Toyota Displaces Tata to become 4th Largest Manufacturer in India

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Which can be shocking to many.

    After a strong run by Mahindra & Mahindra behind Tata, to finally overtake the so named 'Salt to Software' conglomerate in the field of automobile manufacturing in 2011, Tata has now been overtaken by Toyota in the month of Feb 2013.

    Toyota sold about 1000 more cars than Tata for the period, and is now the 4th largest manufacturer in terms of sale volume.

    The leaders as many would know are Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra and now Toyota.

    In response, Tata has been very aggressive with price cuts across the range of vehicles that it offers.

    Price cuts range from 50,000 to 80,000 Rs across the Indigo/Indica Family.

    However no cuts have been announced on the new Safari Storme :)

    It has also launched new Automatic Aria at the Geneva Motor Show.

    What the highlight is that this is a Six-Speed gearbox compared to the 5 speed in the likes of the Fortuner or Endeavour.

    The engine of the Aria has also gone for a new turbo and ECU, with power being boosted to 158 BHP, from 138, and torque jumping from 320Nm to a whopping 400Nm.
     
  2. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    Storme is a nice SUV, I driven it on all kinds of terrain..

    But I think the whole company was betting on Nano and Namo and that hasn't worked..


    It is sad but then what to do?
     
  3. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Not just the Nano, the company has to revamp it's current lineup of models.

    The indigo has to go and the new sedan concept that was showcased at the expo has to come.

    I am guessing the lull is due to the time taken for induction.

    The Safari is selling big time, But it's launch took nearly a year from first showcase to showroom. Which was detrimental
     
  4. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Indigo is just plain yuck!!!
    Ugly duckling for sarkari babus.
    It makes only sense if it is used as a cab.
     
  5. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Surprising, very surprising. Reminds me, need to call you JD666, selling a 2 year old Vista. I'll give youu more details/make a thread.
     
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  6. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Sure buddy, anytime.
     
  7. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    Yes the entire lineup is pathetic !!
    And the reason is simple.. it functions as a true Indian Sarkaari company and not a private aggressive company

    I see Ford, GM and others who were down but took fast decisions harshly but came out again !

    The Deisel nano would have given them all they want and more but that is also a dream as the prices of that will rise further. still they can cash in on the higher FE that Diesel gives..
     

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