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Old 4th May 2010, 13:53   #46
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Does anybody have the split up between Diesel and Petrol cars of Polo, Punto and i20?

Will be interesting to know how Petrol cars are doing in this segment, since the engine capacity is restricted to 1200 CC.

as far as Polo is concerned the maximum numbers would be of Petrol, since Diesel is yet to come out in full fledged.
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Hopefully you will be able to maintain the smile on your visit to Fiat *** also.
Poloman its better you go through this thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ers-speak.html (FIAT's A.S.S, let the real owners speak.) before making any comments. Its better to have your facts correctly.
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@arishi1:
I suggest you go thro' that thread once more. There is nothing to cheer for fiat fan boys. Why? -- here is the reason:

Almost 30% of the t-bhp population claimed that the fiat *** is either below expectation or even worse. Just 50 % of this population thing this is just average. So, with what you are boosting for?
Now, look at the other numbers - i.e. sales numbers. The fiat sales are going down month after month - It is the only hatchback other than UVA, Jazz or FAbia that is on the sales chart with number south of 1000.
I completely agree with the poloman. Fiat in India is a Failed brand. Wait ...it was failed in the US too before it was booted out......no wonder, people in the US call them Fix It Again Tony
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Hopefully you will be able to maintain the smile on your visit to Fiat *** also.
Even VW service is nothing to write about. Let them prove something worth before commenting on other manufacturer.
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NEW DELHI: Carmaker Honda Siel Cars India reported a 2.13 per cent fall in sales to 3,578 units in April this year.

The company sold 3,656 units in April, 2009, HSCI said in a statement.

The sales last month comprised 2,787 units of HSCI's flagship City sedan, 188 units of the premium Civic sedan, 194 units of the luxury Accord, 338 units of the Jazz hatchback and 71 units of the CR-V sports utility vehicle.

So Honda's 'highbrow-attitude' and atrocious pricing policy is slowly showing results in pulling the company's sales down down and down. All of their products have shown sinking sales.
Honda cars were at the top level earlier, but the news of taxes going further northwards in April made lot of Honda lovers like me rush for bookings. Now after the April price rise Honda cars are definitely not worth the features they provide.
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@mohandas: You need to think more than just poll numbers. If you see the Hyundai A.S.S results it is almost similar to FIAT's. 28% have voted Below Expectations or Needs Improvement. 42% have voted average.


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@arishi1:
I suggest you go thro' that thread once more. There is nothing to cheer for fiat fan boys. Why? -- here is the reason:

Almost 30% of the t-bhp population claimed that the fiat *** is either below expectation or even worse. Just 50 % of this population thing this is just average. So, with what you are boosting for?
Now, look at the other numbers - i.e. sales numbers. The fiat sales are going down month after month - It is the only hatchback other than UVA, Jazz or FAbia that is on the sales chart with number south of 1000.
I completely agree with the poloman. Fiat in India is a Failed brand. Wait ...it was failed in the US too before it was booted out......no wonder, people in the US call them Fix It Again Tony
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188 units of the premium Civic sedan, 194 units of the luxury Accord, 338 units of the Jazz hatchback and 71 units of the CR-V sports utility vehicle.
ouch! That ought to hurt! Civic selling less than Accord?
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The sales last month comprised 2,787 units of HSCI's flagship City sedan
Honda City sales figure is even more shocking.
Jan 2010 - 4485
Feb 2010 - 5076
Mar 2010 - 4338
Apr 2010 - 2787

Honda sells 3,656 cars compared to 6002 of Toyota.
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Honda has to bite the bullet and price its new compact car sensibly,because we can clearly see,people are no longer willing to pay through their noses for the 'H'.
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Polo has total bookings of 7300 cars since launch two months ago, reports ET. 1600 sold so far, backlog of 5700.

These are very good numbers considering that it was priced at a slight premium. IMO VW anticipated a demand of about 1000 per month, which matches their production capacity of 900 odd at chakan plant. However the actual demand is about 3700 units per months and hence the wait period of 3+ months.

For those of us not convinced with their production constraint argument need to read this article. It is indeed very difficult to increase production 3 fold without compromising with quality - especially if your suppliers are not ready / competent to ramp up so quickly. We don't want parts falling off the polo, do we?

VW is doing the right thing by gradually ramping up production and not forcing vendors to triple their output overnight. This will help their image in the long run. If anyone is to be blamed, it is their sales/marketing department for failing to estimate demand correctly. Ford did a great job on that front. VW underestimated demand for a premium car at a higher price. One more example that we are ready to pay a premium for a good car.

Source :: VW to ramp up Polo production; backlog stands at 5,700 units-Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

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Honda has to do some soul searching immediately. With the launch of VW polo sedan, City sales may fall further.
Polo figures are truly impressive. In a big state like KA currently they have dealerships only in Bangalore.So there is lot of room for further growth. Once they penetrate to tier 2 cities the sales will increase further.

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Volkswagen clocks record sales in April 2010

New Delhi, May 4, 2010: Volkswagen India clocked a record sale of 1489 in April 2010.

On a month on month basis Volkswagen Jetta clocked a growth of 150% and the Passat 85% in April 2010 as compared to April 2009

On a year on year basis Volkswagen Jetta clocked a growth of 43% and the Passat 86% in Jan- Apr 2010 as compared to Jan – Apr 2009.

The total FBU (Fully Built Unit) sales including the Volkswagen Iconic New Beetle for the period of Jan-Apr 2010 were 226 and for the SUV Touareg were 69 for the same period.

Volkswagen’s entry into the hatchback segment with the New Polo has received an astounding response nationwide. Sales for the New Polo commenced in March 2010 and have so far clocked sales of 1599 units. Volkswagen has so far received confirmed booking of 7,300 units. With this the waiting period is standing at 3-4 months.

Commenting on record sales, Mr. Neeraj Garg, Member of Board and Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd said “We are extremely delighted in seeing an upward trend in the sales of our vehicles. The response towards our products reflects customer confidence towards our brand Volkswagen”.
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I think VW doesn't want to sell its car to the mass car market. I'm sure with the new 'affordable' hatch, VW dealerships are seeing more of mango people and might intentionally ward off a certain kind of people looking for an immediate car. That is why they probably talk about the 4 month waiting period.

When I went to a VW dealership last week, even before I spoke a word, I was handed over pamphlets for the Polo. Maybe my helmet 'gave it away', that I could not buy a costlier car. But that is certainly not the right attitude.
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Mahindra’s auto sales register 13.2% growth in April 2010


Mumbai, May 1, 2010: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), a part of the US $6.3 billion Mahindra Group, today announced that its auto sales for the month of April 2010 stands at 26043 units, as against 23004 units in April 2009, an increase of 13.2%.

The company’s domestic sales stand at 25037 units, as against 22617 units in April 2009, an increase of 11%. Exports have grown by 121%.

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Mercedes-Benz registers high octane sales growth in April 2010

Total of 1603 units sold in Jan-April 2010 which is a 69 % growth over corresponding period 2009 (Jan-April 2009: 949units total). During this period E-Class registers 139% growth while the SUV portfolio registered 67% growth

Total of 321 units in April 2010 marking 80% growth over April 2009 (April 09: 178 units). Significant month-on-month growth in April 2010 for C-Class (71%) and E-Class (84%)

May 1, 2010. Pune – Continuing the high-octane start of 2010, Mercedes-Benz India to-day announced a sale of 321 units in April 2010 taking the cumulative sales for January- April 2010 to 1603 units. This marks a growth of 80% as compared to April 2009 and 69% as compared to Jan- April 2009.

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In Jan-April 2010 the New E-Class (powered by 4 engines E350, E 350CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, E250, E250CDI BlueEFFICIENCY) continued to lead the segment and registered 139% growth, while the C-Class reinforced its popularity registering a growth of 32% over Jan-Apr 2009. The SUV’s from the Mercedes stable has received an overwhelming response. In Jan-April 2010 the company sold a total of 92 units of GL-Class and M-Class. In contast there were 55 units sold during the same period in 2009.
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