|20th May 2009, 15:06||#1|
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Ads from the '90s - The decade that changed the Indian automotive industry
Another vacation to my hometown and I had the opportunity to dig out some old editions of Auto India and some other magazines. Reading those again after many years brought back memories of how much I used to dream about buying a car. The dream car kept changing from M800 to Gypsy to Esteem to OHC.
PAL was still alive. So was the lovable Premier with not so lovable diesel engine. 0-60 under 12 sec!!
How could I forget the Isuzu engined Ambassador? HM was trying to defend against the upcoming onslaught.
UNO heralded the re-entry of much loved FIAT. I remember it did create loads of expectation. FIAT had money to spend on ads too.
Ford enters with Escort. But could not de-throne Esteem as the quickest to 100. So, Ford settled for the "comfort" zone
Maruti came with the face-lifted Esteem in '97. Drool material indeed!!
TATA was avoiding a head-on battle. Did make the most beautiful ads, though.
First ad announcing arrival of OHC
Feel free to contribute more ads, please?
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|20th May 2009, 15:19||#2|
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Awesome work Whiteknight. Let me see and upload some ads. Do you have the ad for Premier Padmini S1 ?
|20th May 2009, 15:22||#4|
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This is a fabulous thread WhiteKnight!
I ope someone posts one of the old Sierra ads that had the tagline "It's not owned, it's possessed" One of my favourites.
|20th May 2009, 17:05||#9|
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i was like when i read that the padmini did 0-60 in 12sec. only latter when i read that the amby did in 7 seconds did it strike that it was km/h not mph .But man the cars look awesome in the ads.Pls upload some videos of ads if possible i was too young to remember any.
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|20th May 2009, 17:18||#10|
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Wow! Amazing stuff there
Ads today don't get you as excited, in print aleast. The exception being the Bimmer fold outs in car mags But then again that's not the same is it?
|20th May 2009, 17:18||#11|
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Tata Sierra Commercial
tata safari old commercial
Chevrolet India Brand Entry Commercial
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|20th May 2009, 17:58||#15|
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Hyundai Brand Intro with Shahrukh Khan
Hero Honda Splendor. The bike that changed it all.
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