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Old 20th February 2009, 12:12   #1501
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I would say all Honda cars in one segment, and the rest in the others. This is because Honda is so far ahead that it only competes with its own cars!!!.

Of course, City deserves to sell the units as it does, but to degrade Linea as some are doing here (not you) by placing it in a different lower segment is unjustified. Through this downgrade, some people can justify that Linea does not beat Civic, and is in fact trailing Honda City. By their logic (of categorising based on pricing), perhaps Fabia should be in City segment, and should be competing with Optra. Similarly, Accord does not compete with Camry. See my earlier posts of some similarly ridiculous comparisons (if pricing is used to categorise). And to add another comparison, Alto competes with Indigo (the price difference is 1 lakh which is the same as between Linea and City). Really , there is no stretching so as to justify one's prejudices.
Vasudeva, Come on, dont fall into this. However much anyone tries, one cant really justify anyone's logic of segmentation in the Indian car market.

As you know, cars need to be segmented based on interior volume or premium/luxury markers. For the latter, there are brands which fall into this and for other manufacturers, they have created sub-brands to get into that. That should be clear.

Again, you can prove Fiat wrong by contesting their claim of pitting Linea against City. Or Fiat fans can dispute Fiat and non-Honda fans can support them.
Its a bottomless pit and too many threads are being overtaken with this Fiat vs XXX content.
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Old 22nd February 2009, 14:16   #1502
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The Swift (excl. DZire) crossed 3 lac units cumulative in Feb '09.

1. Santro - 4 yrs 7 months to touch this figure
2. Indica - 5 yrs 3 months
3. Alto - 4 yrs 9 months
4. Swift - 3 yrs 9 months

A great start!
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Fiat Palio: 71 Surely seems to be going dead again
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Old 22nd February 2009, 15:59   #1504
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I guess Dzire had the desired effect on the consumers!!.I really dint expect swift to outsell even the alto in cumulative sales.
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I really dint expect swift to outsell even the alto in cumulative sales.
The looks and 'personality' of Swift has surely played a role in its sales success. Tata should learn from this and stop being so iterative.
Unfortunately we are stuck with this boring and anonymous shape of Indica Vista for another six years.
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The looks and 'personality' of Swift has surely played a role in its sales success. Tata should learn from this and stop being so iterative.
Unfortunately we are stuck with this boring and anonymous shape of Indica Vista for another six years.
Tata Indica's Sales was a record at that time, for a hatch of that size.

It is a Same case with Swift & Dezire for next 5~6 years, as no major change except cosmetic face lift ( And replacing esteem's engine due to BS4 stage at April 2010) on these models.
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The looks and 'personality' of Swift has surely played a role in its sales success. Tata should learn from this and stop being so iterative.
Unfortunately we are stuck with this boring and anonymous shape of Indica Vista for another six years.
Oh, tell me about it. I saw an ad today of an Indica Cross-over.. a competition for Innova and MPVs... and with that same damn grille and front! Arrgghh.

Can't they change if for once? Is it that difficult to change the front that you need designers from Italy?
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Not to mention the christmas tree tail lamp design.But more than design i think has to improve their build quality and have a competent line-up of modern,fuel efficient powertrains.
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Thumbs up Maruti-Suzuki registers highest ever sales !

Maruti-Suzuki India Ltd. achieves
highest ever domestic sales (70,625 Vs previous highest of 67,005 recorded in Jan 09)
Highest ever export sales (8,565 Vs previous highest of 8,282 recorded in Mar 2004)
Highest ever total sales (79,190 Vs previous highest of 71,779 recorded in Jan 09)
In the month of February, 2009

Segementwise Sales for February, 2009:

Seg - 2009 (2008) change | Models
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A1 - 4075 (5745) -29.1% | M-800

A2 - 50331 (44059) +14.2% | Alto WagR Estilo Swift A-Star

A3 - 8043 (1958) +310.8% | SX4 D'Zire

C - 7641 (7268) +5.1% | Omni Versa

MUV - 535 (281) +90.4% | Gypsy GV
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Domestic - 70625 (59311) +19.1%
Export - 8565 (4511) +89.9%
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Total - 79190 (63822) +24.1%
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Source: BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange)
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8043 Sedans sold by Maruti in a month! And people are saying there is a recession! This is the magic of Dezire! They would also have increased the production capacity. Good - now waiting period should come down.
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Bolero has again topped UV segment, any idea on how much out of this were Crdi's?

My guess would be less than 5%!
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hyundai sales up 45% in feb 09

http://www.hyundai.co.in/presspop.as...bruary%20%9109

The segment-wise cumulative sales in the month of February, 2009 are as follows:
A2 Segment (Santro, i10, Getz & i20) 34,285 units;
A3 Segment (Accent & Verna) 3900 units; units,
A5 Segment (Sonata Transform) 66 units; and
SUV Segment (Tucson) 3 units.

HMILís total sales for February, 2009 stood at 38,254 units against 29,001 units of February, 2008.
The domestic market accounted for 21,215 units, compared to 14,600 units for the same month last year while the exports totaled 17,039 units in February, 2009, against 14,401 units of February, 2008.
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Congratulations to the 3 byuers of Tucson these guys truly deserve a salute


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hyundai sales up 45% in feb 09

http://www.hyundai.co.in/presspop.as...bruary%20%9109

The segment-wise cumulative sales in the month of February, 2009 are as follows:
A2 Segment (Santro, i10, Getz & i20) 34,285 units;
A3 Segment (Accent & Verna) 3900 units; units,
A5 Segment (Sonata Transform) 66 units; and
SUV Segment (Tucson) 3 units.

HMILís total sales for February, 2009 stood at 38,254 units against 29,001 units of February, 2008.
The domestic market accounted for 21,215 units, compared to 14,600 units for the same month last year while the exports totaled 17,039 units in February, 2009, against 14,401 units of February, 2008.
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Any idea about Linea & Fiesta sales numbers?
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Any idea about Linea & Fiesta sales numbers?

I am also waiting to get Linea sales figure of Feb 09. I have bought one and want to check how is the car doing.
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