Magical time for Marti and Indian auto industry and as a Systems Engg. consultant, I advise the sector to unlock their vast real estate of approx. $ 50 billion and return investors mega profits. At the same time switch to electrics. E vehicle by Nature and others will reach ignite their bottom lines re. less parts. India''s small car makers will recover faster, along with exports, because they have mastered the fine art of profits from the least profitable bottom of the pyramid small car market in a cut throat and price wary desi market. Electric small auto world is Global and the greatest leveler for further Globalisation of the new age Indian auto play. Care Diem Indian auto!
Maruti was a govt company and their thoughts are same even today..they lack innovation and dont want to cut down own profits ...they will cut down man power or diesel engine but wont reduce profit margin and will keep making tin cars and will blame govt body..
Self inflicted wound. Maurti thought they will be very clever and drive up demand by saying the diesels will not be available after April2020, but now. Buyers were smarter. Buyers thought if it is going to get discontinued in 6 months, why am I buying an obsolete product now!Maruti has always tried to squeeze the buyer by selling unsafe cars in the name of fuel economy, because they did not want to upgrade their engines to be more efficient. Now BS6 and enhanced safety norms are forcing them to give up their very successful con game. So, Maruti needs to get rid of their old leadership. They are trying to drive the company into the future by looking into the rear view mirror! Maruti will crash under such leadership.
Venkat Reddy (HYderabay)
If you want buyers of smaller vehicles to move to Petrol, because, u couldnot make a low priced bs6 compliant engine, then Maruti should keep this in mind that, there a lot of diesel vehicles in the second hand market and that is the reason for the booming 2nd hand car Join NEVWS - a platform to read news and share views market.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agnitio.nevws&hl=en
Sarath Chandra (Hyderabad, India)
Then, why did they do fear mongering sometime ago?
The Diesel bashing Originated in the US. ..and popularity of the Gas/Petrol Guzzlers.
Subbu India (Bengal)
When the Government policy do not accept that private parties should not use diesel cars then why Maruti should manufacture diesel cars.
Jayeshkumar Panchal (India)
It is not the Fuel (that Pollutes), it is those Energy Killing Friction Brakes; especially in our Stop and Go City Traffic.Automobiles made a Huge Energy Mistake right from their creation more than a century and half ago, of not recovering their Kinetic Energy while braking and using that same Energy for powering their next Acceleration, and instead wasting away all that Kinetic Energy as Heat in those Friction Brakes and then stupidly using a lot of New Energy, Engine Power and Fuel for their Next Acceleration. This Simple and Silly but Huge Energy Mistake has unfortunately remained till date in all our Automobiles, even after a Century of Motoring and many Oil Crisis and Wars, as also this huge Air Pollution, Climate Change and Global Warming; but is sadly being repeated even in our Electric, Hybrid and Hydrogen vehicles; with even the Latest of these Green Cars still using those Energy Killing Friction Brakes!, ..that too on all 4 wheels!.A Drastic Reduction in Air Pollution is possible by getting rid of those Energy Killing Friction Brakes by using a Simple Energy Mechanism for the Recovery of most of the Kinetic Energy while Braking, and reusing that same Energy (Stored in a Transmission!), for powering their Next Acceleration!; just like how a simple Energy Mechanism in a pull-back Toy Car does it so beautifully!. ..Trrrr (Braking), ..Vroom (Free Acceleration!). A Completely Fuel Free Acceleration by using only the Braking Energy, just like in a pull-back Toy Car!.
Malay Vats (New Delhi)
Maruti and its weird logic...With upcoming pollution norms and cleaner diesel engine I think their is undue scapegoating of diesel engine especially the smaller one of 1500cc or below. Their good on average and now very low on maintenance.Maruti on its part borrowed 1298 cc engine from Fiat and sold millions on cars and used it in atleast eight of its different cars. Did very little to refine them and make BS6 engine of their own for the market in mean time. Now they are proposing every small car to be cng..where is the infrastructure..I am a CNG car owner and I visit pumps at 11 in the night in NCR, as CNG takes relatively more time for the fill..Now when even trucks are running on CNG..It take an average of 35-40 minute for every gas fill after 150-160 km of CNG run of car.Maruti thinks it is very feasible for car owner. Maruti and its market research. Absurd!!
Raghuveer Bindingnavele (mumbai)
Most, who could afford to buy cars in India after car manufacturing explosion, have bought cars. It is only replacements from now on and exports. Car companies who concentrate on this will survive like american manufacturers. I have noticed most of the owners also own a two wheeler who they use when they are in a hurry and while going to the office
This situation was anticipated. You don''t need a Harvard educated Economist to analyze the reasons. It is simple - Supply, Demand. The Auto companies dug their own graves. Same as shipping lines building mega carriers and creating crisis in Container Shipping. The government should have regulated investments in the auto sector and controlled the production. Now there is surplus production of vehicles in India and the only way out is to promote exports, even if it means providing some subsidies. There is still huge demand for cars from African countries and India can cater to this demand.
Maruti should focus on price reduction by increasing efficiency and optimising cost.. and sell more.. volume selling is the only option here..
Don''t you expect Hyundai Nissan and Renault to reduce prices??
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