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Used cars: the next big thing in India

As more major players enter the market, the used car business in India is showing signs of organization through the emergence of dedicated brand stores. However, the market requires a tremendous boost from all fronts. Not only does the government need to safeguard the industry from cheap imports from developed countries, but companies need significant funding to improve their brand presence.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2008
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Tata Nano: not only a product revolution, but also a breakthrough in product distribution

Customers buying a Tata Nano in India will have to pay a variable transportation charge depending upon the purchase location, with the car costing 11% more in Mumbai than in New Delhi. This novel approach may inspire other companies to follow suit with pioneering distribution strategies, which in turn could bring much-needed reform to the country's finished vehicle logistics industry.

Published By Datamonitor
06 May 2009
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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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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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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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Robust Indian car market looks set to boost the momentum in finished vehicle logistics

After recording strong figures between April and November 2009, small car sales are expected to continue to grow next year, on account of numerous planned launches in 2010. However, while the robust Indian car market will benefit the finished vehicle logistics players, a modal shift toward rail will reduce the share of road in the Indian finished vehicle logistics market over the next few years.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Dec 2009
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Revolo joint venture has great potential for hybrid market

India-based engineering and IT development firm KPIT Cummins and automotive component manufacturer Bharat Forge have formed a joint venture for the mass production of the Revolo system, a new plug-in mild hybrid solution which can be retrofitted to vehicles. While details of the technology are limited at present, the Revolo system's potential both in India and further afield is enormous.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2010
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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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Oil price hike driving demand for CNG/LPG cars in India

The recent hike in oil prices in India has led to a sudden increase in demand for CNG/LPG cars. In order to cater for the growing demand for such cars and to cash in on this opportunity, vehicle manufacturers have launched CNG/LPG variants of their existing models. However, the lack of support infrastructure, such as filling stations, could hamper the growth of these cars in the country.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jun 2008
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New definition of completely knocked down units to drive investment in the Indian luxury car market

The definition change of completely knocked down units proposed in the Indian government's latest union budget will have a significant impact on the domestic luxury car market, both over the short and long term. While sales may initially drop, the move is expected to eventually lead to greater investment in the segment.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Mar 2011

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