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Old 5th February 2020, 21:36   #16
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Great Wall Motors India site is up teasing an SUV-

https://www.gwm.co.in/
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Haval ‘vision2025’ electric SUV concept to be unveiled at Auto Expo.
The back looks like an f pace though but the design is pretty neat.

I have heard that GreatWall have a 50% stake in JaguarLandRover. Is that true?
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The back looks like an f pace though but the design is pretty neat.

I have heard that GreatWall have a 50% stake in JaguarLandRover. Is that true?
No way, Tata were rumoured to be talking to Geely for selling a small stake though
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Haval ‘vision2025’ electric SUV concept to be unveiled at Auto Expo.
Just when you think, this looks good, you wonder.. "Where have I seen this before?"

And then it hits you.


Haval:

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Jaguar F-Pace:

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That said, Haval has been churning out some non-polarizing designs, which seem to have reasonable success in the Australian market.
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Chinese auto players stare at uncertain times in Indian market

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All is not well. Sonam Wangchuk, the inspiration behind the iconic character of Phunsukh Wangdu in the movie 3 Idiots, has urged fellow Indians to boycott Chinese products, on the backdrop of the Covid virus, expected to have originated within Wuhan city of China, causing widespread mayhem worldwide. The clarion call to avoid Chinese products may just about spill over into the Indian automotive industry.

Industry experts have told ET that car consumers will rethink on buying vehicles which have a Chinese connection including investments from Chinese companies or a technology tie-up. Such a scenario will give players like*MG Motors, Great Wall Motors, Foton, Changan and BYD Motors much to think about in times to come.

MG Motors is a year old in Indian market while Changan will start operations in 2022, Great Wall in 2021 and BYD has just launched EV buses. A person in the know working closely with these Chinese auto companies says there is a fair amount of scepticism and negative sentiment for Chinese auto currently.

The negative perception is building and if this escalation continues, it will lead to negative consumer sentiments for products coming out of China. He says Japanese and Korean car companies have been around for more than two decades in India, without any negative perception of their countries. “There is going to be delay in their entry plans as government access will be difficult and talent, dealers and suppliers will also be an issue”, he added.

The call to boycott Chinese products is coming across sectors and a number of Indian celebrities have got on to this bandwagon. Chinese auto majors had displayed a number of products at the Indian auto show last February and announced major investment plans amounting to Rs 34000 crore.All this is set to change, getting the companies to scurry back to their drawing boards.

Dealers mention that Indian car manufacturers as well as those with Japanese and Korean connections will benefit at the expense of the Chinese players as consumer confidence has started waning for them. A person associated with Changan on condition of anonymity said, “Consumer sentiments might become low for Chinese products post Covid. As long as you provide quality products manufactured in India, consumers would buy it” adding that people would be willing to take up work with a new project even if at a risk.

Rajeev Chaba, Managing Director at MG Motors, owned by Chinese player SAIC mentioned that being local meant remaining relevant through investments, jobs and supporting suppliers as well as adding value. “The chemistry between brand and community has to be storing”, he added. Experts maintain that in spite of such assurances, Chinese auto companies may find it difficult to attract high level talent given the negativity.

BYD,Changan and Great Wall did not respond to ET queries.

Nikunj Sanghi, one of the largest automotive dealers mentions that another challenge is OEMs dependence on Chinese ancillary imports. “Today Indian OEMs especially EVs and two-wheelers depend on at least 26% of components from China which may be impacted. Some parts cannot be sourced from alternative sources and it is difficult to switch suppliers for mass-production items”.

As China continues to produce value for money products, it will find takers. However, in case things do not improve, it may yet be a classic case of going back from Chandni Chowk to China for Chinese auto players.
https://auto.economictimes.indiatime...arket/76178677

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Marking a major milestone in its Indian journey, GWM today
announced the signing of an MOU with the Maharashtra government in presence of the
honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray and Mr. Sun Weidong,
Chinese Ambassador to India today. The MoU officially announced the investment in the
state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing facility in Talegaon, Maharashtra. The plant will
be equipped with latest world-class technology and along with the R&D centre in Bengaluru
will generate employment for over 3000 people in phased manner.

Press Release 16 June 2020_FINAL.pdf
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Marking a major milestone in its Indian journey, GWM today
announced the signing of an MOU with the Maharashtra government in presence of the
honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray and Mr. Sun Weidong,
Chinese Ambassador to India today.---
Amid tensions between the two countries, Maharashtra freezes 3 Chinese projects worth Rs 5,000 crore including Great Wall Motors.

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The decision has been taken in consultation with the Union government. These were signed prior (to the killing of 20 Indian soldiers on the Indo-China border). The ministry of external affairs has advised not to sign any further agreements with Chinese companies

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World’s Cheapest Electric Car to Debut in India This Year


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Great Wall Motor is all set to launch its electric car Ora R1 in India, this year. This will be the biggest breakthrough of this Chinese automobile manufacturer. Furthermore, this car model is termed as the cheapest electric vehicle in the world.

The company claims that the price range will remain between $8.6K to $11K. It’s around INR 6.2 Lakh to INR 8 Lakh.

the car will have a maximum range of 351Km and will run on a 35KW motor.
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Man that thing is one ugly mother. Wow. Just, no redeeming qualities as far as the looks are concerned. The colour scheme, those lines, the headlights...
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Man that thing is one ugly mother. Wow. Just, no redeeming qualities as far as the looks are concerned. The colour scheme, those lines, the headlights...
I hate the looks as well but if its any close to the proposed 350 km in one charge and under 10 lakhs then I might look into it for my next car
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Just when you think, this looks good, you wonder.. "Where have I seen this before?"

And then it hits you.


Haval:

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That said, Haval has been churning out some non-polarizing designs, which seem to have reasonable success in the Australian market.
Exactly my thoughts when I saw this at the Auto Expo ! The styling is a rip off from the F-Pace.

This too was displayed at the Auto Expo and the design is copied from the Honda EV !

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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/76500474.cms

"The Maha Vikas Aghadi government has put the three agreements signed with Chinese companies on hold. The proposed investments total over Rs. 5,000 crores"

"The three agreements included a Rs 3,770-crore MoU with GWM to set up an automobile plant in Talegaon near Pune."

I just wish the top brass is mature to handle the geo-political issues, economic interests of country at large and sentiments prevailing in the country in a measured fashion. Hoping it doesn't stop at being just a knee jerk reaction.

Even it is to be believed that China has not been the most favorite country for many, how many news have we come across of companies pulling out of China in hordes? How many American/European auto/automotive companies have pulled out of China owing to geo-political reasons alone?

The reasons for the likes of VW, GM etc to have entered and grown so big in China in last 20 odd years surely would have been measured on more parameters than geo-political and sentiments prevailing in respective countries?

Fail to understand such news and hope in the long run, these might just be pressure inducing tactics rather than anything else.

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As of today, the sale of GM plant is awaiting clearance from Ministry of Home Affairs as well as RBI and appears to have hit a roadblock.

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In the current climate (and for foreseeable future), it's not going to be easy to convince Indian consumer to spend on chinese contraptions.
I already see a massive change with amazon and flipkart where most of the search results are yeilding non-china made products.
MG is already feeling the heat, and has started to offer their EVs for test drives in days.
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With the changing times and restrictions coming up in various sectors it is becoming difficult for major Chinese manufacturers for survival in India.

Attached Restrictions on Public Procurement from certain countries indicates clear indication from GOI.
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