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Old 25th November 2020, 16:31   #226
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Maruti reply with sales numbers to Tata Motors after Twitter jibe on WagonR
This is hardly a comeback, it is more of a self-goal in football parlance. Having said that I don't think Tata should focus on ridiculing market favourites. It has never worked for Tata in past. Initially, Aria was claimed to be better than Innova. Nano was better than MS 800. It has never worked in their favour. They should brag about their safety ratings and focus on improving customer experience and quality of service.
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Old 25th November 2020, 16:34   #227
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Maruti reply with sales numbers to Tata Motors after Twitter jibe on WagonR
All that Maruti proved by this response was - they can combine 2 fonts in a single line on a flyer page. Expected at least a better PR effort from MSIL.

Earlier they hid behind the GoI's safety norms. Now hiding behind 24L buyers who put faith in the WagonR. At least some of them didn't know about the safety credentials when buying the car. (Certainly there will be some who made a calculated decision to buy the car knowing the limitations with specific applications in mind.)
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Old 25th November 2020, 17:25   #229
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Wow - so the GNCAP test of India specification car has caused ripple elsewhere for Maruti/Suzuki too. Lets see if it actually makes a difference for Maruti's approach at least in the long term.

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Old 25th November 2020, 17:32   #230
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Pure shamlessness by Maruti here. Rather than acknowledging that their product offerings are below par and just not good enough in the safety department, they are actually trying to shove it under the carpet. I sincerely hope that consumers see through this charade.
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Old 25th November 2020, 17:53   #231
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The numbers mentioned and the quote in reply is strong, but not their argument!
Trusted by 24+ Lakh families, and yet they don't give a safe product to them...
Just goes to show that the market does not care for it... Price, kitna deti hai, ability to carry 6 -7 people(Yes you can stuff in a WagonR) availability of fng is what we want
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Old 25th November 2020, 18:00   #232
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Suzuki South Africa is exposing Maruti Suzuki India

High time for Maruti to smell the coffee and work on improving safety instead of hiding behind minimum regulatory requirements
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Old 25th November 2020, 18:41   #233
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Maruti's reply to Tata looks like a kid trying his level best to use "I swear to God" ninja technique!

Honestly, it cracked me up lol!
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Old 25th November 2020, 18:47   #234
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"Suzuki India sells unsafe cars, we don't. Suzuki products of India are unsafe in comparison to Suzuki products elsewhere" - this is the message Suzuki South Africa puts out indirectly.

While an additional airbag and seatbelt pretensioners may increase the score by a star, the Spresso is still an unsafe product everywhere. It's funny how Suzuki South Africa throws Maruti Suzuki under the bus.

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Old 25th November 2020, 20:02   #235
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Why are we expecting a Social media admin guy to be the jack of all trades? Why is he/she responsible for engine performance and mileage and aging?

Not every tweet or Instagram post comes pre approved by the Tata Motors CEO. This team although getting a bit repetitive is on some fun and let them enjoy for they deserve this. I am sure they have people looking at other departments as well to improve their brand image.
Every person working for any good Organization is responsible for it's image in the market. People working in social media has nothing to do with technical things for sure but he is representing organization to the outside world, so he/she has to be extra careful and responsible. In fact they should make sure that organization's image is not tempered at any cost and brand image is not damaged by their single word or sentence. Just see how Skoda boss's recent response is not liked by many here and outside, it was just stupid.

Also one more thing, Tata just sold 23 K in total last month and Maruti's Swift alone sold almost same numbers. In Total Maruti is selling many times more cars than Tata for last 20 years. Instead of mocking Maruti, Tata you better learn few good things from them. It will help you improve only, just mocking on social media will not take you anywhere. Thanks & all the best.
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Old 25th November 2020, 20:12   #236
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Tata can very well come up with a response to Maruti like:

" Sure, 24 lakh+ family has trusted you Dilse till date.
But, we trust our cars Dilse to keep 24 lakh+ family safer from here on."
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Old 25th November 2020, 20:13   #237
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Considering how dominant maruti is in India, they should perhaps take a leaf out of a similarly dominant Indian political institution's book!

'u gaddaarr, how dare you question us on safety, tum jao pak!stan!'




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4 years ago when I was searching for a small city hatchback, the WagonR had only driver side airbag. Co-passenger side airbag was only available for Optional variant. And none of the Maruti dealerships in Gurgaon could confirm availability of that Optional variant of WagonR with two airbags. So I rejected that car.

Now, how many of the 24 lakhs+ Happy customers got a WagonR with basic minimum safety feature of two airbags?

For past 2-3 years the safety consciousness is increasing among the entry level car buyers, which is a good sign for indian automobile sector. All my colleagues and friends laughed at me when I spent extra money for the Swift optional with two airbags. It's good that now all of them check how safe is the car before a buying decision.

There should be a statistics available for the fatal accidents of Maruti Suzuki cars. How many families lost someone due to these unsafe cars.
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Old 25th November 2020, 20:23   #239
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Also one more thing, Tata just sold 23 K in total last month and Maruti's Swift alone sold almost same numbers. In Total Maruti is selling many times more cars than Tata for last 20 years. Instead of mocking Maruti, Tata you better learn few good things from them. It will help you improve only, just mocking on social media will not take you anywhere. Thanks & all the best.
Tata has done and doing far better works for nearly half a decade and no way inferior compared to other competitors.

Right now, they have got a best chance to take a dig at fellow competitors for their sub-standard products and it has been well received too and appreciated by many

Overall, they have given the best products in recent years and itís people who are ignorant in choosing the wise one and moreover they are consistently improving their ASS too.

And merely, I donít think the numbers matters here anymore than the peopleís lives.
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Old 25th November 2020, 20:23   #240
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"Suzuki India sells unsafe cars, we don't. Suzuki products of India are unsafe in comparison to Suzuki products elsewhere" - this is the message Suzuki South Africa puts out indirectly.

While an additional airbag and seatbelt pretensioners may increase the score by a star, the Spresso is still an unsafe product everywhere. It's funny how Suzuki South Africa throws Maruti Suzuki under the bus.
Don't think it's so sir.

To me, they seem to be justifying the results by saying that "GNCAP picked the base variant of the car sold in India (which has one airbag and no seat belt pretensioners) whereas our Spresso has dual airbags and pretensioners as standard. So these results don't apply to the Spresso sold in South Africa".

Though, I agree that Spresso world over seems to be a budget hatchback build from the ground up with no regards to safety.
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