Opinion on Automotive in India

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MG Rover: Tata tie-up

With what many in the industry see as an ageing model line-up, the time has come for MG Rover to introduce a new small car, billed as a replacement for the Rover Metro. But competition in the sector extremely high and although the market is growing, Tata will need to produce a very good car to succeed.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Dec 2002
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MG Rover/Tata: another Asian connection

Tata and MG Rover have forged a deal whereby Tata will provide the British company with a new small car. Tata's strategy seems to be to offer niche market vehicles that MG Rover's existing range does not address. The Indian conglomerate sees this agreement as only the beginning of a potentially much longer lasting relationship.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2003
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Reva/GoinGreen: going for greener cities

As city centers become more congested, and conventional fuel becomes more expensive, the demand for clean and economical urban travel is increasing. Reva's electric car is already on trial with GoinGreen, and the first of a 500 strong order will be shipped out this month. As the Reva is both tiny and non-polluting, it may yet become a common sight in European cities.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jul 2004
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Tata AutoComp Systems: meeting demand for low cost suppliers

The global auto giants are increasingly looking to reduce costs by moving parts production to low cost locations outside restrictive western markets. India's Tata AutoComp Systems (TACS) is in a prime position to cash in on this trend, and a successful IPO could give it the financial backing required to maximize this opportunity.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Aug 2004
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Tata Motors: NYSE debut offers global opportunity

September 27 saw Tata Motors [TTM] become the first Indian company from the automotive sector to float on the NYSE. The benefits of listing in New York should be a useful springboard for future international growth, though the quality of Tata's vehicles will perhaps be the most vital determining factor in the firm's future performance.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2004
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General Motors: spicing up production in India

General Motors [GM] has announced that its Indian subsidiary is to more than double production in the country in order to cope with demand. Impressive 2004 results in India have been a boon for GM after a troublesome few years, and the increasing demand for its cars in the region should help to counter stagnating sales in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Mar 2005
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Maruti Udyog: Delhi maintains the status quo

Despite the recent announcement that it would divest a further 8% of its stake in Maruti Udyog, the Indian government's influence on the country's largest carmaker is hardly on the wane. Despite the fact that its shareholding is just over 10% compared to Suzuki's 50%, the state retains the ability to veto almost every strategic move affecting the firm.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Sep 2005
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Suzuki Motor Corp: aiming high in India

Suzuki has revealed plans to ramp up investment in India, its largest overseas market. As well as boosting production, the Japanese major will develop a new line of mid-sized sedans. A departure from minicars is a wise move by Suzuki: competing in more than one segment will enable it to keep pace in one of the region's fastest growing automotive markets.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Oct 2005
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India: auto manufacturers focus on compact cars and green vehicles

The on-going surge in fuel prices is increasingly becoming a cause of concern for car manufacturers in India. As a result, auto makers in the country are planning to adopt alternative fuel technologies and manufacture vehicles with smaller engines which will consume less fuel. These strategies will be essential in allowing auto makers to stay competitive in India's budget conscious market.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jun 2008
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Expert View

Indian auto component industry faces mounting pressure to stay competitive

India's growing passenger car industry is pushing domestic auto ancillary manufacturers to keep pace with their foreign counterparts or risk becoming uncompetitive. Indian car makers need to not only enhance their technical knowledge in order to produce high-end auto components and offset China's export advantage, but also to increase product scope to match foreign car makers' niche demands.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jun 2008

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