21 October, 2020

Will Small Be Big?

A few predictions about the future of the Maruti 800 and the market for small cars

Will Small Be Big?
The rapid-fire unveiling of four more small cars at Auto Expo '98, has got the chattering classes going about the demise of the Maruti 800. What is the truth?

Kinetic Engineering and its Rs 1.25-lakh, 500-cc lawnmower- engine-powered fantasy which depends on the government agreeing to reduce the excise on personal cars to 15 per cent. It may be useful for short-distance riding.From room to room, possibly, if you have a house large enough. Already unveiled twice before with the same vague promises, this is a loser from the word "stop". Not on the roads in 1998 for sure. appears to have had some work done on

Hyundai Santro it for Indian conditions but let's drive a test piece on Indian highways on single-lane roads with buses and trucks pelting past its high profile before we make any comments. Doubtful in 1998. Price about Rs 3 lakh. would have been a joke if it were not

Daewoo M-100 for the fact that Daewoo, after reducing prices by a quarter on the Cielo, needs sympathy more than anything else. The largest parking...



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