December 2004 will go down as a rather unusual month in the annals of Indian autodom. Usually a lacklustre month for car sales, with buyers choosing to defer their purchase to the next month, the month just gone by did show early signs of bucking the trend.
* Updates over the next few days will be few and far between - if at all - as I'm headed home for the holidays. Expect to be back on the 3rd of January. In the meantime, a very Merry Christmas and an even better New Year to you all. And yeah, drive with your seatbelts on, won't you?
And if you thought that the carmakers just picked a half dozen paint shades, slapped 3 coats of it on their cars and rolled them out of the factory for the buyer to pick from, think again. There's a detailed, scientific process - and an entire industry behind it - that's looking into what the colour of your car needs to be.