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|10th July 2008, 04:50||#91|
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Having said that, some people in America are ignorant about a lot of things and it can trickle down to consumer expectations from a small unknown automaker. But that's a chance everyone has to take. When Hyundai first came to the US, it was the same scenario and look where they are now.
Even the diminutive Yugo (from former Yugoslavia) did sell in decent numbers, although it was a laughing stock amongst many.
And the reason that no automaker offers recalls in India is because of the laws over there. If people bothered to initiate legal action against companies for known manufacturing defects, they'll surely respond.
In the end it's the people not the manufacturers. I mean Hondas are sold at such a high mark up in India and people buy them like hot cakes just because of the badge. So even if there's a recall in a Honda vehicle, why do you think they'd bother?
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|13th July 2008, 18:39||#92|
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Don't misunderstand my earlier comments. I absolutely with M&M the best of luck with their high stakes entry into North America. No one will be happier than myself if they are successful and show the world that Indian companies can make a world class product. But they do face a very daunting task, and will have to compete with the worlds most successful auto makers.
|14th July 2008, 12:00||#93|
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some interesting comments here:
Mahindra Scorpio may offer diesel-electric hybrid when sold in U.S. - AutoblogGreen
Also here: (though the picture in discussion is a mod job done in INDIA by an enthusiast)
Industry News: Mahindra to Build Diesel Pickups For U.S. Sale
With all those goodies in place and scorpio being assembled there, it should be costing at least 10 Lakhs in USA. Its around $24,000 (@ 42/- per $). Where would this Compact SUV priced @ 24K stand in US market, may be a hybrid diesel @ 24K might sound interesting to US market.
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|8th June 2012, 20:14||#94|
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Re: US orders 45,000 Scorpios for the first year!
Not Sure if this belongs here.
Mahindra and Mahindra are facing a fraud, misrepresentation and conspiracy lawsuit filed by a bunch of its US dealers on June 4. The law firm representing the dealers has accused M&M of graft where the company is said to be sitting upon the about $9 million dealer fees it collected in 2008 with the promise of delivering cars to the US markets within an year and then wilfuly delaying the certifications for the cars.
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