Now this is a car to wait for!
I sincerely feel the current 1.6 took a pricing beating since the petrol engine was over 1.2L pushing it in a higher excise bracket, also may explain the 1.2 Tsi under testing. VW has to come up with a 1.5L diesel engine, else story will repeat. A 1.6 diesel Polo with a price tag around 9L or more will hardly find any takers, except for those who…[Read more]
is it coming early 2013 or late ??? and what will be the price of this polo 1.6???? any sure news about it???
I think its time now that VW rethinks on its strategy. A 1.6L diesel engine in a hatch would mean a base price of over 8 lakhs!! What essentially remains to be seen is that if VW is able to bring a smile to the customers who have been complaining about the lack of performance of the present 1.2L diesel. Further, this would help VW reposition…[Read more]
it will surely come with one top model fully loaded!!!!
VW is working on 1.5L diesel engine just for India. They gonna work on Polo too and new Polo is expected by the end of next year. For now, they will launch 1.6L to heat up the line-up. And yeah they shouldn’t expect much from 1.6 diesel.
Indian market was too conservative n few of the cars mentioned were way ahead of times.. but want cant be understood is as to y no one comes wit a convertible priced around 6 to 10L.. surely has a decent fan following.. thanks to English movies.. and unfortunately the pricing dynamics flop the car.. not the car itself is the reason. i am auto…[Read more]
felt vry bad abt Opel Vectra its amazing if its available @2002
mitsubishi cedia also very rare on indian road.
I seriously considered the Vectra (used) instead of a new Civic. But every owner said they faced electronics related problems. beautiful car otherwise!
I liked the Mahindra Voyager for its practical design.
I owned a second-hand Sipani Montana petrol from 1994 to 1999. It was a great vehicle for the price, and more spacious than the M800 or the Zen. However, parts were a problem (available only in Bangalore), and by 1998 a lot of newer n better cars were available… Mine is still running around somewhere with the new owner!
Peugeot was my favourite and SRV was a super sports hatch back… Loved its looks!!
it may further include cars such as maruti versa, mitsubishi lancer, hyundai elantra , tata sierra and tata mobile, opel corsa/sail,mahindra logan… most of the above cars died due to poor publicity or lack of effective advertisements….
Lancer was never a failure…. MILIND…. Failures were Opel, Kizahshi etc etc……
lancer was hit but HM cant provide better service.tata sierra was a good suv diesel
mahindra voyager was a great car, mahindra should re -introduce the car in indian market, it can be a success now
i think sipani P1 and D1 were great with rover engines but never to be sold,because they had fibre bodies,but actually they were tough and safe as i had seen head on collision vehicles between a p1 and premier padmini where occupant of padmini was seriously injured whereas the p1 driver was without a scratch,also the p1 was up and ready the same…[Read more]
indian need of car is much different.economy and a.s.services r prime concerns where these cars score less……..
Milind logan can also bee seen its not that flop
hyundai tucson is also not to be seen vehicle.
Right, Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Terracan were another two vehicles ahead of their time.
wht abt maruti suzuki kizashi
i own a ford fusion petrol , think of it as a brilliant car, but was ahead of its time and expensive and flopped
I think ford fusion looked good from outside,good decent looks quite roomy inside,i don’t know why they stopped producing it.
Fusion was stopped because the sub-4 meter rule that allowed smaller cars great excise benefits. The Figo was coming in, and hence Ford didn’t want to continue with the Fusion. It sold relatively well for the 3 odd years it was in production.
@roshun Povaiah i believe the reason Terracan n Tucson din find many buyer is the fact that.. Hyundai is not a brand that exudes Class, n does not not really have the kind of brand value Honda or Skoda demands., Yu can now point to i20, verna,. n other sub 13L cars that have been a super success.. no doubt they r amazing cars.. Hyundai hav…[Read more]
True, when someone is paying Rs. 20 lakh, they are also looking for brand value. Hyundai is now slowly moving up the value chain.
Great article Sir, lot of fun and true facts. Chevrolet SRV is one of my favorite here, love that car. I am disappointed, couldn’t last long. Great research over the vehicles, amazing article.
What about Daewoo cielo??
cielo was selling in good numbers before daewoo shut down its plant
one more infact two more ,chevrolet forester and mahindra verito since it changed the name from logan.not to be seen!!! not to be seen!!!!!!
Verito is selling 1,400 cars a month on average. Not many seen as private cars, but check out the huge numbers being bought by Meru, Easycabs etc in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai… it’s selling.
another failure from maruti is grand [ bechara] oops VITARA
i guess the fiat petra also deserves to be in this list…correct me if i am wrong
@HUSSAIN SURI,CEDIA WAS NOT A FAILURE,IN FACT BEST IN CLASS RACING,
PREMIER PAL 2000 NOT MENTIONED
a-star, kizashi, renault fluence
among all this lots,I WOULD LIKE 2 CONCLUDE CEILO FROM THE STAPLES OF DAEWOO,WHEN BROUGHT 2 INDIA IN 1994.WAS THE FIRST LONG WHEEL BASE SEDAN IN INDIA.AND IN FACT HAD A VERY GOOD PICK UP OF 94 BHP.I STILL MISS THT CAR IT WAS THEEEE BEST
thanks roshun – very nicely compiled
Versa by Maruti was another big failure! Lack of a diesel unit killed the budget family mover..Not so attractive marketing either..
how much the opel Vectra right now in india???
Looks like Ford are going all out, preparing for the Ecosport launch!
indeed the best way to support sales is service to customers
GOOD DECISION BY FORD.COZ OF LESS A.S.S AND SHOWROOMS AND EXPENSIVE PARTS AND HIGH MAINTANENCE FORD CARS ARE NOT HAVIND DAT MUCH SUCCESS….FIGO AND OLD FIESTA ARE DOING WELL.
Guess what?? The Americans are back with a bang! Chevy did it with their Cruze Sedan and now Ford wants to do some magic with the Ecosport. Much remains to be seen if this move from the Ford stable helps company to rise from the cold response received by the New Fiesta.
Renault Duster FTW..low maintenance …more mileage.