For cars like Ford Figo, Volkswagen Polo, Chevrolet Beat etc the first time car buyers drove the growth figures north. But for the country’s biggest carmaker it is the repeat customers who have added massively to the sales figures.
The carmaker makes every second car sold in India and according to a statement made by a senior official of the company in the media Maruti has seen the percentage of first time buyers come down marginally. It is the buyers of an additional car in the family and the repeat buyers who have taken more percentage this time.
The unquestioned leader in the small segment in the auto sector, Maruti Suzuki is about to test waters in the premium car segment with Maruti Kizashi launching tomorrow. Maruti has always been criticized for its simple looks but the Maruti Kizashi pictures tell a different tale. The car has been given refreshed looks and a premium feel to it.
Priced between Rs 16 to 20 lakh, Maruti Kizashi is the most expensive car from the company's stable. It earlier pitched Maruti Baleno in the same segment but did not succeed. The car will be shipped as a completely built unit from its parent company Suzuki. Its local assembly in India would depend on the demand it gather after its launch.
Maruti SX4 makes an intelligent choice in the segment with its decent technology use, affordable price and last but not the least Maruti badge to assure its performance. The coming month will bring an exclusive diesel version of Maruti SX4 with minor changes to add up the spices. Here are a few facts which supports the model to be a smart choice in the segment.
Its an unsaid truth but a car carrying the badge of Maruti is what a person can trust on blindly without giving even a second thought. The brand is known for delivering stand out models in class. The strong network of 872 Maruti dealers along with the 2,740 Maruti Authorised service centers assures not just wide availability of car models but also easy servicing to the cars. When it is about Maruti, one can just simply sit back and relax. Thus Maruti SX4 Diesel assures great performance.
If you have been tracking the recent media reports on luxury carmakers you could easily conclude that it’s raining luxury cars in India. The recent carmaker to announce the launch of a luxury car is none other than General Motors. The company is all set to bring its iconic budget friendly sports car Chevrolet Camaro to India.
General Motors international operations president Tim Lee was quoted in the Indian media saying that the company is soon going to bring a right-hand drive two-door to the world’s second fastest growing auto market.
Recently we got the good news of people's car catching the sales back and to meet the increasing demand, the company has decided to double up the production of Tata Nano. Now it is time to go a step ahead as Tata Motors is planning to sail the stunning home drown small car overseas to the neighbouring countries. The countries targeted by Tata Motors include Thailand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The company will come up with solidified plans by second half of 2011.
The big intention of the company was revealed at auto event in Bochum, Germany. During the event Carl-Peter Forster who is the Chief Executive Officer in TataTata Nano is filled with unexplored opportunities as it is a revolutionary car model which needs hard work to make it shine in the world of automobiles. motors commented that the company will consider these countries one by one and accordingly plan its strategies to pierce the individual auto market. He also said that.
One is a small car market leader in India with its roots spread deep in the Indian soil and the other is a Korean car genius popular for its technology genius, looks and knack of giving the word 'interesting' to its cars. Maruti Suzuki, the unquestioned leader in India and Hyundai Motors only second to the leader with its strong and appealing cars and excellent after sales service are gearing for a battle, this time in the premium segment and the weapons of this battle are Maruti Kizashi and Hyundai Avante
Maruti is a green horn in the luxury segment and has so far just concentrated in the small cars. With Maruti Kizashi, it has set out to change the small car maker tag associated to it and prove that it can offer much more than just cheap and reliable cars. The luxury saloon on which the company's fate now lies is slated for a launch on the 2nd Feb this year. Though an experiment, Maruti Kizashi has been a result of careful planning by the company to see how the company fares in an unknown segment; moreover how Indian buyers react to it. Originally priced between 18 to 20 lac, it is expected that by the time it hits India, the prices would slash down too, maybe to 16 lac. The car would come as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) initially and might witness a domestic production depending on the demand for the saloon.
Toyota Etios is all set to start a fairy tale in the domestic auto market and also is being anticipated to bring a metamorphic change in the domestic auto market. Toyota Motors has received the order backlog of 21,000 for its sedan. This year it is being anticipated that Toyota Etios would bring about a big change in the entry level segment which is currently ruled by the Indian auto czars Maruti Swift Dzire.
Toyota Etios deliveries began from January, 2011 and as much as seven months waiting period has been witnessed which is a record in itself. On the other hand, Maruti Swift Dzire which is a straight competition to Toyota Etios sedan has a waiting period of two to three months which is not so much and one out of the every two cars rolled in the entry level segment in the domestic auto market has a similar waiting period. Maruti Swift Dzire sales experienced a downfall by 1000 units. Moreover Tata Indigo, the Tata Motors sedan also witnessed a downfall in sales to 5,234 cars in December.
You know a car is in great demand when the queue of people (well virtual, of course!) waiting to buy it is really long. If you thought Maruti Swift, Maruti Swift Dzire, Ford Figo, Chevrolet Captiva et al were the only ones that could boast of long waiting periods then here is some news for you.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) is all set to almost double the production of its recently launched sedan Toyota Etios in order to avoid loosing customers to other models. At present the waiting period of Toyota Etios stretches to about eight months.
Maruti Ritz that has been a highly popular car in the A2 segment is targeted towards the youth especially people who are on the move quite often. This extermely loved car has had sales of 6000 units every month ever since its launch in the month of May, 2009. It has also clocked one lac sales to be ever registered in its segment.
Maruti Ritz campaign, Live the Moment has been going on since December 2010 and as the name suggests, has been focussing on the idea to 'live in the moment'. The birth of Live the Moment came about to get both the spirit of the car and its driver. The small car czar, Maruti belives that the young and vibrant urban customer maintain life's purpose optimally balacing each aspect of life perfectly which is also what Maruti Ritz stands for. Just as its consumers, Maruti Ritz brings difefrent aspects such as space, mileage, performance and style all in one package and thus promises to be the best companion urban families could ask for.
The top end of the Indian car market is growing at a fast pace. The number of cars launched by the luxury car segment is growing up and it is even reflected in their sales numbers month after month. However, even the ultra luxury segment with carmakers like Lamborghini, Porsche, Bugatti etc is growing fast.
The Indian consumers are soon going to get another supercar maker among the above stated names. Swedish super sports car maker Koenigsegg Automotive AB along with Rahul Bhatia-promoted InterGlobe Enterprises is all set to launch a number of high-end models in the country.
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