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Old 16th March 2023, 13:20   #46
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Re: Maruti's latest safety ads brag about its crumple zones

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Problem is nothing. Who is saying there is a problem? Members are just discussing a poorly made ad from the market leader.

Some may not like this discussion as they owned or own a Maruti car, some may even work for Maruti, who knows?

The poor structural integrity of Maruti cars is not hidden from the masses and has all the right to be debated on automobile related forums at least, if not in the Parliament.

The data from recent years is mind boggling:
"Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) slimmed its market share to eight year low at 43% in the financial year ending March 31, 2022, an exceptional loss of over 8 percentage points in just three years.

MSIL had been maintaining a market share of about 50% in the Indian passenger vehicle space for a long time and kept the crown of 51% until FY20"
https://auto.economictimes.indiatime...-high/90688524
Interesting to note that there is no problem and members are just discussing an ad from MSIL.

I have owned 2 MSIL cars before. I have 1 MSIL and 2 Toyotas now. More than happy and willing to buy MSIL as my next car as well. The amount of peace of mind they give is unparalleled. I know what each of my cars is capable of in terms of performance and safety and what to expect from them.

What I don't understand from a lot of discussions in the forum is the amount of discussion which gets generated the minute MSIL does something. MSIL market share can go down to 10% or 90% in the next few years. I don't think I care. But just the amount of discussion which gets generated intrigues me.
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Old 16th March 2023, 14:34   #47
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Re: Maruti's latest safety ads brag about its crumple zones

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Interesting to note that there is no problem and members are just discussing an ad from MSIL.

I have owned 2 MSIL cars before. I have 1 MSIL and 2 Toyotas now. More than happy and willing to buy MSIL as my next car as well. The amount of peace of mind they give is unparalleled. I know what each of my cars is capable of in terms of performance and safety and what to expect from them.

What I don't understand from a lot of discussions in the forum is the amount of discussion which gets generated the minute MSIL does something. MSIL market share can go down to 10% or 90% in the next few years. I don't think I care. But just the amount of discussion which gets generated intrigues me.
A person would be lying if he does not admit that his first car was a Maruti. Either he belongs to the rarest of rare families or do not know what Y2K was.

I am quite disappointed that Maruti is not leading structural integrity and extremely disheartened to see a loss of life when a maruti car crumpled like a chocolate wrapper. I have shared a video in this thread where a Tiago and Maruti had a head to head collision. Just look at what happened to Maruti.
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Old 21st March 2023, 09:56   #48
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Re: Maruti's latest safety ads brag about its crumple zones

Maruti even goes further and "Clears the air on safety":

https://www.marutisuzuki.com/arenawo...articleSection

EDIT : Seems to be an almost year old "Campaign" article by Maruti.
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Re: Maruti's latest safety ads brag about its crumple zones

We were the first to introduce speed warning system, in fact all our cars are equipped with airbags, ABS + EBD.

My foot! That's the regulation. How much lower can a market leader stoop?

And considering that all these testing agencies are private, non standard, inconsistent and with varying quality, I am surprised that none of them have given the Baleno a good rating

While they still have awarded the Vitara Brezza 4 stars!!
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Re: Maruti's latest safety ads brag about its crumple zones

To whatever extent we crib, Maruti seems to be catering to what customers demand - right mix of economy and bling. In FY2022-23, Maruti sold 1,606,870 passenger cars in domestic market and 1,966,164 vehicles overall. And if we go by the financials for first three quarters, they are going kaching to the bank.

If customers are voting with their wallets, there's hardly any hope for improvement.

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Top 10 selling cars in March: Maruti Suzuki notches up 7 out of the top 10.

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