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A Detailed Analysis of the Hatchbacks in the Indian Automobile Market(An Independent Study) AUGUST 2012.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 | Introduction | 2 | Market Share | 3 | Participants | 4 | Brand Overview | 5 | A Segment | 6 | B Segment | 7 | B+ Segment | 8 | Slogans Of Brands | 9 | Conclusion |

A hatchback is an automobile designed such that the boot is integrated with the cabin space.

The Indian hatchback market is growing each day. Any car maker who is looking for significant volume has a hatchback model in its bucket. The financial year 2010-2011 has seen good growth among hatchbacks in the country.
The companies such as Honda and Toyota are keenly eyeing the hatchback space in India. Honda has recently launched the Brio, while Toyota recently launched the Etios Liva. Honda’s premium hatchback, the Jazz, however, has not won much favor with customers and sales have dropped 35 percent year on year.
Among hatchbacks in India, Maruti Suzuki is the most dominant player followed by Hyundai and then Tata. Maruti’s Alto is the country’s and the world’s largest selling hatchback, at 346,840 cars being sold in India last year, a growth of 47 percent. The second-largest selling hatchback in the country is again from Maruti – the Wagon R. However, the Wagon R has close competition from the Hyundai i10, which is just behind it, though the i10 hasn’t grown as much percentage wise.
Tata’s Indica is floundering, with sales having dropped 16 percent despite introduction of the Vista. It looks like quality issues and maintenance are beginning to turn buyers away to other brands. The Ford Figo, which was introduced at the beginning of last year, has zoomed up the sales charts at 78,116 units, closing in on the Indica. Tata’s Nano, which was expected to be…...

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