Constructors' Championship '11 (India) : Manufacturer of the Year
So, there's a whole bunch of manufacturers in India right now - fellas all the way from America to China!
The Indian automobile scene itself has hugely matured over the last few years - there have been tie-ups in Tata-Fiat, divorces in Mahindra-Renault, M&As. There's the entry of premium, uber-luxury brands; and then there's the premium brands going basic while mass volume players are aiming big. It's a crazy world out there!
Competition has driven *most* of them to provide the best there is. The level of cars w.r.t styling, equipment list, luxury features, safety aspects has taken a big leap.
How about we rate the manufacturers currently in the market on the basis of :
1) diversity in line-up : not just mere presence across segments but having a good hold on the market in each
2) safety aspects
4) equipment list
5) luxury features
8) Reliability thru' customer orientation, resolution of niggles, upgradation/recall of faults
9) India-specific products
There could be some more pointers.
MODS : Can this thread have multiple polls; as in, poll on each comparison factors? Else, a single one on the best manufacturer would do.
Related threads :
2005 : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...html#post86039
2006 : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...tml#post305064
2008 : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...tml#post698932
Here's the poll on the Car of the Year :
2011 : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post2609215
Manufacturers with Indian operations :
1) Maruti Suzuki
(no particular order; did I miss any?)