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  1. Booboo
    August 9, 2012

    Suzuki is the Emperor in India. Has been that way and will remain so for years to come. Indians buy low priced cars that are cheap and easy to maintain. Nobody beats Maruti Suzuki in India. The Etios sedan is high up in the rankings game, because it made substantial inrords inn the Taxi markets. A lot of the big sellers, that are ubiquitous on Indian roads have high volume Taxi sales. On the streets of Delhi, the Chevy Tavera and the Toyota Innova and the Mahindra Xylo and the Tata Indigo, Indica and Manza are a common sight and most are Taxis. With the exception of the Toyota Innova, very few of the other cars mentioned are
    the choice for personal vehicle purchase. Only the chartbusting Maruti Suzukis, Hyundais, Hondas. Toyotas and VWs have a large private vehicle following. The Japanese, Hyundai, Ford, GM and the Indians are doing very well. The German luxury brands and VW have a big share of the hi end market. Benz, BMW, Audi, Jaguar, Range Rover dominate the creamy layer. The
    economy mass market brands from Europe have bombed. Automobiles Peugeot fled the country in the late 90s after dismal sales. Fiat and Renault are struggling. Good luck to Peugeot who plan to return with a bang in the near future. Mitsubishi is the only Japanese brand thats low key in India. In a market the size and nature of India if you are not doing well, there is something wrong with your cars.The venerable Ambassador, 15000 of which drive on to Indian roads each year are almost exclusively for Government departments and some taxi sales. The Ambassador is a piece of Indian handicraft and culture and is surprisngly very expat westerners.( UN staff and Diplomats) Red, Yellow and Pink Ambys with UN and CD blue plates are a common sight in Delhi. Very rarely do you see personal imports in India. these are effectively banned by complex and skewed laws that would make importing a car a most futile excercise. However official import of new cars are permitted so for the rich a Rolls Royce, Lambo, Ferrari or Bugatti are a phone call away. So, unlike other countries in the sub continent, you wont find used Corolla Axio, Allions and Alphards and Sunnys.Also unlike many countries in India you wont find a single Japanese pick up truck. No HiLux, D Max, Triton or Navarra. The Tata xenon is a rare sight. Aistralian cars?the Australian emabssy had a fleet of late Holden Caprice sedans probably for the Ambassador, but it seems the envoy uses a BMW 7 series. They have afew late model Holden Commodores at the Mission, which look really luxurious compared to the locally made cars.They also have a Ford Falcon EF wagon, which needs some loving care to make it look respectable.And a new Ford Territory dressed inwhite looks every bit the diplomat. There are a dozen auto journals and TV shows each week so the avearge indian is failrly informed.

    • matgasnier
      August 9, 2012

      Thank you for this great insight into the Indian car market Booboo!
      cheers
      Matt

  2. Rajesh More
    July 27, 2012

    Required this data daily basis

  3. Sojan
    January 19, 2012

    Swift had the dominant lead.

  4. vikas
    December 22, 2011

    then why in europe u guys seprate golf and golf plus…???????????????????

  5. new car deals in india
    December 14, 2011

    Great information.. Maruti is the dominant car maker of India.it is a most popular car in India.

  6. Ameya Shirvoikar
    December 9, 2011

    You cannot club Etios and Liva together. using same argument then, you have to club Indica/Manza and Swift/Dzire also together.

    • matgasnier
      December 9, 2011

      Hi Ameya,
      Except the naming is Etios and Etios Liva
      Indica and Indica Manza
      but Swift and DZire
      There’s many ways to do this and I have just chosen the naming way.
      cheers
      Matt

  7. karthik
    December 9, 2011

    Great information.. Maruti is the dominant car maker of India

  8. Sandeep
    December 6, 2011

    well the sales are going upwards but still to low for a such big country 359 Jetta’s sold in November and the car is just priced 13.85 Lakhs the Car sales need to become the same as Germany and so

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