India’s BIGGEST recent flops

It is really difficult for any new product that enters the market to succeed. The market is highly competitive and takes time to accept the changes. The new products are the most vulnerable products that may fail. We bring you 10 such cars that were launched recently but have flopped terribly in the market.

Fiat Punto Abarth

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The performance oriented hot hatchback is the most powerful car in the segment. The closest rival of the Punto Abarth has far more power. The hatchback can do intense drag races and proves to be no match even for the cars from higher segments.

What went wrong?

The Punto was never was a successful car in India. Fiat plonked a more powerful and high-performance engine in the car that increased the price of the Punto distinctively and also decreased the fuel efficiency by a huge margin, For a car that has to be successful in India have to be affordable and fuel efficient, especially in the hatchback segment, which the Abarth Punto did not get.

Fiat Avventura Abarth

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The Fiat Avventura is based on the Fiat Punto platform. The Pseudo crossover gets raised ground clearance, plastic cladding all around to make it look very muscular and a tailgate-mounted spare tyre. The Abarth version of the car received a more powerful engine.

What went wrong?

Just like the Punto, the Avventura is not a popular car in the market. The car is impractical on many fronts like the opening of the tailgate, for which the spare wheel mount has to be opened before getting access to the boot-lid. The Avventura Abarth also became more expensive with the high-performance engine and the sales never did take off.

Chevrolet Trailblazer

Trailblazer

The Trailblazer was Chevrolet’s bid to bring American big bad SUVs to the Indian shores. The car is very potent with a powerful 2.8-litre diesel engine that generates 197 BHP of maximum power and a huge torque of 500 Nm. The car also comes with gadgets like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It is the fastest car in the segment.

What went wrong?

The Trailblazer competes with the likes of Toyota Fortuner and new Ford Endeavour that have been around in India for a long time. The Trailblazer being an SUV misses out of 4X4 drive system that is essential for an SUV of this segment. Since the car comes as a CBU to India, the price is bit too much for the liking of the Indian market.

Honda Mobilio

Mobilio

The MPV segment is a risky segment in India. People generally go for tried and tested cars or very trusted brand. Honda jumped in the MPV market with the Mobilio. The car is based on the platform of Brio and gets powered by the Honda’s petrol and diesel engines. The car sales are next to non-existant right now.

What went wrong?

Honda launched the Mobilio at a very premium price. The car is priced over the Maruti Ertiga at Rs. 75,000 on base variant. For the price it comes for, the Mobilio lacks premium features. It looks very basic from the inside. All the things played against the Mobilio to make it a flop in the market.

Mahindra NuvoSport

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The Mahindra NuvoSport is based on the Quanto which is a chopped version of the Xylo. The Quanto was basically a shortened MPV that Mahindra launched to take the tax benefits on the sub 4-metre cars. The NuvoSport is a heavily cosmetic job done on the Quanto but the car failed to impress the Indian market at all.

What went wrong?

The NuvoSport looks like a botched up plastic surgery. All the DRLs placed on the bonnet. The car is also very expensive, in fact, pricier than the TUV300. The NuvoSport is not fuel efficient either. It returns only 17.2 km/l against the Brezza (24.3 km/l) and EcoSport (22.7 km/l).

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