Cutting very quickly to the chase:
- Hyundai India will partner with Tata Indicom to implement and maintain their Global Dealer Management System (GDMS). Hyundai will make use of a web-based backbone to help their dealers be 'more connected' with the HMIL mother ship.
- Closing out last year on 1 million units, motown's still walkin' on sunshine as it finished January 2005 with a sale of 1 lakh units, also a first. As expected, Maruti, Tata and Hyundai lead the pack.
- Small things are now beginning to come in much safer packages. Though it's never been too high on the average Indian carbuyer's priority list, carmakers are starting to take safety very seriously. And they're starting right at the bottom.
- Tubeless tyres are finding the Indian roadscape a tough hill to climb.
- They're calling it 'one country, one price'. Wherever in in India you buy it, the 'new' Mitsubishi Lancer LX is yours for Rs. 693000. Hindustan Motors is hoping that this 'affordable' price point wil help double sales.
- For the first time since mid 2004, the Alto upstages the M800 as the best selling car from the Maruti stable.
- Toyota has 'small' plans for India.