Wow! Bolero is giving competion to all the small family cars. So Manhindra claim is true - highest selling UV. Sumo & Tavera is nowhere near it. I wonder what is Bolero's direct competition in its category?
@GTO: Can you please analyse the FIAT linea figures, as they are stagnating around 700-800 units, what do you see as this models future. All other cars in the segment are rising (Logan, Fiesta, SX4 & ANHC), was it because market was expetcting T-jet, and held back purchases? Or has Fiat lost it?
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1. Indica sale seems to be suffering (settling around 6.5K from 8k units) because of the Figo.
2. Tata's average/poor quality has dented its SUV/MUV sales as well. They are the laggards in the race.
3. Vento seems to have made a impact in the beginning month itself. The numbers 1364 are impressive. Polo has clocked more units than the Beat (beaten the Beat). Impressive numbers for both these cars, & they have already made a dent in competitors sales numbers.
4. I do not see many Boleros in North. Gurkhas & Other Force people's carriers are more popular in North. It is probably institutional sales (State Police, Security Forces, Rural Banking Agencies, etc.) that are driving sales of these ones. Recently, Punjab Police ordered quite a few for themselves. My relative who works in a public sector company always has one or other Bolero for disposal.
5. What's wrong with Nano's numbers. I believe there were constraints due to component suppliers. The production seems to have suffered. Moreover, does it have the "Aam Aadmi ki Gadi" image.
Further, I see more buyers are the ones who have another car in house. Indian Market is more perception driven (& probably herd mentality is very strong buying factor especially with the middle class) than logic/merit. Add to this the "Mruti in Daj" (Maruti in Dowry) in the North does has a effect, with the benefit of 800 withdrawal going to Alto (rather than Nano as perceived earlier).
Will be back with more analysis...
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Thanks for this thread, very informative
Looking at Hyundai, Santro is still selling pretty well inspite of having the newer i10 in the market.
Punto figures are little dissapointing. Polo and Punto should really eat into Swift sales, not happening really
1. i10 is the second largest selling car in India, marginally ahead of Wagon-R (first time?)
2. ANHC, in spite of better competition, it must be a record for them!
3. i20 does extremely well. Swift is still ahead by a big margin
4. Maruti numbers in general looks very healthy, breadbox (omni) still sells extremely well!
5. Mitsu in real bad shape. Wonder if they may even pull out of the car business
6. The new boys Nissan and VW has a lot of work to do to scale to the demand