat from 2007 to today in India (Source: www.carsitaly.net):
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February 2010 sales thread EDIT : Vasudeva's report on page 7-chartsindia.png  

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Its quite surprising that the Linea sales have gone down to 828 odd levels and Punto has gone up to 1428.

Guess quite a few people are waiting for the T-Jet.

With the launch of Punto Sports and Linea T-Jet. Fiat would be seeing this numbers rise quite a bit
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there are so many divide by zero errors displayed to me in excel sheet! is it only me or some one else also is getting.

Example, FIAT column at row 21
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there are so many divide by zero errors displayed to me in excel sheet! is it only me or some one else also is getting.

Example, FIAT column at row 21
Try to understand how excel works and what DIV/O means.
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To avoid the "DIV/0", just have an IF() to check the 'divisor cell' is 0 value, if it is, set the 'result cell' to zero value.
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It has become increasingly difficult trying to get the model-wise sales data from my source.

My source was adamant on not sharing it coz he feels there is no value addition by posting it on forums, as majority of the people just type out what is directly visible and evident, without contributing to any kind of healthy discussion or analysis .

Somehow managed to squeeze it out of him after convincing him that I'd place a request for healthy, meaningful and logical analysis of these figures like:

Examples:
1. It is visible that Jazz isnt doing great numbers. What would be appreciated from readers is an insight on "Why" it isn't doing good?

2. Palio sales have come down to just 2 nos. What does this mean? Has it got to do something with the product or the company?

3. Alto still does awesome numbers inspite of many new cars. Why is it so?

Please keep the logic flowing, so that I can request the data regularly again.

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