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Old 8th October 2009, 15:34   #1
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Default USA - Car sales figures Sep-2009

If you are tired of seeing 4 digit sales numbers from our car sales details, here is something to energize you, car sales figures of US, sept 2009.

Sep-09

Ford F - Series PU 33,877
Toyota Camry / Solara 25,745
Honda Accord 20,826
Toyota Corolla / Matrix 20,741
Chevrolet Silverado PU 19,401
Honda Civic 16,093
Honda CR-V 14,554
Dodge Ram PU 13,452
Chevrolet Impala 13,047
Nissan Altima 12,149
Toyota Prius 10,984
Ford Fusion 10,834
Chevrolet Malibu 10,479
Toyota RAV4 10,398
Volkswagen Jetta 9,568
Ford Focus 9,182
Ford Escape 8,692
Lexus RX 8,228
Pontiac G6 8,097
Chevrolet Camaro 7,961

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Ford Fusion- 10,834 Growth +9%
Nice to see Ford Fusion doing well in US. Guess they have made the exercise of placement well there. Does this mean it appeals more to US than India.

I understand this is surely not the generation of Fusion running in India, But it does happen only because of correct placement.

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Sell us an Accord for 8 lakhs, a Mercedes Benz C-Class for 15 Lakhs and an S-Class for 42 Lakhs and see the sales zoom! :P
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Ford Fusion- 10,834 Growth +9%
Nice to see Ford Fusion doing well in US. Guess they have made the exercise of placement well there. Does this mean it appeals more to US than India.

I understand this is surely not the generation of Fusion running in India, But it does happen only because of correct placement.
IIRC, the Ford Fusion on sale in USA is a sedan. and not a hatchback that is on sale here. Ford Fusion in USA goes head on with accord and camry i guess.
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Hi chevelle you are right, I confused it with the Ford Fusion as sold in Europe which is similar to the Indian Fusion.
Here is the link of the same as reviewed by TopGear
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Sell us an Accord for 8 lakhs, a Mercedes Benz C-Class for 15 Lakhs and an S-Class for 42 Lakhs and see the sales zoom! :P
If the Govt./SIAM allowed sales at such prices (which is reasonable considering that Honda/Toyota sell it at such prices in low duty markets), what will happen to `Indian' brands and `employment', and more importantly, profits. Consumer welfare is always the last priority for governments imposing high duties.
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If the Govt./SIAM allowed sales at such prices (which is reasonable considering that Honda/Toyota sell it at such prices in low duty markets), what will happen to `Indian' brands and `employment', and more importantly, profits. Consumer welfare is always the last priority for governments imposing high duties.
Won't the price come down if the cars are locally manufactured?
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There is local manufacturing, and there is manufacturing at a profit. There needs to be a minimum volume for car manufacturing to be profitable. Plus, you also need a reliable component supplier base. That is easier for some cars and some makers, but building up this base takes time.
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There is local manufacturing, and there is manufacturing at a profit. There needs to be a minimum volume for car manufacturing to be profitable. Plus, you also need a reliable component supplier base. That is easier for some cars and some makers, but building up this base takes time.
I am not asking for US prices. A C-Class even at 20 lakhs will more than double it volumes, a S-Class at 50 lakhs would do number more than the current E-Class and Beemers do. Also note I have included a markup of around 5 lakhs and 10 lakhs to the cost of C and S Class respectively over their selling price in US. I am assuming they make handsome profit on every car sold in US as well.
As far as building supplier base is concerned we should let them handle it. They already source a number of components from India if I am not wrong. It all boils down to if they want to do it or not.

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Chrysler car sales in USA (2007 - 2009):

Sales of Fiat-Chrysler cars in United States
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so americans have started wearing the kimono's . IMO its gona stay on them for a long time.
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