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Maruti Suzuki obsession over Efficiency or Fooling Public?

Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by Ashpalio, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. bhai

    bhai Esperto

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    My MID shows 25-26 km/ltr on highway with ac @ speed of 80-95
  2. HMV

    HMV Timido

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    Off the topic:

    How the ARAI ratings are done?? what is the procedures and standard conditions?? Any body have any idea how it is done? whether it is done with AC, the speed, the RPM etc...


    HMV
  3. Srini

    Srini Regolare

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    Bhai - From which Station you filled your Diesel then? Your bad fuel problems are over? :D
  4. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Maruti fined for wrong mileage claim of Zen

    New Delhi, Aug 23: In a far-reaching judgement where consumer products escape by clauses in fine print, Indian auto major Maruti Udyog Ltd (MUL) has been asked by a city district consumer forum to pay Rs one lakh to one of its customers for its advertisement in a leading newspaper that had claimed that its Zen car had a fuel efficiency of 16.7 km per litre.

    New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum asked MUL to conduct own fuel efficiency test and inform public in its future advertisements about the minimum and maximum possible mileage.

    The bench presided by C K Chaturvedi referring to the copy of advertisement produced by complainant Rajiv Sharma, said MUL had not stated that it was not vouchsafed by Maruti itself. It adopted the mileage (in the advertisement) to its advantage without a clear information to consumers.

    MUL used Auto Car Sales data to exploit consumers with such advertisements to enhance sales enormously by inducing consumers without giving the benefits.

    The bench awarded a compensation of Rs 1,00,000 to Sharma for this unfair trade practice and directed Maruti Suzuki to do its own authentic fuel efficiency test and state margin of error hereafter in future advertisements, where it claims fuel efficiency per kilometer of a particular model of car.

    MUL in its advertisement in a leading newspaper claimed that its Zen car had a fuel efficiency of 16.7 km per litre. Sharma relying on this purchased a Maruti Zen LX in 2005. The car, gave a mileage of only 10.2 km per litre.

    Maruti argued that the advertisement was based upon figures given in the 2004 issue of Auto Car India. The court pointed out the contention which showed the source of information as the Auto Car India study was in the fine print and was deceptive and so small as to be not readable.

    Sources -
    Maruti fined for wrong mileage claim of Zen | TruthDiveTruthDive

    http://www.thehindu.com/business/companies/article3811391.ece
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  5. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    This is first time I am seeing this kind of judgement, and certainly laudable.

    Maruti's bad time is continuing.
  6. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Definitely laudable.

    Lemon laws is another need of the hour in India. All manufacturers need to be kept on their toes 24*7.
  7. sungoa2010

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  8. Ashpalio

    Ashpalio Amatore

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    Poor Dear Fiat..... Do bad gets sued... Do Good and still it gets Sued ;) LOL

    But glad that most of us do get the declared efficiency and more..! not a hot gas balloon of lies.

    Ignorance and lax in taking up on such misleading claims by public has led to many bogus claims and people falling for it, auto is just one industry .. guess who wants to get fairer [:)] ? but I wonder why? what is the need to market 36-28-36 (did I get it right :confused:) perfection when the fact is no where near the this number?


    Lets make some Moolah suing them and use the money to Advertise Fiat Cars ;)
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  9. sungoa2010

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    How they claim 21kmpl from a old Mr. Dura who is appearing even without a hair cut to call it new. Customers are not fools.
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  10. BoseSuman

    BoseSuman Superiore

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    A bad move by MUL. Why they need this kind of show off when their ugly & ugliest car's are selling like hotcake in India and Still Alto ( not ugly car )Selling 22K/Month; Swift, Ritz & Dzire ( ugly & ugliest car in my opinion) :- 10-15000 PM; why they need this kind of cheap publicity. Customers are now a days not fool & they are doing analysis, checking before buying a Car.

    Next Will be FORD. 32 Kmpl from a 1.6 engine ( same as earlier 1.6 Fiesta); TATA Manza tried for GBWR by 45KMPL. Some one may achieve this if they are running down from OOTY to coimbatore, with engine running/Without AC, Car is in neutral, no music. Then this absurd figure may arise. But all over India customers not using this kind of road to get this absurd figure. So why use this absurd figure to sell car and use this in advertisement for publicity.
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