Category: Past out

Pastout – Indian SIL Lambretta Scooters

In 1922, Ferdinando Innocenti of Pescia built a steel-tubing factory in Rome. In 1931, he took the business to Milan where he built a larger factory producing seamless steel tubing and employing about 6,000. During the Second World War, the factory was heavily bombed and destroyed. It is said that surveying the ruins, Innocenti saw the future of cheap, private transport and decided …

Pastout – Opel Vectra (2003-2005)

General Motors India shaken the D-Segment with the launch of its flagship luxury sedan, the Opel Vectra in 2003 with a price tag of Rs 16 lakh in Delhi and Rs 17 lakhs in Mumbai (ex-showroom). The automaker bagged 101 bookings for the flagship model in 21 days across India. The car was pitted against Ford’s Mondeo, Toyota’s Camry and Honda’s Accord. The Vectra …

Pastout – HM Contessa

The Hindustan Contessa was a model of car manufactured by Hindustan Motors (HM) of India. It was based on the GM Vauxhall Victor VX that was made till 1979. When introduced in 1983, it was one of the few Indian manufactured luxury cars in the market. A noteworthy competitor was the Standard 2000 that was based on the Rover SD1. It was a popular choice amongst government …

Pastout – Discontinued Tata Sierra

In a way Tata, the cynics were right. In 1991, Telco had launched the Tata Sierra and the Estate the next year. Its first shot at the passenger car segment was fraught with problems as both products reeked of Telco’s truck ethos. The crude and flawed ‘bridge products’, the transitional products between trucks and cars, severally dented the …

Pastout – Maruti Suzuki Zen by Kashaf

Maruti Zen is a premium compact car designed by Maruti Udyog Limited. When it was introduced to India in 1993 it really turned the Indian Automobile Industry into new era of revolution. This Car gave Maruti a new look in the market after its first successful car Launch  in India “Maruti 800” which ruled in Indian auto sector …