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Old 21st June 2010, 12:34   #1
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Default GM, Mitsubishi and Isuzu Eyeing Stake in Hindustan Motors ????

Source: GM, Mitsubishi, Isuzu Motors eye stake in Hindustan Motors - CNBC-TV18 -

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Old 21st June 2010, 12:37   #2
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Eyeing and buying are two completely different things. Why do they even bother? Hope HM sells the rights to the "ambassador" name, keels over and drops dead.

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Hope HM sells the rights to the "ambassador" name, keels over and drops dead.
No hope there Even the domain ambassador.com is owned by somebody else!
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Strangely none of the three companies are in a financial position to buy anything let alone another company. That said it will be very vital for Mitsubishi to reatain HMs Chennai operations for their Indian presence to be secure. But with the kind of line up and interest they are showing to the Indian market, I'm thinking why bother??
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It makes sense for Mitsubishi to buy out or increase stake in HM. They can then bring all their flagship models, even the small car, to India. It is a different story, however, that Mitsubishi itself is not in that strong a financial situation. HM has a significant engine manufacturing facility, which might be attracting other buyers.
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Mitsubishi sould go ahead with taking control of HM's leftovers at Chennai. It gives them a base to begin with and they can build up on that. COmpared to global buyouts, HM should be a piece of cake for Mitsubishi. Hope they take the right decision.
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Mitsubishi sould go ahead with taking control of HM's leftovers at Chennai. It gives them a base to begin with and they can build up on that. COmpared to global buyouts, HM should be a piece of cake for Mitsubishi. Hope they take the right decision.
Agree with You completely. Mitsubishi requires a strong base here in India to survive. Would love to see Mitsu cars in the range of 3.5 lacs to 7 lacs, hatch backs and sedans included. Hope they buy the stake in HM. GM has good base here already. But Isuzu???? Need to start from scratch, Tough Job!!
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HM has engine technology sharing agreement with Isuzu. Isuzu has been in India for long, under the hood, that is. Isuzu buying out HM does not make much sense IMO, because I do not see them focusing on launching cars in India (Commercial vehicles, maybe yes) any time soon.

Like it was pointed out, it makes sense for Mitsubishi to buy out HM; but upgrading the current production line to match up with Mitsubihi standards would be a huge burden.
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