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Old 10th March 2009, 17:08   #1576
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Bottomline, whatever car is released in the compact segment is not making a single dent in the maruti share. in fact it is eating into tata and hyundai. will need to see if that changes with the alto.

also one more intersting thing is ford is maintaining quite a good numbers through out.. not impressive but steady !

does HM mean ambassodor and cedia or just cedia ? 544 is a ok number.. better than GM
Please refer vasudev's xls. Maruti has registered -2.3% from 2007 to 2008 where as Hyundai has registered 26% growth.
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Please refer vasudev's xls. Maruti has registered -2.3% from 2007 to 2008 where as Hyundai has registered 26% growth.
The growth we've seen in Hyundai sales was mainly due to exports, not by domestic sales.
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Wonder how many i20's were sold last month. Haven't seen one on the road yet
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Even I have not seen a single i20.
i live in a much smaller town compared to you people but i saw three i20 already in past 10 days.it does have road presence and those curves looks appealing.
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i live in a much smaller town compared to you people but i saw three i20 already in past 10 days.it does have road presence and those curves looks appealing.
Though bigger than i10, i20 doesn't have the road presence of a Swift. i20 looks better on paper than on road! And the looks are in such a way that it gets bored sooner than a Swift / Fabia.
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Finally saw a i20 on the road today, and my opinion is that Getz looks a lot better. Maybe the eye will get used to it (like the City).
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Did ford reduce the price of FUSION or some discounts?
sales have jumped from 47 to 100
I heard it was being phased out, so more discounts probably !
On the contrary, offers such as free insurance etc. available on Fiesta are not available on Fusion, and the phasing out news has not held water either.
Interesting to see the relatively strong sales trend of Fusion, though!
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GM is really spending a lot of money on getting sales these days. There is the routine of 10-20% price reduction (which has happened for as long as I remember, ie from late-2002 onwards). Plus, in the last week, I have received at least 6 SMS on 55K off on Spark and 4 SMS on 90K off on the Optra. I have been a GM customer and their machine is sending SMS to all customers of years past.
Hey Vasudev, would like toe know if these are sales to customers or dealers ???

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No way of knowing that for GM or for any of the others.

Did you notice that Maruti sold a grand total of 1 Grand Vitara in 2/2009.

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Even I have not seen a single i20. Another incident, I was cruising at 110 when a Linea overtook me easily. This certainly speaks about Linea's engine. I dont know whether it was a diesel or petrol but a good sight though
Linea leads the "executive" segment. Poor folks, it is still being compared to the likes of i10... .
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Linea spottings for me have become quite regular now. There was a beige Linea driving alongwith me on Tuesday at about 8 pm. I just realised that the instrument lights are red / orangish. I thought they would be green. IMO beige is the most ugly colour. Doesn't suit the car at all.
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I understand that an ardent fan wants to talk about his faith, but IMHO talk of Linea's interiors in sales thread is woefully out of place. Maybe this post need to be moved to a different thread.
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Linea spottings for me have become quite regular now. There was a beige Linea driving alongwith me on Tuesday at about 8 pm. I just realised that the instrument lights are red / orangish. I thought they would be green. IMO beige is the most ugly colour. Doesn't suit the car at all.
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I understand that an ardent fan wants to talk about his faith, but IMHO talk of Linea's interiors in sales thread is woefully out of place. Maybe this post need to be moved to a different thread.
reminds me of the old school adage of carbon black pots calling kettles black !
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No way of knowing that for GM or for any of the others.
These are dealer sales figures, or as the trade calls it, 'wholesale' figures. A senior guy in GM told me that it is very difficult to track 'retail' or direct customer sales as that would involve tracking RTO registrations etc.
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No way of knowing that for GM or for any of the others.

Did you notice that Maruti sold a grand total of 1 Grand Vitara in 2/2009.
ha ha ha...
well said.

BTW, did you upload the feb'09 excel sheet yet?
I was trying to look thru the posts but may have missed it...
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A senior guy in GM told me that it is very difficult to track 'retail' or direct customer sales as that would involve tracking RTO registrations etc.
100% spurious statement. In this age of computers, surely dealers have online and up-to-the-minute tracking of sales and RTO registrations. GM would surely be knowing how much they have received in rupee terms. If the GM statement is correct, no wonder they are bankrupt. Do not even know how much they have sold.
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